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Saison VOS - Sly Fox Brewing Company

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Saison VOSSaison VOS

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87
very good

183 Ratings
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Ratings: 183
Reviews: 96
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 7
Gots: 9 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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...)

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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.

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A - Pours a clear gold with a thin white head that dissipates quickly. Leaves little to no lacing.

S - Not a ton going on in the aroma. Getting some grain and a bit of lemon and citrus. As the beer warms I start to get some pepper and clove.

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Saison VOS from Sly Fox Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 183 ratings.