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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tcane7 (1657) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Can at the bike race. Pours cloudy golden orange with fluffy, lumpy, white head. Belgian yeast, spice, bubble gum, citrus.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NJBeerman013 (1043) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Draft at Blind Tiger a few months back. Pours straw yellow in color with a fluffy white head. Lighter in flavor than more standard saisons I have had. The addition of wheat to the barley gives the beer more of a cereal grains character. There is a light spice adding to the fresh lively mouthfeel making this beer very refreshing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dagimp (700) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2012
On tap at Teresa's next door. Pours a nearly clear white-yellow. Thin fizzy head. Clean crisp aroma of lemon and yeast. Thin crisp mouthfeel. Taste is clean, yeasty and citrusy. Very good beer. Probably one of the best by Sly Fox! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pilgrimoutlaw (761) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2012
On tap at TND. Pours pale gold with thin white, soapy head. Bubblegum, fruity, lemon, pepper, straw. Moderately bitter and lightly sweet. Acidic and crisp body. Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boxofrane (2055) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2012 Growler from the brew pub. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. The aroma Is mostly lemony citrus with some saison yeast. The taste is sweet and dry with some sour notes.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (2972) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 17, 2012
Draft @ Phoenixville location on 15 Oct 2012 bartender gave me a 10 oz. pour. For me this was like a saison/ Wit Bier hybrid. Color was a bright hazy yellow. Not much in the way of head. Nose is phenol Belgian yeast with a good amount of wheat. Pale malts and yeast are the main players here. Light wheat with a bit of spicy peppery character makes me think of a Wit. Fizzy, spritzy carbonation. Totally refreshing and if I lived in Eastern PA area, I would be a regular at the tasting room or Eatery. Well crafted.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ReggieDunlap (3018) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2012
Pours a hazy pale yellow with no head whatsoever. Aroma has nice light orange and mils spice...coriander or clove. Flavor has orange, honey, coriander, and wheat...tastes a bit like juiceyfruit gum. Mouthfeel is medium and the finish is juiceyfruit gum...dries.

3.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nayho (17) - - AUG 21, 2012
Smoked wheat phenols yet tasty bitter yet sweet yet dry good saison with an interstting finidh

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (4302) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2012
Tap @ Blind Tiger. Pours hazy gold with a medium white head. The nose is brioche bread, salt, pepper and orchard fruits. Hints of tropical pineapple. The taste is saison yeast, banana, wheat, cobweb. Mineral chalkiness on the long finish. Light body, easy to drink on a very hot summer day. Soft carbonation. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tgncc (2749) - Bellmore, New York, USA - AUG 9, 2012
The aroma is a fruity, banana, peppery combination. The appearance is a veery hazy light orange, white head. The flavor is spicy, peppery up front, banana, light tropical fruit. The finish is spicy, peppery, earthy, resin, lingering. Medium in body, a little thicker maybe, slightly syrupy. Nicely done.


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