Saison De Lis
Perennial Artisan Ales

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From:
Perennial Artisan Ales
 
Missouri, United States
Style:
Saison
Ranked #660
ABV:
5%
Score:
87
Ranked #18,786
Avg:
3.85 | pDev: 9.61%
Reviews:
121
Ratings:
530
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jul 04, 2022
Added:
Oct 22, 2011
Wants:
  26
Gots:
  100
SCORE
87
Very Good
Saison De LisSaison De Lis
Notes: Belgian-Style Saison brewed with Chamomile Flowers.

A straw colored Belgian-style Saison brewed with chamomile flowers. It is fermented with a traditional saison yeast strain that imparts fruity and spicy notes that dovetail perfectly with the tea-like quality of the chamomile. Finishes dry, tart, and refreshing.
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Rated: 3.81 by DownyIsHungry from Minnesota

Jul 04, 2022
 
Rated: 3.86 by cabsandking from Ohio

Jun 22, 2022
 
Rated: 3.85 by HarlotBronte from District of Columbia

May 14, 2022
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Reviewed by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Look - crisp clean golden color with a nice white head and lacing
smell - grainy belgium
Taste - pretty much the same as the smell, slightly sweet
feel - medium body with a light carb
OVerall - nice saison
Mar 13, 2022
 
Rated: 3.64 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Feb 15, 2022
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Reviewed by Mindcrime1000 from South Dakota

3.69/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Poured into a tulip.

Pours light hazy gold with limited head and lacing.

Estery aromas meet Belgian yeast and clove and coriander.

Similar flavors. Esters (bubblegum and banana) melt with clove and a bit of hopping. The yeasts are really present here.

Medium bodied and well carbonated.

Solid.
Dec 11, 2021
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Reviewed by KT3418 from Colorado

4.01/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
I really enjoy this and it's a shame it's probably gonna get discontinued where I work because Perennial just doesn't seem to move out here. Tastes like a typical good saison but there's a smoothness from the flowers that I enjoy.
Sep 12, 2021
 
Rated: 3.85 by MGibbons from Maryland

Sep 05, 2021
 
Rated: 3.78 by steevo24 from District of Columbia

Sep 04, 2021
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Rated by nick_perry from North Carolina

3.62/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Sharp carbonation bite. Floral, peppercorn notes. However, I look for a saison to be slightly tart, and this one really isn’t.
Sep 03, 2021
 
Rated: 4.06 by guzzleacoldone from Ohio

Aug 14, 2021
 
Rated: 3.83 by jak from North Carolina

Jun 27, 2021
 
Rated: 3.75 by Stengelfoot from California

Jun 22, 2021
 
Rated: 3.75 by IRONRakkasan from California

Mar 12, 2021
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Reviewed by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
16oz can. Stamped on can bottom is 'BEST BY 08/16/21'.
Slightly cloudy, pale gold colored body. Very active upward bubble migration keeps the white head constant. Most of the constant head slides down with the body, but scattered lacing spots are left behind.
Aroma of dry yeast, lager breadiness, and tea. Inside the yeast are some spices (cloves, allspice).
Taste is very floral and tea like. Belgian yeast with some citrus, grass and hay. A little sweetness comes from the orange citrus and the herbal spices. Abruptly dry at the end. After taste is diminished tea and flowers.
Thicker than medium mouth feel. Excellent carbonation.
The tea makes this a different saison experience for me. Refreshing but full of tannins. Lots of depth for 5%ABV.
Mar 09, 2021
 
Rated: 2.71 by AmatuerSurgeon from Missouri

Jan 24, 2021
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Reviewed by jno from Missouri

3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
I enjoy this saison from Perennial. It does have a slight floral taste and smell but it's not off putting and works quite well in the beer. It's a bit more carbonated than their other beers so it benefits from pouring in a belcher or tulip glass.
Jan 09, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by andyjeigh from Oklahoma

Dec 31, 2020
 
Rated: 3.53 by bgunnink from Illinois

Nov 22, 2020
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Reviewed by MesaDan from Minnesota

3.71/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Bottled 9/9/2016…consumed Nov, 2020: Very light golden hue with huge fluffy white head with lots of lace; nose is earthy with some spice; light mouthfeel with soft/effervescent carbonation (as opposed to silky); taste is subtle with a bit of flower, lemon, & Belgian spice notes; chamomile tea like taste comes out in a dry finish with a bit of spice lingering.
Nov 15, 2020
 
