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Saison De Lis - Perennial Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
86
very good

294 Ratings
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Ratings: 294
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 9.64%
Wants: 21
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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1.5/5  rDev -60.9%

vinny21bal, Jan 24, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

drummermattie02, Aug 25, 2013
Photo of beerhawk41
2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

beerhawk41, Jan 06, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

mattmarka1, Jan 15, 2014
Photo of Mark-Leggett
2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

Mark-Leggett, Aug 14, 2014
Photo of mactrail
2.8/5  rDev -27.1%
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.

mactrail, Jul 18, 2014
Photo of rhoadsrage
2.95/5  rDev -23.2%
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.

rhoadsrage, Jun 25, 2012
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

jegross2, May 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

IrishColonial, Sep 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

psdonnelly, Dec 16, 2012
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

bryantd, Jun 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

oN3xM, Oct 01, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

DeutschesBier, Sep 09, 2013
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.08/5  rDev -19.8%
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.

Alieniloquium, Aug 20, 2013
Photo of shanblur
3.15/5  rDev -18%
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.

shanblur, Jan 31, 2012
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3.2/5  rDev -16.7%

gopens44, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of seedyone
3.21/5  rDev -16.4%
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...

seedyone, Jun 28, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Jared14, Jul 31, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Elicoleman, Aug 29, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Enochase04, Aug 30, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

KillaB, Jan 29, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

mothman, Dec 24, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

yourefragile, Mar 20, 2013
Photo of zeledonia
3.36/5  rDev -12.5%
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.

zeledonia, Jan 09, 2013
Photo of JustinMatthew
3.4/5  rDev -11.5%
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

JustinMatthew, Nov 16, 2012
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Saison De Lis from Perennial Artisan Ales
86 out of 100 based on 294 ratings.