Plan B | Perennial Artisan Ales

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Sour Mash Belgian Dark Ale with Black Currants (Brewed in Collaboration with Half Acre).

Added by JoEBoBpr on 02-11-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
112
Reviews:
19
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
10.38%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
4
For Trade:
0
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3/5  rDev -18%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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Photo of hooliganlife
3.93/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

pours a near black with creamy head, retains for a bid. some lacing draped around the glass.

heavy on the belgian yeast. lots of bread, yeast, and banana.

taste is much different, in a good way. nice sweetness, light tartness from the black currants. deep in the back is the belgian back bone.

body is moderate, feels a bit light. carbonation fills this out and brings it to life.

very pleasant. the black currants worked out great. i typically am not into belgian darks but i am a sucker for black currants, glad i checked this out.

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3.7/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown with a reddish hue around the edges. Minimal rusty brown colored head.

The currants really pop in the scent along with blackberry. There's a touch of chocolate and the aroma reminds me of a port.

There's a nice tartness to the flavor along with some bready malts and dark fruit. Unfortunately, there's a musty cardboard aftertaste that's off-putting.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with some prickly carbonation.

This was a decent beer, but the musty aftertaste was a major drawback for me.

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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Photo of JoEBoBpr
3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Collaboration between Perennial and Half Acre. Poured into a tulip glass form a 750 ml bottle.

Pours a dark mahogany almost balck color with some nice reddish purple hues. There is a nice 0.5 inch head that is off-shite and slightly ecru with some nice dense bubbles. It recedes at a moderate pace to a nice thin mat.

Aroma starts with some nice Belgian yeast notes. There is some midl chocolate sweetness in there as well as some bready malt notes in the nose. Definitely some sweet fruit and berry like juice notes. I've never had a currant but I take it that the sweetness comes from these berries. After some further inspection the sweetness begins to be a bit more intense with some nice prune and dark fruit notes.

Starts off with some typical Belgian Dark Ale notes. Some nice malty and grainy bread notes and sweetness with some nice Belgian yeast notes. There is some almond and peanut notes in the middle as well. Then there is the nice sweet currant notes that come up with some slight tartness to them. It is very interesting in taste but pretty straight forward. It taste like a Belgian Dark with some nice sweet berries in it. Pretty nice. Slight carbonation.

Pretty good offering from Perennial. Nice Belgian hints with some flare.

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4.27/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a chalice.

Plan B pours out a very deep brown with a small head. The aroma is interesting, it's yeasty, chocolatey, tart, and sour. The taste is tart and fruity at first, with more sour aspects coming through on the finish. Some of the chocolate comes through too, along with some roasted malts. Unique and tasty. The mouthfeel is highly carbonated and medium-bodied, with a dry finish. The drinkability is pretty good. Overall, this is an enjoyable sour Belgian strong ale with a strong fruit component. Recommended.

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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Plan B from Perennial Artisan Ales
3.66 out of 5 based on 112 ratings.
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