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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Violet is a Belgian-Style tripel brewed with pluots, a fruit that is a cross between a plum and an apricot. Although Perennial likes to use local produce, for this beer and exception was made, as pluots provide a distinctive flavor both refreshing and complex. The beer’s light to medium body disguises the ABV and allows you to explore the marriage between the pluots and hops. Violet’s fruiter notes are quelled with a dry finish that lends itself nicely to light summer dishes.
2012 vintage - 7.8% abv

egajdzis' rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (5275) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2013
Hazy orange color with a medium sized white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of pluots, orange, toast, and spices. Taste of toast, yeast, citrus, pluots, and a crisp finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Westmeister (1699) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 16, 2014
HMOG 2014. Well, I could not get past this tasting like a flower. Citrus and fruity notes of a tripel were there. But I thought the hops and the floral thing were a little too one sided and too much. Perhaps it was the plouts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (5338) - Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2014
750 ml bottle via phaleslu and shared with the group in Oct. 2012. Pours a clear deep golden color with a medium sized creamy white head. The aroma and flavor have some floral hops, a nice fruitiness from the pluots that lean more heavily toward plums, some tart character, yeast, pale and sweet malts with a lighter body that makes for easy drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
merc7186 (1989) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 8, 2013
A: Mildly Pinkish/Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head, Some Lacing S: Belgian Yeast, Peaches T: Belgian Yeast, Mild Belgian Sugar, Mild Peaches M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Drying Overall, a nice saison-esque beer but definitely don’t sense a triple...too bad I am not more familiar with the pluots fruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (3801) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 29, 2013
750ml bottle in a tulip. Pours hazy golden/amber with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of pluots, some spicy yeast, a little pale and caramel malts, and a floral hoppiness. Flavor the same with a nice blend of the fruit and the Belgian style. Average texture. A pretty good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bob_w (292) - new york, New York, USA - OCT 19, 2013
fruity esters, a touch of sourness. tangy plum/grape note. can’t judge the color -- the bar was too dark. light body. tangy, pleasant sourness. complex fruit flavors, a soft alcohol note.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olr1984 (1044) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 5, 2013
750ml bottle. Pours gold with foamy white head. Sour Peach aroma. Taste is great. Raspberry peach and pineapple taste, no sour or tart finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
17thfloor (2429) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Love this one. Wasn’t a huge fan when it was first released but somehow the pluot notes have gotten stronger and really shine on a very delicate beer. Very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (16456) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 9, 2013
Bottle @ Papsø. Pours a hazy yellow color with a white head. Has a fruity malty berry yeasty aroma. Fruity malty spicy yeasty berry flavor with weak hints of brett. Has a fruity malty spicy berry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (3345) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAR 22, 2013
750 ml. bottle. Thanks Ken! Pours a cloudy golden orange with a very nice biege head. Aroma of malt, fruit, and florals. Taste is plums, apricots (pluots), malt, florals, and spices. Very nice. Very interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (34334) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2013

Bottle 750ml.

ABV: 7.8%. Clear medium yellow orange colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, caramel, pale malt, moderate hoppy, flowers, plum, light earthy. Flavour is moderate to light light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, riped fruit, earthy, plum - dried fruit, yeast -sulfur. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130315]

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