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Saison De Lis - Perennial Artisan Ales

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393 Ratings
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Ratings: 393
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 9.35%
Wants: 23
Gots: 41 | FT: 4
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:
Beer added by: hooliganlife on 10-21-2011

Belgian-Style Saison brewed with Chamomile Flowers.
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Enjoyed at Bailey's Range in St. Louis.

This beer arrived a crystal clear polished bright gold in color with a one finger head. It was the second beer I ordered but maintained the white head for over fifteen minutes. The nose featured light Belgian yeast and pale malt. It wasn't overly telling and unfortunately not very aromatic. The flavors however offered pale Belgian malt sweetness, real honey, and honey crisp apples. After the nose I didn't expect that. It is very well balanced. The apple in the after taste is pretty nice. It drinks light in body and doesn't show any of its alcohol. For a beer of the style it is very sessionable. Overall I was quite impressed. This beer was pretty nice on draft. I'd order another.

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Kenwood Liquors - Homer Glen, IL

Saison de Lis sports a hazy sunset orange body. The haze is enough that you can't see through the body. When backlit gold becomes dominant and streams of carbonation can be seen rushing to the surface. A head, pure as the driven snow, grows to a couple fingers in height and never falls below a hefty cap. Spotty but chunky lacing is left behind after each drink.

Green apple and a touch of estery spice are noticeable from the first smell. There's a larger than expected sweetness, more sugar cookie and graham cracker than candy but it's there none the less. The chamomile jumps in midway through adding a unique quality with some cinnamon aspects. This beer smells like a softly sweet cookie of sorts. The more I smell the more I like but it's not what I expected.

The flavor profile dries up nicely losing some of that sweetness. Orchard fruits are present but run together and are tough to single out. Peach and apple are more apparent with some warmth. There's a soft floral quality from the middle through the finish that goes well with the fruitiness. Herbals linger on the swallow.All of this over the top of a clean graham cracker maltiness. A unique saison.

The guys at Perennial nailed the mouthfeel. A light body is accompanied by an active, prickly carbonation that lends a welcomed frothiness. The swallow is slightly dry and a mild bitterness lingers along with the orchard fruitiness.

Saison de Lis is an all around solid saison. The chamomile adds a unique character and while I don't run along such graham cracker maltiness very often it's grown on me. For $7.50 I'd pick up another bottle. It won't be in my regular rotation but will be drank again.

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Saison De Lis from Perennial Artisan Ales
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