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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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
egajdzis (5336) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2013 Poured a hazy golden color with a medium sized, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of fresh grapefruit, vanilla, lemongrass, yeast, wheat, clove, and orange peel. Taste of honey, toasted dough, citrus fruits, juicy, light banana, tart wheatiness, white pepper, and a dry, yeasty finish.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 1, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2006 Many, many draught tulips at Egajdzis’ house on 10/06/06
Soft peachy-tangerine colored body almost seems to have a hint of salmon-pink in it, though it also has a brass-golden tint as well. Slight glassiness, mostly clear, unfiltered and with gentle carbonation rising in the liquid to create and sustain a white head that provides ample lacing.
Light perfume in the nose is soft and speaks of delicate yeast nuances that create a lightly spiced, and softly invigorating aroma. Hints of lavendar and juniper, perhaps, with well-attenuated honey-like malts leaving a dry, aromatic graininess. Almost smells like rye, though I know there’s none in there. A soothing creaminess sits on the end, almost oat-like and well-matched to the perky beginning. Delightfully hopped, there is a notion of wet, green grass and fragrant lilacs. Incredibly seductive and surprisingly full in strength for its softness with positively no off-notes and a very classy yeast that dosent pump the aroma full of crude esters/phenols. Light strawberries and apples (faint) are about the extent. No alcohol noted, not surprisingly.
Deliciously malted, but equally well-attenuated, there is just a touch more here than your classic pils malt honey base. Just a smidgeon of baguette brushed with warm caramel. It quickly fades/becomes balanced by a pert bitterness that seems phenol driven or perhaps white pepper. Hops are juicy but not nearly overdone, lending more grassiness and almost a light tropical fruit nature that is probably a combination of yeast derived ester and hop. Carbonation is soft, gently engaging and produces a frothy effect on the finish. Dryness emerges moreso as it warms, but especially on the finish, where light apple/pearskin-like notes provide a reserved, dry fruitiness that matches the malt perfectly. Light yeast tartness crackles, cleansing the palate. Don’t find much wheat apparency, but then, I always have a tough time picking it out in saisons. A brilliant work of brewing, both delicate and flavorful. A touch of astringency builds on the palate, though it may just be wheat tanginess, but it somewhat distracts from the otherwise soft nature of the beer.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bob_w (305) - 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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
closey22 (891) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Cloudy gd yellow rimming lacy white head; aroma is reminiscent oaf Hefeweizen with hints of citrus(grapefruit) with buttery caramelly notes ; Flava is grainy notes of pepper and lemon; feels light crisp fizzy; finishes dry tartish hints of grain and hops

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2007
Hazy orange color with a medium white head. Aroma has lots of citrus, yeast, bread, and some earth - really draws you in. Flavor is doughy with some nice earthy-spiced hop taste. Some yeast, dough, earth, and citrus in there as well. Tasty and refreshing with a nice tingly finish. One of the better Sly Fox brews I’ve had lately.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chronictonic (473) - 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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cletus (6354) - 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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Capa (2029) - Manama, BAHRAIN - AUG 3, 2012
Hazy golden with a white head. Aroma is citrus, herbal, sweet, yeast spice. Medium, filling body. Flavor is nice and light but with decent complexity. Sweet malts, citrus fruit, yeast, herbal spice. Finish is soft spice and citrus. A real winner

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
krisgale (4) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2012 does not count
best feature: incredibly fine carbonation, thus, superb mouthfeel. flavour is a bit like fleur de lehigh with additional spices, but subtle, not cloying. tastes 'boozier' than its ABV. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerfinder1 (48) - PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2013
Had it out of the can. Very nice spice notes and very flavoroful. A great summer beer.


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