Perennial Artisan Ales

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German Pilsner
Ranked #72
Ranked #14,147
4.05 | pDev: 7.65%
Perennial Artisan Ales
Missouri, United States
Very Good
Notes: Dry-hopped, unfiltered lager created with 100% German malt and Tettnang and Saphir hops in the kettle and fermenter.
Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 22
Photo of Wattie83
3.63/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Got my money's worth as that tall can was filled right up to the top! Looks nice in the glass: a light straw color, crystal clear, big white frothy head that didn't last as long as I'd like, but the carbonation is lively in the glass as I'm watching bubbles escape from the bottom to the top. Smell is kind of a mixed bag. It's not bad, but not great. I'm getting some of the malty, biscuit aroma, but the can does advertise this as a "hoppy pilsner" and you do get a good bit of hop aroma. The mix between the malt and hops doesn't do it for me, but again, it's not unpleasant. The taste follows the smell. Here too, I'd say it's good, not great. You get a good dose of bread and biscuit up front and then a decent floral hop flavor at the end. The hops add a bit of spice and it leaves a relatively dry aftertaste. I'm picking up a bit of a salty taste in the middle though. It's not coming from any food product I've eaten...I'm certain of that. It's an odd saline taste I'm getting right before the swallow. Hmm. This beer feels good on the palate. It's fair amount of carbonation cleans everything up in the end. Overall, not bad, but not necessarily a pilsner I feel the need to rush out and get.

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Photo of Suds
4.52/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From a tall can, I can't believe that I haven't had this one before. It is a lightly hazy, but mostly clear, golden hue. The head is white and long-lasting, with a mixture of bubble sizes. The aroma is wonderful...fresh hops, with a leaf-like quality...some pale malt, a bit of sulfur-like undertone, lots of perfume, grass, and more. It is one of the freshest smelling brew's that I've had in a while. The taste is lightly sweet, with a hint of malt. Clean and abrupt finish. Wow. Much better than I expected.

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Photo of Buck89
3.84/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a pint glass.
Look: slight;y hazy and it partially cleared when warmer. Straw color with a medium sized white head. Nice foam retention.
Aroma: bright floral and grassy hops with slight lemon and cracker.
Taste: floral and grassy with lemon on the finish. Moderate bitterness. Clean grain that was slightly sweet. Clea.
Feel: medium bodied and crisp, as they say.
Overall: a well-done Pils. Not world class but enjoyable.

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Photo of Livyatan1996
4.19/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

super tasty pilsner. these folks do well with these easy drinkers. very grassy and bold on hops but not overpowering and retains that classic base. its yeasty and refreshing. fantastic stuff, good for dinner on the couch

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.64/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

seriously one of the best new school pils or hoppy lager types i have had, i know there are a lot of them out there now, but this is positively next level, fresh from the can and a wonderful addition to the perennial lineup, where a lighter crisper drinker like this was much needed in my opinion. sure this is hoppier than is conventionally called for, but bitterness is light, even by german pils standards, it just has a big dry hop on it, almost more new zealand to me than bohemia with the hops, so fresh and fruity here, mango and peach and dry grassiness, enormously compelling and beautiful over such a delicate malt base, just a dry crackery pils thing here, lighter and cleaner and less obviously european than the imports, which is also true of the very mild but very effective lager yeast strain, which dries this out like crazy and gives it a wonderful snappiness, but doesnt impart much flavor, at least for me. the hops come on late and stay through the finish, as flavorful as they are aromatic, light pineapple and lime here, so darn good, i cant set the can down. carbonation is through the roof which i love in the style and its so dry, its crackling and sparkling and bright and just sexy and a cool new school bent on a style that doesnt often leave much room for innovation. i thirst for this beer right now and all the time since i had a can, looking forward to drinking this again, it seriously is incredible beer!

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Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.37/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

poured from a 16oz can into a willi becher pint glass. pours semi clear gold with fluffy white head. smells of bread, minerals and subtle, spicy hops. taste is very pilsner. you get a little bit of bread from the malt, spicy hops and light mineral flavors. feel is is quite bubbly. maybe a little too carbonated. kind of finishes a bit watery. really an excellent american pilsner though. good on the nose and flavor with maybe a little tweaking needed, but nothing that makes it undrinkable. not even close really.

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