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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

122 Ratings
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Ratings: 122
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 11.39%
Wants: 14
Gots: 5 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-07-2006)
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2.5/5  rDev -36.7%

Belittle, Jan 10, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -36.7%

tommyguz, May 09, 2013
Photo of hopsaplenty
2.58/5  rDev -34.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

750ml brown bottle, no date information, but it is from 2006. The cork releases with a light 'pfft'.

Clear honey gold. Towering pillowy bright white head of loosely piled medium sized bubbles. Roiling pillar of medium bubbled carbonation that looks just like a bubble wall. The head just sticks and sticks, but as it settles it deposits clumps and bands of big bubbled lace. Aromas are of faint orange peel, cloves, lemon rind, bits of black pepper and some bright yeastiness. Add a dose of wet dog as it warms. Sticky sweet candied orange and lemon peel are tumbled around by fizzy soda-like carbonation. Stinging carbonation pounds a lemon pepper graininess into the tongue and down the throat. As this warms, a bit of a medicinal/rubbing alcohol flavor comes through as well as a thick, sticky sweetness and mouthfeel. There is simply no grace or subtlety here. Medium bodied, but excessively carbonated that over inflates the mouth. I couldn't finish the bottle.

Thanks to ggaughan for the opportunity.

hopsaplenty, Oct 31, 2006
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3/5  rDev -24.1%

kbuzz, Jan 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -24.1%

Mudawg, Apr 03, 2012
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3/5  rDev -24.1%

brez8791, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of cpetrone84
3/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Re-rate summer of 2012 from tap at Sly Fox Brewery

Pours clear golden yellow with thin slightly off white head. The nose has hints of yeast, notes of lemon and clove with a faint bit of banana and candied sugar. The taste is overly sweet and sugary, a little thin in the back. Candied lemon and banana with just a touch of spice to it but not enough to balance. light body, thin, highly carbonated.

A-pours a golden straw colored head with a hint of haze and a thin bubbly white head.

S-yeast up front, light lemon and orange peel notes, oily aroma, floral herbs, corriander.

T-yeasty lemon, orange peel, corriander, notes of floral grassy herbs, light bitterness in back. very simple and straight forward.

M-grainy feel in a good way with a syrupy texture and nice carbonation to back it up with a lightly dry finish.

D-very easy drinker, very straight forward beer, not a lot happening here but still a great summer drink.

cpetrone84, Dec 15, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

justintcoons, Jan 17, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

Zetcha7x, Apr 27, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

brbrocc, Nov 11, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

Dweedlebug, Apr 08, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

dgherm, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of Immortale25
3.31/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a snifter. Label says 5/24/14.

A- Pours a medium golden color with a 1/4 inch white head that doesn't retain long before shrinking to a thick ring around the edge of the glass and light, bubbly surface foam. Slippery non-stick lacing.

S- Sweet wheat smell with plenty of saison yeast aroma. Notes of honey, coriander and a hint of rosemary. Very floral.

T- Flavor is somewhat neutral. A little wheat here, a touch of yeast there plus some very faint spice and a mild alcohol kick. Pretty average all the way around and not much to say.

M- Also a letdown. Medium-low carbonation is nowhere near where I like it to be for this style. Semi-watery feel.

O- I don't know if I just have too high of standards for saisons now that I've had some of the best (Avec Les Bons Voeux, Saison Rue, etc.) but this one just did not do it for me. This is only the second Sly Fox beer I've had, the other being Incubus and I remember enjoying it very much. Shame this wasn't as good.

Immortale25, Feb 19, 2013
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3.4/5  rDev -13.9%

BGarnett62, Saturday at 07:10 PM
Photo of Bendurgin
3.43/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Huge thanks to Centennial for sending this one my way. Poured into a tulip. This one pours a slightly hazy golden straw color with three fingers of fluffy white head. Thick gobs of sticky lace.

Reminds me somewhat of a cider. Apples in the aroma with a sharp tart edge. The pallet gives of notes of sweet apples, wet hay and a bit of grass. Mostly sweet with a funky edge.

The body is medium with soft carbonation. Overall this one is solid. Enjoyable enough.

Bendurgin, Aug 27, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

jjd315, Sep 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

nh2032, May 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

nmann08, Sep 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Fettpopps, Mar 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Molson2000, Dec 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Number3red, Nov 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

nickfl, Jul 27, 2012
Photo of JAXSON
3.58/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy straw, with a big white head. Initially strange aroma full of grass, spices, and some citrus like sourness. Flavor is more earthy malts, lemon, grass, yeast, spices. Flavor profile is okay but comes across as a bit thin and unrefined compared to better saisons. Not the most perfectly balanced saison but a pretty good value.

JAXSON, Sep 12, 2010
Photo of Stunner97
3.63/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- nice yellow color, white head, beautiful small bubbles stream the glass

Smell- Fruit, spice, and yeast with a very lively nose, plenty belgian spice and yeast

Taste- crisp refreshing flavor, strong yeast spice and coriander, slight citrus, overall decently refreshing flavor

Mouthfeel- medium to light, very crisp and decently carbonated

Drinkability- its a very refreshing beer for sure, nothing earth shattering but a solid example of the style that would certain make a nice session beer

Stunner97, Oct 21, 2009
Photo of jwhancher
3.68/5  rDev -6.8%
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.

jwhancher, Apr 15, 2013
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Saison VOS from Sly Fox Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 122 ratings.