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Sly Fox Grisette Working Class Ale
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RATINGS: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - AUG 20, 2009
Draft. Pours a hazy golden body with a white head. Dry musky with spices and earth tones. Grass and herbal with a hint of citrus and lemon. Decent.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 7, 2009
On tap at Capones. Pours a very light blond hazy almost cloudy, with a nice tight sticky white head. Aroma is grainy, cereal, mineral, toasty doughy malts with a slight clovey phenolic Belgian yeastiness- saison like with some grits. Flavor is slight lemon zest, toasty malts, slight grassy hops, some herbs, spice, earth and slight drying leather with lemons in the end with a dry peppery finish. Pretty good and refreshing. Nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cletus (6329) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 28, 2008
Pours gold with a nice white frothy head. Smells earthy with some fruity hints. Tastes spicy and dry with a nice wildflower hint on the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
adrian910ss (2277) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2008
On draft at the GL. Pours a cloudy yellow gold with a medium sized white head. Aroma of bitter lemon honey hops, pepper and fresh yeast. Taste is slightly bitter with hints of lemon honey, grass notes, pepper and hops. Refreshing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (5333) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 20, 2008
On tap @ Blind Tiger, NYC. Pours apale yellow & slightly cloudy. Very similar to a wit. Citrusy, coriander & other spiciness. Light body, lemony & refreshing. Good beer

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sleepylopes (318) - New York, USA - JUL 16, 2008
tradtional ale is an unsatasfying name Put it in with the saisons or something all togtlether different. Belgian spice and a massive citrus presence with no pith. Refreshing and drinkable with a nicely diverse grain bill.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Goodgrief (1744) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - FEB 16, 2008
Nov. 2006 - Pale yellow pour, very little head or lacing. Aroma was that of pears and apple. Flavor was fruity and spicy with just a touch of barnyard funk. Spices and pepper also prevalent. Fullness of flavor and mouthfeel improved as it warmed, but the beer got yet sweeter. An okay attempt.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chronictonic (471) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2008
On tap - Capone’s - Norristown PA - bright clear yellow gold in color with a bright white head. Mild spiced aroma. Very crisp and very dry mouthfeel. Flavor is similar to a wit with a lemon in it. Would be a great summer beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 28, 2007
Draught at Barcade. (I can’t believe how sucky I am now at "Asteroids" over all these years...) Slightly hazy gold color with a thin head. Bready, doughy aroma wth some banana yeast. Bready, sour (green apple/lemon) and bitter hop notes permeate what’s like a "raw pretzel" malt flavor. Kind of an underlying phenolic note. Thin and a bit fizzy in palate. Can’t say I loved it, but interesting.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - OCT 12, 2007
Draft at Barcade. I remember there being a good amount of carbonation in this one. Some citrus and earthy malt in the aroma. Pretty standard earthy malt flavor with a sour / tart finish.


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