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Saison - Mad Fox Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

42 Ratings
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 9.11%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mad Fox Brewing Company visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 07-13-2010)
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Photo of cjgiant
4/5  rDev +4.2%

On tap (have had before):
Pours a bit more orange than most saisons I've had recently, but with a nice foamy head that lasts, lacing the glass throughout. The nose is light, mainly citrus (lemon) and a little bit of yeast sour notes (sorta like some Brett beers I've had). I don't get much spice or earthiness.

The taste is fairly expected from the nose, fruit-tart with honey maltiness to start. The light lemon if the smell has added a pear/apple note to it. The yeast comes on with some earthy hop bitterness at about the same time. The combo results in a strange lemon-mint flavor (I don't think described it quite right, but best I can come up with). The feel is light and not as carbonated as you'd think from the head.

I have enjoyed this beer for years, but it has dropped a bit compared to other beers I have enjoyed since. It's a bit fruity and tart (or maybe less peppery) perhaps compared to my recent saisons, but I don't think it's out of style per se. The finish could be a bit more dry.

cjgiant, Wednesday at 10:35 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

redfox405, Sep 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

2dogbrew, Jul 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

StrikeThreeLager, Jul 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

tgatort, Jul 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

KevMo84, Jun 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

JWalterWeatherman, May 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

LJugel, Feb 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Johnny_V, Dec 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

21Maestro8, Dec 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Gatordaddy, Oct 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

ZachKelly, Oct 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

jacewg, Aug 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

jdet1, Jun 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

SaarSalim, Jun 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

purppy, Jun 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

cfinch2, Mar 26, 2013
Photo of fields336
3.66/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: cloudy golden to orange with a slight bubbly off white head. the color changes as the light does, it is very nice to look at

S: oranges, cloves, cardamom, bready,

T: nice citrus hit up front with a tart, fruity, orange and lemon punch following. nice yeasty flavor finish

M: medium bodied, medium-high carbonation, nice cleansing on the palate

fields336, Jan 25, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Sludgeman, Jan 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

zonker17, Dec 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

ncaudle, Oct 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Eriktheipaman, Oct 04, 2012
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3.4/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thin head on a cloudy golden with copper hues body. Nice lacing. Aroma is very mild with mostly Belgian yeast mustiness, clove and a tart lemon citrus note. More yeast mustiness pretty much in the finish making it semi dry. Hops are mild with herbal and more tart fruit predominantly. Light to medium body and moderate carbonation. This one was too tart and bland for me. This is more like a tart hefe or something.

kylehay2004, Aug 05, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

JJOVa, Aug 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

duceswild, Jul 27, 2012
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Saison from Mad Fox Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.