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Saison De Lis - Perennial Artisan Ales

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86
very good

384 Ratings
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Ratings: 384
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 9.38%
Wants: 22
Gots: 38 | FT: 3
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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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3.81/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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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1.5/5  rDev -60.9%

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3.8/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

750ml
$7.49
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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3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750 mL bottle courtesy of fthomasl pours a hazed gold color with a bright white head that is fluffy and bright.

Nose is definitely chamomile...and some lemony yeast/hops and tangy florals. Nice nose.

Taste shows plenty of spices, the chamomile is big and I suspect there might be some other spices at work here...maybe orange peel? Peppery yeast and some thick malts...not as crisp as many a saison, but its not too bad. Ive used chamomile in homebrew before and it is tough to not use too much...deft use of chamomile here.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.72/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

i am really high on perennial right now, and for a guy who has gone t just about every brewery in the greater st Louis area, I have somehow missed this one. I think their beers are in the state, but I just got a recent delivery from a good friend. thanks phil. brewed with chamomile flowers, lovely. the color is much lighter and clearer than expected, with an inch of pure white bubbly head that doesn't last too long. a nose of French saison yeast that echoes my homebrew perfectly. almost wine-like, cidery, not my favorite saison strain, but it works with the intense bitterness of the flowers. not as springtime as the label hints at in terms of flavor. its simply a balanced saison with the hops being replaced by the flowers as a bittering agent. not a real floral beer other than that. clean and refreshing, but slightly odd from what may be a slight overdose of yeast. great carbonation and a super clean finish for the style, light and drinkable at only 5% abv. perennial has got some really cool beers out right now, and while this may not be their most adventurous, it is certainly a cleverly dreamt up and expertly pulled off beverage.

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Saison De Lis from Perennial Artisan Ales
86 out of 100 based on 384 ratings.