Saison De Lis - Perennial Artisan Ales
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Reviews by mdcrouser:
3.75/5 rDev -2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured into my Boulevard tulip, it's hazy gold, with a strong orange cast to it. Clingy white head looks like it will stick around for awhile, leaving a decorative crown in its trail.
Funky, musty, horsey - I wish I was getting more, something citrus, wheat, Belgian, anything really.
Similar to the nose, but with some of the lemon and floral notes I thought might also be there - the chamomille is actually pretty subdued, pretty still present, like noshing on an open field of wildflowers. Leaves a long trail of greenery as well. Hoppier than I might have assumed - like a light pale ale, but with a Belgian yeast.
Crisp, drying, a bit of tartness - pop rocks of carbonation at the close.
Not my favorite saison (I'm forever ruined by Saison-Brett and Tank 7), but a unique take on the style.
Serving type: bottle
07-12-2013 01:50:37 | More by mdcrouser
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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 261 ratings.