Saison De Lis | Perennial Artisan Ales

Saison De LisSaison De Lis
BA SCORE
77.4%
Liked This Beer
3.84 w/ 553 ratings
Saison De LisSaison De Lis
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
Ranking:
#10,685
Reviews:
84
Ratings:
553
Liked:
428
Avg:
3.84/5
pDev:
9.64%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
83
Trade:
4
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 553 |  Reviews: 84
Photo of Davit
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JamFuel
3.81/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rossracing
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tommo
3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pretty standard saison here. Nothing stand out about it. It has nice farmhouse notes, and doesn't over do it in any particular way. Certainly no off flavors like phenols etc. Lacks tartness, body, and malt flavor

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Photo of Sara24
3.87/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dcmchew
3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zazzi82
3.72/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StoutBoi
3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Budlum
3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.6/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Slightly hazy bright yellow, white head. Aroma has sweet malt and floral perfume. Taste follows with yeast esters, sweet wheat malt and floral notes. Fresh and fizzy.

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Photo of sorandomok
4.39/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beginner2
4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

First offering from this brewery and it is a delightful introduction. I was going to save some of this large bottle to share with others at a meal, but I was so intrigued by it that, well, I left very little for the others. I will give it a full review on a second tasting.

For this tasting, five words according to format: pretty, floral, Sweet, soft, food.

And a suggestion.... The chamomile oils coating my mouth went away once I ate some food. Save this to share with others at dinner.

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Photo of Dirtyhands
3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nurt20
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of psoriasaurus
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sgregory
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ElGallo
4.19/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gratefulbeerhead
4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dipso123
3.84/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gspeer711
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Taybeh
3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

welcome to MN, Perennial. On tap, into a tulip. Pours a very hazy pale yellow with a crown of lacy white head, modest retention, modest lacing. Nose is of chamomile (as advertised) and coriander...and oddly, a hint of ripe banana. Taste: follows the nose, though I get more fruit...in addition to the ripe banana, I also get some peach. The sweet fruitiness kind of battles it out with the more earthy floral and slightly bitter notes. In terms of feel, it is fairly well carbonated, almost creamy, with a little spritz and floweryness that starts midway and builds toward the end.

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Photo of biegaman
3.87/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Going by the label and description, Saison De Lis seems like a good springtime ale - judging by appearance, it looks like a great springtime ale! Golden and immaculately polished, this glass could pass for a trophy swiped from the mantle of a celebrity actor or decorated athlete. It is majestic.

The aroma is more reminiscent of a Belgian Pale Ale than Saison; not only is there an abundance of cereal grain sweetness but there's also a bready flavour imparted by the yeast and very little fruit or spice. Cinnamon-doused apple or pear perhaps, but this hardly registers on the zest-o-meter.

But the overtly floral and herbaceous notes imparted by the chamomile imply this was intended to be a more earthy farmhouse ale anyhow. Indeed the little yellow and white star of the show really takes stage on the palate and delivers a performance that has you forgetting all about the orchard.

The earlier mentioned notion of apple and cinnamon cereal only enhances as the beer warms - given it's only 5% can I justify having this for breakfast? Conversely, enough of the chamomile comes through that it simultaneously reminds me of my sleepy-time tea just before bed, the dollop of honey and all.

Perennial makes a great, classic, textbook Saison called Regalia - Saison De Lis is not that. It's a more experimental, slightly more interesting offering that uses chamomile in a far more distinctive way than I thought possible. It's a beer hard not to like and well worth trying for those with adventurous palates.

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Photo of JeltMaaj
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Shradical
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%
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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Saison De Lis from Perennial Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 77.4% out of 100 with 553 ratings
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