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Saison De Lis - Perennial Artisan Ales

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87
very good

262 Ratings
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Ratings: 262
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 9.59%
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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markmcconv

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.6%

02-13-2013 19:30:54 | More by markmcconv
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mdaschaf

Washington

3.74/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Nate for this one!

A: Pours a hazy orange color with a bone-white head on top made up of lots of small bubbles. Nice head retention. Lacing forms close to the cap and gets thinner up the glass.

S: Light spice with some apple and a bit of lemon. I get a little bit of a flowery aroma, but wouldn't say it was chamomile.

T: Some cracker malt upfront with some pepper and yeast mixed in. There is some light lemon and zest. Slightly herbal.

M: Light to medium bodied with high carbonation. Has a nice crispness.

O: Was hoping for a bit more of the chamomile, but a nice saison.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2013 04:18:32 | More by mdaschaf
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KillaB

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

01-26-2013 22:22:49 | More by Gretlawn
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jadeal

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +3.6%

01-19-2013 16:43:22 | More by jadeal
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zeledonia

Minnesota

3.36/5  rDev -13%
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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beerhawk41

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

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

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.6%

12-27-2012 02:50:47 | More by EvanWilliams
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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

Alabama

3/5  rDev -22.3%

12-16-2012 02:48:25 | More by psdonnelly
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papat444

Quebec (Canada)

3.48/5  rDev -9.8%
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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JustinMatthew

Pennsylvania

3.4/5  rDev -11.9%
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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kylehay2004

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Up from Jacksonville FL and stopped in at the brewery.

A: thin head on a hazy dull golden body but still nice lacing.

S: Belgian yeast, chamomile, banana and orange citrus. Candied sugar.

T: herbal and only lightly yeasty with candied sugar, citrus, and pungent hops.

M: light to medium body and moderate to high carbonation.

Overall: I wanted more from this one. It isn't bad just plain and simple.

Serving type: on-tap

11-15-2012 22:49:29 | More by kylehay2004
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sailorastro

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

11-13-2012 01:47:34 | More by sailorastro
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Pandaflute

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

11-02-2012 01:39:53 | More by Pandaflute
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BeerNDoggerel

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

10-28-2012 02:51:33 | More by BeerNDoggerel
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bluckbeyes

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

09-11-2012 00:53:26 | More by bluckbeyes
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bluerabbit

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

09-10-2012 02:43:57 | More by bluerabbit
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tdmccarthy

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

09-08-2012 22:24:20 | More by tdmccarthy
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BobCobb

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

09-08-2012 04:08:32 | More by BobCobb
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ant880

New York

4/5  rDev +3.6%

09-06-2012 18:05:13 | More by ant880
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wesley14

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.6%

09-04-2012 01:41:37 | More by wesley14
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polishkaz

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +3.6%

09-04-2012 01:20:24 | More by polishkaz
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Dieck

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

08-30-2012 15:12:37 | More by Dieck
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KDawg

Illinois

3.55/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

poured from tap. Pours a clear gold color with a small head. Was rather surprised at how clear the color was and how small the head was.

Nice aromatics that lean towards the higher tones with aromas of citrus, lemon peels, florals and a touch of spices. Not that much depth though.

Medium bodied with a nice smooth feel and flavors of citrus, spices and lemon peels. It's lacking a mid though, but the feel on the whole is good.

This is a nice solid saison. Was hoping for more on both the smell and taste, but it is what it is.

Serving type: on-tap

08-23-2012 14:01:31 | More by KDawg
Saison De Lis from Perennial Artisan Ales
87 out of 100 based on 262 ratings.