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Slacker Bock - Sly Fox Brewing Company

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Reviews: 6
Hads: 10
rAvg: 3.67
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Sly Fox Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Bock |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: BeerBeing on 05-13-2006

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Reviews: 6 | Hads: 10
Photo of thain709
3.48/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Served with a clear copper body with a small white head...the head showed nice retention leaving behind a spotty cap...decent lacing was left

S - Caramel malt with some bready notes

T - The flavors are really light...slight sweetness from the caramel malt starts things off...there is an underlying sweetness brought on by some light flavored, dark fruits...the middle brings out some of the graininess and bready notes...the caramel comes back to balance that out and sweeten up the palate

M - Medium bodied...lacking carbonation...sometimes a little lighter...light flavors all around

O - I'm usually a fan of traditional bocks but this one was missing something for me...all the flavors were light, but it made for something very easy to go down especially for being towards 7%...I found myself enjoying the Peggy Maibock, and that's usually not my style...but you have to try it for the name! (904 characters)

Photo of Kegatron
3.88/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap @ the 9th Annual Sly Fox Bock Festival & Goat Race @ Sly Fox (Phoenixville, PA) on 5/2/10. Served in a commemorative mug.

Pours a deep coppery amber, topped with about a finger of off-white creamy head. This retained with a quality foamy look, leaving behind a good bit of spotty foam. The aroma is sweet and toasty in the notes, with notes of roast, caramel, and some herbal hop character. I'm getting some gentle fruitiness out of this as well.

I'm getting MUCH more fruit here in the taste, with ripe notes that mingle with toasted malts and sugary caramel sweetness. Hops are fairly moderate and add just a smidge of a spicy zest to this. Fruit and roast linger for a just bit on the tongue, as this mostly finishes clean. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a bit of thickness to the feel but this is smooth and creamy on the palate for the most part.

I don't think that I've ever had a Bock this fruity before and I must say that I rather enjoyed it! I appreciated the fact that this was a little different and coupled with the smooth body on this, really helped keep the drinkibility of this good. (1,118 characters)

Photo of jwc215
4/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Original review 06-05-08, moved from Phoenixville to Royersford - on advise from jcwattsrugger - to fit in with my other reviews from the brewery, as the packaging is done in Royersford) -

On-tap at Circa in High Bridge, NJ:

Pours dark brown with a thin, lasting tan head. Lacing sticks to the glass.

The smell is of toffee and chocolate with dark fruitiness.

The taste is of sweet dark malt, giving it suggestions of toffee and chocolate. Fruity/earthy (Continental-type) hops give it a balancing bitterness in the finish.

It has a firm, smooth medium body.

A nice, tasty example of a bock. An all-round good brew.

Serving type: on-tap (648 characters)

Photo of EPICAC
3.17/5  rDev n/a
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at Spuyten Duyvil.

Appearance: Pours a clear reddish-brown with a thin beige head that fades to a ring.

Smell: Light overall. Sweet malts, caramel.

Taste: Sweet malts. Fruity throughout. Too sweet with little to balance it. Not unpleasant, just way too sweet.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, overly carbonated.

Drinkability: Way too sweet, needs something to balance. (383 characters)

Photo of NJpadreFan
3.38/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sly Fox- Slacker Bock

Appearance- Dark murky brown with a moderate foamy head. Lacing down half the glass.
Smell- Big caramel malt with hints of bread/ biscuit.
Taste- Caramel malt dominates but a nice earthy grain comes through to balance out things.
Mouthfeel- Creamy smooth and quite easy to drink.

Overall- An easy session beer here. A nice solid Bock hidden amongst so many other offerings on tap. (411 characters)

Photo of DrJay
4.09/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear, reddish chestnut colour with a light tan head. The foam fell quickly to a ring, then to nothing in a short time. Rich, malty aroma with some toffee and lots of caramel. Notes of freshly milled grain were evident and the malt intensified as it warmed. Mild to moderate bitterness with plenty of malt sweetness. Caramel throughout. Hop bitterness grew suddenly in the short, mostly malty finish. Very clean yeast profile. Medium body and carbonation with some crispness and a bit of dryness. A thirst quenching bock that has plenty of malt character without being heavy. Very nice! (586 characters)

Slacker Bock from Sly Fox Brewing Company
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