Style: Saison/Farmhouse

ABV: 5.9

95/100
Aroma: 11
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 19
Mouthfeel: 5

Perennial Artisan Ales Hainaut

What the brewers say

Open-fermented rustic saison.

What our panel thought

Bright gold with lush foam and lace. Bright Noble-hop aroma, spicy and grassy, with Sprite-like lemon-lime notes and clean, bready malt. Soft smoke-and-spice phenolics. Soft, light, grainy flavor, with simple but pleasant herbal-grassy bitterness and notes of pepper and light fruit. Lively. Fairly bitter. Dry finish with lingering pepper-spice. Tastes like a well-made pilsner given an expressive fermentation. Very nice.

What our editors thought

Noble-hop aroma with a touch of Fantôme-style phenolic grit dialed back into clove, asphalt, and linen. The sip is blazingly clean and clear saison—light bread, active effervescence bouncing off the tongue, and a crisp but pleasant phenolic note that lingers as a touch of bitterness. Its ‘crispness’ is off the charts, with Noble-hop bitterness playing an outro that just keeps going.

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