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Sly Fox Grisette Working Class Ale

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RATINGS: 160   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
Grisette is a Belgian style ale which was originally brewed in the Hainaut province to be the beer of the miners in the area, just as Saison was the beer of the farmers. It was lighter than Saison and frequently contained wheat as well as barley malt (as does the Sly Fox version). The name is derived from the French word for "gray," referring to both the drab factory frocks worn by the young women (the grisettes) who doled out pints as the men exited from the mines, and also the color of the cobblestone rock being mined.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beeebon (308) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2015
Pours a hazy pale yellow with thin white head which doesn’t last. Aroma of wheat, bready yeast, lemon, straw and herbal. Taste reminds me a lot of a decent wheat beer, noticably sweet before becoming quite tart and bitter/sour. Pretty nice stuff although not a style I usually go for.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcartamdg (2443) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2015
Pours a hazy golden orange with a thick white head. Aroma of grainy wheat and peppery Belgian yeast. Taste is bready wheat, spicy black pepper, slight hop bitterness with a creamy wheat finish. Really nice everyday beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zacgillbanks (3205) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2015
Can from Rehills, Newcastle. This is a cloudy yellow-straw coloured beer that pours with a thin white head. It has a spicy lemon and tart floral fruity flavour, a creamy mouthfeel and a herbal, very dry finish. Very full flavoured for a mid-range ABV.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5530) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2015
Sampled on draft at 3R6P this beer poured a murky peach color with a medium sized creamy white head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was musty and bready with notes of bubblegum and phenol. The flavor was musty and dryish with a strong bready note a slight medicinal presence and bubblegum. Medium length finish. Medium body. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tinylightsrecs (354) - - JUN 27, 2015
Can from Rehills Newcastle. Delicious. Flavours of spices, banana, sourness, bread. A very complex beer, bursting with flavour

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
katrinaez (589) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2015
A light spice, not heavy. Light yellow and cloudy. Best to let it warm a little. Tap.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EvanFriend (417) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2015
A bit sour, some fruity notes, a mild straw background, and some yeasty spiciness. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MadRobin (2392) - Silver Spring, USA - JUN 21, 2015
On tap at NOVA Summer Brewfest in Bull Run Regional Park in Centreville, VA. Cloudy , pastel yellow with a near-white head and good lacing. Aroma of spice, pepper and light lemon. Taste of spice, pepper and light lemon. Medium/light body and medium/low carbonization. Finally, a "refreshing beer" that does make me want to pour it out and grab a lemonade. It's similar to a saison, but lighter and brighter tasting. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
keepersj12 (2932) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JUN 19, 2015
Nice light and refreshing beer. It has a light spice aroma with some lemon. The flavor is slightly sour and nicely balanced. Very good for the hot weather.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanscourt (928) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2015
Light and refreshing. Has characteristics of a Hefeweizen too. Spicey at the finish. Crisp

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