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Chester County Lightning - Sly Fox Brewing Company

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Chester County Lightning
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Ratings: 3
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: n/a
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Sly Fox Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Beer added by: blitheringidiot on 04-19-2006

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 3 | Reviews: 3
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3.21/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It came to me a very bright and clear gold, carbonated and sporting a finger of tight white head. Fluffy lacing padded the inside of the glass.

The aroma was quite sweet, the malt carrying berry fruit at the front, but dominated by a notable corn presence. A slight peppery tang of hops came through, but flitted away rapidly.

Upon tasting, the grain sweetness was prevalent, with a general fruitiness again clearly bested by a tongue-lashing of corn adjunct. The hops dried the grain out completely by the close, with the finish a brief remnant of grain followed by a tinny, grassy bitterness. It was neither disappointing or memorable, but rather, it just was.

Close to medium bodied, the sweet grain character was reasonably slick and coating, with the hops a lightly glowing reminder.

Well, I had no expectations, and in this case, that's just as well, because I was not impressed. I know, they're going for a theme here, a specific style, but for my palate, the result was just barely worth finishing. The slightly bumped-up ABV didn't seem to be a factor, nor would it become one, because one is all the flavor is going to allow. Sure, it's crisp and clean, but neither is a big accomplishment, considering what it had to sweep away.

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

Finally, a malt liquor from a small brewery that I like!!!

Sly Fox's Chester County Lightning pours a clear golden body beneath a huge dollop of creamy white foam that holds really well and leaves some nice lace about the glass.

The nose is quite basic, as it should be, with a clean, generic "beer" aroma.

The flavor expresses light malt (there's obviously some adjunct in use here) with a bit of fruitiness (grape) and a very delicate note of alcohol.

It's crisp in the mouth with a dextrinous medium body.

Overall it's surprisingly similar to a macro-produced malt-liquor, except that it doesn't have the flaws that many of them have. Basic, but good.

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3.33/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Chester Co. Lightning is offered with a bright clear straw hued offering topped with an pillowy ivory head cap leaving some drippy lace.

Aroma is light and, at best, clean and slightly dusty and leafy.

First swigs: Dry pilsner-esque followed with a macro touch of corn chip and rice cake with a dry light hoppy finish. Fairly standard macro here, folks. Move along!

Sturdy feel with plenty of agressive zest.

Last swigs: Freshness from the brewpub (Royersford) gave this a life to an otherwise haggard style. A smile crossed my face when I thought about how Brian O'Reilly was using his talents to make a macro knockoff. If all Big3 Macros had this zest under their uniform coats, football stadiums would not be so beer drab. Brewed as a one-off for a Michael Jackson dinner. Don't worry, FeloniousMonk for this will not be a growler that you receive.

Beer is good. Happy wanna be macro beering.

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Chester County Lightning from Sly Fox Brewing Company
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