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: 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:
#12,358
Reviews:
88
Ratings:
569
pDev:
9.61%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 569 |  Reviews: 88
Photo of DCon
4.3/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bought a 750ml 1pt 9.4 fl oz bottle of this from Whole Foods in Brentwood, MO for $11.99. Poured from the White labeled bottle w/ a Chamomile Tulip on the front into a Bordeaux Wine Glass. Has no freshness/bottle on date on the bottle.

Aroma- Has a light spice, high fruity aroma with floral hops in the background. Very soft characters and awesome for the style.

Appearance- Pours a 2 finger, frothy head that has incredibly long head retention. Has a deep copper, light orange colored body and leaves the thickest lacing behind.

Flavor- Has tons of malt and light fruit from the beginning of the drink. There are no signs of spice or hop in the taste even though I had a nice hint of spice in the aroma. A flower, floral taste is found mid drink but in the background. A semi-dry finish ends this one while the initial taste was sweet.

Mouthfeel- Light-Medium Bodied, High Carbonation, Effervescent, Refreshing, and leaves light malt with flowers on the palate.

Overall Impression- A great Saison by Perennial! The flower attribute was well planned as they brewed this one and came into play nicely. Wish there was more acidity or even some puckering/tartness in the taste but tough to include this when they were shooting to brew a beer with flowers infused into it. Would recommend picking up a bottle of this!

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Photo of derekfilcoff
4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of shanblur
3.18/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Purchased recently in St. Louis. No freshness date on bottle. Poured from 750ml bottle into a tulip. A - Straw colored with a slight haze and a thick foamy white head which leaves extensive lacing. Really clings to the glass. S - A strong wheat smell with a slight spice component. A hint of grass, floral and citrus. T - Taste is heavy on the yeast, spicy and some floral. Acidic, a little harsh. M - Light in body with a heavy carbonation. Not a fan of the taste, but it looks and smells better.

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Photo of csiewert
4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Madjr
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Sean9689
4.08/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at the brewery. Poured into tulip.

A - Pours a golden yellow-color, light frothy white head, thin collar, spotty lace, and wisps left over after the initial pour.

S - Sweet malts, funky yeast, banana, touch of spices, floral notes. The sweetness is pretty big on this one but the yeast/funk and floral notes help balance that out.

T - Banana, funk, sweet yeast & malts, floral, and a nice amount of spices. I pick up more spices on the palate then the nose, which helps the sweetness and floral notes balance out.

M - Light, crisp and refreshing, nice clean finish.

O - A really nice Saison that's just super-easy to drink. The notes from the Chamomile flowers really help transform this beer from decent to really good. At 5%, it's just chugable. I need some more!

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Photo of MasterSki
3.68/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Sean for sharing this. Served in a Cantillon tulip.

A - Thick and ample white foam settles to a thinner cap, leaving behind nice lacework. Opaque pale straw body.

S - Lots of banana present here - actually reminds me of banana cream pie. Some vanilla sweetness and chamomile too, with only a mild amount of the peppery or spicy yeast that I associate with this style.

T - Taste is a bit more malt-forward, with more peppery yeast as well. Vanilla and stone fruit dominate, with some wheat and other unmalted grains in the periphery.

M - Medium body, with pleasant moderate carbonation. Texture has some milled grain and wheat grit to it, but otherwise it's quite enjoyable. Didn't realize this was only 5% and would have guessed it was a few points higher.

D - Reminds me of Bairn farmhouse from Half Acre. I was later told it is the same brewer down at Perennial, so I guess that makes sense. It's an enjoyable enough beer, but not a particularly Belgian take on the style.

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5/5  rDev +29.9%

Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tan and somewhat hazy with a torrent of rising bubbles, making for a three finger foamy head that had great staying power and left good lace.

Smell is right on par with my expectations for a saison. There's yeast, plenty of spices, grasses, floral notes, and a nice bit of hops.

Taste is a bit bolder than the smell, with the spicy notes being more pronounced. Pepper and herbal notes come though first, quickly followed by a light honey sweetness and plenty of floral notes. Next up is a good yeast presence, followed by a slightly cinnamon like flavor. Grains make a nice appearance. A touch of funk is there too. Crisp hoppy flavors round it out. Very nice.

Body is light and heavily carbonated, slightly dry, leaving an earthy grain and lightly flowery aftertaste.

This is my second of Perennial's beers and I like it. This is a well made saison. If that's your style, definitely try this beer, you won't be disappointed.

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3.91/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass from a 750ml bottle.

A - Pours a very nice slightly hazy golden color. Very nice looking dense head that sticks around for a while and also leaves some sticky lacing. Nice and pure white almost like cotton.

S - Starts off very flowery with some slight funk notes. There is some nice slight pear juice and apple juice sweetness. There is some nice slight yeasty notes in the nose.

T & M - Starts off with a sharp and intense funk that is almost overwhelming. This is then curtailed a bit by some soft fruit juice sweetness and of course that awesome flowery note that comes up around the middle of the beer. There is some nice floweriness to this beer. It is quite interesting and delicious. It's almost hard to explain there is some slight sugary sweetness that is curtailed by the funk and a nice dry and bitter finish with a slight acidic end. Mouthfeel is crisp and refreshing with a medium body to it.

O - Interesting brew that is very delicious. There is some nice flowery notes from nose to palette. Very interesting beer.

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Photo of GbVDave
4.12/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a corked and caged 750ml bottle into multiple glasses. Thanks to Matt for sharing!

A: Pours a cloudy straw-orange color. I got a bit of a thick rocky head that clumped up as it receeded and ended up as a thin skim that left a small amount of lace behind.

S: Clean and grassy with Belgian yeast and earthy/hoppy herbalness.

T: Not quite as hoppy as in the nose. Fresh cut green grass and dried herbs. Very enjoyable.

M: Dry and spicy with a grassy hop bitterness that plays on the tongue long into the finish.

O: Very enjoyable. A great beer for sharing with friends.

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Photo of Monkeyknife
4.26/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle a hazy greyish-yellow with two fingers of sticky off-white head.

Aroma of floral and spicy herbal notes, cinnamon and light tropical fruit.

Tastes of floral hops, cinnamon, green tea, chamomile, Belgian yeast and cracker. Surprisingly, a bit of warmth is delivered to the palate at the finish with just a 5% abv.

Medium bodied and dry with a sharp carbonation.

A terrific saison from one of our St. Louis local brewers.

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Photo of emerge077
4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served in a Hamms goblet, review from written notes.

Murky yellow orange body, webby skim on the surface that resembles the pattern of a sycamore seed oddly enough.Slow rising trails of carbonation. A lasting ring of foam remains around the edges of the glass.

Floral aromas of honey, herbs, hops and yeast. Simple and balanced.

Flavors of bitter herbal tea, chamomile, dry grassy bitterness. Lots of yeast, a "green" freshness to it. Light floral-derived phenolics. Honeyed malt appears in the aftertaste, mild spiciness. Effervescent with a medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall a pleasant saison, one i'd drink again for sure.

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Photo of hooliganlife
4.08/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

poured into a tulip

pours a bright hazy golden yellow. huge fizzy fluffy head pours over the top. slowly diminishes leaving some chunky lacing. light retention.

funk up front with a light chamomile in the back. hint of alcohol.

quite funky through out. light chamomile through out. seems to mute the funk a bit, in a good way, making this very drinkable. some slight hoppy bitterness and citrus deep within. some bread and yeast emerges at times.

great carbonation really accentuates the flavors and brings them to life. light body.

a great saison all around, no complaints here.

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Saison De Lis from Perennial Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 569 ratings