Perennial Artisan Ales Saison de Lis
What the brewers say
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.
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Nice malt sweetness that backs and showcases a nice tea-like herbal character. Faint earthiness. Pleasant, understated herbal notes.”
Flavor: “Well-balanced and subtle malt and citrus notes blend with herbs and floral flavors. Wonderful sweet orange and vanilla with graham crackers. Spices are subtle and complement the malt nicely. Fruity acidity with light apple from the chamomile. Dry finish.”
Overall: “Very enjoyable, drinkable, and refreshing. A well-structured beer with good placement and level of chamomile. Were I not looking for the chamomile, it would just be a pleasant accent to the malt. Reminiscent of a sweet Danish butter cookie. Excellent job.”