Dismiss Notice
Get 12 monthly issues of BeerAdvocate magazine and save $5 when you select "auto-renew."

Subscribe now →
Dismiss Notice
Join our email list →

And we'll send you the latest updates and offers from BeerAdvocate, because knowing is half the battle.

Saison-Brandy Barrel Aged - Mad Fox Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Saison-Brandy Barrel Aged
No picture.
Have one? Upload it now.
no score

Awaiting 10 Reviews
no score

(Send Samples)
Reviews: 1
Hads: 5
Avg: 3.51
pDev: 28.21%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mad Fox Brewing Company
Virginia, United States | website

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale | 6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: cjgiant on 07-11-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
Beer: Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 1 | Hads: 5
Photo of cjgiant
3.72/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This is a brandy barrel aged version of their Saison, which I know I've had but have not reviewed.

A: this beer pours a hazy golden-yellow color, translucent to hazy, with only a light but replenishing head

S: strong brandy and date/raisin scents, almost more like a brandy wine (but not as much depth of nose as a barleywine)

T: starts with a subdued brandy taste, to compare against a brandy-tinged beer taste. The combination does yield to a overall tart apple taste. The tartness turns any dark fruit into a more tart version I think most of the saison flavors are overpowered but the brandy, which I think is not a good thing. The beer does taste pretty good, but I'm not sure the beer itself is producing the taste, any more.

M: a decent carbonation, but a little on the light side, with a definite alcohol burn

O: maybe we got a strong pull, as if that makes any sense, but if you like a stronger alcohol flavor to your beer, this might work for you. It was a little too over the top for me.

Note: there was some confusion as to what beer I was tasting when I initially did this review. I am certain I got it right at this point.

 1,142 characters

Saison-Brandy Barrel Aged from Mad Fox Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 1 ratings.