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Chester County Bitter - Sly Fox Brewing Company

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Chester County Bitter
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63 Ratings
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Ratings: 63
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 17.82%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sly Fox Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
English Bitter |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This traditional British Ale is authentic cask conditioned beer with a smooth malt profile balance by a subtle hop presence. Dry-hopping in the cask produces an enticing hop aroma in this quaffable session ale.

(Beer added by: corby112 on 10-14-2009)
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tmars13

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -71.3%

08-28-2012 04:08:58 | More by tmars13
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kkazemi

New York

2/5  rDev -42.5%

07-20-2014 04:19:19 | More by kkazemi
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gafferjohn

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -42.5%

02-13-2012 11:50:22 | More by gafferjohn
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chrishensley

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -42.5%

12-03-2012 20:56:30 | More by chrishensley
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axman

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

02-19-2012 22:27:47 | More by axman
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justintcoons

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -21%

12-08-2012 20:56:52 | More by justintcoons
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nmann08

District of Columbia

2.75/5  rDev -21%

07-10-2014 22:16:53 | More by nmann08
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jenray

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -21%

07-15-2012 22:37:08 | More by jenray
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djcira

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -13.8%

06-07-2014 19:17:24 | More by djcira
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NatsnSkinsDC

Maryland

3/5  rDev -13.8%

12-16-2013 22:29:37 | More by NatsnSkinsDC
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BFCarr

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -13.8%

11-02-2013 17:15:25 | More by BFCarr
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redliner8

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -13.8%

09-22-2012 22:09:01 | More by redliner8
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

11-06-2013 14:38:26 | More by mendvicdog
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curlybird

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

07-22-2014 02:06:28 | More by curlybird
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ROGUE16

Delaware

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

06-07-2013 16:29:06 | More by ROGUE16
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HRamz3

Pitcairn

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

09-04-2013 14:46:17 | More by HRamz3
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.4/5  rDev -2.3%

Cask at Cole's cask festival. A fine bitter although a sour finish. Pros were the understated bitterness, and full mouthfeel. A faint Caesar crown an apple juice colour. Is it infection? Sourness does spoil getting it spot in, still a drinkable one.

12-06-2009 23:57:59 | More by Sammy
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TheycallmeTim

New York

3.43/5  rDev -1.4%

Poured from a growler into a tulip pint.

Looks great--pitch perfect apple cider color. On the darker end of the range for the style, which is fine by me. Small ring of salmon roe popped up and popped out.

Smells pretty, too--stiff green apples, some minty notes, faint faint earthiness. Smells restrained and refined.

Taste proves the nose is false advertising. This is neither restrained or refined, and doesn't coax nearly enough out of the malt for my taste. There's a rough, unbalanced feel to the flavor profile, no doubt as a result of what seems like a heavy-handed hopping. The finish is just plain astringent, which I thought was because it was too cold, even though I didn't even refrigerate the growler. So I held it in my hands--I cradled this tender pint--but, sadly, it just became warmly astringent.

Mouthfeel, again, suffers from that astringency. Never quites attains that creamy buttery blanket for the juicy biscuit middle heaven that I like in bitters. Oh well.

It's ok for an American version of the style. But American craft brewers are showing they don't do subtlety real well. Right now the English are kicking our asses in the bitter category.

02-04-2010 21:45:55 | More by TheycallmeTim
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Mudawg

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

01-15-2012 17:59:42 | More by Mudawg
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rfgetz

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

03-29-2012 15:40:04 | More by rfgetz
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Drknight

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

04-30-2014 02:34:41 | More by Drknight
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mletten

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

07-11-2014 21:32:40 | More by mletten
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

05-20-2013 12:30:56 | More by InspectorBob
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ithinkimasofa

Washington

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

02-13-2012 07:44:09 | More by ithinkimasofa
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bkbergen

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

01-15-2012 04:14:26 | More by bkbergen
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Chester County Bitter from Sly Fox Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.