Saison VOS - Sly Fox Brewing Company
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4.23/5 rDev +6.8%
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.
09-22-2013 02:16:44 | More by superspak
3.68/5 rDev -7.1%
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.
04-15-2013 21:01:02 | More by jwhancher
3.79/5 rDev -4.3%
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
03-30-2013 12:15:43 | More by MDDMD
3.31/5 rDev -16.4%
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.
02-19-2013 02:01:11 | More by Immortale25
3.75/5 rDev -5.3%
First had: on tap at TJ's, Paoli, PA
Golden-yellow pour, slightly hazy, with a finger or so of fluffy white head that retained well and left a bit of lacing on the glass. Aroma of pale malt sweetness, citrus, spicy yeast. Similar taste, malt sweetness, rock candy, citrus notes, grass, yeast, herbal hops, moderate bitterness, slightly medicinal. Light-medium body, easily drinkable, but falls short overall for the style.
11-15-2012 03:48:57 | More by Rifugium
Saison VOS from Sly Fox Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 121 ratings.