Saison De Lis | Perennial Artisan Ales

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3.85/5
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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:
#17,725
Reviews:
96
Ratings:
592
pDev:
9.87%
 
 
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27
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Ratings: 592 |  Reviews: 96
Photo of bschmidt_37
3.71/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.02/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Golden body, pretty clear, big fluffy white head, nice lacing.

S - Slight sour note, a bit of floral, then strong funk.

T - Follows the nose, a sweet bread malt hit, minerality and a herbal honey note.

M - Brisk and clean, with just a trace of dryness in the close.

O - This is a rock solid saison. Tasty, pleasant and drinkable.

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Photo of ajdemma
4.28/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jewellrunner
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.15/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a style-appropriate murky gold color. The head is a finger high and white in shade. While it's quick to recede, it leaves behind some lacing on the glass.

The aroma reveals a lot of sweetness for the style - not just seemingly from chamomile, but also from a significant wheaty backbone. Notes of vanilla and honey also show up. I seem to miss a lot of the saison yeast, as the black pepper, grass, and non-chamomile flower qualities are overly muted. It's a pleasant-smelling wheat beer, but it lacks the desired rusticity for me.

It tastes more rustic, thankfully. Honey and vanilla flavors first hit the palate, with the saison qualities I missed from the nose show up around the middle. Black pepper, flowers (especially chamomile), lemon, and fresh-cut grass close things out well. I don't think it's particularly integrated well, but it satisfies well enough.

In some ways, the texture is a bit off. It's chalky and angular instead of silky smooth and soft. Still, it has that off-dry quality desired from a saison. Carbonation is medium-high.

It's not bad. The basics here are good, it just lacks fine-tuning and refinement. This was a pretty expensive 4-pack, so I won't buy it again - still, it's a better value than the $10 750s it used to be in!

3.15/5: Competent, but certainly not enough to give the best saisons any fits

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Photo of Beerucee
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice tasting. At Seven Gables

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Photo of mig100
3.72/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of crob3888
4.75/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of RBorsato
3.53/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.09/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of xtonytx
3.71/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Poured to an Ora et Labora taster.

A: Body is yellow and hazy. Head is white, and has an awesome retention, and also good lacing. Amazing looks just like a regular Farmhouse.
S: The aroma is so soft of chamomile, belgian yeast, white barley, wheat, clove, banana. It's so rich and so soft. Like a session beer.
T: The taste is basically the translation of the aroma, it starts with a flowery, banana and clove like aroma. Like if some wheat was used in here. It then moves to a more watery profile based on belgian yeast and finishes off on a very low bitterness. It's soo drinkable. It's soo session. It's amazing.
M: Body is medium to low. Carbonation is medium to low being close to perfection. Bitterness, sweetness and everything is mild and very balanced.
O: First Perennial I guess, and another Farmhouse I'm totally in love with. It's amazing.

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Photo of kccraftenthusiast
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zorro
3.23/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Chill hazed golden beer with a tall white colored head.

Smells sweet and strongly of flowers. Scent of coriander and black pepper. Scent of honey and powdery yeast. Smells distinctly like a honey ale.

Starts out neutral in sweetness and not strongly flavored. Tastes flowery but not to an offensive level. Mostly tastes like conventional Saison really. Nothing off about it but not real exciting either.

Mouthfeel is light.

Overall very inoffensive, just not real exciting.

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Twelve ounce serving tasted in a snifter from draught at Firkin on September 8, 2017.

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Photo of Ssippisam
4.11/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CPAles
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dustin22martin
3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StormAles
3.76/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rilesmiles
3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Lucular
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chitownfanatic21
3.61/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brob245
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MooseBoose
4.17/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Saison De Lis from Perennial Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 592 ratings