Saison De Lis - Perennial Artisan Ales
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3.6/5 rDev -6.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Appearance: after gushing out maybe a third of the bottle it poured a golden orange color, with a two plus finger white head that leaves a sticky lacing on the sides. completely hazy and opaque.
Smell: mix of fruity and floral flavors. some apples, some floral and some chamomile.
Taste: opens up with apples and a quick kick of chamomile. backend has floral, yeast and maybe a little bit of a spicey character.
Mouthfeel: light and slightly sweet.
Overall: this is a pretty good beer. but it doesn't quite do it for me. I think for the style it could use more dryness and more yeast character.
Serving type: bottle
05-21-2014 00:08:36 | More by SportsandJorts
4.18/5 rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Enjoyed on tap at Bier Station. Poured into a small Belgian style tulip glass.
Appearance - Pours a sunny golden body with a hazy disposition that prevents much light from passing through, and therefore creates a flatter depth of color than might otherwise be present. All the same, there are notes of goldenrod and lemon rind, lying in wait beneath a pillowy stark white head of luscious foam. Retention is excellent, and as it starts to fade, it leaves sheets of leopard print lacing along the sides of the glass.
Smell - The initial aroma is an assertive blend of floral overtones and orchard fruit sweetness, bringing to mind notes of nectarine and faint apple. With subsequent smells, the aroma become a bit sweeter, with notes of nectar and honey. There is absolutely no bitterness to speak of, but there are some light grain elements of whole grain crackers.
Taste - Much like the smell, the floral nectar and fruity overtones of the chamomile are hovering over a rustic base including notes of nectarine and white pepper, with some other hard-to-identify spicing elements as well. Perhaps lemongrass and candied apple. Here there is a little bit of bitterness, but nothing very overt--just some faint bite, like light garden greens.
Mouthfeel - Light bodied and a light carbonation that lends a foamy, almost cotton candy like feel to the mouth. Slightly sweet aftertaste.
Overall, a fantastically light and floral saison, using the addition of chamomile to compliment the estery yeast notes from the base beer. If Tank 7 weren't so prevalent in my market, I could easily see this being a go-to for the style.
Serving type: on-tap
05-20-2014 19:48:23 | More by LambicPentameter
3.78/5 rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A: It poured with a finger high white head that died down, consistently leaving a short head covering the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
A: Light aromas of Belgian yeast are present in the nose along with some hints of floral hops and spices.
T: The taste seems to be a little fruitier compared to the smell and has notes of apples and slight hints of sweetness. Notes of Belgian yeast and pale malts are also present.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer doesn't have much of the complexities as in other saisons, but is pleasant to drink and has some refreshing properties.
Serving type: bottle
05-09-2014 01:04:16 | More by metter98
3.58/5 rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Poured on tap at Pizza Paradiso Dupont into a tumbler glass.
Big white foamy head, but presented with about a finger length tall. Good staying power. Dull bodied lemon body color, slightly green, lots of good rising carbonation and some good ring like sheets of lacing while drinking.
Nose has a real interesting sweet yeast component. Mild sense of floral and herb notes, with a deep malt dough that dominates. Not particularly dry, and no sense of heat or funk or anything crazy here.
Palate is sweet, with a thick peanut butter aroma and taste. How odd. Big peanut butter cookie and dough white bread, really chewy texture to go along with this. Much of the aroma is slammed by this flavor profile, and thick sweetness that takes over.
It's an interesting beer but reminds me nothing of a saison character at all. Much of the classic dryness is lost here, and the floral and herbal muted notes are completely lost in the palate.
Serving type: on-tap
05-09-2014 00:32:12 | More by smakawhat
Saison De Lis from Perennial Artisan Ales
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