Hopfentea
Perennial Artisan Ales

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From:
Perennial Artisan Ales
 
Missouri, United States
Style:
Sour - Berliner Weisse
Ranked #176
ABV:
4.2%
Score:
87
Ranked #15,855
Avg:
3.9 | pDev: 10%
Ratings:
347
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 10, 2021
Added:
May 02, 2014
Wants:
  12
Gots:
  45
SCORE
87
Very Good
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Notes: A wave of tropical fruit and spice brighten this lively, tart wheat ale, taking the German Berliner Weisse tradition on an island run. Hopfentea, steeped on a house-made tea blend of mango, papaya, hibiscus & lemongrass, pairs well with light appetizers, salads and high humidity.
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4.09 by pconn10 from Illinois on Jan 10, 2021
 
4.1 by robotic_being from Florida on Dec 19, 2020
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3.6/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by rodbeermunch from Nevada

Had this in August 2019 as we were winding down pool season forever. Picked it up for $10 a year back at Ledger's.

Pours what looks like a yellow color that is influenced by some fruit into a more of a light orange subdued color. Made about 3/4" white head. The aroma thankfully was less like tea and put forth more of the usual fruit wild ale lemon sour like notes. Guava, papaya, comes off pretty tropical in the nose.

In the taste, the floral qualities vis a vis hibiscus come out and meet up with that sweet fruit light sour tang medley. At this point, I became content with my $10 spent. Light acidity. Was nice this wasn't a big amped up wild ale in berliner shoes, sure it had all that adjunct stuff, but it wasn't dominating the more beercentric aspects of the drink, in fact, the tea was largely absent for me. For a beer like one I've never had before (berliner + tea + tropical fruit) it wasn't all that bad or just done for the sake of saying "fIrSt". Would I get it again? Prolly not, but was totally worth it once.

Nov 17, 2020
 
3.92 by Lelampp from Ohio on Aug 29, 2020
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3.69/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by bret27 from California

Can from BigTimeADL

Jul 21, 2020
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4.04/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by dbrauneis from North Carolina

A: Pours a very lightly hazy pale golden orange in color with moderate to heavy amounts of active visible carbonation rising quickly from the bottom of the glass and moderate pale golden yellow + bright yellow + bright orange + amber colored highlights. The beer has a three finger tall dense fizzy sudsy foamy light beige head that reduces to a medium sized patch of thin film surrounded by a large patch of very thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Minimal amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Slightly stronger than moderate aromas of tropical/papaya + tropical/mango + tropical/guava along with light aromas of floral/hibiscus. Moderate aromas of slightly soured wheat malts with light to moderate aromas of lactic lemon citrus. Hints of tea aromas and light amount of tartness.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of slightly soured wheat malts with minimal amounts of sweetness and a light to moderate amount of lactic lemon citrus. That is followed by hints of tea. Finally here are slightly stronger than moderate flavors of tropical/papaya + tropical/mango + tropical/guava along with light flavors of floral/hibiscus. Light to moderate amounts of lingering tartness.

M: Slightly heavier than light bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly creamy with light amounts of acidic prickliness.

O: Easy to drink with well hidden alcohol and enough acidity to make this one refreshing. Perfect beer to enjoy on a warm summer evening with really pleasant tropical fruit flavors + aromas. Very interesting with the very light presence of tea.

Jul 19, 2020
 
3.94 by CraigDeMoss from Kansas on Mar 15, 2020
 
3 by BerryKumquat from California on Dec 23, 2019
 
3.88 by nruhlig from Minnesota on Oct 05, 2019
 
3.54 by BirdsandHops from Oregon on Aug 25, 2019
 
3.85 by MizzouBrew from Missouri on Jun 29, 2019
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3.79/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by sjdevel from Utah

Hazy tan/orange - not much of a head - what appears, quickly dissipates and it pretty much goes flat. Smells of tart tropical fruit and slight vinegar. Tastes of green apple and pear (on the super green and bitter side). Couldn't make out much tea or herbal notes. Some vinegar. Quite sour for a berliner-weisse - way beyond. Feels pretty thin but close to a medium body. Overall an ok beer. Doesn't hit the marks for a BW or something claiming to have tea in it. Really sour like a belgian blonde sour. Wouldn't buy again (got this on for 70% off).

Jun 02, 2019
 
3.5 by drstalker from Illinois on May 08, 2019
 
3.93 by AuntBea from Illinois on Jan 05, 2019
 
3.77 by Keepnitrl from Washington on Oct 18, 2018
 
3.96 by TheHopsman from Nebraska on Sep 04, 2018
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4.11/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by brentk56 from North Carolina

Appearance: Pours relatively clear and the color of pink lemonade; the head is rather modest, leaving spots of lace

Smell: Hibiscus and guava tones, with a lactic lemon hug

Taste: Lactic lemony sour tones embrace the tropical combination of hibiscus and guava; the tea-like character lingers into the finish, which is also rather dry

Mouthfeel: Light body with low to moderate carbonation

Overall: Though this beer would have benefited from more carbonation, the flavors here are unusual and enjoyable

Thanks, Gregwilsonstl, for the opportunity

Jul 27, 2018
 
3.95 by Livyatan1996 from Missouri on Jul 13, 2018
 
3.97 by BeerAndFilm from Oregon on Jul 07, 2018
 
4.15 by AmeriCanadian from Tennessee on Jun 18, 2018
 
3.88 by szmnnl99 from Michigan on Jun 06, 2018
 
3.87 by Radome from Florida on May 25, 2018
 
3.65 by crobinso from Colorado on May 17, 2018
 
4.25 by paulish from New York on May 11, 2018
 
3.79 by brocktune from Virginia on May 09, 2018
 
4 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota on May 07, 2018
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4.04/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by FrauTotenkinder from Missouri

Nice color and light mouth feel. Sour and fruity. Also drank chilled from a can and was extra sour and carbonated.

May 06, 2018
 
4.25 by teamwiggum from Wisconsin on May 06, 2018
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4.19/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Tsar_Riga from Indiana

A - Dark red core, hazy, with a thin off white head, and thin line lacing.

S - Strong lactic nose, with an underlying fruit core, indistinct but present.

T - Follows nose, with sour out front and central, fruit notes and a mild bitterness suggesting over-steeped tea.

M - Moderate body, puckering hit and a scrubbing close.

O - Very bright and tasty, with solid fruit, and good feel. Delicious.

May 02, 2018
 
4.75 by jewellrunner from Missouri on Apr 29, 2018
 
3.64 by Dillinger from Mississippi on Apr 28, 2018
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Beerucee from Texas

Need to visit this place. Another nice one.

Apr 27, 2018
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4.32/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by the_benskii from Washington

Pours with small lacing that disappears completely in a goblet. Looks guava pink and smells juicy with guava and tea notes. Tastes pretty sweet with mango, guava, with a slight tart but almost seems like a carbonated fruit juice. Very drinkable with low carbonation and would work well with non-beer lovers.

Apr 27, 2018
 
4.6 by psoriasaurus from Thailand on Apr 27, 2018
 
4.25 by jkrug5 from Maryland on Apr 20, 2018
 
4 by The_Beer_Guru from New York on Apr 12, 2018
 
3.93 by kjkinsey from Texas on Jan 20, 2018
 
4.1 by Erikshegda1994 from Pennsylvania on Jan 05, 2018
 
4 by PprBurke from Virginia on Jan 05, 2018
 
4.3 by probert from New York on Dec 30, 2017
Hopfentea from Perennial Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 347 ratings