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Saison De Lis - Perennial Artisan Ales

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279 Ratings
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Ratings: 279
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 9.61%
Wants: 19
Gots: 23 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Perennial Artisan Ales visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Belgian-Style Saison brewed with Chamomile Flowers.

(Beer added by: hooliganlife on 10-21-2011)
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Reviews by zeledonia:
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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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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.

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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.

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Saison De Lis from Perennial Artisan Ales
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