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:
541
Reviews:
82
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
9.9%
 
 
Wants:
27
Gots:
80
For Trade:
4
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Ratings: 541 |  Reviews: 82
Photo of frasergrove
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ohiobeer29
2/5  rDev -47.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of j0hnc2468
4.21/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BcOneSeven
3/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of IPAchris
3.54/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ldhughes3
3.38/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aratcliffe
3.99/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Moose90
3.44/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served On-Tap

A — Pours a hazy lemony yellow color into the glass, there is a bit of clarity around the edges, but not a whole not. There is a puffy off-white colored head that leaves some sporadic lacing along the inside of the glass.

S — Smell is nice and light, big yeasty character with bright notes of white pepper, lemon, and chamomile, very floral, light, and chewy.

T — Light and floral with notes of fresh cut grass and flowers, little bit of a lemon pepper note as well.

M — Light-Medium bodied with a lingering clean finish.

O — Very good overall, not earth shattering, but this is a very well made floral Saison.

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Photo of KraftPunk91
3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Saisons can be hit or miss for me. Often there is a rubbing alcohol type flavor that comes through in some that I can't quite get around. In others I find exactly what i'm looking for. This is the latter. A great combination of dryness and some fruit/tea type notes to keep this interesting. Makes sense that is was brewed with Chamomile as there is a herbal quality that comes through. Extremely drinkable and well balanced. Pairs perfectly with food as well I might add.

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Photo of Tilly
4.13/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

P: Golden amber, wheat, white frothy head. Wonderful lacing on the surface and rim.
A: Floral, malt, fruit.
T: Floral, malt, pear, apple, ginger, slightly sour.
M: Dry, light bodied, well balanced very nice finish.
O: This is real good beer made in the true style of Belgian Saison. Bravo Perennial Artisan Ale!

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Photo of gruss004
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jamison85
4.26/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RobertColianni
3.29/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kbuzz
3.72/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

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

Photo of Erik-P
3.76/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Guden
3.56/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vylo
4.56/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jcarriglio
3.99/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of chrisjws
3.68/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

I have a love/hate relationship with saisons. I love saisons from Belgium, but hate most American attempts at the style because they crank up the ABV and the end result is far from what the beer should be. Perennial's attempt is closer to what I expect from the style like few American brewers have successfully done.

Pours a hazy golden color with a medium sized head that had good retention before settling to a thick cap. Moderate amount of sticky lacing is left down the glass. Aroma is mildly spicy but still rustic and I am really surprised by the level of chamomile aroma. This is very floral. The flavor keeps phenols to a minimum that I absolutely loath in saisons. Good wheat malt base that allows yeast esters and chamomile to fully shine. Not as refreshing as I would of liked as this is sort of sweet. Light, crisp body and carbonation. I really enjoyed this beer but I would not pay the same price for a 5% ABV beer.

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Saison De Lis from Perennial Artisan Ales
3.84 out of 5 based on 541 ratings.
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