Mad Fox Reynard Black Saison
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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.37/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Our interpretation of Belgian inspired dark Saison brewed with over 8 different imported German and English malts and then gently hopped with German Perle hops. The beer was fermented with a French farmhouse style yeast strain to lend dark fruit notes with hints of cherries and currants that then finishes with a dark chocolate flavor.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DiarmaidBHK (4151) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2012
Draft at brewpub. Pours black with very little head. Not much on the nose. A bit of fruit and wine vibe on the tongue which makes me think a bit of barleywine. Unfortunately itís supposed to be a saison. I got very little of the farmhouse funk. Not really to style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (7080) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 26, 2012
Draft at brewery, 10oz served in snifter. Poured a dark black color, not translucent, small white head. Aroma was a touch tart fruits, tartness, malt notes. Flavor was sweet malts, touch of fruit, tart notes. Interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mansquito (5108) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAY 21, 2012
Mad Fox tap ($5.75): Pours a dark brown color with a beige head. Aroma is of saison yeast and fruitiness. Tastes I spotted were cherries (yes, the description was right), something akin to licorice, and yeast. Beer is a little sweet. Roasted or toasted hops donít really appear too strongly in this. Overall, this was interesting, but I donít really think it is something that I would want to get again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonnycheeba (4919) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 20, 2012
Tap. Pours opaque black with thin, fizzy white head; short retention and no lacing. Aroma is dark sour fruit, vinegar, floral hops, cookie malt, and some plastic notes. Flavor is sweet malt forward with supporting hops and dark fruit esters; dry finish. Medium body, carbonation, and warmth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (11971) - Escondido, California, USA - MAY 20, 2012
Tap. Pours black with a small, fizzy light tan head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is dark fruity esters, light roast and coffee malt with earthy hops. Flavor is malt dominant with dark fruity esters, Belgian yeast and a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scubatrip (610) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - MAY 9, 2012
On tap at the brewpub, pours black with a minimal head. Not much to the nose, very fruity taste with hints of chocolate. It maintains its farmhousey-ness, not dissimilar to a dunkelweizen. Very smooth, I'd order again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nickls (2336) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - APR 26, 2012
Tap. Thin dark khaki head on a very deep dark brown. Touch of chocolate and sour dark fruits and cherry in the aroma. Flavor is pretty much the same but less acidic than aroma and dark cherries really come through. Odd beer, but not bad. Medium silky MF. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (13021) - Washington DC, USA - APR 22, 2012
Draft. Cola-black body, small tan head. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some molasses, licorice, light Belgian yeast. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, earthy, Belgian yeast, some molasses, maple syrup. Medium body, some stickiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (11499) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 20, 2011
Served on cask at the brewpub. Pours a hazy dark brown color with a large creamy, off-white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of sweet and tart fruits, chocolate, bread, anise and other spicy notes. The taste is chocolate, cherries, herbal and spice notes and bread. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3701) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2011
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a dark brown with a thin light tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, Belgian yeast, nutty malt. Flavor is nor as roasted as the aroma and has a greater spice presence. Good black Belgian, but u was hoping for a little more roast character. 8/4/7/4/14 (3.7/5)

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