Rauchbier | Sly Fox Brewing Company

52 Ratings

Brewed by:
Sly Fox Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Rauchbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by jakester on 08-25-2005

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Photo of DuaneL
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at Tria Fitlers Square Phila. We both liked, DL especially. A wonderful, malty, smoked lager! Will find out if they can or bottle it soon!

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Photo of CharlesK
4.16/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kayakingmaddog
4.86/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Loved the taste. A very smoky beer with much character. Big thumbs up!

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Photo of Boone757
3.74/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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5/5  rDev +24.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of WissBrauSean
3.95/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I'm not a rauchbier enthusiast and only have had a few before, but after doing some research on the style, this sounds like a pretty darn good rauchbier.

It poured what looked like (it was a bar after all) a very clear amber with a full white cap and thin lacing.

The aroma was malty and smokey like caramel candy and sausages.

Smoke and malts take the lead and it has a mildly dry finish and lightly hoppy. (notes from the bar)

Light to medium body and sweet with a dry finish and low carbonation.

I described it as very pleasant but a little too sweet on the bar napkin.

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Photo of IPAchris
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of DrinkSlurm
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from tap into nonic pint at Standard Tap, Philly. Pours a golden brown...more brown than golden, a bit of head and lacing. The aroma really shines here...lots of subtle smoke and sweet maltiness - not crazy, but deff present. Again, the flavor is on the more aggressive side of subtle with the smoke; perfect amount for me, with a nice sweet malt balance. Easy easy easy drinker and very pleasant. I have been drinking some really nice rauch's lately...a lot with the subtleness of smoke and bacon - which I really prefer, and this one really hits the mark for me. Overall, a great rauchbier for this who like the subtle smoke without the bacon...

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Knapp85
3.23/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This poured out as a clear looking copper color with a white head on top that faded pretty fast. There wasn't any retention or lacing on this one. The smell of the beer is definitely smoked, it's not overwhelming but you can tell what style they're going for here. The taste of the beer is smokey as well with a bit of caramel in the finish. The mouthfeel of the beer is light to medium bodied with a light carbonation. Overall this beer was average to me.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of chrishensley
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of mdillon86
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of jmdrpi
3/5  rDev -25.4%

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Rauchbier from Sly Fox Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 52 ratings
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