Saison VOS | Sly Fox Brewing Company

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340 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:
340
Reviews:
168
Avg:
3.97
pDev:
11.08%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
29
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 340 |  Reviews: 168
Photo of nathanmiller
3/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of KTCamm
4.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11/5...brewery taster. Pours bright gold, low foam. Sweet fruity fragrant floral nose. Somewhat of a peppery taster, notes of citrus, bubblegum, and yeasty funk. Spicy. Very nice.

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Photo of chicagoish
3.64/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.43/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle dated NOV 16 (apparently – date is lightly printed over bar code) at 42 degrees into snifter
750 mL bottle purchased at Sly Fox brewpub , Phoenixville
Aroma of yeast phenolics, fades out by end of glass
Head large (6.5 cm, aggressive pour), white, frothy, rapidly diminishing to five to ten mm frothy ring and layer
Lacing poor – few small islands of tiny to medium bubbles
Body light yellow, hazy
Flavor light, yeasty, slightly fruity; no hops, no malt, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate light, watery, lively carbonation

Appearance 3.5, Aroma 3, Flavor 3.5, Palate 4, Overall 3.5

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Photo of foghornleghorn22
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DavidHume
3.7/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tappangordo
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EdwardK77
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tvghost
3.35/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of halo913
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MacMalt
3.81/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had this beer for the first time on draft at an outdoor sporting event. Poured medium yellow with a thin light head and lacing. Not much of an aroma. The taste features citrus: lemon and a hint of orange or pineapple and some spice. It is only slightly bitter. Nicely carbonated. Overall, this is a very nice saison and is delightful and refreshing on a warm day.

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Photo of RSBurney
3.87/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had this beer for the first time on draft at a sporting event. Poured medium yellow with a thin white head and lacing. Not much of an aroma. The taste features citrus: lemon and a hint of orange and slight bitterness. Nicely carbonated. Overall, this is a very nice saison and is perfect for a lovely Spring day at an outdoor event.

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Photo of jbaker67
3.91/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of st9647v3
3.65/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of XsoldoutX
3.32/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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%

Saison VOS from Sly Fox Brewing Company
3.97 out of 5 based on 340 ratings.
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