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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.


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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pilgrimoutlaw (702) - 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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (2151) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - APR 17, 2014
Can. Pours hazy pale golden with an average, white head. Aroma wheat, yeast, spicy notes and some fruit. Sweet flavor that ends dry and slightly bitter. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carb. A nice Saison.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (5521) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2014
Can at home. It pours cloudy gold with a thick white head. The nose is doughy, farmhouse loaf, pepper, barnyard, wood, hay and banana. The taste is fresh, doughy, banana, light spice, hay, light bitterness, minerals and citrus peel with a dry finish. Light-medium body, fine carbonation and foamy mouth-feel. Balanced, refreshing and very drinkable indeed. Nice post-work out beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
guzzler67 (1484) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 17, 2014
Hazy, yellow/gold appearance with a large white head and nice lacing. Yeasty aroma blends wheat, coarse grains, spices and herbs. Tart, bitter flavor with lemongrass and pepper lingering in the aftertaste. Medium-to-light bodied, wll carbonated mouthfeel with an average length finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Yorker (993) - Herning, DENMARK - JAN 23, 2014
35 cl can @ home. Pours cloudy yellow with a white head that leaves some lacing. Aroma and flavour are lemon, wheat, straw, yeast, and spices - with a slightly dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (5467) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JAN 18, 2014
Can from Miorgemihoublon: leicht trübes goldgelbes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch leicht hefig, fruchtig, würzig. Geschmack nach Weizen, würzig fruchtig.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Philym (692) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2013
Appearance: Clear golden with 3 finger thick white head. Aroma: Orange, spice, umami, mineral and funk. Taste: Low sweetness, medium bitter and sourness. Palate: Thick smooth texture, medium body, prickly carbonation, lingering astringent tart peppery finish. Comments: Tasty and glass lace.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sebilinz (357) - Linz, AUSTRIA - DEC 23, 2013
Can cloudy golden body with lasting white head. Aroma is typical belgium yeasts with some bread? Taste is fruity malts with some yeast aftertaste is medium bitter with some malts and a little Bit of sourness nice refreshing ale like the name working class ale

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (10781) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2013
Can, bought @ Mikkeller and Friends Bottleshop, Cph. Pours murky yellow with a large, frothy, light bubbly white head. Aroma has lovely lemon, wheat, pepper. Medium carbonation, fine dry and light creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has fine wheat, light grainy, fresh lemon zest, peppery dry bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (2173) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 18, 2013
Can shared with jeevan, from Brewdog Online I think. Hazy yellow pour, decent white head. Aromas are more wit-like than saison - citrus, coriander, clove. Nice mouthfeel though, gets more saisony there, peppery notes and a clean finish. Good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (4069) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 10, 2013
24/XI/13 - 33cl can @ home - BB: n/a (2013-1094) Thanks to Erwin for sharing the can!

Little cloudy straw yellow beer, huge creamy dense white head, very stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: fake bretta, lots of citrus, spicy, coriander, bit dusty. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: sourish start, grassy hops, lemony, pretty bitter, grapefruit. Aftertaste: bit sour, spicy, quite some coriander, lemony, bitter hops.


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