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Saison De Lis - Perennial Artisan Ales

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86
very good

288 Ratings
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Ratings: 288
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 9.64%
Wants: 19
Gots: 27 | 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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earitt

California

5/5  rDev +30.2%

11-17-2011 19:52:53 | More by earitt
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Beezee

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

05-15-2012 02:07:03 | More by Beezee
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Hjammer

Illinois

4.55/5  rDev +18.5%

750 mL bottle poured into a Sam Smith's pint glass.

Perfect for a Summer evening.

A: Looks are subjective, but this is one heck of a pretty looking beer. The clearest, most filtered, pale yellow I've ever seen. Wonderful pearly white, soapy head. Just about a finger's worth of head, that sticks around for a decent amount of time. Does not go completely flat, clings to the edge of the glass. There is something about the bubbly head of a saison that is just fantastic; this guy is no different. Very pretty!

S: Just a bit of saison-funk, and a lot of sweetness. The chamomlie definitely comes out here. Second best smelling beer behind Daisy Cutter, IMO. Pleasant.

T: Wow wow wow. This is just fantastic. I assume the chamomlie is giving the beer just a subtle amount of sweetness. Finishes with a moderate amount of bitterness. Not a hoppy bitterness, but an earthy/vegetal bitterness. A wonderful balance of flavors.

M: Nice, light and refreshing. Nothing out of the ordinary here, but I will say this brew carbonates a lot in your mouth. It is a little distracting to swallow the beer, and have to take an extra gulp to get the bubbles out of your mouth. Never experienced this, maybe I did something out of the ordinary?

O: Maybe it's the fact that I had a long day at work and this was the perfect solution. Seems to smell and taste sweeter as you work through the bottle. A fantastically refreshing beer. Makes me wish I had a couple more! Well done Perennial!

06-18-2012 02:05:24 | More by Hjammer
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jono0101

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

05-18-2013 16:15:16 | More by jono0101
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sgttibbs

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

05-26-2014 03:30:04 | More by sgttibbs
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Hallertau

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

12-29-2013 03:41:51 | More by Hallertau
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sailorastro

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

11-13-2012 01:47:34 | More by sailorastro
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Madjr

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

01-26-2012 16:43:39 | More by Madjr
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mks0913

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

08-31-2014 13:08:30 | More by mks0913
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jbird_1973

New York

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

02-17-2014 20:03:17 | More by jbird_1973
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Mild_Bill

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

06-21-2014 03:53:28 | More by Mild_Bill
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BeerNDoggerel

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

10-28-2012 02:51:33 | More by BeerNDoggerel
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scruffwhor

Illinois

4.4/5  rDev +14.6%

Golden, mostly clear, faintly hazey, brass and bornze and hay sunshine color. About two fingers of head after a strong pour. Nice residual foam after a couple of sips. Good bubbling and decent lacing.

Soft floral aroma mixed with mildly toasted crackers, hay, and bread crust. Herbal, earthy, and malty in aroma overall.Nice!

Malty yet crisp, bubbly palate. Dry, toasted cracker bits. Great floral and herbal chammomile flavors. Dry, and just a little sweet. Very well balanced saison. This is an awesome session saison. Palate is clean and a little sticky sweet, but dry through and through.

02-24-2013 18:08:38 | More by scruffwhor
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ChrisKayler

Virginia

4.38/5  rDev +14.1%

Glass: Odell Brewing Belgian / Globe Snifter.

Appearance: Very slightly hazy. Half a finger of large-bubbled rocky head produced from an aggressive pour. Color is a darker yellow.

Smell: The appearance was disappointing, but the smell most certainly is not. Belgian candi sugar, slight funk, slight pepper, spices, a bit of vanilla perhaps.

Taste: Amazing. Quite complex. Begins with that funky yeast and black pepper flavor, and slowly transitions to belgian candi sugar, slight vanilla. Not really getting too much of the chamomile flavor, but I can't really complain. This is delicious!

