Southside Blonde | Perennial Artisan Ales

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3.73/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Monkeyknife on 09-24-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#26,477
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
57
pDev:
8.58%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
2
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Ratings: 57 |  Reviews: 12
Photo of rudy0908
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of Kmkapalka
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kylehay2004
4.24/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Monkeyknife
4.15/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the tap a bright and hazy golden yellow with two fingers of bright white head.

Nice aroma of light fruity citrus, Belgian yeast along with a faint spiciness and floral notes.

The taste follows the aroma. Belgian yeast, light citrus fruitiness, faint spice and floral. Finishes clean.

Lighter bodied with a moderate carbonation.

A great session beer with good personality. More please.

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Photo of firethemissiles
4.04/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Smells like not much. Funky flavor. Mostly pleasant, but I've had much better from Perennial.

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Photo of LilLebowskiUrbanAchievers
4.02/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jmvecchio1
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of amart80
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of 30helens
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of onlymurderers
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of earitt
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of ajs4bd
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of MeLoynes
3.98/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MizzouBrew
3.98/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at Side Project Cellar in St. Louis. This pours opaque light yellow with a thin white head. Smells citrusy and tastes similar with a smooth, easy drinking Belgian flavor. Ends with a dry finish. Very refreshing summer beer.

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Photo of hooliganlife
3.95/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

pours a fairly crisp golden yellow with a nice light slightly pillowy head.

lots of malt and bread with a slight hint of spice and maybe some banana

comes across with a pilsner or lager flavor but with a bit more oomph in it. a bit of spice and belgian yeast takes it up a notch. i typically stray from belgian style blonde ales but this was just great. the belgian yeast was well integrated into this where it complimented the flavor well.

mild carbonation, smooth drinker.

this is an easy afternoon beer, well rounded.

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Photo of Branlott42
3.95/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of jaydoc
3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of flagmantho
3.89/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this beer on-tap in a mug at Special Brews in Lynnwood, WA.

Appearance: yellow hue with a little bit of haze and a thin layer of white foam atop. Not too bad looking.

Smell: sweet with a little bit of fruity character and perhaps just the tiniest hint of funk, like a mild, sweet saison. Simple and enticing.

Taste: a little bit funkier and maybe a hair drier than the aroma. There's some grassy, vernal character here; it's not complex but it is nice.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a big carbonation and a satisfying creaminess.

Overall: I like this beer. It's not perfect, but it is refreshing and it really hits the spot.

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Photo of Livyatan1996
3.87/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jmdrpi
3.83/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On draft in a tall glass

Slightly hazy blonde yellow in color, foamy white head. Some lacing. Nice citrus and floral hop aroma. Mild hop flavor in the taste, light clean malt. Thinner bodied.

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Photo of moarmare
3.82/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Franziskaner
3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Gold in color with a light haziness. There's a fingernail of eggshell on top. Moderate lacing. I smell coriander, pale malt, and faint citrus. I'm tasting coriander, delicate pale malt, and faint orange. The mouth is light and smooth.

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Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.77/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

this sets a new standard in the american blonde ale for me, borderline a pale ale, this is about as hoppy as i would think would be traditionally allowable in the style, and its really good. i didnt even know these guys did a beer like this, but leave it to perennial to have it be pretty adventurous within the conventional limits. a little touch of haze to this pale yellow beer. the head is explosive from the tap, over two inches high, airy and delicate, holding on awhile. the aroma and flavor are nice, far less simple than is common in the style. the malt isnt sweet, which is odd, really dry example of the style. the hops are more aromatic than bitter, and not too much for the light grain base to handle. hints of lemon and lime in there with some soft grassy character as well, goes great with the lighter malt, which may even include some wheat. carbonation is way up and it finishes fast, the hops dont even linger. great food beer, lunch session type, good with a burger, a chicken sandwich, that kind of thing. they have done a lot in a small space here...

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Photo of foundersfan1
3.76/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Southside Blonde from Perennial Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 57 ratings