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Sly Fox Black Raspberry Reserve

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RATINGS: 262   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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (12065) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2015
Bottle split at LKS Towers, thanks to Fergus, 05/05/15. Rich raspberry red with moderate crimson spotting. Nose is sweet raspberry syrup, red berry jam, sugars. Taste comprises raspberry jelly, red berry syrup, sweet blackcurrant. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, sweet close. So so, ok for style I guess, too sweet to drink in large doses.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (2912) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2015
Bottle share at Leighton’s, thanks to Fergus. Very dark red, lightly sparkling, small pinky head. Aroma is strong raspberry jam, blackberry. Body is medium, foamy, low carbonation. Taste is cherry, raspberry, a bit watery, no real bitterness. Sweet and thin. Not offensive, just not my sort of thing.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (4952) - 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 (13519) - 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 (8455) - 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.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
katrinaez (404) - 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 (2349) - 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 (192) - - 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 (1952) - - 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…


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