Saison | Mad Fox Brewing Company

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52 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by TMoney2591 on 07-13-2010

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Ratings:
52
Reviews:
19
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
8.4%
 
 
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3.84/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.52/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sample at Industry Night at HomeBrewCon.
Lightly fruity earthy spicy with lots of banana in the nose and flavor. Light sweet honey maltiness rounds this out nicely, but I wanted more pepper less fruit.

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4.05/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Beers-es
3.84/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice golden orange with a one-finger white head. Smell is tart Belgian yeast with some bananas and lemons. Taste is quite good if not super complex. Overall very nice solid saison.

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3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.87/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.74/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Draft at the source.

Slightly hazy yellow body with a small white collar. Aromas of banana, clove, citrus. More like a hefe than a saison. Light and slightly sweet. Easy drinking. Pretty good.

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3.71/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +5%

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.

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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Saison from Mad Fox Brewing Company
3.81 out of 5 based on 52 ratings.
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