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Sly Fox Grisette Working Class Ale

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RATINGS: 171   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MayumiH (585) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2016
Can at home. Hazy yellow colour. Malty body with some season spice. Yeasty dry finish. Lovely.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (2590) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2015
Aroma: yeast, pale grain and bread malts, some spices. Appearance: slightly hazy, pale gold, massive, frothy, white head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: light sweets coming up quickly, intensify, very malty, bread, caramel, yeast, turning bitter, light citrus. Overall: very nice “Saison” or just Belgian Ale, nice aroma and palate, but missing more intense brett / farmyard flavours. Can from Dark Star brewery, Partridge Green.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
weordie (567) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2015
Pours cloudy golden with a big foamy head. Aroma is sweet, ripe bananas, orange peel and Belgian yeast. Taste is a little hint of coriander, some Belgian yeast notes and a bit of spice. Fizzy but not too much. Better than I’d expected.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamestulloch (2686) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 30, 2015
Can from BottleDog, Edinburgh. Milky golden body with a thin white head. Lively carbonation. Light lacing. Aroma of lemon, wheat and orange pith. Flavour of chalky malts, zingy orange and coriander seed. Dry finish. Medium body with a creamy texture. Soft fizz. Grossly overpriced at £7 - how much of that is BrewDog mark-up?

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichTheVillan (5461) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2015
Can from Stirchley Wines at Brum Beer Fest; hazy straw yellow pour with a frothy white head, aroma has yeast and citrus action, taste has yeast, lemon, some spice, ok.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gripweed57 (1199) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - OCT 9, 2015
12 ounce can. Pours a pale gold with a massive frothy white head. Subtle yeasty wheat malt nose has a lemony accent. Flavor mirrors the aroma. Tangy wheat and lemon with a slightly sour funkiness. Some dryness in the finish, with a hint of white pepper. Refreshing and flavorful.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tselloufc88 (293) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2015
Can from the Rugby Tap. Aromas of spice, Brett funkiness, ripe strawberry, citrus. Taste is tart fruit, slightly citric, spice. Slightly funky finish. Refreshing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2471) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 26, 2015
FULL FLAVOR AND POWERFUL spice with nice full body that is not gritty. aromatic and airy. satisfying even if you dont like or want the style. light pale yellow kind of lemony with white head.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
iggynelix (114) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2015
Draft kop f&h. Big foamy head leaving fish rings in my glass on a clear yellow pour. Much more hops bitterness than I would expect from the wheat, malt, and farmhouse yeasts. Love a great saison , this was Not really my style.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nickls (2166) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - AUG 10, 2015
Can. Foamy pure white head, hazy lemon golden yellow. Banana, light spice, hay, citrus, and slightly sour grass in the aroma. Again, banana, slight vanilla, spicy yeastiness, sour hay, and citrus flavor a in the finish. Lighter chalky soft body. Kinda comes across like a Hefeweizen, but still decent tasting if I ignore the style listed.


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