Violet | Perennial Artisan Ales

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85
very good
43 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by zeff80 on 06-17-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
43
Reviews:
12
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
6.98%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
1
For Trade:
0
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4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml into a Cantillon tulip.

A: Pours a clear gold with a huge white head. Nice lacing.

S: Bright, perfumy pale malt and yeasty esters. Vanilla, sugary grain, a slight fruitiness to it.

T: Dryish pale malt and more esters in the taste, with a slightly tart fruitiness (a bit plummy I suppose). Grainy, some alcohol.

M: Frothy carbonation. medium-bodied.

O: Pleasant tripel. The fruit wasn't super assertive but it adds a bit of acid to mix things up.

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4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750ml bottle into two St. Bernardus glasses. Thanks to HeatherAnn for the assist!

A: Heathers' serving poured a brilliant gold with subtle hazing due to both chill & suspended yeast. 1 1/2 fingers of puffy white meringue floated on top and left a bunch of lace. My serving was a bit darker. True to form, I swirled in all of the yeast stuck at the bottom of the bottle and ended up with a much murkier presentation topped with 2 full fingers of purple tinted (!) meringue. Beautiful!

S: Big whack of spicy yeast and boozy fruit. A bit of white white and subtle herbiness as it comes up to temp.

T: Same as above with a bit more of a musky, tart fruit edge.

M: The booze in the nose, for me, didn't translate to the taste or the mouthfeel. Nice and smooth with a hint of astringency and berry tartness during the finish.

O: Extremely enjoyable and will certainly visit this again.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

So, this may be the first Frankenfruit beer that I've had. It is a hazy, cloudy orange-gold. It is a complex, fruity, and a little yeast-earthiness. Subtle malt. I am usually critical of fruit beer, but this one is very nice. A mix of sweet malt and mild tartness, layered with lots of fruit. There is a lot of plum flavor, and the apricot is also detectable. No ho flavor at all. Medium body with soft notes. This is a very solid and well-made beer.

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Bottle opened on 1.10.13

A - Pours a hazy light orange with a clumpy off-white head with good retention and spotty lacing.

S - Fruity, yeast, subtle but sweet.

T - Nice subtle fruit, wheat and yeast.

D - Good carbonation with a light body.

O - Nice fruit, not overly sweet. WTF is a pluots. A light beer, but tasty.

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Violet from Perennial Artisan Ales
3.87 out of 5 based on 43 ratings.
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