Gold Rush Lager | Sly Fox Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Sly Fox Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: California Common / Steam Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Summer

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Added by oberon on 07-24-2003

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Ratings: 10 |  Reviews: 9
Photo of SpAiReArGsEonNE
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of KTCamm
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

11/5....draft.pours reddish amber with foam that sits on the top. Smoky nose? Toasty. Taste is a toasty malt, but thin layered. Very faint bitter. Didn't realize this was a CA common, now makes sense. ESB like.

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Photo of Biscuit033
3.8/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured a nice burnt orange/amber color. Very little head with some lacing.

S: Strong malty notes with some holiday spice I can't peg maybe allspice or clove. There is also some copper in the nose similar to Irish whiskey. There is a lot going on here.

T: Crisp and clean malt flavors with a puch of hop bitterness at the end.

M: Very nice small bubble creaminess and medium body. The malt coats your tongue. Bitterness hangs around for a while as well.

D: I enjoy drinking this beer. This would make for a good session beer.

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Photo of boelker62
3.8/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep amber with a diminishing off-white head, and virtually no lacing. The smell is on style, and you can easily pull different malts out of this, including some light smokiness that sits in the background to let you know it's there, and is not Anchor Steam or Yuengling. the taste is good, and average, but that is the type of beer this is. I'll be darned if you cannot pull some clove hints out of this, like they ran a batch of Christmas Ale in the same lines or something. Overall, a roasted malt kinda beer, that's worth a try, especially if yo are a fan of this type.

It's best purpose, it is a great crossover for macro drinkers. Just tell them it is the closest thing to Yuengling out there, only better, and they won't turn it away, and will likely enjoy it.

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Photo of DrJay
4.13/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very clear, deep copper colour with a thin, off-white head that produced a lot of clingy lace. Mild aroma with caramel, brown sugar and spicy hops melding together nicely. Moderately low bitterness, but enough to make its presence known. Malty with a bit of fruit and spicy hops. Very nice. Lightish body with soft carbonation and a bit of dryness. This was super easy to drink, quite nice with lunch. It managed to stay light while still having plenty of flavour and no bite. I'll definitely enjoy this one again!

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Photo of Boto
3.65/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Draught in Phoenixville: This one pours a clear, somewhat amber color. There was a bit of a head and some lacing. The aroma is thin, with some sweet malts to the nose. The taste is dry, with no real sweetness at all. It does go down smooth. This one is very drinkable with a medium body. A good session beer. I wouldn't have pegged it to be a steam beer, however.

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Photo of weeare138
4.07/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appears an amber gold color with a minimal bubbly white head and minimum amounts of lacing.
Smell is of creamy, sweet malt with a mild floral and biscuit aroma.
Taste is of a balanced attack of sweet and sour bits of malt balanced with a floral hop bite that seems to be just right.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied and smooth with good carbonation.

Finger licking good.

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Photo of francisweizen
3.63/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Deep amber with some nice flecks of white foam, and minimal lacing. The aroma consists of sweet-ish malts, biscuits, and a twist of citrus. The taste is fruity up front with a nice bready malt taste and a nice finish of biscuity malts. The aftertate is also very nice. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and spot on and the drinkaiblity is excellent. A very good daily drinker, impressive in its clarity, balance, and simplicity.

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Photo of stirgy
3.13/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured an ice tea colored amber with virtually no head. This beer was promoted as a "steam lager" and I was expecting something close to an Anchor Steam. This could be a dimmed down version of that beer. There wasn’t much in aroma here. Some graininess and a grassy bitterness. The beer is actually bittered well and leaves a tang on the tongue. Some citrus notes and a light to medium malt body. A bittersmooth lager that’s pretty drinkable.

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Photo of oberon
3.63/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a nice rich golden color with a nice medium creamy head,aroma is slightly sweet and malty.The taste is softly malty in the beginning with a dry finish.has a nice soft malty taste that makes it real easy to drink.Nothing to overpowering just a nice balanced lager thru and thru.

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Gold Rush Lager from Sly Fox Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 10 ratings