Saison VOS - Sly Fox Brewing Company
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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
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
Saison VOS from Sly Fox Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 179 ratings.