Mad Fox Saison
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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dlovell2 (1805) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 2, 2016
Had as The Funk. Pours cloudy golden with white head. Aroma is lemon with citrus hoppiness, and horse blanket. Nice tart lemon flavor to start followed by floral and citrus finishing with tart and funky yeastiness. Excellent!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnnnniee (3816) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 24, 2016
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Huhzubendah (3543) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 4, 2015
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (4809) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 10, 2014
Draft at Mad Fox. Pours almost clear amber with a fizzy white head. Tastes like sweet herbs, grapes, apple, light spice, lemon. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like fermenting apples, light herbs and spice, light lemony citrus.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrob21 (3454) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 6, 2014
Sampler at the pub. Spicey. Good yeast and banana flavors. On the smooth side. Finish is clove, spice and lots of toasty bread. Banana there again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tonkun (1296) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Tap at brewery. Hazy orange yellow pour with a white head . Lemon, floral, spice, honey. Light carbonation. Citrus and honey body. Easy to drink

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenDV138 (6103) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 14, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2014 4 oz draft pour at Mad Fox on 7/14/2014. Clear straw yellow with off-white head. Aromas of citrus fruit and peel, herbs, spices. Tastes of citrus fruit and peel, funk, lemon, spices, floral notes. Medium body with a dry finish. Medium-low carbonation.

Tried the Galactic Funk version on 8/25/2014 which is the saison on cask dry hopped with Galaxy. The Galaxy adds a nice fruitiness to the taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DCLawyer (2786) - 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 (12970) - 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 (9668) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 29, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2013 Tap at the brewpub. Pale golden pour with no head. I can’t get much out of this except a huge blast of perfume. Maybe a slight sour element. Bleh.

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