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Saison De Lis - Perennial Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
86
very good

264 Ratings
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Ratings: 264
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 9.61%
Wants: 19
Gots: 20 | 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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vinny21bal

Illinois

1.5/5  rDev -61%

01-24-2014 02:16:08 | More by vinny21bal
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drummermattie02

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

08-25-2013 22:22:33 | More by drummermattie02
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beerhawk41

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

01-06-2013 01:46:52 | More by beerhawk41
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mattmarka1

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

01-15-2014 23:16:35 | More by mattmarka1
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mactrail

Washington

2.8/5  rDev -27.3%
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
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

2.95/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

(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.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2012 13:25:06 | More by rhoadsrage
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jegross2

Illinois

3/5  rDev -22.1%

05-13-2014 18:41:13 | More by jegross2
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psdonnelly

Alabama

3/5  rDev -22.1%

12-16-2012 02:48:25 | More by psdonnelly
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bryantd

Missouri

3/5  rDev -22.1%

06-12-2014 17:53:03 | More by bryantd
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oN3xM

Illinois

3/5  rDev -22.1%

10-01-2013 15:56:13 | More by oN3xM
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DeutschesBier

Maryland

3/5  rDev -22.1%

09-09-2013 01:21:50 | More by DeutschesBier
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.08/5  rDev -20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Pale hazy yellow orange. Big white head. Great retention, nice lacing.

Smell - Pale malt. Slightly floral and doughy.

Taste - Grainy, pale malt. Lots of chamomile, or whatever that is. Slight apple in the back. Touch of bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Bland.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2013 00:17:01 | More by Alieniloquium
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shanblur

Indiana

3.15/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Purchased recently in St. Louis. No freshness date on bottle. Poured from 750ml bottle into a tulip. A - Straw colored with a slight haze and a thick foamy white head which leaves extensive lacing. Really clings to the glass. S - A strong wheat smell with a slight spice component. A hint of grass, floral and citrus. T - Taste is heavy on the yeast, spicy and some floral. Acidic, a little harsh. M - Light in body with a heavy carbonation. Not a fan of the taste, but it looks and smells better.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2012 00:12:07 | More by shanblur
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seedyone

New York

3.21/5  rDev -16.6%
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
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Jared14

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

07-31-2014 04:54:35 | More by Jared14
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KillaB

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

01-29-2013 05:00:28 | More by KillaB
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

12-24-2012 21:54:21 | More by mothman
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

03-20-2013 00:08:58 | More by yourefragile
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zeledonia

Minnesota

3.36/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2013 03:21:51 | More by zeledonia
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JustinMatthew

Pennsylvania

3.4/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a cloudy orange to a Yards "Ales of the Revolution" tulip glass. An explosion of white head filling about half the glass. Smell is a bit funky with notes of grass and lemon. Taste is rather refreshing, very clean and easy to drink: herbal tea, lemon, Belgian yeast esters, some funk with a slightly tart finish. Very nice beer for the spring months. Good price, pick one up if you can

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2012 05:47:46 | More by JustinMatthew
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papat444

Quebec (Canada)

3.48/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 750ml. bottle (no freshness info) and shared with my wife.

Appearance: Pale yellow (vaguely reminiscent of a witbier?), nice and hazy, chunky mountainous head with thick lacing remaining.

Smell: Smells of flowers, delicate herbs, mild chamomile.

Taste: Mild, flowery, Belgian yeast, finish does have a chamomile flavor. The thing with this is there isn't much depth for a saison.

Mouthfeel: Aggressive carbonation, particularly going done the throat. Has a good feel once you get past that.

Overall: It's good, like the flavor but there isn't much beyond that. Good but not great.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2012 01:19:30 | More by papat444
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jtladner

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

07-24-2013 00:58:11 | More by jtladner
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Loveyourbeer

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

08-24-2013 18:08:58 | More by Loveyourbeer
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Gmann

New York

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy straw color with honey highlights. The head is pure white and dense, almost meringue like; and settles into a chunky cap.

The aroma is of tart apple and lemons. There is a floral sweetness as well as some light phenols. Good saison aroma, highlights the yeast.

The taste is of a dry pilsner malt. Some sugary sweetness to go along with some floral notes. Don't get much of the goodness from the yeast as I did in the nose. Not very tart and doesn't really have that funkiness that saisons have. More of a bright pilsner without the grassy hop bitterness.

Its refreshing as hell, which a good saison should be and has tons of drinkability. Its dry but has a nice general sweetness to it. Great balance. Perhaps too fizzy with the carbonation.

A very drinkable and sessionable saison. I could drink this all day. I just wish it had more yeasty flavor to it. Definitely bland for the style.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2012 01:27:13 | More by Gmann
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caustin90


3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

05-14-2014 00:13:25 | More by caustin90
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Saison De Lis from Perennial Artisan Ales
86 out of 100 based on 264 ratings.