Sly Fox Chester County Bitter
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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
A cask only beer brewed to be poured exclusively from firkins, either via gravity from the bar top or through a beer engine. This traditional British ale is authentic cask conditioned beer with a smooth malt profile balanced by a subtle hop presence. Dry -hopping in the cask produces an enticing hop aroma in this quaffable session ale. 12.0 OG 38 IBUs 4.5% ABV

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (5570) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 28, 2016
Hand pump at Sly Fox. Really captures the flavor, mouthfeel of the styel. Easy, uncarbonated body. Simple malts, not much hops,but good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kramer (5689) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2016
Tap. Pours a slightly cloudy dark gold body with a small frothy white head. The nose is lightly husky with minimal English hops and crusty bread. The flavor is light and easy drinking with some bready and toasty malt, light bitterness, lingering floral hops. Mouthfeel is light bodied with soft fizzy carbonation. Very easy drinking stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dlovell2 (1544) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 15, 2015
On cask at The Dandelion in Philadelphia. Pours cloudy copper with white head. Aroma is bready malt, with citrus and earthy malt. Flavor is caramel and biscuit malt with mineral notes and citrus. Finishes with earthy pine hop. Little carbonation since on cask.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skmikeg (1609) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2015
From cask at South Philly Tapro. Pours amber orange with a one finger off white head with excellent lacing. Aroma is of toasted malts, freshly baked bread, pine, light fruittness, grassy hops, light tofee, and light sweet malts. Taste is about the same as the aroma. Has a medium-light body with a semi creamy mouthfeel and a slightly bitter, mostly sweet, medium finish. Overall, a excellent biter that is extremely drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
trapped (1951) - New York, TURKEY - APR 22, 2015
Cask @ Albion. Hazy orange with large creamy light beige head, faint malt aroma, medium carbonation, watery thin body, abrupt finish with bitter aftertaste. Not a great brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MadRobin (2659) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - APR 14, 2015
On tap at Lost Dog Cafe in Merrifield, VA. Clear, amber gold with no discernible head fairly sparse lacing. Aroma of caramel, toast, mild stone fruit, orange and biscuit. Taste of sweet toasted malt, caramel, stone fruit, light citrus and floral hops. Medium body and low/medium carbonization. Rather sweet for a bitter (and yes I know that a proper "bitter" is not actually very bitter), but still a decent flavor. Definitely not "true to style" though. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NikkTwist (2401) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2015
Cask pour at Strangeloves. Slightly hazy medium amber pour with a slim but solid foamy head. Lots of lace. Unexpectedly full body. Lots of bready notes. Blood orange honey wheat bread. Feels like theres some spicy rye in the body. Semi-sweet finish. Certainly a more blonde orangey citrus bitter in balance than a classic brown English bitter. Not bad, and certainly sessionable, but in no way a proper English Bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (5080) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 18, 2014
4 oz cask pour at GBD. Clear golden brown with off-white head. Aromas of stone fruit, tropical fruit, light floral notes. Tastes of floral notes, citrus, stone fruit, tropical fruit, bitter notes. Light body with a dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ben4321 (5358) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 1, 2014
Location: Cask at Beer Culture, 8/11/14

Aroma: It has a pretty dull nose with some toffee/caramel notes, toast, not much else
Appearance: It pours a clear orange color with a small, creamy head on top
Flavor: The taste is dull and light, a little malty sweetness, mild fruit, little else
Palate: The body is light and a little thin, a little lacking overall in mouthfeel
Overall Impression: I wasn’t all that impressed by this one. It’s thin, and there just isn’t much here. There’s no major flaw or anyhing, it doesn’t taste shunky, but it just lacks overall. That thinness shows the downside of cask, as there’s nothing to hide the lack of body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drake (11469) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Cask at World of Beer Charlottesville. Pours a clear amber with a medium sized creamy white head. Good head retention. Aroma of toffee, caramel, green apple, floral hops. The taste is toffee, apple, herbal and floral hops. Medium bodied.

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