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Chester County Bitter - Sly Fox Brewing Company

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Chester County Bitter
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83
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27 Ratings
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Ratings: 27
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.35%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sly Fox Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
English Bitter |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JTahoe on 01-23-2010)
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Ratings: 27 | Reviews: 12 | Display Reviews Only:
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deapokid

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9%

01-19-2014 21:21:04 | More by deapokid
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jacewg

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +9%

01-17-2014 06:14:37 | More by jacewg
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Boone757

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

12-27-2013 19:45:26 | More by Boone757
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DeutschesBier

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

09-30-2013 18:38:24 | More by DeutschesBier
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dennarb

Pennsylvania

4.49/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I had Chester County Bitter at Ernest and Scotts pub in Wilmington. It was served at about 50 degrees, a bit less cold than most but not as warm as the Brits enjoy. It had a solid half inch head and a wam biscuit-like aroma. The taste was smooth and malty with a nice clean hop finish. It went great with a fine burger and I'd be happy to have it with any good pub food. I am a real fan of English bitter style and it was delightful finding a second good example ( along with Yards ESB) right in the Philadelphia area.

Serving type: cask

04-27-2013 13:21:55 | More by dennarb
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -18.3%

02-18-2013 14:48:59 | More by IPAchris
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jjd315

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -18.3%

09-24-2012 20:47:29 | More by jjd315
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Number3red

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

09-18-2012 00:58:25 | More by Number3red
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brentblack1

New York

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

09-07-2012 01:10:40 | More by brentblack1
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PaBeerLover

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

09-06-2012 14:06:17 | More by PaBeerLover
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jrfehon33

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

09-05-2012 00:39:05 | More by jrfehon33
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jurbanik

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

09-03-2012 23:55:44 | More by jurbanik
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brez8791

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

08-25-2012 17:27:22 | More by brez8791
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rydev24

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -18.3%

02-04-2012 20:14:10 | More by rydev24
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a transparent deep orange amber color with a full white head. The nose is pale and crystal malts, toasted grain, lightly grassy hops in the back. It tastes of pale malts, toasted grains, a nicely balanced grassy herbal hop. Subtle and balanced flavors with a light body, soft and delicate feel, creamy and low carbonation (from cask).

Serving type: on-tap

12-15-2011 15:50:35 | More by cpetrone84
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corby112

Pennsylvania

3.7/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cask at The Grey Lodge in NE Philly.

Pours a dark hazy golden yellow with some ripe banana hues and a bit of lighter golden yellow color when held to a light source. Frothy, soapy white head with excellent retention, only slowly fading to a thick lasting cap that leaves sporadic spots of lacing in it’s path.

Sweet light malt aroma with some subtle spice and light floral hops. Clean, crisp and extremely smooth creamy body. Very drinkable with light sweet English malts, subtle spiciness and a very crisp clean floral hop flavor. The alcohol is very well balanced, considering this beer is 7% which is very high for a traditional English real ale. The fact that this beer is that high in ABV disqualifies it as a session beer but it drinks like one and is a very complex with a lot of full flavors. The hops really come through in the finish, but not in an overpowering or bitter fashion. This beer is very well balanced and an excellent American interpretation of the classic British style. I will be drinking a lot more of it soon.

Serving type: cask

12-15-2011 09:22:29 | More by corby112
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dwaz

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9%

12-09-2011 03:05:11 | More by dwaz
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touchmeimsac

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +36.2%

11-18-2011 21:00:37 | More by touchmeimsac
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david18

New York

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had a cask pour of this at George Keeley's Pub on Manhattan's Upper West Side. Overall it was a decent beer and probably perfect as a cask ale.

Apparence was a little cloudy without much carbonation but, of course, this drawn from a cask. Color was a light to medium copper.

Aroma was a bit bready with some sweetness and citrus.

Flavor was also bready and a little weak. Not a lot going one but good for what it is.

Overall a good English bitter and if this is your style of beer it's quite a good example of it.

Serving type: cask

06-20-2011 19:07:03 | More by david18
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

More undated notes, but from a snowy day in PHL, traipsing around, giving Spanky all of my cabbage (and grief), first at Local 44 and later at Memphis Taproom. You have no idea of the joy on people's faces when they see me roll up, especially when it is part of my vaunted forays.

At Local 44, it was Kick the Christmas Beers, here at Memphis Taproom, it was Caskafternoon and they had been alerted, I mean, warned, no, advised of my pending arrival.

I was not given any choice of beers - I would start with a low ABV beer and if nothing startling or untoward occurred, I would be allowed to have another beer of my choice. Sounded good to me - I hate making decisions.

Gravity pour! No head as a result, but the color was a deep-amber with NE-quality clarity. BUPGOO (sans the head)! Nose had a light sweetness underlain with a mild bitterness. Mouthfeel was silky smooth with a mild bitterness on the tongue. Finish was mildly bitter with a slight caramel taste underneath. My notes have me identifying it as either and English Bitter or an American Amber. I guess that I was not too far gone, eh?

Serving type: cask

06-12-2011 16:39:14 | More by woodychandler
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metter98

New York

3.55/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear copper in color and has no signs of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high off white head that gradually faded away, leaving only a ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: There are light aromas of fruits and bready malts in the nose.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell but the flavors are stronger with some additional notes of caramel. No bitterness from the hops is discernable.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and very smooth due to the lack of carbonation.
O: This beer is very easy to drink and is particularly sessionable given its low alcohol content.

Serving type: cask

05-15-2011 13:06:20 | More by metter98
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

2.78/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer pours as a light caramel color with a white foamy head on it. The aroma is a bit earthy and doesn't have a whole lot more coming off of it in my opinion. The taste is very lightly flavored with grains and some hops. The mouthfeel is very watery and kind of on the flat side. This beer along with a bunch of Sly Fox's releases just are not impressive to me. I feel bad saying that but I've not had a single one that really sticks out to me and makes me say "Wow".

Serving type: cask

04-18-2011 04:10:36 | More by Knapp85
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pburland23

Pennsylvania

3.65/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On cask at Teresa's Next Door.

Bright, cloudy yellow color with about half a finger of fluffy white head.

Light, fruity smell. I picked up some citrus (lemon perhaps). There's also some mild hops aroma.

Taste is a little underwhelming. It's lacking body. But there is a lemon taste to it that is pleasing, but not overwhelmingly grabbing.

The mouthfeel is nice and oily with almost no carbonation. It makes for a smooth drinking experience.

This beer is definitely sessionable, but I'm not sure I'd go that direction with this beer. It's good, but it doesn't bring enough to the table.

Serving type: cask

12-11-2010 01:14:48 | More by pburland23
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weeare138

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

cask at TJ's.
Appears a transparent light gold with a fluffy white cap tht sticks around. Scattered streaks of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is of citrus, pine, and cut birch bark. Very mild and enticing to deserve several more deep inhales.
Taste is of citrus, cooked cereal grain, earthy mushrooms, ripe fruit, berries, and yeast.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, slick, oily, and bitter sweet in the finish.

Serving type: cask

11-06-2010 18:43:58 | More by weeare138
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sliverX

S. Georgia & S. Sandwich Isls.

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

On tap at pizza plant main st.
Thick white cap hazy yellow brown left plenty of lacking
Sweet light malt, with a prominent lemon rind character.
Sweet malt dominated by the lemon characteristic, not bad might be better a bit colder a bit on the copper metal taste going on as well medium bodied to light
This may be a bit late on this cask but still somewhat enjoyable

Serving type: cask

10-01-2010 19:01:07 | More by sliverX
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Chester County Bitter from Sly Fox Brewing Company
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