Caesar's Gimp | Perrin Brewery

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BA SCORE
4.11/5
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26 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Perrin Brewery
Michigan, United States
perrinbrewing.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Roman Imperial Red Ale Aged in Merlot Bottles

Added by JebBeerFish on 02-08-2017

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
26
pDev:
6.33%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Gots:
5
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Ratings: 26 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of stortore
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22 ounce bottle into a tulip glass. Had 4/4/17.

Pours a deep purplish ruby, fairly opaque, with a half inch head and some foamy lacing. Active carbonation. Good looking. Smells of red wine, purple grapes, light malt, figs, raisins, light toffee, some brown sugar. The taste is similar, with red wine, purple grapes, malt, figs, raisins, dates, some oak, light caramel. Light hop bitterness underneath. Smooth, a solid medium body that hides the high ABV really well, well carbonated.

A really interesting effort, with deep, complex flavors and an expressive aroma. Definitely wine forward, which I found to be a big plus on this one. Fun to drink, and well worth a purchase.

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Photo of Jonnydrinker
4.3/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of blissfulNemo
4.07/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Chirdning
4.81/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rangerred
4.26/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of YalovaIA
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ZEB89
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kerrieh66
4.71/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of C_Adams
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thinwhiteduke
4.15/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.07/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Pours a dark ruby red with a one finger off white head. Heavy amount of sticky lacing.

S - Aroma is dark cherries, toffee, red wine and oak.

T - The taste is raisins, plums, dark cherries, caramel and red wine with an oaky finish.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel with a dry finish.

O - This is an interesting imperial red. The merlot adds some nice red wine notes to compliment the sweetness.

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Photo of Blackop555
4.15/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours Ruby. Short, foamy, off white h ead that Fades fast.

Smells dark fruit, Grape, Wine, Light Oak and Cherry.

Taste Cherry, grape, raisin, dark fruit and light pepper. Followed by light oakiness and wine. Finish is semi-sweet with a fruity linger. Medium body and light fizzy medium carbonation.

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Photo of Zonian1
3.78/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Franziskaner
3.79/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Ruby colored with a fingernail of off-white to pine creamy foam on top. The aroma is of merlot and oak. The flavor is more like wine than beer with intense oak and moderate merlot. The moderately carbonated and is what is here to remind me that this is a beer. It's also a bit chewy which fits the ABV. I find it rather dry which is likely due to the oak barrel.

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Photo of Dactrius
4.14/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jakea
3.64/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Muss42
4.13/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jvgoor3786
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle with no visible date. The beer pours a deep ruby red with almost no head and very lacing.

The smell is strong cherry, oak, and a nice slightly boozy red wine. Very nice smelling beer.

The taste is sweet and slightly boozy with a more subdued cherry flavor, some dark fruits, oak, and something sweet like caramel on the finish. A very complex flavor.

The mouthfeel is effervescent carbonation, slightly oily, and medium thickness.

Overall this is a nice, complex, fruity beer that should be enjoyed slowly at 13.2%.

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Photo of lemmy187
4.19/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a rubyish brown color with very little head. Smell is full of dark fruit.....raisin, red grapes, blackberry, fig, and dark cherry. Taste follows the same notes. The merlot barrel gives this beer almost a port / fortified wine type quality. This red ale has the perfect amount of sweetness....helps balance the alcohol and adds to the overall drinkability. Body is medium with low carbonation. Overall, this is a unique BA beer and worth checking out.

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Photo of HardyA
4.22/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beergorrilla
4.13/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Zaphog
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of superspak
4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled in 1/2016. Pours crystal clear dark ruby red/light purple color with a 1-2 finger dense light pink head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of huge raisin, plum, cherry, fig, date, blackberry, raspberry, currant, red grape, pepper, toasted oak, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, brown bread, nuttiness, light vanilla/coconut, and oak/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/bready malt, grapes, and wine barrel notes; with great strength. Taste of huge raisin, plum, cherry, fig, date, blackberry, raspberry, currant, red grape, pepper, toasted oak, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, brown bread, nuttiness, light vanilla/coconut, and oak/toasted earthiness. Light tannic wine/oak spiciness and fruit tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark fruit, blackberry, cherry, currant, red grape, pepper, toasted oak, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, brown bread, nuttiness, and oak/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt, grapes, and wine barrel flavors; with a great malt/oak/spiciness balance, and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Light dryness from tartness and wine/tannic oak spiciness, lightly increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and fairly full body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/silky, and lightly acidic/tannic balanced mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden; a mild warmth with zero booziness lingering after the finish. Overall this is an outstanding fruited imperial red ale! All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt, grapes, and wine barrel flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to sip on for the huge ABV. Very rich and complex with pretty much perfect balance of red wine and imperial red flavors. Never overly sweet despite the intense malt presence, thanks to the tannic wine barrel notes that are never overpowering. A highly enjoyable offering.

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Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.67/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jonathan-Morgan
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Caesar's Gimp from Perrin Brewery
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 26 ratings