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Saison Brune - Sly Fox Brewing Company

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Saison Brune
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BA SCORE
87
very good

13 Ratings
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Ratings: 13
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4
pDev: 6.75%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sly Fox Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Biscuit033 on 08-10-2008)
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Photo of garuda
3.48/5  rDev -13%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A - Hazed deep amber, small white head has little retention and lacing.

S/t - Farmhouse funk, lemon peel, with an underlying sweet and tart cherry taste throughout.

M - A little heavy with a medium/full feel. Delicate carbonation that falls a little flat on the back end

O - A little two dimensional with the yeast funk and sweet/tart cherry flavors, but it works for a nice drink. Abv hidden well.

garuda, Mar 21, 2013
Photo of axman
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

axman, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of JasonSiedman
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

JasonSiedman, Aug 13, 2013
Photo of DavidSeanNJ
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-Tap...

First I have ever seen or heard of this brew..

A- Light translucent caramel color. Sparkly and fizzy with a nice white head.

S- Smell was of wild berries and yeasty goodness.

T- Complex here. Undeniable sour notes, similar to a wild ale, with cherry really coming through. Wine-like quality as well, I'm think merlot. In comes the malts, roasted nut and toffee. Strange brew here, I like it.

M- Light bodied and really enjoyable to drink.

D- This was a fairly drinkable beer that I would love to sample again. Sly Fox does it again!

DavidSeanNJ, Aug 24, 2008
Photo of weeare138
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appears a hazy, dark, copper toned brown with a fluffy white head that slowly fades into a mild cap. Scattered streaks of lacing stick to the glass like batter.
Smell is spicy, tart, black cherries, roasted nuts, cocoa, dried oregano, and tobacco.
Taste is of the mentioned aromas with mild funk, spices, fruit, and cocoa with doughy, dry yeast...wow. That yeast is a huge part of this brew. Pretty good stuff. It could almost pass as one of the saisons from Fantome.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, yeasty, chewy, and fruity.

weeare138, Nov 25, 2008
Photo of LarryMyers
4/5  rDev 0%

LarryMyers, May 23, 2013
Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from tap into Belgian Matilda style glass...at standard tap philly.
Pours a hazy brown with a slight orange hue. Not much head or lacing.
Really nice funk aroma here. Nice barnyard fruity banana funk...dare I say reminiscent of fantome...maybe just hoping...
Anyway..
Nice hoppy spicy peppery flavor. A bit sweet malt and caramel. Nicely dry and good carbonation. Really a great saison. Seems true to the style just a taaad sweet. And could use a hair more funk but an awesome brew nonetheless. Well worth a try.

DrinkSlurm, Mar 27, 2013
Photo of Thorpe429
4.13/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Iron Hill West Chester for the Belgium Comes to West Chester Event.

Pours a somewhat muddy brown color with a light tan head. Decent retention and good lacing.

The nose has a nice bit of underlying earth and pepper. Some spicy dryness and faint bit of cherries and skin. Light tartness coming through. Flavor really nice with an underlying tartness throughout. Cherry character and some very light general fruitiness. Some spiciness in the background. Dark malt character helps carry things through.

Body is medium with good carbonation. Lightly tart finish. Smooth body. Quite nice.

Thorpe429, Jan 27, 2013
Photo of Katahdin
4.28/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice, consistent copper color with a strong white head that seems to float over the body. The taste is very complex. There are stronger hints of sour, particularly of tart cherries, than in most farmhouse's. has a bit of a merlot or cabernet type aftertaste for the wine lover. A bit chewy but far less so than other farmhouse's. I am not a real fan of the style but Sly Fox did a great job with this and I'd love to try it again.

Katahdin, Feb 02, 2010
Photo of Biscuit033
4.38/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Orange-brown similar to iced tea with minimal head but nice lacing.

S: Roasty and chocolate flavors jump out with notes of citrus, sour, and funkiness in the background.

T: Chocolate, roastiness, and red fruits fight for top bill with some citrus and funky yeast following up on the finish.

M: Nice carbination and body with a crisp and dry finish.

D: I have had about four of these at the bar and now this growler and it has been out less than a week. This is a new favorite. I hope they make more.

Biscuit033, Aug 11, 2008
Photo of DIM
4.38/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

a: This was dark for a saison, a clear golden coppery color. It poured with a medium sized off-white head.

s: This smells funky and floral. I got some grassy hops and a little tart dark fruits. Minimal spicing.

t: May not be on style, but very tasty none the less. Dry overall with tart, funky grape and/or cherry flavors. A mild floral hop tingle at the very end.

m: Very creamy overall with gentle, foamy carbonation.

d: Not as spicy as some saisons, but a little bit more on the "wild" side in musty tartness. Also with stronger fruit elements than is usual. Overall, however, this works exceptionally well. I love this and hope to find it again one day.

DIM, Sep 21, 2008
Saison Brune from Sly Fox Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.