Mad Fox Reynard Black Saison
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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.34/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
matthewgerke (67) - - DEC 14, 2012
Draft. Poured black with thin white head. Aroma was particularly memorable but the taste exceeded it, fortunately. A little less complex than Mad Jacket due less layers of flavor but at the same time really put the yeast at the forefront to showcase it which worked well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (3367) - 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 (5096) - 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 donít expect an amazing drink - worth it if you like the style and itís 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (4490) - McLean, 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (9347) - San Diego County, 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 (7959) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DiarmaidBHK (3726) - 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 (5703) - 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 (4116) - 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 (4249) - 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.

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