Saison De Lis | Perennial Artisan Ales

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3.84/5
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590 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Saison

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by hooliganlife on 10-21-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#18,177
Reviews:
95
Ratings:
590
pDev:
9.9%
 
 
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1.5/5  rDev -60.9%

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2/5  rDev -47.9%
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2.85/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.25

Big spew at first pour. Have to watch every pour as half of it ends up on the counter. It's quite lovely whipped cream on top of the amber brew if you have 40 minutes to pour and wait. Lots of sediment.

The chamomile taste is not overly strong but it's that usual odd herbal tea flavor that doesn't add much to a beer, in my opinion. Scratchy and overly yeasty with a bitter acidic taste. Pleasant flowery aroma is the bright spot.

I'm getting tired of this run of big spew beers lately. Especially for 10 bucks. From the bottle-capped 750 ml bottle purchased at Grapevine Liquor in Denver. No bottled by date.

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2.94/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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2.96/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

(Served in a teku)

A- This beer pours a slight hazy light apricot color body with a wall of microbubbles gliding to the 1/2 glass of antique white foam that last a good bit. The beer gets hazier with the second pour.

S- The white plastic phenol aroma has some clove qualities to it and a circus peanut ester finish that turns into hair perm chemical aroma as it warms.

T- The dry camomile flower flavor ends in a dry pucker with some plastic taste and circus peanut esters and banana esters really growing as the beer opens up. There is also a black pepper spice that comes through in the finish aswell.

M- The light mouthfeel is dry and has a bit of an astringent bite in the finish that is enhanced by the tight little fizz.

O- The big yeast character and off flavors are very unappealing together and it covers up much of the flower character. The fizz grows enhancing the off flavors and yeast esters making to difficult to finish the bottle.

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2.99/5  rDev -22.1%

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750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Pale hazy yellow orange. Big white head. Great retention, nice lacing.

Smell - Pale malt. Slightly floral and doughy.

Taste - Grainy, pale malt. Lots of chamomile, or whatever that is. Slight apple in the back. Touch of bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Bland.

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3.12/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Saison De Lis from Perennial Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 590 ratings