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 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (11979) - 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 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Tap at the brewpub. Hazy deep brune pour with wispy tan lace. Nose is estery, toast, baked apple, chocolate powder. Taste is minerally, a tad papery, chocolate, toast. Drinkable. Not sweet or too astringent. Certainly drying. Some mild sweet alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BVery (9412) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 29, 2012
Tap at the brewpub. Dark murky brown pour with a spotty head. Definitely get the currants and dark fruit, not so much of the saison funk though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (7236) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 24, 2015
Nice stuff. Florals and some raisin in here – really more like a dubbel than a black saison or whatever that category is supposed to represent. Light sweet finish. Pours dark brown with good head. Soft carbonation. Tap at brewpub.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (7090) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (5985) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2012
On draft at the brewery. Pours black with Dan off white head. Sweet malt aroma. Hints of raisins and some bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (5673) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 2, 2014
4 oz draft pour at Mad Fox. Murky brown with light tan head. Aromas of dark fruit, funk. Tastes of funky notes, wine, dark fruit, light spice, moderate bitter notes. Medium body with a dry finish. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jgb9348 (5565) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 25, 2013
Deep dark brown coloured body with a bit of a tan head and a bit clear at the bottom when held up to a light. Aroma of roasted malt, grass, herbs, yeast and a bit of a caramel note. Light to Medium-bodied; Strong roasted malt flavours in the taste with some lighter spices, yeast and a hint of earth noticeable, all with a good grassy and relatively mild saison flavour profile. Aftertaste shows some good flavours, but a bit lacking in malt, hops and complexity. Overall, a decent beer for a brewpub, but don’t expect an amazing drink - worth it if you like the style and it’s available, but otherwise, there are better options. I sampled this on draught from a growler, purchased at the brewpub in Falls Church, Virginia sampled later in the day on 21-December-2011 at a hockey party.

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