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Sly Fox Black Raspberry Reserve

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RATINGS: 260   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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An unforgettable wheat ale brewed with German Pils and Wheat malts and Tradition hops, with 1 lb. of red and black raspberries per gallon of beer. This beer features a tart finish and a sugary sorbet aroma.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (4840) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2015
Bottle shared at Leightons place. Clear deep purple pink coloured pour with a lasting loose pink head. Aroma is sweet raspberry, fresh raspberry, syrup, woody pips. Flavour is chalky mineral water profile, raspberry, bit thin, one dimension. Little tart finish. Palate is airy carbonation, mineral, chalky. Ok not great. Super dry in the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (13405) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2015
Bottle shared in London - thanks to Fergus for this juice boost. Pours an attractive clear bloody red with a pink foam head. Lots of juicy and jammy raspberry in the nose - little else. Medium sweet flavor, lightly tangy, with faint bitter raspberry seeds. Light to medium bodied with average carbonation. More bitter seeds in the finish, slight tangy raspberry. Great nose but the flavor doesn’t follow on strongly enough.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (8397) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2015
Bottle thanks to Fergus. It pours deep purple with with a medium pink head. The nose is sweet, juicy, candy, sweet raspberry, candy and some sugar. The taste is sweet, juicy, sweet, candy, raspberry, blackberry, sugary, jam, some boost alcohol and candy with a short finish. Medium+ body and moderate carbonation. Looks good. A bit sweet and lacking in depth. Some boost.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
katrinaez (373) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2015
Almost a lambic. Overly fruity. Very good for what they claimed. Would mix well with chocolate vodka or cake...your choice. Had in bottle

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 18, 2015
Bottle shared at a tasting. Slighty hazy red, thin fizzy head. Aroma of tart raspberry, bready malt, caramel. The taste is tart raspberry and grape. Medium bodied, lingering fruitiness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thomat (2302) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2014
Bottle. Hazy red with a tiny pink head. Fruity and sweet tones. Fruit, malt and hops. Medium to full body with a nice bitter sweet finish.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alkolord (186) - - NOV 29, 2014
Rötlich braun , fruchtig ln der Nase, frisch im Antrunk, leichter Körper, fruchtiger Abgang

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (1939) - - SEP 24, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 9-27-13- Poured from bottle into a chalice glass Appearance – The beer pours a super deep ruby red color which almost looks garnet due to its super dark red nature. Upon pouring there is a big thick pink colored foamy head on the top of the brew. Big bubbles in the head pop over time leaving a nice leave islands of bubbly lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma is of a big and sweet blackberry and raspberry smell. The aroma while sweet due to the fruit aromas, has other sweet aromas of a candied sugar adding to the sweetness. Mixed with these aromas are a little bit of yeast as well as a tiny bit of bread. Taste – While the nose was very sweet smelling the taste was actually rather dry. It begins with a dry raspberry and blackberry flavor mixed with some cracker malt and a bit of bread. While there is a bit of sweetness from the fruits present upfront, the sweetness actually fades over time, as the taste advances with it drying out even more with a more tart like flavor coming to the tongue. A bit of a yeasty taste as well as some light sweetness comes to the tongue more toward the end, but instead of the sweet being more berry like it is more grape juice like in flavor. A lighter hop flavor of a grassy nature joins the taste at the very end and mixes with the rest to leave a moderately dry and slightly tart berry red wine like flavor on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thinner and crisper side with a carbonation that consists of tons of little champagne like bubbles. Both are rather appropriate for the dry flavors of the brew as well as wine characteristics, giving it a fruited dry champagne like feel. Overall – A rather dry fruity beer, although maybe a little too dry. It would have likely been a bit nicer with more sweetness. At ~ $ 10-11 you could likely get a sparkling fruit wine of a similar caliber for even less as this is what this tasted most like to me. So…

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bygers (925) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 6, 2014
Bottle 0,75l at Tap-House, Munich. Pours a dark purple with a pink head. Aroma of sugar, raspberry soda, and popsicles. Taste is sweet raspberry soda/popsicle. A touch of grass, soda water, and a light tartness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Jayb0 (1080) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Beautiful red plum in color with pinkish filmy head. The nose of fresh rasberry may be the best I’ve experienced. But then it falls apart, in the mouth the palate is harsh, metallic and not well integrated. The rasberries are muted underneath. I’d like to try another bottle but I get the feeling this one is all up front.


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