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Seamus' Irish Red Ale - Sly Fox Brewing Company

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Seamus' Irish Red Ale
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34 Ratings
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 11.8%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sly Fox Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Irish Red Ale |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DrJay on 03-17-2006)
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corby112

Pennsylvania

2.38/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Draft at St. Stephens on Green.

Pours a dark coppery/ruby color with dark golden amber edges when held to a light and a half finger off-white head that quickly fades into a lasting ring. Not much n the way of lacing.

Spicy, toasted malt aroma with lots of toasted sweet malt and peppery spice. Hints of rye, caramel and toffee with slight dark fruit, especially dark cherry. Subtle earthy hops but the nose is dominated the spice and sweet malt.

Medium bodied with lots of tight carbonation up front and an overpowering peppery spice character. It's a bit abrasive and really takes away from the subtle hops and sweet malt character, lingering into a long dry finish. Sweet slightly toasted malt flavor mid-palate with hints of rye, caramel, biscuit and toffee. This creates a bit of balance but overall the dominant spiciness makes this beer very unpleasant and tough to drink.

Serving type: on-tap

02-28-2011 03:38:41 | More by corby112
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JDWEX1117

New York

2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

03-25-2013 02:10:21 | More by JDWEX1117
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Bdel34

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -15.7%

02-18-2012 19:30:36 | More by Bdel34
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VikeMan

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -15.7%

12-19-2011 00:39:17 | More by VikeMan
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

3.05/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clean orange-ish to amber color with an off white head. In the aroma, a small sweet malt. In the taste, a small sweet roast, a mix of gingerbread and tea. A smooth and medium bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry malt in the aftertaste. Nothing exciting, but decent, nonetheless.

Serving type: on-tap

03-03-2012 20:24:07 | More by OWSLEY069
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JohnParadee

Delaware

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

03-20-2014 23:31:05 | More by JohnParadee
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BigMike

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

03-14-2014 23:46:28 | More by BigMike
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Gatordaddy

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

03-09-2014 03:20:35 | More by Gatordaddy
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THECPJ

Delaware

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

01-22-2013 18:14:58 | More by THECPJ
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CHickman

New York

3.3/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Tasting notes from 3/6/10 - a growler from Bierkraft: pours clear red color with a 1/2 inch creamy tan head that sticks around for a while.

Smells of grain and roasted malt, maybe some bread; the nose is very faint with nothing really jumping out to greet you.

Tastes of malt, roasted grains, light caramel, faint hops, some sweetness and a hint of citrus; pretty malty overall, with earthy tones, bread, and a very dry crisp finish that leaves a slight pucker and resin of either orange peel or pepper. The taste is one dimensional in that the malts dominate, but there is some good flavor mixed in this brew.

The carbonation is light, with a dry creamy mouthfeel and a medium body. The aftertaste is a combo of roasted malt and grains, which did not take away from the good flavor when this beer was going down.

A decent beer that is very drinkable, and it tastes like the Irish Red beer definition, but the flavor just doesn’t excite me. I’d drink this beer again, but would not seek it out.

Serving type: growler

05-24-2011 02:59:40 | More by CHickman
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OneDropSoup

Pennsylvania

3.4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at D's in Swissvale, PA; had it the day after St. Paddy's Day.

Poured into a shaker: Thin layer of foamy head over deep amber body. Clean, no bubbles that I saw.

Smells of an apple & berry fruitness, though not real strong or sweet. Mild malty with decent tartness.

Taste is a mix of toasty, biscuity malt, strawberry, with a stone-dry character in the middle. Kind of falls flat quickly. Slightly cola-ish caramel.

Mouthfeel is engaging enough, thin-bodied, crisp.

Overall decent, nothing too challenging or outstanding. Not bad, but not exciting. I have a feeling this would go better as a companion to a card game, but not impressive in a "sit-down-&-critique" mindset.

Serving type: on-tap

03-19-2010 12:35:34 | More by OneDropSoup
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IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

03-25-2014 01:03:36 | More by IdrinkGas
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

05-20-2013 12:30:33 | More by InspectorBob
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PA-Michigander

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

02-20-2014 15:52:34 | More by PA-Michigander
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Durandal_777

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

05-17-2014 22:31:16 | More by Durandal_777
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DLS168

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

07-21-2012 10:40:13 | More by DLS168
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skaboom420

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

06-10-2013 02:31:11 | More by skaboom420
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chrishensley

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

11-01-2013 23:22:13 | More by chrishensley
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ski271

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Zeno's in State College, PA... now smoke-free!
Medium-dark reddish-copper with a small foamy, off-white head that diminishes to a partial film but still leaves light rings of lacing as it goes down. Smell is fairly muted. Grassy hops and husky malts. The taste has more of a presence, but is far from loud. Just a pleasant balance of bready malts and light fruity hops. It has a medium body, crisp, light dry texture and moderate carbonation. This is a no-frills decent beer. Easy drinking and enjoyable. Nothing worth seeking out, but good.

Serving type: on-tap

06-24-2008 20:23:47 | More by ski271
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callmemickey

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Dark amber body. Medium white head. Decent retention and lacing.

S: Lighlty malty, some earthy/floral hops in the background.

D: A malty irish red... Balanced by some earth/floral hops. No perceptible alcohol...

M: Smooth medium body. Crisp finish.

D: A decent session beer.. nothing more.

Serving type: cask

03-02-2009 00:27:25 | More by callmemickey
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KireeriK

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

03-21-2013 00:54:47 | More by KireeriK
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ssimpson89

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

03-19-2013 02:01:35 | More by ssimpson89
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MFer

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

02-23-2014 00:55:21 | More by MFer
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ThePeskyDingo

Minnesota

3.78/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Another beer I had on St. Patty's Day.

Poured with a white 1 finger head. The beer itself was a dark amber color.

Couldn't seem to get a whole lot outta the smell... a bit sweet I suppose.

Tasted light caramels, hints of raisins and malts.

Smooth in my mouth. Crisp finish. Easy to drink.

I had two.

Serving type: on-tap

03-18-2009 17:39:32 | More by ThePeskyDingo
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Hojaminbag

Colorado

3.85/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the brewery in Phoenixville, PA.

Pours a dark amber color with some off white head. Some slight retention with lacing.

Barely any smell at all for me, hints of maltiness.

Caramel maltiness up front, followed by some floral hop flavors. Malt noticeable in the finish. Very mild and smooth.

Very easy to drink, nice for sipping or just downing quickly if that is the kind of thing you like (I was late for an appointment and had to finish the last bit).

Interesting brew, I will check out the Sly Fox again.

Serving type: on-tap

03-02-2008 05:30:25 | More by Hojaminbag
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