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Saison De Lis - Perennial Artisan Ales

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348 Ratings
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Ratings: 348
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 9.64%
Wants: 23
Gots: 32 | 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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3.8/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

It was just a matter of time. At some point in a brewer's life, chamomile will prove to be too interesting of a choice to ignore for too long. Its a fascinating set of aromas, tastes and textures to complement nearly any Belgian ale of lighter hues.

De Lis pours with a light eruption in the glass that nearly greets the top of the glass, even with the most modest pour. As it settles, it takes on the typical pale straw color with a milky haze. Its billowing head soon settles into a blanket of cotton-white foam with broken rings in retention and its lace.

Highly floral and perfumy- the scent of chamomile really takes on flowery proportions. But its bouquet doesn't stop there- complementing notes of coriander, fresh ground white pepper and a tinge of rosemary or thyme give an herbal complement to the botanical character. All that lays on a soft wheaty-sweet scent resting slightly behind.

And its that sweetness that greets the taste buds first. Its yeasty sweetness rounds into a light cookie dough base flavor. And that's perfect from which the herb, fruit and spice flavors will spring. Fresh-cut grass, lemon and apple peels bridge the gap from fruit to spice. That's where a light papaya (not quite banana), clove and rosemary-type herbal-ness rises to balance the fruit. Yet its finish is playfully acidic- much like a gentler sparkling white wine.

After the initial sip, I find the ale as creamy as it is zesty as the carbonation keeps the beer light and fluffy. But as the sweetness and bubbles dissipate, the grassy finish offers up a mild astringency to accompany the earthen hop bitterness. Also a soft spank of iron attempts to crispen the oil-like effects that chamomile lays on the surfaces of the mouth.

De Lis is a complicated beer that is easy to dismiss simply because of its friendly and delicate set of aromas, flavors and textures. But don't let it fool you- there's a lot of complexity packed into this recipe.

BEERchitect, Sep 05, 2013
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A-pours a sunshine yellow mostly clear with a very white head some spotty lacing
S-chamomile.yeast,vanilla woody earthy spices and lemon bread
T-follows the nose with bursts of lemon/citrus and chamomile followed by some yeast and dankness a spicy slight funky aftertaste
M--light sweet slight dryness lemon citrus
O-light drinkable tasty saison

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Saison De Lis from Perennial Artisan Ales
87 out of 100 based on 348 ratings.