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Tart Hopfentea | Perennial Artisan Ales

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Brewed by:
Perennial Artisan Ales
Missouri, United States

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by MasterSki on 05-29-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 80 |  Reviews: 9
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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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3.1/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

On tap at Perennial Tap Room in St. Louis, MO.

App- slightly hazy straw yellow, minimal white head that disappears as it is served. No lacing.

Smell- smells more like tea. A touch of citrus, pineapple with a tart nose. Not much else.

Flavour- tastes a bit tart, but there isn't much of the tart wheat flavours I get from other Berliners. No lactate or yogurt. Some tropical fruits are in the background but overall the beer feels watered down a bit.

Mouthfeel- watery, thin bodied. Seems the tea has cut the beer a bit. Not difficult to drink. Serves as a nice palate cleanser though!

Overall- I think that if they added tea to the beer in secondary or something like that, that seems to have diluted an already low ABV beer style and made it watery without adding a lot of flavour or complexity. It's alright but I wouldn't recommend it unless you needed a change of pace in between giant Perennial stouts.

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3.2/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From: On-tap at Crane Alley, Urbana, IL
Date: N/A
Glass: Tulip

Review from notes

A fairly average to mediocre Berlinerweisse, the tea adding minimal interest. One I wouldn't return to.

Arrives with a 0.5cm head, fades to a thin ring around the glass fairly quickly. Retention is about a minute, lacing is a small amount of dots on the inside of the glass. Body is a pale peach color, somewhat hazy, carbonation fairly modest in size and activity.

Aroma of wheat malt, heavily diluted tea, the start of a lactobacillus infection, slightly fruity. Reminds me a bit of Lambrucha, which isn't a good thing.

Flavor is mildly tart, musty, with slightly fruit-like esters, herbs, and wheat malt. I would have liked this to be more assertive with its tartness, instead it is more based on heavily diluted herbs and tea with a bit of tart and mustiness.

Beer is medium bodied, with fairly aggressive, fizzy carbonation. Somewhat typical for the style, but still doesn't lend itself well to the beer. Closes fairly dry, with little residual stickiness on the palate.

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.68/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

First had: on tap at Torst, Brooklyn, NY

White peach color, hazy, with a thin bubbly white head that sank to nearly nothing; not much lacing. Aroma was a bit muted, herbal, notes of tea and slightly funky citric/lacto tartness. Nice twinge of tartness on the tongue, though fairly mild in that regard, toasted wheat, lightly lemoned tea, slight musty grass sensation. Not overly aggressive for the style, but tasty and accessible nonetheless. Light-medium body, prickly carbonation, easily drinkable. A good brew overall.

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3.74/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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Tart Hopfentea from Perennial Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 80 ratings
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