Saison-Brandy Barrel Aged | Mad Fox Brewing Company

BA SCORE
-
no score
Awaiting More Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mad Fox Brewing Company
Virginia, United States
madfoxbrewing.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by cjgiant on 07-11-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
5
Reviews:
1
Avg:
3.51
pDev:
28.21%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
0
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 1
Photo of brpendergast85
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Gatordaddy
2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of CaptainNomihodai
1.5/5  rDev -57.3%

Photo of apasternak
3/5  rDev -14.5%

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
3.51 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.

    Subscribe