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Saison VOS - Sly Fox Brewing Company

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Saison VOSSaison VOS

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BA SCORE
87
very good

191 Ratings
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Ratings: 191
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 8
Gots: 11 | 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:
A Belgian style Saison (or Farmhouse Ale) brewed with German Pils malt and hopped with East Kent Goldings. Fermented with a special proprietary yeast which imparts its dry, spicy character. Golden orange in color.

(Beer added by: Todd on 12-01-2002)
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cfadams17

Pennsylvania

3.2/5  rDev -17.3%

08-16-2014 18:39:39 | More by cfadams17
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david18

New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

08-09-2014 13:53:16 | More by david18
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Pencible

Virginia

3.38/5  rDev -12.7%

A: This poured a cloudy straw color with lots of fluffy white head.
S: It smelled like sour lager yeast and grassy hops, with some spicy and metallic character.
T: It tasted like spicy and mineral and grassy hops, with some sour lager yeast. It had a clean spicy aftertaste.
M: It was watery with lots of carbonation. Bubbly body.
D: This was a decent saison, with earthy scent and taste. It was a bit sour for my preferences, and the body was too fizzy. At least the finish was mellow, so it wasn't difficult to drink. Not bad, but really not a terribly impressive brew.

08-09-2014 01:36:56 | More by Pencible
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ChadA83

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

08-01-2014 02:33:10 | More by ChadA83
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flyers1980

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

07-31-2014 00:44:57 | More by flyers1980
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wilmerkatie

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

07-29-2014 22:44:05 | More by wilmerkatie
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micropale

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.4%

07-28-2014 00:26:06 | More by micropale
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mquinn919

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +29.2%

07-27-2014 00:25:14 | More by mquinn919
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stomioka

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

07-24-2014 17:20:41 | More by stomioka
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sholland119

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.4%

07-22-2014 11:59:20 | More by sholland119
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KolbMarley

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.4%

07-17-2014 01:58:07 | More by KolbMarley
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JJTrex

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.4%

07-14-2014 22:57:33 | More by JJTrex
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MeganandDana

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

07-04-2014 02:11:03 | More by MeganandDana
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drew74

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

06-20-2014 20:14:36 | More by drew74
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PTEdelman

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

06-17-2014 23:53:30 | More by PTEdelman
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Durandal_777

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

06-17-2014 22:46:56 | More by Durandal_777
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tectactoe

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -16%

06-16-2014 12:16:19 | More by tectactoe
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salthemonster

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

06-15-2014 03:48:55 | More by salthemonster
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NJBeer265

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

06-02-2014 21:03:40 | More by NJBeer265
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Porter

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

05-26-2014 18:56:06 | More by Porter
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Janeinma

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.4%

05-26-2014 14:53:20 | More by Janeinma
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

3.53/5  rDev -8.8%

750ml bottle into a goblet.

A: Pours a hazy golden color with lots of carbonation rising up to the top. The head is two fingers high, and is barely off-white in shade. It has a fluffy texture and good retention, as well. Lacing is very thick on the sides of the glass.

S: There's a good amount of noble hops coming forward. Hiding behind this is a spicy note coming from the yeast - it's a good character loaded with bread, herbs, and black pepper; but lacking some of the unique notes featured in superior saisons.

T: Sweeter than the nose indicated. A touch of hops to start, gradually becoming sweeter near the finish. It's a slight cherry sweetness, and it blends well with the yeast spiciness. This tastes very metallic on the first sip, actually - this goes away after several more. Candied sugar flavors go up after even more sips. It works, but not perfectly.

M: While it's dry and drinkable, I'm missing some of the bone dry "evaporate off of the tongue" sensations I get from the best in the style. Nor is it particularly creamy before the dryness hits. But, it's still very drinkable. It's well carbonated as expected.

O: This is a really solid saison that nails all the basic notes well. But there in lies the problem - it doesn't do much apart from nailing those basic notes well. It's not bone dry, and the fruit/spice notes aren't particularly vivid or defined. You know what, though? It's still a decent saison, well worth drinking (but not my first choice in the style...)

05-24-2014 21:33:27 | More by ThisWangsChung
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uturn

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.4%

05-16-2014 15:34:25 | More by uturn
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev -1%

750ml Bottle from the Potsdam NY IGA for $10

Appearance - Gold colour with an average size fizzy/frothy white head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for 5 minutes or so before it was gone.

Smell - Cloves, lemons, grapes, breads/grains

Taste & Mouth - There is an above average amount of carbonation and I can taste green grapes, cloves and lemon juice/zest. There is also a honey sweetness and a bit of a yeastiness.

Overall - Nice stuff with some good fruity notes. Well worth trying but not something I'd go out of my way to grab again.

05-03-2014 00:17:07 | More by spinrsx
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ACarp

New York

4/5  rDev +3.4%

04-24-2014 20:53:10 | More by ACarp
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Saison VOS from Sly Fox Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 191 ratings.