Violet | Perennial Artisan Ales

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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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Ratings: 43 |  Reviews: 12
Photo of JustinMatthew
3.92/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured golden in color with two fingers of white head to Perennial Tulip glass. Smell packs plenty of yeast spice, clove, everything you'd expect from a triple with notes of apricot and apple. Taste brings much of what the nose allows: clove and spice, some apple juice, slightly tart and funky. Moderately carbonated. I'm usually not a big fan of triples but I like the spin on this very much.

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Photo of sailorastro
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of brystmar
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of Etan
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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Photo of bluckbeyes
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of PEIhop
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of GbVDave
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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Photo of ajs4bd
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of emerge077
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Hazy orange body, a fingers width of white foam on top that leaves behind some irregular spotty lacing. Trails of carbonation visible, slowly rising.

Fruity and yeasty aroma, some minimal white wine traces that come to the forefront more in the taste. Some trace alcohol as it warms, but not out of place in a Tripel.

Flavors of tart fruit, white wine, yeasty esters further the fruit character somewhat, which is unique and expressive. Feel is a little astringent from the alcohol, moderate carbonation, slight alcohol burn as with cheap wine. Paired ok with Peruvian food, though it was a little slow to finish after dinner.

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Photo of enelson
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of BeerOps
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of thewimperoo
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of LornaLee
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of jaminjohnson
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of TheSarge
3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured this one into a Chimay chalice, and the beer makes a two finger thick white head. The body is copper in color and a little hazy.

The aroma is of candied sugar, plum juice, and metallic hop qualities.

The taste is of fleshy plums and has that metallic hops trait.

Feels oily and mildly carbonated.

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Photo of bsuedekum
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of JoEBoBpr
3.8/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass from a 750ml bottle.

Pours a slightly hazy golden-copper color. There is a nice tall 2 inch white head with some nice retention and leaving some sticky lacing along the way.

Aroma of yeasty esters with some nice slight tart notes. Some cloves and spices can be noted as well. Slight coriander and pepper notes with some fruity tartness and sweetness to compliment.

Taste starts off with some fruity tartness. Notes of spice are also present with some yeasty esters as well. some peppery notes intermingle with the tartness and slight fruit sweetness. Some plum notes can be picked up with slight peach sweetness as well. Nice dry mouthfeel with some good tart and a slightly grassy finish.

Pretty good Tripel. It has some nice tart notes and good yeasty spice. The fruits used give it some nice flavor and aromas.

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Photo of zeff80
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a golden amber color with some red highlights. It had a small, off-white head of bubbly foam that left some thin rings of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of apricot, yeast and caramel.

T - It tasted of sweet apricot and a touch of plum. It had a sweet caramel backbone with a spicy/yeasty bite.

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

O - This is an interesting tripel. Never had a pluot but it works in this beer.

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