Peace Offering | Perennial Artisan Ales

BA SCORE
85
very good
102 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
Peace OfferingPeace Offering
BEER INFO

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

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
American Brown with Maple Roasted Squash from Yellowtree Farm.

Added by Sean9689 on 11-28-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
102
Reviews:
21
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
11.87%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
6
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 102 |  Reviews: 21
Photo of Texasfan549
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Up from Jacksonville FL and stopped in at the brewery.

A: thin head with some lacing on a hazy amber body.

S: Brown sugar and cinnamon with hints of caramel malts.

T: brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg with some caramel. Surprisingly this one comes accross as a little boozy. The squash is actually noticeable once you are alerted to it.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: this one grows on you as its enjoyed. Unique spicey brown ale.

 450 characters

Photo of GRG1313
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

anything maple i am a lush for, so obviously excited for this beer, even though its well out of season right now, its still drinking great, and is another illustration of why perennial is on top of the world right now. look is much lighter than anticipated (and hoped for really), with a deep amber that lets plenty of light in to make it glow, and it has an inch of off white fizz, but thats gone in just a minute. aromatically, its not super interesting. i get no maple specifically, just sweetness. it smells like nothing more than a very well made but brown, which is appetizing enough to me. the flavor gives me a lot more than that though, with the sweetness of the maple and the sweetness of the grain playing off one another, but still being amazingly well balanced by the bitter gourd type of squash in here. not vegetal really, but definitely roasted. also not spiced, which is a huge plus to achieve such a complex flavor profile without it. well done. maybe a little thin in feel, but it lets the maple linger long enough. the finish is actually dry for all the sugar in here too, impressive. not exactly what i wanted out of peace offering, i think these flavors would work well, maybe better, in a robust porter, and of course more maple couldnt hurt, but i like whats going on here and respect it on a number of levels, including the absence of both pumpkins and spices. worth a try at 13 bucks.

 1,410 characters

Photo of kjkinsey
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of nmann08
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of oline73
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of emerge077
3.53/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750mL bottle split into snifters, thanks Justin & Amanda for the assist. Review from written notes.

It pours a murky, tawny reddish amber color, fairly good clarity with some minor hazing in the light. Thin layer of soft creamy foam on top, as it settled the texture reminded me of silkworm webs. It had strong, lasting head retention and left behind minimal lacing.

Earthy aromas of candied ginger, nutmeg, autumnal spices, dry and spice forward, not at all sweet.

A definite "autumn season" impression to this beer, reminds one of crunchy fall leaves, pumpkin pie, and the smell of distant campfires. Flavors of dry spices, nutmeg and bitter bay leaf. Earthy squash/pumpkin flavor in the background, but its overshadowed by the spices a bit. Medium bodied with an even level of carbonation. An interesting spice-forward fall seasonal that has distinctive "autumn" qualities. It was fun to try and probably best shared, but not a repeat buy for me.

 954 characters

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.02/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of zeff80
3.65/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at 44 Stone in Columbia, MO.

A - Poured a clear, copper color with ruby highlights. It had a one-finger, off-white head of bubbly foam that left thin sheets of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of maple, squash, cinnamon and caramel.

T - It tasted fairly spicy with a bit too much cinnamon. Squash flavor is present with sweet caramel and toffee flavors.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry, clean finish.

O - This is a good beer. Very interesting flavors with the maple and squash.

 525 characters

Photo of largadeer
3.27/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear caramel color with a small white head. Smells pretty good, quite a bit of squashy goodness here along with a dash of pumpkin pie spice. Caramel malt lends some support, though it doesn't smell too heavy. Doesn't taste as good as it smells, however. Spices contribute some astringency, and overwhelm the malt a bit. I don't get much maple; squash is dialed down compared to the nose. Body is medium-light, a touch thin. Finishes with spices, faint maple sweetness, butterscotch. A decent, easy to drink autumn beer, but the recipe could use some tweaking.

 568 characters

Photo of Thorpe429
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of mactrail
3.09/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

This is the October 2013 batch, so it's almost a year old. This is just really dry. I do not get any sweet sensation at all. Just a ghost of something fruity and the dry spicy edge.

Pours with a lovely, thick mashed potatoes head, off white in color. The brew is a coppery red-brown in the De Proef narrow tulip. A little something woody but I don't know what they mean on the label by "maple roasted." Some spice, like cinnamon and a touch of cloves, but mostly generic toasted bitterish spice. Huge suds that never give up. Your mustache will be covered with the stuff.

An interesting peculiar concoction. I think the Missouri squash farmers got the best deal out of this. From the 750 ml bottle purchased at Grapevine Liquors in Denver.

 741 characters

Photo of russpowell
3.6/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 10/13

Pours an effervescent ruby color & cream colored head. Above average head retention & lacing

S: Maple syrup, caramel, & brown sugar & pumpkin notes

T: Follows the nose, plus a little cinnamon & dryness up front. More cinnamon as this warms & powdery dryness, plus squashyness, a bit of maple & brown sugar & bit of boozeyness. Finishes dry & squashy with brown sugar & a bit of maple syrup

MF: Medium bodied, slightly over carbonated

Holding well for the age, but not really thrilling me, worth a go, but not sure I would buy it fresher. Usually the aspects of what is basically slightly a pumped up pumpkin ale, are more off-putting when fresh

 664 characters

Photo of Jason
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of ZEB89
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of womencantsail
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy copper color with a soapy off-white head. Intense spice aroma. Lots and lots of all spice and nutmeg to this one. Plenty of maple syrup with a walnut sort of aroma, too. The flavor is just as heavy on the spices and maple. There’s a really good squash flavor to this too. The spices really add a nice substance to the beer.

 332 characters

Photo of TMoney2591
3.08/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in a Harviestoun Old Engine Oil tulip/snifter at Local Option.

Got some swordfish tacos, so why not go for a new "pumpkin" beer, eh? it pours a hazy copper-straw topped by a finger of cream-white foam. The nose comprises powdered sugar, perfume, sweet flowers, toasted biscuit, very light cocoa, and a kiss of cinnamon. The taste holds notes of toasted gourd, light toffee, brown sugar, clove, cinnamon, and black pepper. Things are like a bland, overly-spicy pumpkin pie that was left in the oven too long. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta/kinda slick feel. Overall, an underwhelming beer, one that seems to aspire to be a better pumpkin-style beer, but one that only succeeds at mediocrity.

 741 characters

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of imperialking
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of 22Blue
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Tone
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy, dark copper color. 1/2 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of sweet malt, cinnamon, hint of nutmeg, hint of pale malt, hint of pumpkin, and a hint of grass. Fits the style of a Fruit / Vegetable beer. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with a high carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, earthy malt, spices, slight grass, hint of pumpkin/squash, and a hint of hops. Overall, great appearance, good aroma, and decent body. The blend is too spice-centric, though.

 511 characters

Photo of smartassboiler
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of Gonzoillini
4/5  rDev +5.5%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Peace Offering from Perennial Artisan Ales
3.79 out of 5 based on 102 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.