Rated: 4.34 by Eagleyes from Missouri

Oct 12, 2020
 
Rated: 4.26 by entenduintransit from Tennessee

Sep 19, 2020
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Reviewed by Bartleby91 from Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
I will never say no to a saison, and perennial is a brewery that I have wanted to try more stuff from.
A: Pours a hazy straw yellow with some carbonation bubbling up. A really pretty beer.
A: Fruit esters and spice are the dominant notes per the style. Quite pleasant.
T: Follows the nose with some banana also coming through. Maybe a bit of the chamomile coming through on the back end.
F: A really spicy note lingers along with some herbal notes on the palate. Lingers really well.
O: This is a really solid saison with a lot of flavor for being only 5 percent. Would definitely get this again.
Aug 30, 2020
 
Rated: 3.98 by craigbelly from Iowa

Aug 20, 2020
 
Rated: 3.94 by caffeinelogic from New York

Jul 26, 2020
 
Rated: 3.29 by eppie82 from Illinois

Jul 18, 2020
 
Rated: 4.06 by GoBearsWalter34 from Illinois

Jul 10, 2020
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Reviewed by laketang from Arizona

3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Poured bright straw with a rapidly diminishing head. 3.75

Fruity, orange zest, fragrant. 4.0

Spicy, ginger, earthy. Not too sweet , good fermenting. Fruity with some tartness. 4.0

Dry finish, carbonated. 3.75

Nice refreshing summer beer. 4.0
Jun 07, 2020
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Reviewed by maxpower from Missouri

4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Cloudy and hazy bright golden color, huge frothy clingy off white head that leaves a sticky lacing in the glass that lasts, fruity, lemon citrus and yeasty aromas. Fruit and peppery spicy flavors with some sourness. Light bodied with a crisp, carbonated mouthfeel. Great hot weather beer!
Jun 05, 2020
 
Rated: 3.38 by bpkrippner from Missouri

May 04, 2020
 
Rated: 3.77 by patre_tim from Thailand

Mar 27, 2020
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Reviewed by hoptheology from California

3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
16 oz can from 4 pack purchased at Hy Vee in KCMO. Best by 4/12/20.

My third can of this beer, it's definitely delicious but not my favorite Perennial. I'm serving it tonight in a White Elm Willi Beecher glass.

Hazy blonde straw color with a lager-like head of 2 fingers, leaving lots of lace as it recedes. Nice head.

Aromas are very lager-like, with bready graininess, corn, hay, straw, and a touch of floral chamomile and lavender.

Flavor brings clove, very green vegetal hop, some honey-like sweetness, lemon rind, some grapefruit rind, and pepper.

Feel is stabbing and sharp with carbonation, bringing some dryness and light body. Slightly resinous finish.

Overall, a tasty beer that again, is not really wonderful but is a solid beer from an exceptional brewery.
Mar 22, 2020
 
Rated: 3.75 by nitter from Ohio

Dec 24, 2019
 
Rated: 4.3 by GOBLIN from Ohio

Nov 19, 2019
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Reviewed by dbrauneis from North Carolina

3.81/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
A: Pours a relatively clear straw yellow in color with moderate to heavy amounts of fine active visible carbonation rising quickly from the bottom of the glass and faint to moderate pale bright yellow + pale golden yellow colored highlights. The beer has a three finger tall dense sudsy foamy bright white head that slowly reduces to a large patch of medium thick film covering approximately 75% of the surface of the beer surrounded by a large patch of thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of slightly spicy/peppery saison yeast along with moderate aromas of Belgian yeast. Light to moderate aromas of wheat + pale malts along with a hint of Belgian candi sugar sweetness and light hints of lemon citrus. Light to moderate aromas of floral + herbal hops as well as a light aroma of chamomile.

T: Upfront there are just shy of moderate flavors of wheat + pale malts along with a hint of Belgian candi sugar sweetness. That is followed by light flavors of lemon citrus and slightly stronger than moderate flavors of slightly spicy/peppery saison yeast along with moderate flavors of Belgian yeast. Light flavors of chamomile as well as light flavors of floral + herbal hops. There is a light amount of bitterness which fades quickly leaving light lingering sweet floral + herbal + yeast + ester flavors.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Hints of dryness in the finish.

O: Drinks pretty easily with well hidden alcohol. Enjoyable though not as complex and a little sweeter than some other examples of saisons.
Nov 12, 2019
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

3.6/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Taster at Interstate. Very light, subdued. Mellow, light fruity flavors, grainy notes. Tasty, but extremely light, so focus. The flavor is in there, if you look for it..
Nov 08, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by eldoctorador from Chile

Oct 25, 2019
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Rated by CaptainHate from Ohio

3.54/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Had a 16 ounce can poured into a mason jar type glass at a music club. A mediocre to good Saison.
Oct 23, 2019
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Reviewed by BillRoth from Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Nicely done saison, but largely unremarkable except for the unique chamomile flower herbal character. Stands out from the crowd. I liked it. Glad to try it freshly tapped at PAA tasting room.
Oct 20, 2019
 
Rated: 3.74 by Eychung from New York

Oct 07, 2019
Saison De Lis from Perennial Artisan Ales
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