Aria | Perennial Artisan Ales

AriaAria
BA SCORE
61.3%
Liked This Beer
3.72 w/ 385 ratings
AriaAria
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
Ranking:
#25,017
Reviews:
54
Ratings:
385
Liked:
236
Avg:
3.72/5
pDev:
10.75%
Alströms:
3.9
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
56
Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 385 |  Reviews: 54
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 dannycohen62
3.83/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of scottfrie
3.97/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

10oz snifter

A: Served a glowing golden with a soft white head. Streaks of thick lace were left down the glass.
S: Nice musty and earthy brett with a touch of fruit esters and spice. Smells sweet.
T: Nice clean brett character that is on the fruity side not the funky side. Stone fruits, mild spice, and a clean grain bill follow. I get a touch of pepper and grains of paradise. Clean and easy over. Finish has notes of fruity chewing gum and slight mineral. The aftertaste has a sticky sweetness to it that is sugary but not cloying. The spice quality comes through more as the beer warms. Sweetness and spice lingers in the aftertaste alongside a nice earthy brett quality.
M: Medium body, very drinkable, soft and fluffy carbonation, smooth and fairly drying and crisp mouthfeel.
O: Easy to drink and very clean, good overall but nothing epic.

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Photo of lemmy187
3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of redleg411
3.4/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bnes09
4.08/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Spicy, citric, floral, acidic aroma. Tropical fruit flavor. Hint of acid. Leafy, citric hop. Fresh flavor overall. Very well balanced.

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Photo of Jaycase
3.52/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Beerhemoth
4.01/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TheDoctor
3.91/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Service: Bottle


A:
Pours a cloudy brownish gold with a puffy two fingers of off-white head that settles to a healthy thin cap. Good retention; arches of sticky lacing. (4)

S:
Bready, dry, and barny. Sweet, doughy, barnyard, lime, pepper, marshmallow. (4.25)

T:
Funky fresh. Really bready with a slightly drying hop flavor, horse blanket, some alcohol, dusty, earthy brett character, lots of 'bready' bitterness as well. (3.75)

M:
Wow, like whipped cream, soft carbonation, mouth-filling creamsplosion, dry finish, quenching, drinkable (could be a touch lighter on the booze, though). (4)

O:
Very good BSPA.
A little richer than some, but still thirst quenching and delicious. This is a pretty drinkable but substantial beer with a nice earthy brett character. Pours nice and showcases brettanomyces in the nose and the flavor. The beer kind of explodes with tiny bubbles in your mouth, too. A pleasure to drink.
After a while I felt like it wore on my palate, but otherwise very good.
Would have again; worth getting ahold of. (3.75)

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Photo of Austin32
3.64/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bomber that was ice cold, flavors didn't change much as it warmed. Overall a good but not amazing beer. Rich gold color, typical Belgian flavors, very easy to drink....but also easy to forget.

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

Photo of humuloner22
3.92/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this one on a trade. I have a few different beers from Perennial to compare building up to Abraxas.

Appearance: Not to set you up for what is in store, but this is the best part of this beer. It pours a huge head and it stands for a long time as the beer settles. It is aggressively carbonated and be prepared for some overflow when you open it. After the beer settled it maintained a inconsistent layer of head and also stuck to the sides of the glass while drinking it. Color is beautiful copper and hazy, not really transparent but is not a dark beer by any stretch. Unfortunately its all looks and no substance.

Smell: Pretty basic, not a lot going on, some yeast, some peach notes and a little bit of the brett is apparent on the nose.

Taste: Kind of sweet, finishes clean but not as flavorful as you would expect this beer to be. I tasted some of the brett in this beer but it was not nearly what I was expecting considering the reputation of this brewery and what it and Side Project can do with Wild fermentation.

Overall: Its not a very interesting beer, glad I had the opportunity to try it but I would not seek it out again.

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Photo of Rutager
3.4/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of polopaul20
4.13/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Phigg1102
4.09/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SimcoeKid
3.93/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TheBishopco
3.7/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ThurmondTX
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of Tanktizzo
3.64/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of jsh420
2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

Photo of sendbeer
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of PA-Michigander
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of stephens101
3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Reddish-orange with a snow-white head.

Smells malty and yeasty with plenty of light fruits shining through.

On the palate a hint of grain is quickly wrapped up in a flood of lemon, orange, meringue, spice and distant brett.

Dry with a slightly syrupy middle and a medium body. Somewhat chalky in the aftertaste but nothing bothersome.

Not as flavorful on the brett end as I would like, but a nice brew that seems to hit all the right marks for style.

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Aria from Perennial Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 61.3% out of 100 with 385 ratings
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