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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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jayb0 (981) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - NOV 8, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2013 Rerate 8/13: bumping a few things up. Not sure if they’ve changed anything but I had this again last night and really enjoyed it. Much more lively, very nice in wide glass, leaving an appetizing, very belgian-y filmy head and was very round in the mouth. Good, earthy, slightly herbal and bready, but not overly spicy. Nicely pairs with lighter fare or salad.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
checkmatei1 (765) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2009
Draft: Poured a hazy straw color with a nice amount of head. The aroma was grass, straw, citrus, spice, barley, and earth. The flavor was like a saison, citrus, grass, and spice. Overall, a really great tasting easy drinking beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeremytoni (2926) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - SEP 8, 2009
From the tap poured a hazy golden color with a good amount of head. Nice light spicy sweet malty flavor with a quick finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 30, 2009
tap, pours hazy bright yellow. Wheat and citrus nose. Nice wheat flavor with a touch of peppery spice in the finish, in the vein of a wit. Delicious.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alobar (2620) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2009
Cloudy yellow color with a thin white head. Aroma of bread and lemon. Tastes of lemon, clove, bread, and spice. Very nicely done.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
puzzl (3239) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 21, 2009
Tap at the Blind Tiger. Cloudy yellow pour with zero head though still some active carbonation in the mouth. Lemony, brett, cheese aroma, with a nice mushroomy earthiness. Minerally, spritzy, hard water flavor; dry but not bretty. Some dry/dead grass flavors. Not bad but not complex.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
vtafro (2465) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 21, 2009
Tap @ Blind Tiger. Light hazy golden pour with white head. This is definitely more of a saison than anything else. Spices, citrus and slight chewy grassy notes.

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.


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