Southside Blonde | Perennial Artisan Ales

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Monkeyknife on 09-24-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
47
Reviews:
8
Avg:
3.73
pDev:
9.12%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
1
For Trade:
0
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2.69/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of helios7
2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

Photo of bsuedekum
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of brbrocc
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of hophugger
3.28/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Schlafly33
3.43/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DCon
3.48/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed on-tap @ the International Tap House in Chesterfield, MO for $4 (Labeled S.S. Blonde & 5% ABV on their "Tap Board"). Poured from the Wooden tap handle with PERENNIAL written down it in black into a 14+oz Tulip Glass.

Aroma- Tons of wheat in the aroma and light sweetness. Malts are evident as well but no hops.

Appearance- Received with a 2.5 finger head that keeps for a good amount of time. Has a pale straw color body that is clear. Good lacing afterwards.

Flavor- The taste starts out very soft actually and takes time to find out more of the character in it besides the initial wheaty flavor. Has malt and the normal sweetness to it with almost the lightest bitterness you can find.

Mouthfeel- Light Bodied, Medium Carbonation, Crisp, and has a bit of bite at the finish of sweetness.

Overall Impression- For my first brew from Perennial, I have to give it an Above Average rating! Very easy to drink and would have again and again. Not sure it has much character to it but a good blonde ale. Will be looking forward to having more tonight and other nights if I find this on-tap.
Cheers to new BrewPubs in the St. Louis area!

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Photo of jaminjohnson
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of bpfrush
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of Elicoleman
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tried this beer at Nicks in St Louis. It was nice br certainly not the best from Perennial by any stretch. Would have again but wouldn't seek out.

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Photo of JLaw55
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice Belgian Blonde. Not overpowering, but has that characteristic Belgian Yeast present. It doesn't overtake though or seem to overpower. It is more reserved here.

Would drink again: Yes
Would purchase again: No.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of tdmccarthy
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of birchstick
3.65/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the Royale

A - pours a clear pale yellow with a big head that dissipates rather quickly

S - the nose is of light citrus aromas and can't pick out too much else

T - sweet lemon citrus flavors upfront that fade to a bit of a grainy malts. Finishes with a splash of spicy hops with some more citrus flavor.

M - spritzy all over, almost bubbly

D - this is a nice, light, refreshing blonde ale. This was very easy drinking and flavorful enough to hold on to my interest. This is a great session beer.

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Photo of JoEBoBpr
3.67/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed at The Royale from a Perennial glass.

A - Pours a nice crisp and slightly hazy golden color with a thin white head that is pretty dense and sticky.

S - Aroma starts with some nice grainy notes. There are some bread notes in there as well. Slight wheat sweetness. There is some light spice to the beer as well as some yeasty aromas. Nice and fluffy nose.

T & M - Starts off with a distinct bready and slightly yeast full flavor. Very smooth yet crisp and refreshing at the same time. There are some slight apple and pear juice notes to the beer. They mix well with the more grainy and earthy notes. There is a slight funkiness tot he beer as well. The mouthfeel is nice and crisp with some slight sweet finishes.

O - Pretty good brew. Im excited to try some of their others but this is a good start.

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Photo of Sean9689
3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the brewery and poured into tulip.

A - Pours a mirky golden color, white head, spotty lace.

S - Malts, wheat, hay, spice, slight funk in there as well. All very light and subtle, easy to enjoy and pick out.

T - Yeast, sweet malts, light hops, hay. A little more yeast the the nose and lighter in the hops department. Sweet bready finish.

M - Light, crisp and refreshing, easy to drink, good carbonation.

O - A decent Belgian Pale that goes down easily and is enjoyable. Nothing about this beer blew me away, it's just nice for what it is. A sessionable Pale that is easy to drink and refreshing.

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Photo of VeganUndead
3.69/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ThreeBeersWalkedIn
3.69/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of T-Leb
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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

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

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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

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Southside Blonde from Perennial Artisan Ales
3.73 out of 5 based on 47 ratings.
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