crossovert (13080) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2014 This beer is loaded with blueberry. A nice tart one with some sourness and a definite funk. cbfobes (2883) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2012
Cask at GTMW, pours a light brown with an off white head, the aroma is tart with a good amount of blueberry and vinegar, the flavor has a sour front end with not a lot of flavor but finishes strong with the blueberry coming through, really enjoyed this one. madvike (3274) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 24, 2012
On cask at GTMW - Pours blue-brown with a tan head. Nose is blueberry Fruit Roll-up, and light tart malt. Blueberry yogurt taste, with a light tartness. Long, tart finish. Smooth and pleasant, but pretty dull given my expectations. Didn’t get why everyone else was raving about this one. NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2012
Draft at GTMW 12. I’ve been a sucker for blueberries in beer of late and this didn’t disappoint! Pours a purplish brown with a thin head (cask pour). The nose has some nice cherry brett notes, blueberries are strong, lactic acid. Super clean. Nice toasty malt as well. On tasting, there is a strong lactic acid tartness that carries the beer. Dry overall but supports a faint caramel note along with the slightly sweet tart blueberries that carries through the finish. Definitely in my top 3 for the festival. Fantastic stuff and my favorite Perennial thus far. Brigadier (3700) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - AUG 23, 2012
On tap at GTMW 2012
TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2012
This was an amazing sour that means Perennial is at the top of my list of places to visit or pick up next time I am in Missouri. A world class sour has the right balance of tartness, complexity, and lightness to consider drinking all afternoon.
Aroma / Appearance - Raspberries muddled into iced tea give this a different look than other sours. It looks like somebody dropped a bit of ink into the barrel. Fresh blueberry pie baked with generous amounts of cane sugar sweeten the air like a picnic table full of desserts.
Flavor / Palate - Tart blueberry crisp is sweet from the first sip. Instead of being cloying it is like drinking barrel aged bluebery smoothies. The caramel, oak, and malt emerge after a while resulting in an amazing array of flavors. The tart finish cuts through a couple of other flavor like a steak knife though butter. Pick up a bottle if it is ever available.
Cask pour at GTMW 2012 (Madison, WI). Pours a rich deep copper berry hue, gentle haze, deep glow shows on the edges. Some loose tannish bubbles. Laces small. Aromas are gentle sourness, cherry, richer blueberry pulp. A kiss of vinegar, bready malts, straw. More mellow restrained with some gentle lactic qualities. Initial is firmly sour up front, good strong acidity is sharp lactic twang, moving into cherries and blueberries. Letting up a bit into the middle. Some bready malts, but still sour fruit dominated. Tasty, the backend preaches linger jabs of sourness, some sharp twangs, a touch of vinegar and metallic at times. Pretty nice, richer fruit presence. Firm sourness, richer flavors, and lots of flavors. Mellow nose, but rich sour flavors. I really thought this beer was one of my favorite of the fest. drowland (8831) - Georgia, USA - AUG 11, 2012
8/11/12. GTMW. Amber pour. Liht blueberry and tart woody aroma. Very tart blueberry and wood with some vanilla. Nice.