Saison De Lis - Perennial Artisan Ales
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Reviews by zeledonia:
3.36/5 rDev -12.7%
First review under the new quarter-point system. Fitting that it's a saison. Thanks to match1112 for another nice BIF beer. Tasted 8 January 2013.
Pours a hazy medium golden yellow. Hint of butterscotch color. Two plus fingers of big foamy white head, good retention and a fuzz of lacing up the inside of the glass. And a column of bubbles, just visible at the bottom of the glass. Very nice.
Smell is brightly floral, and simply delightful. Light grainy sweetness, soft yeast, topped with flower petals. It's got that distinctive floral saison character, and so much more besides.
Taste is tough to get a handle on (see mouthfeel below). What I can taste doesn't really impress me. Comes across like a pale ale with a light Belgian twist, and the faintest hint of flowers. Mostly I get light grains that don't impart a ton of flavor, followed by a middling bitter zap. Some spice and that juicy Belgian yeast flavor are the only saison elements I can find.
Mouthfeel is a zinger, and not in a good way. It's markedly overcarbonated, so much so that it stings my lips a little, then jumps up and gives my tongue and the roof of my mouth a bit of a burn. Like drinking seltzer water, so carbonated that I can barely taste it. Yikes. This is going to give me some serious burps.
I like a lot of things about this beer. But the extreme carbonation brings it way down, affecting both the feel and my ability to taste the beer. If not for that, my rating might be nearly a full point higher.
01-09-2013 03:21:51 | More by zeledonia
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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
86 out of 100 based on 279 ratings.