Saison De Lis - Perennial Artisan Ales
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Reviews by TheCondor:
3.65/5 rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
I had heard a lot around my area about the tapping of Perennial beer kegs and such, so I decided to give their brews a shot. This is my first Perennial beer. Side poured from the bottle into a Becks mug, for sheer volume sakes.
Appearance - Pours a hazy, golden yellow color with a big, fat, fluffy two finger head that makes for a decent presentation. Head retention is minimal, no lacing to speak of. The bottle packaging is decent.
Smell - What you would think of in a farmhouse ale/saison. It has a very floral aroma, can't say I could specifically point out chamomile. Some sweetness, mild yeast and grain notes, with a pop of yeasty funk. Pretty good smell, I liked it.
Taste - Other than a yeasty funk, there is really no prime mover on the palate. There is a light floral character, a bit of grains and fruit, but really not too much in any direction. A little disappointing.
Mouthfeel - A little bitter, a little funky. Highly carbonated. Finishes on the crisp side.
Overall - Mediocre at best. I am disappointed in this brew, given the hype on Twitter about some of Perennials other beers I heard about in the area. I was really expecting something. Not recommended, there are a hundred other farmhouse ales you could buy that are a lot better.
Serving type: bottle
02-18-2013 00:56:58 | More by TheCondor
More User Reviews:
2.8/5 rDev -27.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.25
Big spew at first pour. Have to watch every pour as half of it ends up on the counter. It's quite lovely whipped cream on top of the amber brew if you have 40 minutes to pour and wait. Lots of sediment.
The chamomile taste is not overly strong but it's that usual odd herbal tea flavor that doesn't add much to a beer, in my opinion. Scratchy and overly yeasty with a bitter acidic taste. Pleasant flowery aroma is the bright spot.
I'm getting tired of this run of big spew beers lately. Especially for 10 bucks. From the bottle-capped 750 ml bottle purchased at Grapevine Liquor in Denver. No bottled by date.
Serving type: bottle
07-18-2014 06:02:58 | More by mactrail
3.21/5 rDev -16.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
05/14/14 On tap. Cloudy. Creamy. Full head. Full taste. Full body. All that given, it doesn't hit the spot. The balance is good, but it doesn't quench the thirst. It lingers on the tongue but without the 'bite' it's kind of like a date with someone your Aunt arranged...sort of attractive, but not enough for a second go round. I always feel bad about not having more enthusiasm for this kind of effort. It's well planned...but...
Serving type: on-tap
06-28-2014 03:39:57 | More by seedyone
Saison De Lis from Perennial Artisan Ales
87 out of 100 based on 260 ratings.