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Saison VOS - Sly Fox Brewing Company

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Saison VOSSaison VOS

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87
very good

179 Ratings
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Ratings: 179
Reviews: 96
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 7
Gots: 7 | 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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RobertColianni

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

10-14-2013 11:58:31 | More by micromaniac129
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

4/5  rDev +3.1%

10-13-2013 17:52:01 | More by oriolesfan4
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rydev24

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.1%

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

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.1%

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

Iowa

2/5  rDev -48.5%

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

New Jersey

4.3/5  rDev +10.8%
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
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.1%

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

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

06-13-2013 22:51:32 | More by J_Beloved
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sluggo013

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

06-07-2013 23:52:40 | More by sluggo013
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AnitaBrewski

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.1%

06-03-2013 02:38:38 | More by AnitaBrewski
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.1%

05-20-2013 12:30:04 | More by InspectorBob
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.1%

05-15-2013 11:20:53 | More by Slatetank
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Magery

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

05-07-2013 19:26:18 | More by Magery
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jmann40

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.1%

04-24-2013 12:39:30 | More by jmann40
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BushwyckCraft

New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

04-20-2013 15:28:28 | More by BushwyckCraft
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rawfish

California

4.01/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Thanks to lookrider for the opportunity. Corked and caged 750mL bottle. Pours a glowing summer sun yellow, opaque with yeast but with a dense cap od white that sticks through the entire drink. Terrific.

Yeasty, active carbonation brings up the aroma of orange peel, coriander, powder, ginger and lemon zest. Not much fruit or other complexities here.

Bright lemon zest, orange peel, and powdery yeast and coriander. Very bright. Unobtrusive malt character. Finishes very clean, powdery and palate scrubbing.

Active carbonation, bright and lightens up the yeast considerably. Not detection of alcohol. High carbonation doesn't impede the flavor profile either. Ideal.

Very nice take on a saison, not very complex but a bright beer, perfect refresher. Clean and crisp.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2013 06:23:55 | More by rawfish
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

04-11-2013 03:33:33 | More by orangesol
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ssimpson89

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.1%

03-02-2013 17:19:41 | More by ssimpson89
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

03-02-2013 00:29:02 | More by djrn2
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zoober911

New York

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

03-01-2013 22:46:38 | More by zoober911
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Seaba

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

02-28-2013 14:21:26 | More by Seaba
Saison VOS from Sly Fox Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 179 ratings.