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RATINGS: 150   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.


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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NJBeerman013 (1052) - 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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (5869) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 4, 2015
Can at Craig’s. Pours hazy yellow, nose is yeasty, citrus, taste is light, yeasty, fruity.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (13531) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2015
Can shared at chriso’s Post-GBBF Shindig 2014 - London. Pours lightly hazy pale yellow with a creamy white head. The nose holds crispy wheat and lemon, with some accents of soft dough. Light sweet flavor with notes of yeast, sweet lemon. Light bodied with average carbonation and airy texture. Lightly tangy to finish with more sweet lemon, light dough and wheat. Nice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (3751) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 26, 2015
can. Hazy pale golden with one finger head. Pretty average take on a saison. Light body and rather mild spicing. Would like a bit more flavor.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bricks (699) - Delaware, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Honey golden color. Great head. Aftertaste peppery bitter. Aroma is spicy, pepper.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Beerandsex (12) - Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2015
I would sleep with this beer, Aroma is malt, hop, citrus, wheat. Taste is the same. Good flavor which isn’t too sweet; well balanced. Spice kicks in as well as it gets malty on the finish. Sticky on the back end. Sessionable beyond belief.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
williamherbert (1364) - Syracuse, New York, USA - JAN 4, 2015
Cloudy, flat golden yellow. Massive puffy head. Belgian yeast funk in the nose, grains of paradise. Pretty standard Belgian ale aroma: pleasant. Just a bit doughy, and a bit horsey. Flavor is mildly sweet citrus, with a spicy finish. The funk is less pronounced, as it manifests as more of a sweetness. Touch of charcoal? Ashy, dry finish. This is a very solid beer, and I’d have to say that although I’m not super crazy about most Sly Fox beers, this one is very fine.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (7459) - Enghien, BELGIUM - DEC 12, 2014
355ml can @ Hoppy Loft. Dorée légèrement trouble, col épais et crémeux blanc. Arôme est agréablement parfumé sur des pointes de citron. Le tout conserve un léger côté rustique houblonné noble avec un petit retrait de grains. Palais est léger, amertume houblonnée offrant des pointes de fruits tirant vers le noble sur un léger côté herbacé. Fini est amer modéré, sec avec le bon côté rustique d’une saison hennuyère. Petite touche agrume accompagnée d’un fruité rappelant l’ananas et le pomélo.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (4971) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2014
Can shared at Christ’s post GBBF minidig 16/08/2014. Picked up at Cotteridge wine. Aroma is nice saison yeast, orange and wheat cereal. Hazed yellow/ straw coloured pour with a lasting white head. Flavour is crisp, straw, orange peel, nice saison yeast character. Palate is light palate, high chalky carbonation. Nice drinkable beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GenDV138 (2868) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 16, 2014
4 oz draft pour at ChurchKey. Hazy yellow with off-white head. Aromas of lemons, floral and grassy notes. Tastes of lemon, floral and grassy notes, subtle tartness. Medium-light body with a dry finish. Decent attempt but doesn’t really stand out for me.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (15095) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 11, 2014
Draft at Churchkey. Cloudy yellow color, white edge head. Aroma of herbal, dusty haystacks. Taste is herbal, spiced, peppery, earthy. Decent.


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