1. BeerAdvocate on your phone?! True story. Try the beta now.

Saison VOS - Sly Fox Brewing Company

Saison VOSSaison VOS

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
87
very good

166 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 166
Reviews: 94
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.05%


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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Reviewers
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 166 | Reviews: 94 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by NolanGTI:
Photo of NolanGTI
NolanGTI

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nice Saison from Sly Fox. Presented in a nice bomber with great looking white label and cork finish. Bottle conditioned. Head is thick and white as a ghost, lasts for awhile on top of a pale cloudy raft of beer. Mouthfeel is nice and tight with lots of carbonation going on. Very peppery and not much citrus going on, slight hint of lemon here and there. Not a huge yeast profile, little souring, more spicy than anything. Could use a bit more orange/lemon and a bit less pepper, but overall very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2006 18:36:00 | More by NolanGTI
More User Reviews:
Photo of AMarkle6524
AMarkle6524

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10%

03-07-2014 18:08:37 | More by AMarkle6524
Photo of Adamostella
Adamostella

Washington

2/5  rDev -48.6%

02-24-2014 20:39:00 | More by Adamostella
Photo of Hugonaut13
Hugonaut13

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

02-24-2014 02:54:17 | More by Hugonaut13
Photo of Twal
Twal

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -10%

02-10-2014 05:57:14 | More by Twal
Photo of ThreeFishes
ThreeFishes

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

01-28-2014 01:59:04 | More by ThreeFishes
Photo of jaydoc
jaydoc

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

01-23-2014 03:25:51 | More by jaydoc
Photo of Guden
Guden

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

01-18-2014 14:21:35 | More by Guden
Photo of Profchaos20
Profchaos20

Pennsylvania

3.13/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Reviewed 6/9/13 750 ML bottle in a tulip

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.

T - Very clean tasting for a Saison. Slightly sweet, a bit of lemon in the middle finishes with some earthy hop and low bitterness. Pretty dry, hints of pepper and other spices.

M - Light body and low carbonation, very smooth and easy to drink.

O - A decent but overall underwhelming Saison.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2014 20:34:32 | More by Profchaos20
Photo of eklie
eklie

New York

3/5  rDev -22.9%

12-30-2013 18:20:02 | More by eklie
Photo of jrfehon33
jrfehon33

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.8%

11-30-2013 23:53:46 | More by jrfehon33
Photo of mdagnew
mdagnew

United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

4.13/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml corked bottle bought from The Light House, Jordanstown

Poured a light golden yellow colour. White head poured big, thick and fluffy and a steady stream of carbonation maintained a good covering throughout... some sticky lacing...

A lot going on in the aroma... lots of spicy yeast mixed with tart juicy fruits (pears, grapefruits, mangoes, limes), very floral, talcum powder notes, light honey and candy sugar sweetness, some earthy farmyard traces, hay, some rubberiness, fresh bread, some pine...

Taste - Tart spicy fruits (pears, grapefruits, apples), pithy notes, quite a lot of yeastiness, floral honey, quite perfumed, light earthy funk, grassy hops, chalky, faint coriander, peppery, some thyme herbalness, metallic, sea salt... flavours develop well as the beer warms up...

M&D - Pretty sharp and dry... Light body... Extremely refreshing and drinkable at 6.9%...

Overall - A top class Saison... As good as any i've had... recommended...

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2013 08:50:43 | More by mdagnew
Photo of OriolesFan1008
OriolesFan1008

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -10%

11-10-2013 02:18:21 | More by OriolesFan1008
Photo of RobertColianni
RobertColianni

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

11-06-2013 14:24:48 | More by RobertColianni
Photo of micromaniac129
micromaniac129

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

10-14-2013 11:58:31 | More by micromaniac129
Photo of marlinsfan4
marlinsfan4

Maryland

4/5  rDev +2.8%

10-13-2013 17:52:01 | More by marlinsfan4
Photo of rydev24
rydev24

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.8%

10-13-2013 03:33:54 | More by rydev24
Photo of TheFightfan1
TheFightfan1

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.8%

10-10-2013 17:20:32 | More by TheFightfan1
Photo of Herky21
Herky21

Iowa

2/5  rDev -48.6%

10-10-2013 03:04:13 | More by Herky21
Photo of BethanyB
BethanyB

New Jersey

4.3/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Good clarity. Pale gold in color. Large, foamy white head is not as persistent as it should be.

Smell: Lemon zest, honey, pale malt, and coriander make for a truly delectable aroma. The bouquet is big, without being overpowering.

Taste: A distinct, sawdusty, barnyard taste is sweetened and balanced by honey, and a spritz of citrusy esters. A full, moderate bitterness settles in towards the end of each mouthful, but does not linger on.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light, with medium-high carbonation. Effervescent, but with more smoothness than usual--nice.

Overall: Probably the best Saison I've had to date. Other styles are usually too spritley and fruity. This version stays true to the farmhouse, spice, and bitterness complexities a good old fashioned Saison should have, and milks them for all they're worth, while managing to stay crowd-pleasing. Truly impressed and...dare I say, inspired?

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2013 19:23:07 | More by BethanyB
Photo of mendvicdog
mendvicdog

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -10%

09-05-2013 22:39:36 | More by mendvicdog
Photo of EBeckett3
EBeckett3

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

08-16-2013 02:13:00 | More by EBeckett3
Photo of tkdchampxi
tkdchampxi

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.8%

08-13-2013 16:08:38 | More by tkdchampxi
Photo of jifigz
jifigz

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

06-18-2013 14:37:24 | More by jifigz
Photo of J_Beloved
J_Beloved

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -10%

06-13-2013 22:51:32 | More by J_Beloved
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Saison VOS from Sly Fox Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 166 ratings.