Pete's Peerless Ale | Sly Fox Brewing Company

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Sly Fox Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Summer

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Added by oberon on 07-31-2003

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 11 |  Reviews: 11
Reviews by WesWes:
Photo of WesWes
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a dark amber/brown color with a thin lacey off-white head. The aroma is good. It boasts pale and roasted cystal malts with a mild hop scent. The taste is good. It has light, but malty flavor with a dry hoppy finish. It has a good mouthfeel. It is a medium bodied beer with good carbonation. This is a damn good brown ale. It has good malt and hop flavor; excellent balance.

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Photo of oberon
3.45/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Got this 15 minutes after the keg was tapped,pours a medium brown with a light but sticky head,the aroma was a little earthy but not much there.The beer had a alot of nice qualities nice earthiness and some slight choclate notes with a pretty suprising dry finish,I think it could have been slightly sweeter.A decent beer but I know they can do better.

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Photo of frank4sail
4.42/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Darker brownish ale.. It has a quite persistant pale head which laces the glass quite well. It is an attractive brown beer in the glass. Malty sweet nose with some assertive hops in the sinus. The taste is sweet malt love cut with a nice hop presence on the tongue that calls you to sip more. There is also a slight (hazel) nut taste there as well.. A nice smooth coating mouth impresses as well. I like the hop presence in such a rich brew, A nice draft selection.

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Photo of sulldaddy
3.61/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Beer is served in a pint glass chilled with a small off white head and is a clear chestnut color. Aroma is very lite with some grassy hop characteristics and light toffee as well. First sip, reveals a light boddy and gentle rolling carbonation.
Flavor is mild overall. Not labeled a mild ale but sure fits the definition in my experience.
There are some toffee notes getting overtaken by the grassy hop finish. Nice lite and smooth brew Great session beer!

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Photo of Gavage
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: deep amber in color with a decent 3/4" head. Some nice lacing develops during the drink.

Smell: the aroma is malty with some hoppiness.

Flavor: a nice balance of sweetness from the malt and caramel, a hint of nut and chocolate, and quite a bit of bitterness that exceeded any other brown ale I have had.

Mouthfeel: the start was smooth, and the finish was long on the caramel and the bitterness was a little tamer than at the start.

Drinkability: a nice drinking brew if you like a bit more hops in your brown ale.

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Photo of Deuane
4.18/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

No longer retired...enjoyed on tap at Sly Fox Phoenixville on 9/4/08

A-Deep dark copper with a light tan head that left spotty lace.

S-Light roasted malt and a bit of burnt oak and a light hop spice.

T-Much like an english dark mild. A fair amount of oak character with plenty of raosted malt and a surprising amount of spicy hoppiness. Very nice and flavourable.

M-Medium-light body with a lingering dry bitterness. Quite smooth.

D-A solid session brew with a smooth easy drinking quality. I really enjoy "light", low ABV beers, that have this much flavour. Glad they dug this one out of the mothballs.

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Photo of dmarch
4.07/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This was quite an enjoyable...brown ale? Ok, I'll go with that. This takes the American brown ale to a new level, almost at IPA territory. Yes the hops are the primary quality here. Fuggles maybe? Coupled with a slight chocolatey taste, this is a very well balanced beer.

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Photo of stirgy
4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Grey Lodge. Poured a dark and clear copper brown color with a nice and creamy white head. Some roasted flavors in the aroma along with a hint of citrus. The beer is nice and bitter and goes down easy with a touch of dark grains and dry chocolate. This beer has some altbier qualities to it. Somewhat spicy with a light to medium malt body and finishes dry and bitter. Roasty, flavorful and very drinkable.

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Photo of DrJay
4.01/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Clear, dark brown, slightly orange cast with a thick, longlasting beige cap that left chunky clumps of bubbles clinging to the glass. Looks great! Lightly roasted malts and mild floral hops dominated the aroma, with slightly grainy and husky malts in the background. The flavour was very balanced - bitterness was restrained, leafy hop flavour matched nicely with sugary malts. Sweetness gave in to mild roast towards the finish and bitterness came to the fore at the end, slightly skewing things away from a perfect balance. Medium bodied with carbonation a bit on the low side. Highly drinkable. I could see putting away several pints of this over the course of an evening. As it is, I'm glad I have a fresh, full growler.

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Photo of ark57
3.85/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It is a dark amber color and has an okay head and lacing. The aroma has citrus and some sweetness in the nose. It is medium bodied with a good amount of maltiness. Chocolate and caramel are prevelant before the citrus bitter finish. It is malty and rich and almost reminds me of an APA instead of a Brown Ale.

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Photo of Scoats
4.18/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this beer on draft in a 7oz pislner glass. Now brown ales are usually too treaclly for my taste. The main characteristic of this beer for me is not brown ale sweetness but a big hoppy (though not IPA-like) taste. Balanced with the roastiness, this is a very tasty and drinkable beer.

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Pete's Peerless Ale from Sly Fox Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.98 out of 5 with 11 ratings