Aria | Perennial Artisan Ales

BA SCORE
84
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385 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Belgian Style Ale with Brettanomyces Bruxellensis.

Added by kylehay2004 on 11-15-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
385
Reviews:
54
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
10.75%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
56
For Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 385 |  Reviews: 54
Reviews by Shumania:
Photo of Shumania
3.64/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bomber poured into a Goose Island goblet

a: Hazy orange color, looks to have good carbonation, 1 inch head that goes away to little lacing

s: barnyard funk from the brett, peppery, citrus, Belgian yeast

t: really funky, grape and bumble gum hits first, then strong pepper and a dry finish

m: a pop for the hops at first and then a very dry mouth feel

The brett really makes this beer complex. There is a lot going on here. Did not expect the grape and they are pushing the funk.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of jono0101
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of JMD71
3.56/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Jared14
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of S0lrac
4.76/5  rDev +28%

Photo of Jason
3.9/5  rDev +4.8%

Lively, expressive, crisp, and a touch of funk. Ripe exotic fruit ... dragon fruit. Cracker maltiness, nutty yeast. Some musty funk within. Hint of warmth from the alcohol. Great use of brett, like that there is still a hint of sweetness here though I wonder where this brew would be after another 6-12 months of cellaring. Glad I had it now though.

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Photo of Guinnsslvr
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of jaminjohnson
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Franziskaner
3.18/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Golden with a bit of reddish highlights. Minimal carbonation. Effervescent carbonation. The nose seems to be a battle of Brett and coriander. I'll give the Brett a slight advantage. The taste is again a struggle between the Brett and coriander and this is a much tighter race. The mouthfeel is fairly smooth. I just don't know that this blend of flavors really works well together.

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Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Pours hazy copper gold forming a 1” persistent, clingy foam collar with a very fine bead. S: Lemony tart, some funk, barnyard and wet horseblanket. T: Attacks lemony tartwith fruit, pineapple, Hints of green apple, peach, and pineapple with a mildly tart, drying finish. F: Has a creamy, fine soft texture with a lioght to moderately light body. O: a deliscious Belgian Pale Ale made with Brettanomyces.

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Photo of bpfrush
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of stereosforgeeks
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Schlafly33
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of richkrull
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of whatname
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Beezee
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.81/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle into a Brooklyn Brewery snifter. Shared by schen9303.

Pours a .5 finger foamy white head with poor retention. Beer is semi-clear orange. Lacing is stringy with decent stick. Legs are thin and oily. Decent looking beer but head retention and clarity could use some work for the style.

Nose is coriander, peppercorn, Belgian yeast, honey, and cane sugar with a very mild Brett funk in the back. Pretty clean and appetizing. Appropriate for the style too.

Opens sweet and nutty. Coriander, nutmeg, brown sugar, and Belgian yeast in the middle. Some caramel and walnut flavors floating around too. End is clove and more Belgian yeast with a sweet, honey finish. Good complexity but really a bit too sweet for me overall.

Light bodied with moderate to ample carbonation. Light, fluffy, and a bit prickly in the mouth. Goes down quenching and clean. Messy finish with a long, lingering, filmy finish. I kinda like this.

A nice sessionable beer that tastes nowhere near its ABV. This is dangerously drinkable but overall, the malt body is too much for me here. I'd revisit this one but its by no means one of the better offerings in its style.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.86/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The Aria tasted better than it smelled. This beer is brewed with a yeast called Brettanomyces which led to a conversation all its own on the back patio last night. It poured a murky copper color. It didn't have much head and nor did it leave a lace. The scent was floral/pot purri- ish. The taste was decent evenly balanced and not as floral as the scent would have suggested. The mouthfeel was medium in body with smooth carbonation. Overall it was pretty good.

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Photo of tclipse
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gonzoillini
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of hooliganlife
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of markcp
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.18/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep reddish body. Clear with a nice off white head. Good retention.

Smell - Fruity. Caramel. Yeasty and malty.

Taste - Malty with a apple-y flavor. Very fruity. Deep caramel in the middle. Dries out in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium body, maybe medium heavy. High carbonation.

Overall - I don't get the brett at all. Generic maltiness and yeast flavors.

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Aria from Perennial Artisan Ales
3.72 out of 5 based on 385 ratings.
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