Foedre Saison
Perennial Artisan Ales

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Style:
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
ABV:
5%
Score:
91
Avg:
4.16 | pDev: 6.25%
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
42
From:
Perennial Artisan Ales
 
Missouri, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  1
Gots
  4
SCORE
91
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Sheppard from Virginia

4.4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours golden with fast dissipating. Funky vinous aroma. Milky lemony character. Cheesy. It's like a thin lambic. This feels more like an American wild than a saison, but it's delicious nonetheless.

Jan 16, 2017
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leroybrown10 from Missouri

4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours straw gold with a small white head. Mostly clear. Not much retention on the head. Minimal lacing.

Funky brett on the nose. Citrus, yeast, and straw. Hints of earth and pepper.

Horse blanket brett on first sip. Citrus mixed with oak. Cracker-y malt. Lemon really comes through on the finish.

Nice light body. Medium+ carbonation and a crisp tartness. Funky without being overpowering. Dry on the end.

Light, tart, funky, and crisp. Nice easy sipper.

Aug 12, 2016
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Rimbimhoot from Illinois

4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Lemon, medium acidity, light honey, white wine, strawberry, oak tannin, hint of Brett, peach, earthy, light band aid

Overall an amazing shelf saison.

Aug 09, 2016
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Meyers1023 from New York

4.41/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured a cloudy golden color with a small amount of fizzy white head that disappeared quickly. The nose is barrel funk with a citrus background. The flavor is tart with lemon and wood. The feel is medium with a good amount of carbonation. The balance in this beer is great with sourness, wood, and citrus flavors. Really enjoyable!

Aug 06, 2016
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Fcolle2 from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Mildly hazy and golden in color. Aromas of lemon, cereal grain, a hint of citrus acidity and hay/straw. Mild tartness is very well balanced, lemongrass, some phenolic saison spice and semi-sweet grainy finish.

Jul 19, 2016
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Jason from Massachusetts

4.12/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750ml brown bottle, sample from the brewery.

The lacing might be a bit thin but it is holding on strong, mild hazy in the pale golden yellow hue. Smells of aged foeder funk, mildly tart with some phenols abound and wood in the back. Mellow and tart palate with a kiss of wood tannin. Simple and a bit old world here, a table beer of sorts. This beer has it going on, just enough of every trait you'd want line up to please your tastebuds.

Apr 27, 2016
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Stevedore from Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle. Served in a Perennial stange glass.

Pours a hazy dark straw yellow body, two finger white head, effervescent, nice two finger white head, good retention, thick film and medium collar, some lacing. Smells of lemon, oak, cereal grain, touch of citrus zest, mild earthy funk. Very nice. Flavour is similarly effervescent in terms of lemon and earth, mild zesty bitterness, sweet grain to balance things out, touch of minerals. Not too yeasty. Very similar to a Side Project-style saison as far as flavour profile goes. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, creamy, nicely carbonated, refreshing with a slightly dry, zesty bitterness to cut into the sweetness. A very tasty saison that isn't too different from its half-brothers, and just as good in its own way.

Feb 27, 2016
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PHBoiler from Illinois

3.53/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into a Perennial wine glass. Straw-like yellow body. Smells of a traditional Belgian yeast profile and hints of tropical fruits. Initial taste is fairly juicy with hints of Belgian yeast phenols. Not getting much Brett or funk character. A cereal grain finish turns to butter as the beer warms. The buttery finish goes beyond what I would expect to come from oak. Hopefully extended aging cleans up the bottles. Full bodied saison that isn't particularly light and doesn't have bright carb.

Feb 10, 2016
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

for anyone wondering why the side project beers are so good, this is a great example of the brewing prowess of this man and his team. it all started at perennial, and they have always made inventive and well executed beers across a huge range of styles. this wilder side of beer, funky saison, is cool, its like some of the side project stuff, but super delicate, light on the funk, with a nice belgian character and a light straw and blooming floral thing going on, maybe elderflower, and subtle clean oak. the flavors are expert and balanced and distinct, and the mouthfeel is simply tremendous. well charged on the carbonation, and bone dry, but with a unique creamy rich sort of feel too, its like the best of both worlds, i wonder how they achieved that? even more than that, i wonder what the turnaround time is on a beer like this. how much fermentation happens from wild yeasts, how long does it spend on oak, is it bottle conditioned? all of this i would like to know. however they do it, its a benchmark for this type of beer. nice to see perennial continuing to make beer like this even with the success of the side project stuff! hopefully bottles make it out here to colorado.

Jan 19, 2016
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4DAloveofSTOUT from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at Perennial.

Appearance: Translucent straw yellow bodied beer with thick cap of bone white head that drops down to a thin cap and thick ring around the side of the glass. Spotty lacing is left behind on the side of the glass.

Smell: White grape and a tart character as well. Grainy and wheat malts. Musty damp basement funkiness. Light oak note as well.

Taste: White grape, pear skin, and a hint of green apple. Light musty wet basement funk and a light oak presence. The funk is not nearly as big in the flavor as it is in the aroma of this beer. Finish is like biting into a white grape with a hint of oak.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied beer with creamy carbonation. Thirst quenching and extremely sessionable saison. Not much driness to this saison. Fairly clean, bright, and refreshing beer.

Overall: This is a really nice saison! Have not had many Perennial saisons, but this one is pretty nice. Definately worth the 15 bucks a bottle; I know that I will buy a few bottles based on the draft pour.

Dec 31, 2015
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gibgink from Missouri

4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Not sure if I got super lucky on this, but my review will be about the pour, because I've never seen anything like it before. Third tasting of the beer at a friends house, I popped the top and it gushed a little bit. Not a ton, so it was okay. I then poured into a pint glass, and started to hold up to the light. What I saw was a tornado of haze. It must of been the way I poured the beer, but the cyclonic effect that was created lasted a good 2-3 minutes. Coolest...pour...ever.

Dec 28, 2015
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