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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

192 Ratings
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Ratings: 192
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 8
Gots: 12 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

ppavlick, Sep 06, 2014
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3.2/5  rDev -17.3%

cfadams17, Aug 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

david18, Aug 09, 2014
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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.

Pencible, Aug 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

ChadA83, Aug 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

flyers1980, Jul 31, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

wilmerkatie, Jul 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

micropale, Jul 28, 2014
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5/5  rDev +29.2%

mquinn919, Jul 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

stomioka, Jul 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

sholland119, Jul 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

KolbMarley, Jul 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

JJTrex, Jul 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

MeganandDana, Jul 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

drew74, Jun 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

PTEdelman, Jun 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Durandal_777, Jun 17, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16%

tectactoe, Jun 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

salthemonster, Jun 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

NJBeer265, Jun 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Porter, May 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Janeinma, May 26, 2014
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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...)

ThisWangsChung, May 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

uturn, May 16, 2014
Photo of spinrsx
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.

spinrsx, May 03, 2014
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Saison VOS from Sly Fox Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 192 ratings.