Style: Blonde Ale

ABV: 5.5

85/100
Aroma: 12
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 17
Mouthfeel: 4

Perennial Artisan Ales Southside Blonde

What the brewers say

Dry, bitter, and popping with lemon, orange, and dried herbs, it finds balance through sweet pilsner malt, wheat, and a classic Belgian yeast strain.

What our panel thought

Yeasty aroma with mild spice halo: tangerine, banana, cloves, white-bread malt. In the flavor, yeast-driven spice, fruit, and bubblegum are tempered by bitterness and spicy hops. Some bitterness lingers. Crisp and lively. Much emphasis on fermentation character, without much backing it.

What our editors thought

Defined peppery nose with touches of pineapple and kiwi—inviting yet brisk. The sip is less stark, with a weightless body, lightly bitter through-line, softened by a gentle lime note.

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