Aria | Perennial Artisan Ales

BA SCORE
84
good
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
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Ratings: 385 |  Reviews: 54
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Up from Jacksonville FL and stopped in at the brewery.

A: thin head on a hazy dull golden body.

S: lemon, candied sugar, pineapple and Belgian yeast.

T: starts with syrupy candied sugar with orange and lemon notes finishing with Belgian yeast.

M: medium body and light to moderate carbonation.

Overall: not impressed here. It's pretty plain. So far I am. It sure if the prior reviews of this brewery are up to par with what I am expieriencing.

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Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.71/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours a hazy orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Thick swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, yeast, and Brett aromas. Taste is much the same with yeast and Brett flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of Brett bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a nice Brett presence that is slightly better in the taste.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

a near perfect beer for thanksgiving. a little brett, not too funky or wild, but definitely more complex than your standard holiday swill. hazy light amber color, copper tinted, with an inch or so of thick white almost nitro looking head. the nose is as much Belgian yeast as it is brett, mostly very light malts, pale, and herbal on the hop front with a distinct spice on the back end. the flavor is basically the same as the smell, but the Belgian yeast and brett do some outstanding tandem work in fermentation. its a little bigger in body than I thought it would be, and has very lively carbonation. its fruited and spiced in at first, and the slightly tannic wild side comes out just in the finish with maybe a splash of vinegar, nothing harsh or abrasive. overall another beauty from perennial. maybe not as interesting as some others, but its a good potential gateway wild beer, given its noticeable but approachable brett characteristics. good stuff with the turkey!

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of emerge077
3.57/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Cellared for 6 months in hopes of some Brett development.
Hopes aren't too high considering the varied reviews.

Bright saturated orange color, high clarity with a fluffy head of lasting white foam. Sticky arcs of lacing in the glass, lasting skim on the surface, thin collar around the edges.

Aromas of wet hay, dried pineapple, sweet malts and spicy Belgian yeast.

Dry and effervescent, spicy and yeast forward, but not all that funky. Lightly sweet and spicy, again not really funky at all. Medium bodied, peppery and dry in the finish. Overall okay, not really all that much Brett even after 6 months of cellar time, but drinkable nonetheless.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of zeff80
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured a cloudy, copper/orange color with a two-finger, off-white head of bubbly foam. It left thin rings of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled very fruity with some sweet notes. Some caramel notes.

T - It tasted fruity with apple and pear notes. Some nice Belgian spices and sweet caramel.

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

O - This is a very nice Belgian-style ale. Glad to find it on tap at 44 Stone in Columbia, MO.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of DrBier
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of mothman
3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Boone757
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Thorpe429
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of jlindros
3.38/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Another rudzud share.

Decent creamy thick head fades fairly quickly then slows, hazy sediment laden honey orange color.

Nose grainy sweet malts, rye spiciness and fruity, light apple fruity and soapy, light watery malt, little Belgian note, rich peppery and decent esters.

Taste starts sweet, candy like, very peppery, esters as well with fruity notes, little stone fruit, faint flash of paint thinner phenols, little Brett funk and fruity notes, rich yeasty. Little rye spicy note. Finish is dry and light bitterness, little rye and fruity flavours lingering, bit more phenols too.

Mouth is med to lighter bod, decent carb, little sticky, mild burning phenolic note.

Overall eh.

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

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of russpowell
3.72/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours an effervescent orange/amber with a thin sliver of cream colored head. Slightly above average head retention & lacing

S: Pears & faint barnyard, sweet grassyness

T: Breadyness, pears, dryness, brown sugar, a faint bit of barnyard up front. A bit of apple jam as this warms, more dryness, green melon as well, dryness & green appleskins as well. Finishes fruity, a little dry, & slightly funky, a little musty

MF: Medium bodied, slight carbonation

Drinks okay, was hoping for more, a bit too sweet for my liking

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