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Saison - Mad Fox Brewing Company

Saison
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86
very good

35 Ratings
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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 9.4%


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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Reviews by Navalartichoke:
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Navalartichoke

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

04-09-2012 15:31:47 | More by Navalartichoke
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LJugel

Virginia

4/5  rDev +4.4%

02-22-2014 16:21:50 | More by LJugel
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Johnny_V

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

12-16-2013 02:45:14 | More by Johnny_V
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21Maestro8

Virginia

4/5  rDev +4.4%

12-15-2013 04:28:07 | More by 21Maestro8
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Gatordaddy

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

10-25-2013 00:52:48 | More by Gatordaddy
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ZachKelly

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

10-21-2013 15:51:16 | More by ZachKelly
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jacewg

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +4.4%

08-18-2013 14:28:22 | More by jacewg
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jdet1

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

06-23-2013 01:29:53 | More by jdet1
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SaarSalim

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

06-17-2013 02:36:27 | More by SaarSalim
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purppy

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

06-16-2013 15:12:01 | More by purppy
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cfinch2

Virginia

4/5  rDev +4.4%

03-26-2013 19:50:58 | More by cfinch2
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fields336

North Carolina

3.66/5  rDev -4.4%
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

Serving type: on-tap

01-25-2013 00:53:38 | More by fields336
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Sludgeman

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

01-20-2013 01:39:06 | More by Sludgeman
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zonker17

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

12-13-2012 02:09:14 | More by zonker17
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ncaudle

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

10-13-2012 15:26:00 | More by ncaudle
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Eriktheipaman

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

10-04-2012 15:12:26 | More by Eriktheipaman
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.4/5  rDev -11.2%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-05-2012 20:45:20 | More by kylehay2004
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JJOVa

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +11%

08-02-2012 23:54:26 | More by JJOVa
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duceswild

Maryland

4/5  rDev +4.4%

07-27-2012 00:50:44 | More by duceswild
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ptshrdn

Virginia

4/5  rDev +4.4%

04-15-2012 16:51:01 | More by ptshrdn
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IrishColonial

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.4%

12-14-2011 20:37:24 | More by IrishColonial
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +11%

11-28-2011 23:22:43 | More by nmann08
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tlazaroff

Virginia

4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A: Looks great! Typical hazy pale straw color and the head was that guinness-like creamy head that you get from the cask.

S: Muted smells due to lower carbonation, but it still smelled great. That barnyard peppery scent that I have come to love from saison.

T: As expected, it was slightly peppery and had that nice brett character.

M: Awesome mouthfeel, thanks to the cask conditioning. Smooth, creamy, what more could you want. Moderate body and light carbonation.

D: Drinks like a 4% ABV beer, I love it.

Serving type: cask

10-06-2011 16:05:16 | More by tlazaroff
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mdfb79

New York

4.05/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From 08/13/11 notes. Had at Mad Fox, served in a pint glass.

a - Pours a murky yellow color with one inch of white head and low carbonation evident.

s - Smells of spices, yeast, bananas, cloves, and bready malts. Not too much pepper and spice, and really nice.

t - Tastes of bananas, cloves, Belgian style yeast, spice and pepper, and light bready malts. More bananas than the nose and a step up. Again, very nice.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Very smooth and creamy body, and super easy to drink.

o - Overall I really liked this one; I think it's one of the best beers I've had from Mad Fox so far. Would definitely have this one again.

Serving type: on-tap

08-30-2011 20:39:02 | More by mdfb79
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Chaney

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I had this on tap at the brewpub over in Falls Church. It certainly appeared that about half the patrons on the busy Saturday night that I went ordered this.

Served in a goblet.

A: The weirdest saison I've ever set my eyes on... seriously! Extremely murky, peppery orange, with no head to speak of. The damn stuff looked flat as a pancake.

S: Very faint puff of citrus and farmhouse funk. Maybe a twist of lemon as well. Very understated indeed.

T: I actually dug the taste here: Lots of honey and cloves, with the honey actually dominating for a change. More than a hint of orange and lemon zest, rounded out with a moderately dry finish.

M: Not much prickle from anything that resembled carbonation, but the really nice high-grade honey and citrus alkalinity more than made up for it. I dug the sweet elements!

O: A different kind of saison that the ones I'm accustomed to, but I'd wait a year or so, try the rest of their beers first, then re-visit this one at some point in the distant future.

I'm not sure I dig this style on cask....

Serving type: cask

08-15-2011 02:15:28 | More by Chaney
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Saison from Mad Fox Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.