Saison VOS - Sly Fox Brewing Company
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3.13/5 rDev -19.1%
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.
01-12-2014 20:34:32 | More by Profchaos20
United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)
4.13/5 rDev +6.7%
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...
11-13-2013 08:50:43 | More by mdagnew
4.3/5 rDev +11.1%
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?
10-05-2013 19:23:07 | More by BethanyB
Saison VOS from Sly Fox Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 191 ratings.