Mad Fox Saison
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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.33/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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A sturdy farmhouse-style ale that showcases a yeast from northern France, along the Belgian border. The earth and spice notes as well as the citrus fruit character are yeast driven. The balance and complexity of the aroma will change as the beer warms in your hand. Medium bitterness, and honey-ish malt with a semi-dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DCLawyer (1358) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 11, 2013
Draft->lager at the brewpub. Hazy dark gold with small white head. Herbs, pepper, citrus, bright malt, yeast. To be fair, I am not a fan of saisons in general, but even so, this is a bit of a mess.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (9731) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2012
A hazed amber saison with a thin white head. In aroma, sweet fruity malt with light ginger notes. In mouth, a sweet orange peel with caramel malt, light coriander, oily mouthfeel, nice. On tap at Snallygaster DC, Oct. 13 2012.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BVery (5934) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 29, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2013 Tap at the brewpub. Pale golden pour with no head. I canít get much out of this except a huge blast of perfume. Maybe a slight sour element. Bleh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadRobin (1829) - Silver Spring, USA - NOV 24, 2012
On tap 5 oz. sample at Mad Fox Brewing Company restaurant in Falls Church, VA. Clear, with a hint of haze, golden-straw color with off-white head and good lacing. Aroma of fruit, citrus and earth, musty yeast. Taste of fruit, musty yeast, caramel, citrus and herbal hops. Sweet and sour wit a musty, bitter finish. Medium body and low/medium carbonation. This saison lacks the usual bright, crisp feeling. It has the farmhouse funk, but instead of being crisply sour, it is more of a barnyard musty sourness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Iphonephan (3018) - McLean, Virginia, USA - NOV 12, 2012
On draft at the brewery. Pours a cloudy pale greenish yellow with a white head. Tart lemon aroma. Refreshing orange and lemon zest flavors. Smooth finish.
Earlier Rating: 10/24/2012 Total Score: 3.4
On cask at the brewery. Pours a cloudy pale gold with a slowly receding white head leaving lots of lacing. Pinapple aroma. Freshingly mild flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nickls (1809) - SE DC, Washington DC, USA - NOV 8, 2012
Tap. Vibrant bright yellow orange with no head. Some slight sourish aromas, touch of earth, slight spice and some slight citrus fruit. Some slight sourness again in the flavor, touch of grain, wheat, spice and tart grapes. Lighter body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 3, 2012
With s name like this, it ought to be a sour. Instead its a havily hopped (I think with citra) saison that has far more lemon flavor than saison funkiness.
Earlier Rating: 2/27/2012 Total Score: 3.4
Draft at the source. Murky variegated golden brown color, thick white head. Aroma of orange peel and white bread. Taste is orange with moderate spice. OK.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
JulienHuxley (2852) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - OCT 23, 2012
On tap at Churchkey. Rather dark gold pour with white head. Aroma is off, lots of old grain and cooked veggies, uncalled for super yeast spiciness. Taste is a little better, yeasty and grainy but still kind of blah. Palate is too sweet for the style and undercarbed. A total miss.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2012
On cask at Mad Fox. Nose has plenty of tropical fruit and light citrus. Flavor similar with more base saison. Great blend. Dry and lightly bitter. Quite nice
Earlier Rating: 2/18/2011 Total Score: 4
On cask at the brewpub. Reviewed from notes. Pours a deep yellow with a nice billowing white head and a decent amount of lacing. Nose brings forward quite a bit with some nice earthy aromas as well as a bit of citrus. A bit of yeasty esters as well. Taste is a bit restrained with a bit of malt coming through and the earth, citrus, and yeast falling into the background a bit. Feel is medium with good carbonation. Drinks pretty well. A bit low in flavor at this point, although Iím hoping Bill is really able to develop the flavor in this one. Serving type: cask Reviewed on: 10-16-2010

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (8161) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 6, 2012
Tap at Mad Fox. Cloudy golden. Weak head. Nose is sweeter white peach juice and mint. Taste is soapy and papery with some spicy Belgian yeast. Papery palate. Up front some white peach juice on the palate but moving to paper/cardboard. Nothing offensive, just not my style for saison.

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