Hereafter | Penrose Brewing

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Brewed by:
Penrose Brewing
Illinois, United States
penrosebrewing.com

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Hereafter is a Belgian Golden Ale fermented with organic green an jou pears and white sage. This curious style interpretation offers a hint of tartness amongst the spicy sage aroma. The bright sweetness of pear is balanced by a pleasant sage earthiness, citric, lemony esters from the Belgian ale yeast, and tartness from a partial sour mash.

Added by emerge077 on 05-22-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
8
Reviews:
2
Avg:
4.35
pDev:
4.83%
 
 
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Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 2
Photo of mrn1ceguy
4/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of schmidtmattsays
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of vinny21bal
4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of PHBoiler
4.38/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Hereafter is a Belgian Strong Golden Ale at 8%. They use a Belgian yeast strain and sour mash to get a lemony tartness and a certain light dryness to the beer. The D'Anjou pear utilized gives a light fruit but solid juiciness to the front end. The white sage brings some earthiness to the mid palate that doesn't particularly hint of sage at all. The finish is clean. The beer is very crisp and drinkable. No hint of the 8% to me. The tartness is only as strong as a lighter Berliner. The flavors play well together, which led to a second glass.

This review relates to the second keg in the initial rollout series, which was served at The House Pub in St. Charles.

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Photo of emerge077
4.31/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This was the 2nd pilot batch, brewed at Perennial, and served at a special event.
Three pours in a small fluted tasting glass, quick review from written notes.

Brewer's description:
"Hereafter is a Belgian Golden Ale fermented with organic green anjou pears and white sage. This curious style interpretation offers a hint of tartness amongst the spicy sage aroma. The bright sweetness of pear is balanced bby a pleasant sage earthiness, citric, lemony esters from the Belgian ale yeast, and tartness from a partial sour mash."

Opaque light pastel orange with a thin layer of frothy white foam that settles to a ring around the edges with a little bit of spotty seafoam lacing in the glass. Swirling easily rekindles the foam.

Aroma has a nice complexity from the adjuncts, both are equally present, marrying fruity pear with spicy herbal sage notes. Clean and estery.

Taste is lightly tart with fruity pear and apple crispness, distinct herbal sage notes linger into the dry finish. Body is medium with supple carbonation, which they mentioned was lower in the pilot batch, but will be higher once released. Very quenching and drinkable, great for warmer weather. Looking forward to what these guys do next.

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Hereafter from Penrose Brewing
4.35 out of 5 based on 8 ratings.
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