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Perennial / Half Acre Plan B

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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Sour mash Belgian dark ale brewed with black currants. Brewed in collaboration with Half Acre Beer Company, Chicago, IL.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (8016) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Draft notes from Capone’s. Pours chestnut with 1-finger tan head. Nose was roasty, earthy vienna malt, fig, cacao, brown sugar. Tasted earthy malty, with some fig and tart berry flavor at the finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jayzz (376) - Illinois, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Vanilla fruit aroma and murky dark amber color. Has a sweet rich currant flavor with a very slight bitter long finish and fizzy palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
PhillyCraft (3391) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Bottle, pours plum color with small white head no lace. Smells like plums, raisin, fig, and currant. Flavor is infected copper, sour butt, currants and weird off rusty notes. Thin and not memorable. Way too astringent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TomDecapolis (4524) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAR 6, 2014
Pours a hazy deep brownish amber with a small off white head. Aroma of sour cherries,caramel and toasted malt. Flavor of sour cherries, toasted nuts. Nice and dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TH28 (139) - - MAR 1, 2014
Appearance is dark brown with non existent foam cap. Aroma is dark fruit, clove, raisin. Taste is caramel malt, burnt sugar, pepper, and a distinct tart/sour character. Very similar to a Flanders brown as opposed to a quad. Mouthfeel is a little thin and light for a quad, with low carbonation. Finishes with caramel sweetness and a slight tartness.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Damico (2649) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2014
Pours dark unclear with a purple hue for the currants and a very small amount of grayish. Aroma brings no currants, no sweet or sour prevalence, just faint berry. Flavor brings light pleasant fruit with some tart settling on, a bit of grapes, and then the ending is a bit abrasive in an unpleasant way. Body is clean and lighter than expected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (9059) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2014
On tap at Capone’s. Poured a brown color with a smaller sized head. Currants, berries, some fruitiness, and some toastiness. Very light tart finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Brigadier (3050) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - FEB 5, 2014
750 ml bottle
Rating 2,700
This has been sitting in the cellar for a while. A good beer for a rating milestone did not let down the expectations put forth by the Half Acre and Perennial brands. A true world class fruit beer is just as good as anything that new Glarus puts out and a benchmark for anyone to aspire to.

Aroma / Appearance - A rich purplish base is like alcoholic prune juice complete with an ivory head. Plus, raisins, sweet chocolate, and malt all cling in the air like a fog. A heavy alcoholic texture lets you know that it means business.

Flavor / Palate - Raisins, plums, and dark chocolate carry the malt bill to center stage. Driven by grapes this is almost like a boozy version of Fanta grape soda. I don’t know if I could drink a whole bottle in one sitting although I would definitely love to take up the challenge.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemike (2280) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JAN 30, 2014
on tap Pours a ruby tinged brown with a thin white head. Fruity, dark plum and prune notes, toffee and some touches of dark sticky caramel and old milk. Medium bodied, sweet and oxidized. Malty and full of plums and prunes. M alty, sweet, roast and a touch more prune on the finish. Sweet on the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lukaduke (2317) - Portland, Maine, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Pours a deep burnt umber color with hints of ruby purple on the edges and a finger of eggshell foam. The nose is rustic dark grain, tar and a trace of candi sugar and vinous fruit. The palate follows the nose but is muted by a thick heavy fusel asphalt like note that is hard to get past. There is some positive things happening but overall its just alright.

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