Saison De Lis - Perennial Artisan Ales
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Reviews by LambicPentameter:
4.18/5 rDev +8.6%
Enjoyed on tap at Bier Station. Poured into a small Belgian style tulip glass.
Appearance - Pours a sunny golden body with a hazy disposition that prevents much light from passing through, and therefore creates a flatter depth of color than might otherwise be present. All the same, there are notes of goldenrod and lemon rind, lying in wait beneath a pillowy stark white head of luscious foam. Retention is excellent, and as it starts to fade, it leaves sheets of leopard print lacing along the sides of the glass.
Smell - The initial aroma is an assertive blend of floral overtones and orchard fruit sweetness, bringing to mind notes of nectarine and faint apple. With subsequent smells, the aroma become a bit sweeter, with notes of nectar and honey. There is absolutely no bitterness to speak of, but there are some light grain elements of whole grain crackers.
Taste - Much like the smell, the floral nectar and fruity overtones of the chamomile are hovering over a rustic base including notes of nectarine and white pepper, with some other hard-to-identify spicing elements as well. Perhaps lemongrass and candied apple. Here there is a little bit of bitterness, but nothing very overt--just some faint bite, like light garden greens.
Mouthfeel - Light bodied and a light carbonation that lends a foamy, almost cotton candy like feel to the mouth. Slightly sweet aftertaste.
Overall, a fantastically light and floral saison, using the addition of chamomile to compliment the estery yeast notes from the base beer. If Tank 7 weren't so prevalent in my market, I could easily see this being a go-to for the style.
05-20-2014 19:48:23 | More by LambicPentameter
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2.95/5 rDev -23.4%
(Served in a teku)
A- This beer pours a slight hazy light apricot color body with a wall of microbubbles gliding to the 1/2 glass of antique white foam that last a good bit. The beer gets hazier with the second pour.
S- The white plastic phenol aroma has some clove qualities to it and a circus peanut ester finish that turns into hair perm chemical aroma as it warms.
T- The dry camomile flower flavor ends in a dry pucker with some plastic taste and circus peanut esters and banana esters really growing as the beer opens up. There is also a black pepper spice that comes through in the finish aswell.
M- The light mouthfeel is dry and has a bit of an astringent bite in the finish that is enhanced by the tight little fizz.
O- The big yeast character and off flavors are very unappealing together and it covers up much of the flower character. The fizz grows enhancing the off flavors and yeast esters making to difficult to finish the bottle.
06-25-2012 13:25:06 | More by rhoadsrage
3.74/5 rDev -2.9%
Thanks to Nate for this one!
A: Pours a hazy orange color with a bone-white head on top made up of lots of small bubbles. Nice head retention. Lacing forms close to the cap and gets thinner up the glass.
S: Light spice with some apple and a bit of lemon. I get a little bit of a flowery aroma, but wouldn't say it was chamomile.
T: Some cracker malt upfront with some pepper and yeast mixed in. There is some light lemon and zest. Slightly herbal.
M: Light to medium bodied with high carbonation. Has a nice crispness.
O: Was hoping for a bit more of the chamomile, but a nice saison.
01-31-2013 04:18:32 | More by mdaschaf
3.83/5 rDev -0.5%
A - Hazy yellow with a high white foam. Slight lacing, and some carbonation.
S - Scents of lemon and a funky yeast strain. Has a bit of a musty hay smell.
T - I tasted cherry and lemon flavor, along with a bit of acidic bite at the end.
M - A bit lighter than I'd like, but it is a refreshing summer beer.
O - Worth trying again. I liked the fruit flavors with a mellow tartness. Good beer for sunny days.
06-17-2012 23:57:37 | More by socon67
4.08/5 rDev +6%
poured into a tulip
pours a bright hazy golden yellow. huge fizzy fluffy head pours over the top. slowly diminishes leaving some chunky lacing. light retention.
funk up front with a light chamomile in the back. hint of alcohol.
quite funky through out. light chamomile through out. seems to mute the funk a bit, in a good way, making this very drinkable. some slight hoppy bitterness and citrus deep within. some bread and yeast emerges at times.
great carbonation really accentuates the flavors and brings them to life. light body.
a great saison all around, no complaints here.
10-21-2011 23:50:48 | More by hooliganlife
Saison De Lis from Perennial Artisan Ales
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