Saison VOS - Sly Fox Brewing Company
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3.88/5 rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Served in a pint glass. Clear yellow/orange.
Smells like bananas, cloves, some ginger, pears, tea qualities.
Taste is spicy like the nose..more cloves, slight vinegar taste, grapes, pears, slight booze, little bitterness.
Had this with some wood fired pizza, twas tasty.
Serving type: on-tap
09-13-2012 01:21:49 | More by TheMultiYeast
3/5 rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Bottles 5 days out of code but let's see how it tastes anyway.
Very pale semi hazy yellow color with tons of visible effervescence. Bright white crystal like head. Funky barnyard smells, a touch of skunk. Medicinal phenols become present as the beer airs out.
Extremely vinous in its qualities. Bright and brisk carbonation is still there. Sour white grapes slide across the tongue, subtle tart citric explosion at mid palate. Coarse grain balance the fruitiness. Nutty like flavors compliment the other flavors in the beer. Full mouth feel.
Very in your face for an aged saison, makes me wonder what its like fresh. If it isn't good lay it down and forget about, makes for a pretty interesting drink. I wouldn't go about doing it myself though, just found it in the store that way.
Again, I wouldnt go out of my way to age this thing past the best by date, but it was still decent even past it. I'm clueless to how it tastes fresh however.
Serving type: bottle
05-31-2012 01:02:27 | More by jtierney89
3.6/5 rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
750ml corked and caged offering into a pub glass. The brew appears a clear golden color with 2 fingers worth of white head. A constant stream of bubbles maintains a half finger of white across the top.
The aroma of this brew is fresh and grainy with a sweetness about the nose somewhat like corn and bubblegum. The yeast is evident with a clove spice and very mild pepper inclusion. As it warms up, it almost gets a candy-like smelling attribute about it. Overall not bad.
The taste is fresh and grainy with a mild sweetness that blends into something like bubblegum. Belgian yeast aspects are present with bubblegum, clove and other mild spices vaguely reminiscent of pepper. As the brew is swirled around in the mouth, it picks up a mild pear flavor.
This is a medium bodied brew with a lively level of carbonation that stays light and refreshing in the mouth. The nearly 7% abv is felt mildly across the back initially but really picks up some strength as the experience continues. Overall not a bad brew. Nothing outstanding but also nothing wrong with it. Quite clean and well done. Worth a try if you never had it before.
Serving type: bottle
04-27-2012 00:32:06 | More by stakem
3.93/5 rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Big thanks to yourefragile for grabbing a bottle of this for me. Served in a Mikasa tulip.
Pours a clear light golden color with loads of visible carbonation bubbles that continue all the way down. Big fluffy white head with a sheet of lacing on the sides of the glass. Great retention, as it settles to a half-inch cap for the duration.
The nose is clean with some light spicing and a very faint fruitiness. A touch of earth in the background. Everything is a bit muted, which is a bit surprising given how heavy the carbonation is; I would have thought that those little bubbles would have been pushing out a bit more aroma, especially as it warmed.
Flavor is much more intense than the nose with some nice spicy yeast notes plus a bit of apricot and pear. Other stone fruits in there as well. Some white pepper through the finish. It gets a touch fruitier as it warms up. The feel is dry and somewhat bitter. Very crisp. Body is light to medium.
Overall, this is a very nice sipping beer and great for warm weather on the deck. Recommended.
Serving type: bottle
04-03-2012 21:53:59 | More by Thorpe429
Saison VOS from Sly Fox Brewing Company
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