RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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

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Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - AUG 1, 2014
Reviewed from notes. This was received in a trade.
This was poured into a chalice.
The appearance had a fairly decent looking slight hazy to light transparent golden orange color. There was a slight carbonation seen rising to fill a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute leaving some light lacing here and there.
The smell had an apricot to plum - like aroma (I guess that’s the pluot) there gracefully letting in some general light refreshing citrus like qualities.
The taste was mainly sweet but had a light citrus bitterness to pervade a slight under coating of a tad of sweet bitterness underneath.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was somewhat subdued and felt extremely great upon my tongue.
Overall, though I got this in a trade, I have to admit I’m quite intrigued and am hoping to see this again sometime in my life.

Westmeister (2127) - 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.

alexsdad06 (10944) - West Chester, 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.

merc7186 (3160) - 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.

jkwood04 (5463) - 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.

bob_w (378) - 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.

olr1984 (1530) - 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.

17thfloor (2444) - 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.

anders37 (27237) - 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.

RobertDale (6902) - 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.

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