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Sly Fox Grisette Working Class Ale
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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nike (889) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2013
On tap at Bocktown, pours pale gold with thin white. Full mouthfeel almost bubblegum feeling, fruity, some spices of lemon pepper. Bitter and some sweetness. Medium and crisp body.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (1863) - New York, USA - SEP 12, 2013
Draft at Stags Head. Pours hazy yellow with florescent white head. Nose of citrus and yeasty. Tastes of bold Belgian yeasts, grass, lemony citrus, herbal, peppery. refreshing especially since i came straight from gym to bar this hit the spot

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mansquito (3106) - Nueva York, New York, USA - SEP 2, 2013
Big Top Beverage Mart, Rosyln case: Pours cloudy yellow gold with a nice white head. Aroma is dusty saison yeast, with some light hints of banana. Taste is a bit farmhouse and slightly sweet. Has some wheat ale aspects, especially in the banana elements. Light and consistent hops. Light body, but a very full taste. Quite good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jesterdeal (1655) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - AUG 29, 2013
Aroma is very bold belgian with yeast, banana, marshmallow and pepper. Pours blonde and SUPER heady. Took a while to pour this one. Taste is wonderful with yeast, banana, slight potato, and a hint of pepper. Mouthfeel is super light despite the intensity of the taste. Super easy to drink.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
conway (1128) - - AUG 25, 2013
Bottle. Hazy gold with a huge fluffy white head. Aroma is yeast and corn. Taste is a burst of citrus and a little alcohol on the front of the mouth. Surprisingly full palate. Not bad.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bob_w (291) - new york, New York, USA - AUG 24, 2013
a citrus note, wheat malt aroma, some yeast esters. Medium-dark straw yellow, modest head. a faint smokey note. Mild tart character. Mild sour note. Reasonable bitterness in finish. Spicey flavors and phenolics.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jabic (385) - Brigantine, New Jersey, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Ar: Banana and peach - clove - a touch of bubblegum. Ap: Cloudy pale gold - large white head with very good retention, leaving a thick cap of lacing and a trail of foam along the sides of the glass. T: Bright peach up front, with a punch of acidity coming right behind - pleasant pils malt graininess - banana and herbal hops, with a low bitterness - finish is more peach and a wisp of malt. P: Medium body with high carbonation - finish is dry. O: Fruity and refreshing, just like a saison should be - really nice beer, tasty and well-made.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HeadyDE (426) - Delaware, USA - AUG 14, 2013
Can pour..slightly hazy yellow golden hue..nose is really quite pleasant with very evident perfume presence..lemon..spice..mouthfeel is very refreshing..and fresh with a good prickly spice backbone..very nice saison style in a can at a lower abv..a few things are clear about this..nice for a canned saison..and another well crafted beer from sly fox..a cooler full of these in summer is definitely going to please..

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Elwood (2960) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 13, 2013
Serving: 12 oz. can from State Line Liquors. It pours a hazy dark yellow with a nice white head. It has a spicy, floral nose with a bit of anise. Flavor is a bit wanting though. A dull shadow of the nose with an almost aspirin like bitterness. Light to medium body with a lingering finish. A little on the meh side and made me want to hit up a Dupont Saison.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
artmcd8 (1300) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2013
Pours a hazy yellow color. Aromas of grass and farm. Slightly tangy but very refreshing. Crisp and clean finish.


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