Heart Of Gold
Perennial Artisan Ales

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From:
Perennial Artisan Ales
 
Missouri, United States
Style:
Wheat Beer - Wheatwine
ABV:
10%
Score:
87
Avg:
3.88 | pDev: 9.79%
Ratings:
186
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Dec 05, 2018
Added:
Nov 07, 2011
Wants:
  29
Gots:
  29
SCORE
87
Very Good
Heart Of GoldHeart Of Gold
Notes: Silver Medal at the 2012 GABF in Category 13 (Other Strong Beer).
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4.26 by whitenads from Michigan on Dec 05, 2018
 
4 by kjkinsey from Texas on Apr 12, 2018
 
3.77 by Dirtyhands from Maryland on Feb 07, 2018
 
4 by Texasfan549 from Texas on Mar 02, 2017
 
3.75 by mklisz from New Hampshire on Dec 28, 2016
 
4.37 by RobinLee from Wisconsin on Sep 03, 2016
 
3.74 by kidzord from Illinois on Sep 02, 2016
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3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by mdterps187 from Maryland

Bottled 9/2013

Pours a clear deep red with minimal head. Smell of slight sherry/oxidation, vanilla, caramelized sugar, cherries, clover honey, raisins. Tastes very yeast/wheat forward. Mid ester profile with significant booze present, flaked wheat, caramel, honey, vanilla to match. Mouthfeel is thick, low carbonation with a slight astringency. Overall, this is a solid strong ale. There's some solid complexity in smell and taste, but some slightly harsh booze/oxidation tones (potentially from the age) take it down a notch from being great.

Mar 26, 2016
 
3.91 by Wkaidy on Jan 30, 2016
 
4.28 by ivegot3Dvision from Oregon on Jan 23, 2016
 
5 by SinjaminBentek from Nebraska on Dec 29, 2015
 
4.02 by mattreitz49 from Florida on Nov 08, 2015
 
4.25 by Domvan from Texas on Oct 20, 2015
 
4.05 by barleywin from Missouri on Oct 10, 2015
 
4.29 by SCW from New York on Jul 24, 2015
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4.09/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by AppaZappa from North Carolina

750 ml bottle from 9/2013. 10% abv.

L: pours dark honey to amber color. head fades fast but lots of lace.

S: booze, raisin, caramel, honey, wheat.

T: vanilla, toffee, wheat. sweetness dissipates nicely, touch of white grape near the close.

M: thick and creamy, light carbonation, very smooth and drinkable.

my first try with this style, but can't help to think that this benefited from some aging time as i found it far from boring or simple as some did.

Jul 15, 2015
 
3.84 by Bristopher89 from Texas on Jun 30, 2015
 
3.79 by Dactrius from Wisconsin on Jun 27, 2015
 
3.94 by kingjohnh from New Mexico on Jun 21, 2015
 
3.89 by halo3one from Georgia on May 25, 2015
 
3.73 by PEIhop from Massachusetts on May 24, 2015
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4.04/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by brap from New York

Had a great mouthfeel and aroma. The head. Great but I rated this higher that I probably would have in a blind taste test just because I am not a fan of barleywine and this wheatwine opened my eyes to the fact that I shouldn't write off the style categorically. This was strong without being boozy, like some barleyines that I have had and their were fruit tones and sweetness that made it really excellent for the style.

May 21, 2015
 
4.24 by moarmare from Missouri on Apr 27, 2015
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4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by ovaltine from Indiana

Look: Aggressive pour into the snifter yielded a finger of white head, body is amber/orange hued.

Smell: Apricot with some citrus, no discernible malt.

Taste: Apricots, oranges, and cherries (if that makes sense), plus a bit of toffee malt which is really nice.

Feel: Well carbonated, very dry.

Overall: only my 2nd wheat wine that I'm aware of, I'm glad I found this in the beverage fridge after 2+ years. It held up extraordinarily well. Rating = 4.00

Apr 06, 2015
 
4 by MaseFace from Kentucky on Feb 16, 2015
 
3.62 by bcm75 from Illinois on Feb 07, 2015
 
4.08 by Zekenyce from New Jersey on Feb 02, 2015
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4.26/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by infinitebruner from Arkansas

January 15, 2015

Draft, snifter

A – Deep amber. Slightly hazy. Some off-white lacing but little real head here. Low retention.

S – Sweet caramel malt, a lot of residual sweetness, with some warm, smooth booze. A bit of cherries. No hops are discernible.

T – Caramel and apricot, with a strong impression of crème brulee. Some booze and oak, vanilla. Hops are spicy and provide some balancing bitterness.

M – Carbonation is moderate and palate-cleansing. Residual sweetness is balanced by the hop bitterness. A slight carbonic bite. Booze is warm and inviting.

O – So many great things going on for this beer, a ton of complexity, warm and inviting. Hard to pack all this in and keep it in balance, but it’s well done here.

Jan 22, 2015
 
3.52 by Kramerwtmf from California on Jan 09, 2015
 
3.5 by 22Blue from Kansas on Dec 15, 2014
 
3 by jschonert from Missouri on Dec 13, 2014
 
3.9 by Monkeyknife from Missouri on Dec 07, 2014
 
4.25 by Kurmaraja from California on Dec 07, 2014
 
3.25 by Holland from Illinois on Nov 24, 2014
 
3.25 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire on Oct 24, 2014
 
3.75 by KCBeerNerd from Missouri on Oct 18, 2014
 
4 by Tafyob41 from Missouri on Oct 14, 2014
 
4.25 by Bassbeer24 from New York on Sep 20, 2014
 
4.04 by jdomian from Missouri on Sep 13, 2014
 
4.25 by mctizzz from California on Sep 11, 2014
Heart Of Gold from Perennial Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 186 ratings