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body with light-medium carbonation. Nice and refreshing. Wet finish.

Overall: A solid 4.5 from me. Very good! I would love to see a bit more chamomile, but this is overall an incredible belgian style ale. I love that it mixes so perfectly the funk with the sweetness, with neither overpowering the other.

06-03-2013 20:24:39 | More by ChrisKayler
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Monkeyknife

Missouri

4.33/5  rDev +12.8%

Poured from the bottle a hazy greyish-yellow with two fingers of sticky off-white head.

Aroma of floral and spicy herbal notes, cinnamon and light tropical fruit.

Tastes of floral hops, cinnamon, green tea, chamomile, Belgian yeast and cracker. Surprisingly, a bit of warmth is delivered to the palate at the finish with just a 5% abv.

Medium bodied and dry with a sharp carbonation.

A terrific saison from one of our St. Louis local brewers.

11-06-2011 20:23:25 | More by Monkeyknife
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DCon

Missouri

4.33/5  rDev +12.8%

Bought a 750ml 1pt 9.4 fl oz bottle of this from Whole Foods in Brentwood, MO for $11.99. Poured from the White labeled bottle w/ a Chamomile Tulip on the front into a Bordeaux Wine Glass. Has no freshness/bottle on date on the bottle.

Aroma- Has a light spice, high fruity aroma with floral hops in the background. Very soft characters and awesome for the style.

Appearance- Pours a 2 finger, frothy head that has incredibly long head retention. Has a deep copper, light orange colored body and leaves the thickest lacing behind.

Flavor- Has tons of malt and light fruit from the beginning of the drink. There are no signs of spice or hop in the taste even though I had a nice hint of spice in the aroma. A flower, floral taste is found mid drink but in the background. A semi-dry finish ends this one while the initial taste was sweet.

Mouthfeel- Light-Medium Bodied, High Carbonation, Effervescent, Refreshing, and leaves light malt with flowers on the palate.

Overall Impression- A great Saison by Perennial! The flower attribute was well planned as they brewed this one and came into play nicely. Wish there was more acidity or even some puckering/tartness in the taste but tough to include this when they were shooting to brew a beer with flowers infused into it. Would recommend picking up a bottle of this!

03-16-2012 19:31:57 | More by DCon
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DaveBlack

Virginia

4.3/5  rDev +12%

A: Light golden beer, with about 1 1/2 fingers worth of fluffy white head that has seemingly infinite retention and a lot of lacing.

S: Yeasty and spicy smelling. Crisp smell of grains, and a touch of floral notes. Not all that interesting, but pleasant.

T: Taste is light, with a lot of those grainy notes up front, some yeast in the middle, and the finish brings a whopping dose of chamomile. The chamomile plays nicely with the light, yeasty flavor, to make this a remarkably refreshing beer.

M: Light on the body (apparently my word of the day for this beer), and heavy on the carbonation to make this beer go down easy.

O: Really an excellent beer. Much more than I was expecting. I have to say, I am not a huge fan of chamomile generally, but this is a great application. The light, fruity notes play well in the saison, and add a depth that is unique. A great, warm weather beer.

09-25-2013 00:53:58 | More by DaveBlack
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Pandaflute

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

11-02-2012 01:39:53 | More by Pandaflute
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

08-09-2014 20:05:56 | More by bpfrush
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ryser2k

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

07-21-2014 14:31:14 | More by ryser2k
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Rebby91


4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

07-07-2014 19:57:21 | More by Rebby91
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atlbravsrno1

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

06-20-2014 16:10:57 | More by atlbravsrno1
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T-Leb

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

02-26-2013 02:20:13 | More by T-Leb
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CraigTravor

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

06-09-2014 04:56:54 | More by CraigTravor
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ThatsThatDude

New York

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

01-05-2014 19:28:28 | More by ThatsThatDude
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Saison De Lis from Perennial Artisan Ales
86 out of 100 based on 288 ratings.