Hopfentea | Perennial Artisan Ales

BA SCORE
87
very good
294 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Perennial Artisan Ales
Missouri, United States
perennialbeer.com

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Berliner Weisse steeped on a tropical tea blend.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 05-02-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
294
Reviews:
37
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
10.2%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
40
For Trade:
4
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Ratings: 294 |  Reviews: 37
Photo of JLaw55
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Radcpa
4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Straw appearance with some head and carbonation. Aroma is extremely mild fruity. Taste is a sharp citrus that will wake up your taste buds. Taste is the strongest plus for this beer

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Photo of wolverine0712
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beers-es
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy yellow with fizzy carbonation. Smell is deliciously fruity, with lots of lemon and passionfruit. Sour candy and some funk. Taste follows, tart but with delicious fruity hops. Feel is a little aggressive on the carb, but it works. Good beer.

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Photo of ahentz
1.51/5  rDev -61.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Photo of liquorpig
4.18/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LeftHanded666
4.09/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chicagobeerguy
4.27/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: A hazy yellow with a fast dissipating head
S: Papaya, tart smell, melon, sour candy, sparkly, a slight funky yeasty smell
T: A nice blend of wheat with the tartness of the yeast and funk, fruity and funky
F: A changing body that starts off medium in body, gets quite carbonated, and then goes down smooth, weird but enjoyable
O: A quality beer that is best tried fresh. A nice blend of fruit, funk, and wheat makes this a winner

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Photo of amano_h
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A huge dose of grainy wheat is the initial impression on the nose. Before the musty introduction has any room to settle, it's quickly followed by tropical notes of guava and passion fruit, with hints of well-rounded yogurt from the lactic acid. Faint hints of jasmine joined by a subtle hibiscus-like floral presence comprise some of the more tertiary characteristics of this brew.

Maybe it's because I haven't had any new world sours in a while, but the first few sips left me absolutely puckering. The main story is bright lactic acid tartness well-rounded by a grainy biscuit-like wheat backbone. The secondary characteristics match the nose pretty admirably; zesty citrus, guava, and some well-subdued funk. There's a slight oxidized/astringent sensation toward the back, like the kind you encounter when chewing on a dried tea leaf. Finishes dry.

Medium-light bodied with lively, prickly carbonation. Crisp and refreshing mouthfeel. Whereas I had thought that the kind of stuffy somewhat viscous aftertaste you get with most flavored teas would hamper the overall drinking experience, it actually blended quite well to provide some substance to what could otherwise be an (even) light(er) spritzy(er) brew.

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Photo of metter98
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is slightly hazy yellow in color and has a moderate amount of carbonation. It poured with a short white head that died down, leaving a patch of bubbles on the surface and a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of creamy yogurt are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of sour wheat with notes of tea and hints of tropical fruits.
M: It feels light-bodied and a little creamy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is an interesting take on a Berliner Weissbier, as the tea and tropical fruit lend complexity.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of dsshuck
3.74/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brew33
2.47/5  rDev -37%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Photo of CNoj012
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This beer pours a hazy golden straw color with a fizzy, one finger white head that disappears almost immediately and leaves behind no lacing.

Smell is strong lemon, salt, orange and lime. Taste is similar, but much more tart than the smell suggests.

Feel is light and crisp, also slightly undercarbonated with a very dry finish.

Overall this beer is very good. Fruity, tart and delicious. Super refreshing.

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Photo of Ristaccia
4.18/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jwat
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of oldvines
3.86/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thatche2
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jamison85
4.39/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Giantspace
3.57/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of millerbuffoon
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jzeilinger
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Knapp85
4.13/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of reebtaerG
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tjcamm
4.21/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Hopfentea from Perennial Artisan Ales
3.92 out of 5 based on 294 ratings.
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