Prism: Hallertau Blanc + Cascade
Perennial Artisan Ales

Prism: Hallertau Blanc + CascadePrism: Hallertau Blanc + Cascade
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Belgian Saison
4.01 | pDev: 5.99%
Perennial Artisan Ales
Missouri, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Very Good
Prism: Hallertau Blanc + CascadePrism: Hallertau Blanc + Cascade
Notes: For the third installment of Prism, our dry-hopped saison series, we selected Cascade and Hallertau Blanc. Using the same simple grist, and expressive Belgian yeast strain, this itineration of Prism exudes huge grapefruit notes blended with massive aromas of white tea with a slight classic grassy finish that we all love in saison.
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Reviews by rpjterp:
Photo of rpjterp
4.34/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Photo of RaulMondesi
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I find this beer to be perfectly constructed. Top to bottom, this is the Claudia Cardinale of Saisons. Light like a newborn, yet peppery bright, and earthy, I’m feeling this one like Dr Phil on a butterfinger.


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Photo of Livyatan1996
4.04/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

3rd in this series from these dudes. if i was smarter on the makings of beer and hops themselves i might have more to say about it all but damn they've tasted solid each time. 16oz can into a tulip, dumped out a nice golden color with a rocky white head that settled to a chunk of suds up top. good lacing going on. nose has a lot of fruits floating around, from citrus to stone fruit, especially peaches. almost reminds me of some of those fruity white wines. hints of saison funk come in and say hello. taste is a nice balance of both, this batch really nails it as far as balance goes between the two hops and the yeasty funk. fruity, earthy and overall just goes down smooth. drinks great, good carbonation and a nice body. the 4 pack disappeared already and i guess perennial will be getting even more of my cash again soon.

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Photo of chris826
4.34/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of russpowell
3.91/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a bright, effervescent straw color with 3 fingers of frothy pearl colored head. Nice lacing & above average head retention

S: Grassy, yeasty, peppery

T: Rich yeasty breadyness with a little a band-aid & white pepper, plus white grapes up front, plus a little dryness. A little more peppery & band-aiddy yeast bite as this warms, along with grassyness, white grape & dryness. Finishes dry with the yeast backing off a bit, still some juicy-fruit, the dryness is not

MF: Medium body, delicate carbonation

A solid hoppy Saison, drinks pretty easy for the style, glad I got try it

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Photo of zeff80
4.09/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can. Poured out a slightly hazy, straw yellow color with a nice sized head of bubbly foam. It smelled of floral notes, apple and pine. Sweet fruity flavor with light caramel and a green apple taste.

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Photo of prototypic
3.84/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of metter98
3.94/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is relatively clear yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short off white head that died down a bit but mostly left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: Light aromas of lemongrass are present in the nose along with hints of green grapes.
T: The taste has flavors of green grapes and lemongrass with hints of yeast.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The Hallertau Blanc hops lend interesting aromas and flavors to this saison but mostly obscure those of the underlying beer.

Serving type: can

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Photo of clayrock81
3.9/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a cloudy, light-yellow body with minimal head and lace ring down glass. Floral, earthy, spicy yeast smells mainly comprise the aroma. Smooth, slightly sticky with a honey- and yeast-type sweetness with a peppery snap and a bit of floral funk on the finish.

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Photo of Tilley4
4.24/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This was definitely a nice beer from the folks at Perennial. Hit all the marks for a really good dry hopped saison... earthy and delicious while bringing the dry hop aspect to the show... it really is a nice beer... that being said....for the $$$ it's not something I will probably pick up again. Over $20 for a 4 pack of a 5.50% saison..... for my budget, it's hard to justify....

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Photo of nmann08
3.67/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mactrail
3.68/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Clear golden brew with long-lasting white foam in the Rodenbach Grand Cru goblet. Aroma of white wine, avocado, and green beans. Mouthfeel is invitingly sudsy, light and frothy. This is more tart than any (nonsour) Saison I've had in a long time. Flavors of unripe melon, unripe white grapes, with a lemon soda water finish.

The hops are interesting and fragrant. This idea of a hoppy Saison seems like one good thing to come out of some recent silly brewing experimentation. But drinkable and refreshing. Long peculiar nose to remind you it's something fromthe Belgian side. From the 16 oz can purchased at BottleCraft. Stamped "best by 01/05/19."

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Photo of pathman
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

3/8/19 draft @ Barrio, Tremont

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.02/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this has been a very educational and informative series of beers for me so far, and i have loved them all, a simple and clean saison like this is a unique landscape within which to experience hops like this. this is probably the most hallertau blanc i have had in a beer, its usually delicate to me, not something to be dosed like this, and to pair it with a distinctive and easily identifiable bold hop like cascade seems like a weird pairing, but its successful in my opinion, no way they used equal amounts of each. the hallertau blanc at this dosage is a little weird to me, resonating at a funny pitch, similar to the esters of the belgian yeast as it warms a little, almost lost in there a little bit, and with some of the same cat pee thing i get out of mosaic in a dry hopped context, even a little sweet and oily for a moment. not at all what i expected from this. the cascade has its familar peppery bite, but is well behind the hallertau blanc to me, also notes of orange peel, lemon, and high alpha bitterness at the end come up. the beer overall is still clear and dry, effervescent and bright, and the hops linger after the swallow. i kind of wish the yeast was a little tamer here, i think it collides with the hallertau blanc in a way, but this beer is another cool installment of this series. very different. looking forward to whatever is next...

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Photo of cjgiant
3.82/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

On tap:
Light haze on pale yellow body; fair white head, easily revived; few streams of lacing

Big pear and to a lesser extent red apple; very light barnyard note; a slight medical aspect;

Malt and hay, paired with the red apple that flips roles with pear; light floral bitterness.

Clean- almost too clean (except a light metallic note); moderate carbonation.

Easy drinker that has a little more in nose than taste.

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Photo of cryptichead
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jeromedepot
3.72/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of festizio
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.34/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip.
The appearance was a glossy semi-bright yellow color with a mild transparency about it. I could see carbonation rising at a decent pace. Concave lace trims the sides of the glass nicely.
The aroma had a semi-sweet floral to grassy hop character. Some sweet pine with earthiness. Some lemon cake. Sweet side of peppercorn.
The flavor yields towards the sweet side melding all of the prior mentioned aromas together nicely. Slight aftertaste of lemon cake, peppercorn, and a sweet floral to bright lemon juiciness.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied, perhaps just a tad under with a fair sessionability about it. Good carbonation and ABV. Nice crisp finish of lemon juice, lemon cake and floral hop character.
Overall, very nicely done saison soothing and smooth, quaint and nice! Well worthy of many more pours.

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Photo of BayAreaJoe
4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

BB 3/10/19, consumed 10/27/19

L: Poured golden and slightly opaque with a nice big white head that left some ok lacing.

S: Very nice white wine, grapes, grapefruit citrus, and some flowery notes mixed so well with the funky saison yeast.

T: Follows aroma, just slighty less bright and defined in the fruit notes.

F: Smooth, nice body, great carbonation - terrific feel like you'd expect from this series.

O: Another nice addition to this series. Best way for hop heads to move into some more funky stuff. Prism is probably my favorite change-up to IPAs and pale ales.

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Prism: Hallertau Blanc + Cascade from Perennial Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 21 ratings