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Saison VOS - Sly Fox Brewing Company

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Saison VOSSaison VOS

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BA SCORE
88
very good

126 Ratings
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Ratings: 126
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 11.68%
Wants: 15
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sly Fox Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-07-2006

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Ratings: 126 | Reviews: 73
Photo of Flounder57
4.01/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle was poured into a large tulip glass.

Appearance: A two finger billowy head was poured that reduced to a puffy layer. It is a slightly hazy golden straw yellow with good clarity and vision of tiny bubbles coming up through the glass. Spotty lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Vanilla, apple, pear, pilsner malts, powdery yeast, spicy, grassy

Taste: Nice sweetness to this beer. Powdery yeasty esters, green apple, pear, pilsner malts, pale malts, spicy, grassy, and some bitterness in the rear.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, crisp, refreshing, a bit dry, a little chewy, and medium to high carbonation.

Overall: A very enjoyable saison. Definitely grew on me as it warmed up. Will look for more of this next time venturing out of New England.

Photo of Knapp85
3.55/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jdaddy
2.5/5  rDev -36.5%

Photo of comfortablynirm
4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.4/5  rDev -13.7%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of DC_Brah
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Zetcha7x
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of dougbassett
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of ACarp
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Fettpopps
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -36.5%

Photo of Molson2000
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of Number3red
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of bconsidine
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of superspak
4.2/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, best before 1/27/2014. Pours lightly hazy bright golden color with a 2-3 finger dense and rocky white head with awesome retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big apple skin, pear, lemon zest, grape, grass, straw, floral, clove, light honey, bread, funk, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good complexity and balance of fruity/spicy/funky yeast notes; with good strength. Taste of big pear, apple, lemon zest, pepper, clove, grape, light honey, grass, straw, bread, light funk, floral, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of light fruits, grass, straw, clove, pepper, floral, funk, light honey, bread, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Awesome balance and complexity of fruity/spicy/funky yeast flavors; with a good malt balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth and crisp mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent saison style! All around excellent balance and complexity of yeast ester flavors with moderate malt balance; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A highly enjoyable offering.

Photo of nmann08
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of dgherm
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of tommyguz
2.5/5  rDev -36.5%

Photo of nh2032
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of jwhancher
3.67/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Corked & caged bottle poured into large tulip for review. Cork came out very easy. No audible pop. Appeared cloudy gold with tall, rocky white head. Okay carbonation. Smells mostly lemon with bready wheat. Tastes similar with faint saison yeast character. Tastes medium light & refreshing. Overall, a solid beer. Would like to see more Belgian saison characteristics.

Photo of MDDMD
3.79/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A-clear golden color with a nice white head and some lacing

S-grain, yeast, citrus, pepper, hints of sweetness

T-citrus, grain, slight yeasty funk, pepper, grassy, slight sweetness, moderate bitter finish

F-light to medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp

O-a decent Saison at this price point, easy drinkability

Photo of sluggo013
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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Saison VOS from Sly Fox Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 126 ratings.