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Black Raspberry Reserve - Sly Fox Brewing Company

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81
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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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerBeing on 05-13-2006)
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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

05-10-2013 02:49:51 | More by Rojada1988
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Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -43.7%

05-09-2013 23:57:29 | More by tommyguz
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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

04-22-2013 14:26:11 | More by Jason1337
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ForkAndSpoonOp

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I spend too much money on beer. Like, way too much. My girlfriend enables me every time I bring it up. "Don't feel guilty about spending money on something you enjoy," or some such. But I do. Not guilty enough to stop, of course, but enough to feel bad about it. One way I've begun to rationalize my spending is by trying to involve her. Every mixed six pack I buy has something I think she'll enjoy, usually something wheaty and/or fruity. Or something that has a bear on the label. It's a whole thing.

Last time I was in my local store, she had just had some mildly bad news. Nothing earth-shattering, but a bummer for sure. Came across a big bottle of this, figured we could share it in memory of the goat that ate a piece of her shoe at the Sly Fox Bock Fest last year. Poured from C+C 750 into a tulip.

A: Pours deep red-purple with a massive fluffy pink head. Serious robey tones. Head dissipates quickly into a small ring around the edge and a galaxy-looking swirl dead center.

S: Straight-up raspberry jam on white bread. Not complex by any stretch, but delightful.

T: Still raspberries, but much more of the tart aspect. Dry with just a little hit of sweetness on the back end. Again, not much going on, but very nice.

M: Fairly light body. Appropriate carbonation, enough to keep things from getting all Jolly Rancher. A bit of stickiness from the residual sugar.

O: Straightforward, but I rather like it. A nice change of pace from the barrel-aged monstrosities I usually deal in.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2013 00:23:00 | More by ForkAndSpoonOp
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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

03-15-2013 00:31:44 | More by whatname
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Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

02-18-2013 14:49:33 | More by IPAchris
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t0rin0

California

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

01-27-2013 15:24:36 | More by t0rin0
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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +12.7%

11-25-2012 22:20:44 | More by shockrocker65
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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

11-11-2012 04:09:54 | More by glock267
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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

09-28-2012 14:53:11 | More by jjd315
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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

09-06-2012 14:06:08 | More by PaBeerLover
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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -15.5%

09-04-2012 00:24:29 | More by EFR94
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Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

08-25-2012 17:22:29 | More by brez8791
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New York

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New York

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

08-17-2012 02:28:11 | More by RandyKemka
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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TrickkyGangsta

Florida

4/5  rDev +12.7%

08-13-2012 02:26:29 | More by TrickkyGangsta
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kylehay2004

Florida

4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Single finger surprisingly pink head on a reddish amber body. Aroma isn't too sweet with musty raspberry and blackberries. Flavor is actually a lot more well balanced than I would have predicted with caramel malts and raspberries providing both musty and mild sourness and sweetness. It isn't overwhelming at all and may be one of the better fruit beers I have had. Medium body and moderate carbonation.

Serving type: on-tap

07-27-2012 18:37:01 | More by kylehay2004
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep magenta red body with a light pink cap. Looks very benevolent and pleasing. 4.0

Smells of gooey raspberry preserve topping, white chocolate, orange gummi candy, and some small hints of a malt base. 4.0

Drier than expected, but still pretty sweet. Pureed red raspberries, light vanilla, cola, berry tartness, and light pie crust. Exquisite fruit profile. One-note, but well done. 4.0

Medium body with some girth. Fullness is cut by decent carb. Finishing an 8-ounce pour pretty quickly. 4.0

Decent fruit ale. I'd order another one sometime down the road. 4.0

Serving type: on-tap

05-24-2012 01:30:21 | More by thecheapies
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Fermenticusrex

Pennsylvania

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Washington

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Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

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buyBinboaVodka

New Jersey

3.83/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I have been looking for a beer that could come close to a Blushing Monk, and I think this might be the beer that almost is as good for me.

A - I poured the beer out of a bomber into a tulip glass. The head was at least half of the way up the glass. It was a copper ruby color with reddish and pink highlights.

S - Rasberry tart with a bready yeast. I get some sugar coated rasberry aroma in there as well. This is a real pleasant smelling brew.

T - The taste was a bit more mild than the nose led on to believe. It has a tart rasberry taste up front followed by a more subtle sweet yeasty flavor towards the finish. As this beer warms up it gets sweeter.

M - Fairly high carbonation with a thin bodied feel.

O - This is a pretty good beer that I wouldn't mind having again. Not Blushing Monk, but still a good bere none the less.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2011 16:47:34 | More by buyBinboaVodka
Black Raspberry Reserve from Sly Fox Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 128 ratings.