Saison VOS | Sly Fox Brewing Company

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339 Ratings
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Saison VOSSaison VOS
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sly Fox Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
slyfoxbeer.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

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.

Added by Todd on 12-01-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
339
Reviews:
168
Avg:
3.97
pDev:
11.08%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
29
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 339 |  Reviews: 168
Photo of Flounder57
4.01/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle was poured into a large tulip glass.

Appearance: A two finger billowy head was poured that reduced to a puffy layer. It is a slightly hazy golden straw yellow with good clarity and vision of tiny bubbles coming up through the glass. Spotty lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Vanilla, apple, pear, pilsner malts, powdery yeast, spicy, grassy

Taste: Nice sweetness to this beer. Powdery yeasty esters, green apple, pear, pilsner malts, pale malts, spicy, grassy, and some bitterness in the rear.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, crisp, refreshing, a bit dry, a little chewy, and medium to high carbonation.

Overall: A very enjoyable saison. Definitely grew on me as it warmed up. Will look for more of this next time venturing out of New England.

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Photo of ptat
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beernads
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of KagyThings
3.76/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of 2dogbrew
3.52/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of buzzy
3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

Photo of bconsidine
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of Hetlegioen512
3.96/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of jdaddy
2.5/5  rDev -37%

Photo of Syracuse12
3.16/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of comfortablynirm
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of beoirific
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of Hypersomnia
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of joltinmatt
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.83/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this is very good saison. blonde, hazy, and really really heady. tall tall lacy head bone white rises up all airy and foamy way above the rim of the glass and holds on, covering my nose as i smell. smells like it was fermented real warm with a cool belgian strain that has notes of pineapple and pepper, lots of that high tone fruit ester thing, pleasantly light malt base, and balancing hops only. the flavor here is almost white wine-like, with a tannic grapey thing going on, and the smooth orchard fruit flavor of an off dry chardonnay. a bit more spice though, especially in the finish, a cool yeast here that is new to my palate in a lot of ways. its also dried the beer out incredibly well, no residual sugar here at all. carbonation is effervescent, explosive might be a better way to say it, really fizzy as i hold it in my mouth. i have always liked this brewery, although its been awhile since i have had any of their beers. i think this is a fantastic saison, maybe lacking a little of the depth some of the best in the world have, but its not far behind in a lot of ways. worth picking up for sure.

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Photo of Ale_Dog
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not dupont but very good

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
4/5  rDev +0.8%

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3/5  rDev -24.4%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of ppavlick
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of cfadams17
3.2/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of david18
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of Pencible
3.36/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: This poured a cloudy straw color with lots of fluffy white head.
S: It smelled like sour lager yeast and grassy hops, with some spicy and metallic character.
T: It tasted like spicy and mineral and grassy hops, with some sour lager yeast. It had a clean spicy aftertaste.
M: It was watery with lots of carbonation. Bubbly body.
D: This was a decent saison, with earthy scent and taste. It was a bit sour for my preferences, and the body was too fizzy. At least the finish was mellow, so it wasn't difficult to drink. Not bad, but really not a terribly impressive brew.

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Saison VOS from Sly Fox Brewing Company
3.97 out of 5 based on 339 ratings.
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