Southside Blonde | Perennial Artisan Ales

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3.73/5
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55 Ratings
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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

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Added by Monkeyknife on 09-24-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#27,242
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
55
pDev:
8.85%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 55 |  Reviews: 12
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 jaydoc
3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 westcoastbeerlvr
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 zeff80
3.76/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of largadeer
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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

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

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

Photo of bsuedekum
3/5  rDev -19.6%

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

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

Photo of FBarber
3.52/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brittanylicious
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
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 55 ratings