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Black Raspberry Reserve - Sly Fox Brewing Company

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Black Raspberry ReserveBlack Raspberry Reserve

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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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jwhancher

Pennsylvania

3.61/5  rDev +1.7%

My wife gave me a small pour from a corked bottle she received as an Easter gift this past year. Poured into tulip glass for review.

Appears purple with purplish white head that reduces to a thin film somewhat quickly. I dig this color as there isn't too many beers in this shade. Smells of black & red raspberries. Lots of fruit in the nose - perfume like, not overpowering. Smells sweet.

Tastes and feels a little too one-dimensional. Strong onset flavor of the rasperries, but that's about it. Feels thin. Finishes dry - would've at least expected some sweetness or perhaps even a tinge of sourness.

Not a bad beer by any accounts. Again seems too one-dimensional.

06-13-2013 22:20:56 | More by jwhancher
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twenty5

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

06-10-2013 12:14:54 | More by twenty5
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

05-25-2013 22:54:48 | More by Slatetank
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SpAiReArGsEonNE

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

05-20-2013 02:25:43 | More by SpAiReArGsEonNE
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Rojada1988

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -43.7%

05-09-2013 23:57:29 | More by tommyguz
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Jason1337

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%

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.

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

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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

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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shockrocker65

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +12.7%

11-25-2012 22:20:44 | More by shockrocker65
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glock267

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

11-11-2012 04:09:54 | More by glock267
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jjd315

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

09-06-2012 14:06:08 | More by PaBeerLover
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jrfehon33

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

09-05-2012 00:39:19 | More by jrfehon33
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EFR94

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -15.5%

09-04-2012 00:24:29 | More by EFR94
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brez8791

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

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

New York

4.75/5  rDev +33.8%

08-18-2012 22:11:48 | More by zapx
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RandyKemka

New York

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

08-17-2012 02:28:11 | More by RandyKemka
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st9647v3

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

08-17-2012 02:28:05 | More by st9647v3
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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%

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.

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

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +12.7%

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

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

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +12.7%

01-03-2012 00:59:18 | More by Fermenticusrex
Black Raspberry Reserve from Sly Fox Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 131 ratings.