Heart Of Gold | Perennial Artisan Ales

BA SCORE
86
very good
183 Ratings
Heart Of GoldHeart Of Gold
BEER INFO

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

Style: Wheatwine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Silver Medal at the 2012 GABF in Category 13 (Other Strong Beer).

Added by AlCaponeJunior on 11-07-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
183
Reviews:
39
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
10.1%
 
 
Wants:
34
Gots:
30
For Trade:
3
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 183 |  Reviews: 39
Photo of KevMo84
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of SteveDoeschot
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of bigred89
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of StevieDavie
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of Elprico
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of Bassbeer24
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of psdonnelly
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of paxchristi
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of YobroitsJoe
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of Domvan
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stephensinner
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of JustinMatthew
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of FreeKansas
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of afsdan
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of moarmare
4.24/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JoEBoBpr
4.16/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip glass from a 750ml bottle.

A - Pours a gorgeous deep dark amber with some nice orange and copper hints. The color is so alluring and enticing. There is a nice 1 inch medium dense head with some slight chunky bubbles. The head recedes at a good pace. The head is a slight ecru.

S - Wow. Strong wheat notes up front. Very fresh and slightly citrusy. Fresh baked bread notes and some nice earthy and clean grain notes. There are some nice fruit juice notes with some pear and apple present. Slightly vinous notes as well as some slight boozy sweetness.

T & M - Starts off with a nice oily wheat note that is bready and delicious. Then there is a nice slight caramel sweetness that comes up and blends very well with the bread and grain. The middle portion has some slight pear juice notes as well as some slight alcoholic heat and sweetness. There is also some slight hop notes with some pine and mild citrus on the middle and back end of the beer. Very delicious wheat wine. I can definitely taste the Heart of Gold name. The beer has a nice slick finish with some grainy aftertaste as well as some nice bitterness. The body is light-medium but is definitely enjoyable.

O - Very impressed with this wheatwine. Perennial has been releasing some great brews and I keep looking forward to their development.

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Photo of AppaZappa
4.09/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of wagenvolks
4.09/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle into a Cuvee Jacobins tulip.

Pours with a ruddy, amber-copper hue. Superbly retained head of creamy khaki foam--quite a feat given the high ABV. I'm sure the wheat (and uppity carbonation level) helps a great deal. Aroma is sharp with apple skin, raisin, and fruity yeast esters. A touch of alcohol and wheat in the background. Probably the weakest point of the beer, as it's so subtle that you really have to dig to get a good sense of how this beer smells.

The flavor, on the other hand, is excellent. Wheat crispness and lots of fruit esters up front, as expected. But the high point is the caramel/toffee gooey-ness that ensues. Delicious--more like a barleywine with a touch of wheat than the contrary, but I'm perfectly fine with that. Mouthfeel is chewy and thick on the palate, but comes off as easy to drink thanks to the fine carbonation. Overall, a fantastic wheatwine, and is right up there with New Holland's Pilgrims Dole for my favorites within the style. Nicely done, Perennial!

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Photo of Zekenyce
4.08/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of barleywin
4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brap
4.04/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

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4.04/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of AlCaponeJunior
4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My first taste of this one, and I love a good wheat wine. I have high hopes for this new brewery, so here goes...

Nice looking wheatwine. Orange to copper in color, a bit hazy but not so much that it conceals the nice stream of fine rising bubbles coming from the bottom of my glass. The head was nice and it lasted, leaving nice lace behind.

Smell is a bit fruity and earthy with wheat aromas. Some maltiness filters through as well. Smells good but isn't that strong smelling.

Tastes good! The wheat is pronounced as is the sweet fruitiness. There's a touch of bitterness from a nice addition of hops, but it's not overpowering at all, just right.

Body is great! Smooth and thick, you can feel the wheaty goodness rolling across your tongue and down your throat. Carbs are smooth and add the perfect amount of tang. Exceptionally smooth, I can't imagine how good an aged one would be.

This is an exceptional wheat wine. I fully plan to get more of this and both trade and age it. Because of this bottle I'm going to order more of this brewery's stuff right now. Must try.

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Photo of kylehay2004
4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Up from Jacksonville FL and stopped in at the brewery.

A: single finger head with excellent retention on a hazy golden amber body.

S: honey, candied sugar, Fruity and caramel.

T: the booze hit you right away. Wheat, tropical fruit, toffee, caramel and Citrus hops.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: initially I thought this one was boozy but it mellows out forming a Wheateine unlike any other I have had. Very nice version of the style.

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Photo of mattreitz49
4.02/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Heart Of Gold from Perennial Artisan Ales
3.86 out of 5 based on 183 ratings.
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