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Black Raspberry Reserve - Sly Fox Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
81
good

131 Ratings
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Ratings: 131
Reviews: 83
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 16.62%
Wants: 9
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sly Fox Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerBeing on 05-13-2006)
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3.3/5  rDev -7%

TheNightwatchman, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of monts
3.69/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I wasn't sure what to expect with this one, but it tastes great! Very drinkable and the blackberry taste is not overwhelming and quite subtle. Don't get me wrong, you taste blackberries, but it's not up front. Not too sweet not too tart but just right

monts, Aug 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

wilmerkatie, Jul 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

curlybird, Jul 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

Magikbrew, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of Boxerjay
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Boxerjay, Jun 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

skaboom420, Jun 16, 2014
Photo of outoffocus
2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

outoffocus, Jun 14, 2014
Photo of Morey
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Morey, May 27, 2014
Photo of tkdchampxi
4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

tkdchampxi, May 23, 2014
Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Evil_Pidde, May 17, 2014
Photo of Satchboogie
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Satchboogie, May 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

audioserf, May 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

IdrinkGas, May 03, 2014
Photo of SafeWord_Whiskey
3.78/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

pours a deep purple, slight ruby when held up to light with a pretty pink 1 finger head that fades quickly

raspberry preserves/ candied raspberry

tart raspberry, tart cherry, a touch of sweetness on the finish but overall pretty dry for what you'd expect from the smell

high carbonation and pretty thin...drinks similar to a brut or dry champagne

overall a pretty solid fruit beer, a pretty nice dessert or brunch option that i would definitely revisit

SafeWord_Whiskey, Feb 18, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

ThreeFishes, Jan 28, 2014
Photo of ccrida
3.21/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance is brownish magenta with a tan collar.

Smell is fantastic, big zesty, seltzery raspberry.

Taste is oddly bland. A little malty sweetness and raspberry, but really light compared to the smell. Some earthy bitterness on the finish.

Mouthfeel is light, a little spritzy.

Drinkability is OK. Extremely dichotomous. To bad the taste couldn't hang with the nose. Disappointing.

ccrida, Jan 14, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

ygtbsm94, Jan 12, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -50.7%

NooseJustice, Jan 10, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

GRG1313, Nov 08, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

drewone, Oct 18, 2013
Photo of bigfnjoe
3.56/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a corked & caged bottle into a tulip

A- pours a dark shade of purple/red with a *very* pink head that fades quickly. Damn, that's one pretty beer...

S- tons of raspberries, and nothing but.

T- a little boozy, actually. Light raspberry taste. Bit of a champagne flavor. Not what I expected, not too memorable

M- medium bodied, on the thin side

O- it went downhill as soon as I started drinking...started off nicely when I poured and sniffed, but that was it.

bigfnjoe, Oct 17, 2013
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.48/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours a murky dark reddish-brown with a foamy reddish-white head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, raspberry fruit, and raspberry juice aromas. Taste is much the same with raspberry juice flavors on the finish. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a solid raspberry presence but the mouthfeel is slightly off in my opinion.

UCLABrewN84, Oct 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Diane1216, Sep 05, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

JamLand, Sep 03, 2013
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Black Raspberry Reserve from Sly Fox Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 131 ratings.