Grisette - Sly Fox Brewing Company
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Reviews by Jimmys:
3.88/5 rDev +3.2%
12 oz can. date towards the bottom of the can is 12/21/13. no indication of a best before or canned on.
A: a slight hazy on a straw yellow body. head is very fluffy and bright white. retention is great . clouds of lacing.
S: very fruity. a little bit of bubblegum. pears. a mild black pepper. being this heavy on the fruit brings a lot of sweetness.
T: a light, fruity saision. not barny or funky. a mild grain in the finish that dissipates into dryness. fruity throughout the drink. light fruit. pears similar to the nose. good fermentation flavor.
M: good carb, good mouth. pretty spritzy.
D: not too shabby. no off flavors, good fermentation flavor. not having my socks blown off, but a very drinkable, tasty saison.
12-13-2013 02:21:25 | More by Jimmys
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3.63/5 rDev -3.5%
Had on tap at the brewery—served into a tulip
Appearance: 1/4 head, golden-orange in color, clear, low carbonation
Smell: Belgian spices, grass, and lemon
Taste: hay, Belgian spices, and a good deal of orange and lemon
Mouthfeel: high carbonation, light bodied, crisp, bitter start that gets sweeter in the middle then fades back to bitterness
Overall: A very different and interesting Belgian Ale. Can’t say I have had anything quite like this before. Nice and sessionable, but I am kind of on the fence as to whether I would get it again. Sly Fox does make some great beers and this is not on the same level as their best.
10-07-2011 14:24:59 | More by tigg924
United Kingdom (England)
4/5 rDev +6.4%
A 355ml can with a BB of Oct 2013 (presumed). A little out of date, but hopefully still in good order. Acquired recently from the Brewdog online shop. An American take on a classic Belgian style.
Poured into a Duvel tulip. A bright golden hue with plentiful carbonation and faint floating sediment. Produces a ridiculously massive head of creamy white foam with decent retention; this slowly reduces to a thick surface layer. Slight lacing. Aroma of fruity saison yeast with hints of clove, banana, bubblegum, phenolics, coriander, spice, faint malt and earthiness. Rounded and delicious.
Tastes of fruity yeast esters and spice, with a bone-dry finish. Notes of clove, banana, mild bubblegum, coriander, spice, faint apricot, a twinge of grainy malt and earthy yeast. Highly attenuated, followed by a subtle, herbal bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and dry, with spritzy carbonation and good body for the style. Light but well defined. Mildly astringent, accompanied by an aftertaste of fruity yeast, spice and earthiness.
Good stuff - a solid take on the style. Looks lovely in the glass, while the aroma and flavour are replete with fruity, spicy yeast notes. Decent body. Perhaps the only thing missing is conditioning with live yeast as in Belgium - I reckon it would add subtle depth to the flavour and texture. However this is a trivial point; nicely done and very tasty. Well worth sampling if you're a saison fan.
12-21-2013 23:59:01 | More by jazzyjeff13
3.65/5 rDev -2.9%
Cloudy yellow with a bright white head. Funky barnyard of a nose with grainy and medicinal notes.
Full mouth feel but medium bodied with brisk carbonation. Delicate honeysuckle and apple flavors on the tip of the tongue. Clean medicinal flavors on the mid palate, some band aid, along with a sweet graininess, finishes clean with just enough spicy hop (or just spice) to balance things out leaving a faint sweetness in the mouth. Clean refreshing with a good amount of complexity. And it comes in a can!
09-09-2013 18:23:19 | More by jtierney89
3.86/5 rDev +2.7%
Thanks to the creator of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a whilteish/yellow color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of fruits, yeast, a little funkiness to it. Taste is tart, lemony, spicy, some mustiness, tasty and easy drinking. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer.
07-13-2013 13:31:19 | More by tone77
3.5/5 rDev -6.9%
Nice light farmhouse. Hazy light orange with good lacing. Funky aroma. Very fruity with a clean finish. Great beer for summertime. Experienced during a Sly Fox tap takeover. Not a huge fan if the style but I would try this again if I ran across it and it was very hot outside. And there was nothing else available.
06-13-2014 22:36:48 | More by RiverCityBeerGuy
3.71/5 rDev -1.3%
A nice little local surprise for a farmhouse/Saison
Murky and cloudy appearance just begs to quaff your thirst. I am beginning to really love the farmhouse style. The lemony and yeast flavors work together to make this a great porch sitting beer while I read. The abv doesn't knock you out but allows you to stay engaged in your work be it the lawn or prepping for dinner.
A nice first beer that doesn't overpower your senses making it an easily sessionable beer.
06-14-2013 21:00:41 | More by Dcunicelli
3.81/5 rDev +1.3%
A: The beer is slightly hazy light straw yellow in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger and a half high bright white head that gradually died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles on the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderately strong aromas of Belgian yeast are present in the nose along with notes of peppery spices.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has flavors of Belgian yeast along with notes of peppery spices—coriander in particular—and hints of grainy malts. The spices are most notable towards the finish.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I found this beer to be a relatively good representation of the style and also quite drinkable.
01-26-2014 20:37:03 | More by metter98
4.15/5 rDev +10.4%
On tap at the Belgian Cafe in Philly, served in a pint glass.
Pours a really light, wispy pale straw color. Murky with a thin cover of head. Dry with a slight round middle, some spice, esters, candied lemon, hint of earth and straw, endlessly refreshing, dry finish. Supremely drinkable, light twist on saison - almost with a Berliner twist. Loved it, gladly have again.
03-16-2012 04:26:45 | More by ritzkiss
3.91/5 rDev +4%
A - A nice pillow of bubbles the head in this one over a 1/2 inch. The color is a nice hazy bright yellow as expected for the style.
S - Smells of mild citrus hops, coriander spice, and mild lemon peel. Strong enough but not loaded like some beers.
T - A nice flavor it's sort of dry with the yeast giving you some fruit flavors and the citrus hop taste in the finish. Flavors of orange and lemon seem natural enough and balanced with the peel. Not bad.
M - Light to medium, rather crisp and carbonated. Easy enough to drink from the can.
Overall a pretty great Saison not the best but easy on the flavors and has a great ABV that will not knock you down. May get this again.
06-18-2013 17:19:29 | More by DrDemento456
Grisette from Sly Fox Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 116 ratings.