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Saison Brune - Sly Fox Brewing Company

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Saison Brune
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85
very good

10 Ratings
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Ratings: 10
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 7.46%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sly Fox Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Deuane on 09-10-2008

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3.8/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

visited slyfox on 12.11.08 for the first time. grabbed a growler of Saison Brune to take home.

pours a nice orange copper color with tints of red. great head but lasted like 2 seconds. smell was a crisp malty spicy smell with hops in the background. very citrusy as well.

taste was quite nice. good saison taste by style. malty - subtle hops, a bit alcoholicy at first, but mellows as you take a few more sips.

Photo of mikesgroove
4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks goes out to Drjay once again for sending me the latest and greatest from Sly Fox. I am coming to expect these now, which is certainly a very good thing. I chilled this one down and served thee growler last night, pouring it into several different glasses. Consumed on 10/27/2008.

The pour was very nice, rich and very deep, dark color here. Nice clarity is shining through on this rusty colored beer. Some light carbonation noted as well. Good sized head, maybe two inches at max, had some decent staying power and really piled on the side glass sticky lace.

The aroma was rather odd. Nice spiciness layered on top of a definite lemon like citrus aroma. Hints of some light peach and maybe apple like flavors were bouncing around in here as well, very complex. The flavor was even more so. The initial taste was a light hoppy ale, mixed with an almost pepper like spiciness that continued on to a nice rounded out light grain fed base. Interesting mix of flavors here, as I was torn as to whether this was a Saison, or an IPA with some nice Belgian yeast. Smooth, easy follow through on here was the sealer of the deal. Nice carbonation never let it feel too heavy, and all the alcohol was very well hidden indeed. A bit big to drink a ton of , but the growler was finished with ease.

In the end, this was a very interesting beer. I am not sure exactly where it falls in the grand scheme of things, but it was definitely interesting to say the least. I would have no issue at all with trying this one again some day. A very solid offering indeed.

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4.3/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Growler was filled earlier today at the brewpub. Clear coppery amber with a two finger cap of fine off-white bubbles that quickly settled to a thin layer covering the beer. Fairly sticky, some clingy lacing. Aroma was fairly fruity, mostly berries, slightly vinous and earthy, floral hop notes with mild maltiness and a bit of yeast. Very interesting flavour and pretty odd for a saison. Fruity and tart up front, again reminiscent of strawberries and cherries, earthy red wine with just a bit of caramel and nuts from the darker grains. Slight spiciness and a hint of citrus zest. Fairly crisp and dry, lightish body with ample carbonation. I really wasn't expecting this flavour combo, but it really worked and was very tasty. A great experiment that really worked.

Photo of Deuane
3.73/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Deep brownish copper with a thin white ring leaving spotty lace.

S-Light friuty sweetness and not much else.

T-Spicy sweet and dry, very dry.

M-Medium-light with a desert like drying finish. Akin to a dry red wine.

D-Nice, spicy dryness with a bit of sweetness in the back ground to help balance things out.

Saison Brune from Sly Fox Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.