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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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4/5  rDev +3.4%

InspectorBob, May 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

ACarp, Apr 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Poured (or should I say the beer expoded for the bottle) a hazy light amber color with massive white puffy, chunky head. Champagne-like carbonation bubble strem to the top. Nice lacy coating. Smell is malty, peppery, spicy. banana-like. Taste follows through with a firm spice, fruity, malty texture. Good creamy mouthfeel. Very drinkable and very enjoyable.

tgbljb, May 20, 2006
Photo of IronCitySteve
4/5  rDev +3.4%

A: Pours a nice bright golden orange color. Provides a thick white foam head with sufficient lacing.

S: Plenty of spice and yeast up front. There is some suble fruityness that comes through in the way of peaches or necterines.

T: A yeasty and spicy beer, with some nice citrus fruit undertones. There is a slight hop bitterness present as well.

M: A very dry and sweet taste on the palate, if that is possible.

D: This is a very nice Saison that should be tried. Not overly complex but quite tasty.

IronCitySteve, Nov 07, 2010
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

redliner8, Sep 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

HumphreyLee, Dec 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

EClayton08, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Slatetank, May 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

KimbarkBrewCrew, May 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

micropale, Jul 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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

JJTrex, Jul 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

uturn, May 16, 2014
Photo of Knapp85
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Finally a Slyfox brew that I can enjoy. This beer poured out as a really nice clear golden yellow with a fizzy white head and that doesn't leave much lacing. The smell is a little on the muted side but there are some fresh grains on the nose. The taste is very floral and hoppy, there is a nice sweet malt finish to it and is pretty refreshing. The mouthfeel is light and sharp, very crisp feeling. Overall it's a pretty damn good beer. Glad I had it!

Knapp85, Jun 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

rolltide8425, Jul 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

cowboy83, Jun 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

greg4579, Jan 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

OneEyedJack, Nov 30, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

oriolesfan4, Oct 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

brutalist, Dec 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

jrfehon33, Nov 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

tkdchampxi, Aug 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Bottle: nice golden pour, bigg off-white mother of pearl head that stick around.

Aroma: Bit of earth, oranges, lemons, wheat, spice and peppers.

Taste: Spices (coriander), honey, lemon grass and light malt

Mouthfeel: Light body, well carbonated, very smooth

Drinkability: It isn't Fantome, but a good american take on the style.

craytonic, Oct 27, 2010
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Darker yellow with an orange tinge in color. Smallish head, fades fast.

On the nose was a little funk, floral/citrus goldings and a wee bit of earthy goodness. Taste was bright and clean, with spicy Belgian yeast notes. Overall very drinkable, with some slight earthy tones. Towards the end a lot of orange flavors began to push through. Carbonation was good, not super fizzy but not too soft either, nice and tight. Finish was fairly dry, clean with some more spice.

Overall a very drinkable and approachable beer. Perfect for summer quenching. Perhaps a bit on the light side with lower end complexity, but very well done.

bmills1608, Aug 24, 2005
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Pours a pale straw color with hints of orange. Nose is light fruit flavors suggesting hints of banana and something citrusy/acidic, carried on an earthy, open breeze. Most of the taste is centered in the middle of the palate, with the flavors in the nose carried through. It seems to be fairly temperature sensitive - when served too cold it has an astringently dry taste which sours the rest of the experience, but when served somewhat warmer that dryness receides into the background to form the foundation of the beer. Mouthfeel is near ideal, with a light small finish.

stingo, Aug 18, 2004
Saison VOS from Sly Fox Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 192 ratings.