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Black Raspberry Reserve - Sly Fox Brewing Company

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128 Ratings
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Ratings: 128
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 16.9%
Wants: 8
Gots: 5 | 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:
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(Beer added by: BeerBeing on 05-13-2006)
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4.15/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml corked and caged. Be not afraid, haters of fruit beer. This one isn't sweet. Pours a deep, murky magenta with a pinkish head; nose resembles that of a real fruit lambic: funky and yeasty, with earthy, sour raspberry notes. Initially tart, the raspberry notes lingering, leading into a nearly complete dropoff of any mild sweetness, and this really tastes like a Belgian pale ale. I'm amazed at how the sweetness drops into a hoppy bitterness, then finishes tart and utterly dry. This is a fruit beer? Tastes like a very dry, earthy Belgian ale to me. Truly very interesting, and easily one of the most unique "fruit" beers I've ever tasted. Big ups to Sly Fox for creating this one.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2006 02:56:19 | More by IrishRedRock
Photo of guinness33

New Jersey

3.95/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a nice, different looking purplish-ruby colour with a big frothy pink-purple head that dissolves rather quickly and leaves nary a mark on the glass. Still, this one is nice looking overall.

The aroma is sweet from the raspberries yet not overpowering. There's also a bit of wheat and/or bready aromas in the back. Smell is a touch faint but still pretty good.

The flavour is a nice, but subtle raspberry tartness. Again, there are some what characteristics here with earthy hints as well toward the finish. Mouthfeel is very nice: medium body and a bit chewy and oily, much like chewing on fresh berries.

I enjoyed this one more than expected. It's got nice fruit flavour that's not overpowering in the least. It's worth picking up a bottle or two if you can find it...

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2006 01:58:23 | More by guinness33
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3.85/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle conditioned, corked & caged 750mL bottle. The beer is a deep ruby colour with a violet hue and mostly clear. A moussy pink head formed after the pour and was supported by ample carbonation. The tart raspberry aroma hits you right away and definitely dominates, though there is a light breadiness lurking behind all the fruit. Tart raspberries to start, followed by bready yeast, moderate bitterness, and berry sweetness. Towards the end, there's a bit of earthy seed character and light alcohol tingle. Tartness lingers in the finish. Carbonation is on the high side and the texture is a bit syrupy while still staying dry. Quite nice overall. I'll probably put a couple of these away for the holidays.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2006 00:30:42 | More by DrJay
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Black Raspberry Reserve from Sly Fox Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 128 ratings.