Saison De Lis | Perennial Artisan Ales

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Perennial Artisan Ales
Missouri, United States
perennialbeer.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Belgian-Style Saison brewed with Chamomile Flowers.

Fermentation is too clean and industrialized. Chamomile was thought to be a preservative within industrialized breweries trying to export.

Added by hooliganlife on 10-21-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
546
Reviews:
83
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
9.61%
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
82
For Trade:
4
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5/5  rDev +29.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

Photo of JFrank78
4.62/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Just an exceptional saison. Poured from a bottle picked up from my local shop. Bright, floral, but not overly robust. Slight hop finish. The chamomile is fresh, yet light, doesn't overpower. A very stellar farmhouse. This one will be a frequent guest in my fridge.

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4.57/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 mL bottle poured into a Sam Smith's pint glass.

Perfect for a Summer evening.

A: Looks are subjective, but this is one heck of a pretty looking beer. The clearest, most filtered, pale yellow I've ever seen. Wonderful pearly white, soapy head. Just about a finger's worth of head, that sticks around for a decent amount of time. Does not go completely flat, clings to the edge of the glass. There is something about the bubbly head of a saison that is just fantastic; this guy is no different. Very pretty!

S: Just a bit of saison-funk, and a lot of sweetness. The chamomlie definitely comes out here. Second best smelling beer behind Daisy Cutter, IMO. Pleasant.

T: Wow wow wow. This is just fantastic. I assume the chamomlie is giving the beer just a subtle amount of sweetness. Finishes with a moderate amount of bitterness. Not a hoppy bitterness, but an earthy/vegetal bitterness. A wonderful balance of flavors.

M: Nice, light and refreshing. Nothing out of the ordinary here, but I will say this brew carbonates a lot in your mouth. It is a little distracting to swallow the beer, and have to take an extra gulp to get the bubbles out of your mouth. Never experienced this, maybe I did something out of the ordinary?

O: Maybe it's the fact that I had a long day at work and this was the perfect solution. Seems to smell and taste sweeter as you work through the bottle. A fantastically refreshing beer. Makes me wish I had a couple more! Well done Perennial!

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4.56/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.54/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

for some reason everyone goes nuts over their stouts....which are good beers, but this saison is absolutely fantastic...I wish they would expand this program!

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4.53/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sweet Chamomile scent golden blonde color. Light and smooth saison perfect for summer drinking

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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4.46/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NIUfan86
4.4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The spices and pear go really well with the tea/chamomile. Quite possibly my favorite saison

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4.4/5  rDev +14.3%

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Saison De Lis from Perennial Artisan Ales
3.85 out of 5 based on 546 ratings.
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