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Renard D'Or - Sly Fox Brewing Company

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Reviews: 6
Hads: 9
Avg: 3.55
pDev: 4.79%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sly Fox Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  7.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: BeerBeing on 05-13-2006

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Reviews: 6 | Hads: 9
Reviews by Stinkypuss:
Photo of Stinkypuss
3.51/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Sly Fox
Renard D'or

LOOK: Pours a deep golden color with a chill haze but no sediment.

SMELL: Belgian yeast, grass and orange peel.

TASTE: Light fruit flavors of pear and citrus, followed by a clean bitterness and small earthy funk. Pale malts give some sweetness and there is a faint peppery spice. Just a slight notion of alcohol.

FEEL: Medium bodied, well carbonated, slight dryness.

OVERALL: A decent American take on a Belgian strong pale, which comes across quite tasty and fresh. I would recommend this beer to any fan of Belgian pales.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of TheycallmeTim
3.33/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a plastic sampler cup at a Sly Fox tasting at Bierkraft in Brooklyn.

A--Yellowish, a little darker than their Helles Golden Lager. A little lighter than a tripel, with lots of bubbling and white cream on top.

S--Pretty standard for a Belgian PA, but not very big for the ABV. Coriander mainly, to the point of stifling the yeast.

T--Same deal as the smell: the malt doesn't have enough presence to hold up against the residual sugars, coriander, and floral hops (which I like on their own but need a complement in the grain bill to balance). I dunno, this one was touted as a special one-offing kind of dealie, but in my opinion it doesn't quite live up to the hype. Not bad per se, but too much of a tweener between the mellow Belgian pales and the assertive Belgian strong pales to really shine at either.

M&D--Mouthfeel's fantastically smooth, gotta say. They have that down. But I wouldn't recommend this overall, in that it tastes more like a too acidic sauvignon blanc, or a cloyingly jammy Merlot--in short, it's like a poorly done wine. Just not enough oomph to carry the style. Where's the yeast, guys?

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Photo of NittanyBeerFan
3.78/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Clear crisp golden color with a half inch of creamy bubbly head. Steady stream of bubbles continues to rise through the beer as you drink it.

S: Strong nose of yeast with some cloves lingering in the background. Some fruity scents as well, something that seems like pear or apple.

T: Yeasty and fruity esters dominate the flavor. Malts and caramelized sugars linger in the background.

M/D: Tingly carbonation with a crisp smooth finish. Definitely a session beer.

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Photo of IPAchris
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Viggo
3.8/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewpub, served in a tulip.

Pours a clear pale yellow, light gold, very thick white head forms, lots of chunky lace sticks to the glass, very bubbly, settles down to a thick ring. Smell is nice, malty, some wheat, honey and biscuits, quite toasty, light spice, candi sugar, grassy hops, hit the Belgian character on the nose. Taste is similar, bubblegum sweetness, wheat, yeast, some fruit, caramel and honey, biscuits, lightly floral and spicy, sugary in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation, very drinkable. Pretty good example of the style I thought, not insane but well made.

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Photo of George2744
3.52/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kylehay2004
3.53/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed at the tasting room in Pottstown, PA

A: half finger head on a clear bright golden body.

S: very sweet smelling with almost straight candy sugar aroma and light citrus and little else.

T: flavor is interesting starting herbs and Belgian yeast moving to candy sugar and lemon custard providing both sweet and sour flavors.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation. Semi dry finish.

Overall: not quite as spicy as I hoped from the description. Not very memorable or exciting but still nicely drinkable.

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Photo of nickfl
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of ffejherb
3.32/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at Sly Fox Royersford on 2/23/08.

A - Clear golden amber body with almost non-existent whispy white head and minimal carbonation. Head totally vanished and left virtually no lacing at all.

S - Spicy Belgian yeast and a subtle fruitiness reminiscent of spicy pear, raisins and citrus fruits. There is also a faint apple cider tartness. No noticeable hop aroma.

T - Quite yeasty with fruity esters and some candy sugar sweetness. Has a very earthy, yeasty flavor. No noticeable hop presence.

M - Very spicy on the palate with some residual sticky sweetness. Finishes with a dull bitterness and earthy quality.

D - Pretty standard Belgian style ale that's spicy and sweet. Not bad, but nothing special either.

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Renard D'Or from Sly Fox Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 6 ratings.