Gang Aft Agley | Sly Fox Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Sly Fox Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
slyfoxbeer.com

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-25-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
79
Reviews:
56
Avg:
3.74
pDev:
9.63%
 
 
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Ratings: 79 |  Reviews: 56
Photo of citizencane
3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had on cask. Looks rust colored with decent head that does not last long but leaves a good amount of lacing. Smells of toasted bread, and maybe a hint of dried fruit. Marginal bit of peat in there somewhere, I think? Mouthfeel is a touch thin but it is crisp and refreshing. Not great but definitely not bad at all.

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Photo of bluehende
3.34/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not a bad brown ale, but it is not a Scottish. There was no trace of pete or smoke. I would have rated it higher if it did not portray itself as a Scottish Ale.

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Photo of Gajo74
4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of justincourts
4.04/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sirsteve42
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HRamz3
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of ColdWaffles
3.93/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had this as Watkins Drinkery in South Philadelphia TODAY via engine. Is this retired? Hm. From engine into a standard pint.

Appearance: A beauty with a great, long lasting off-white head from engine. Actual color is sort of and cola-esque. And not Coca-Cola, like RC Cola. Odd. Perhaps a shade or two light for a Scotch, but no real complaints. 4/5

Smell: Raisins more than anything else. Not just any dried fruit. Raisins. Not a bad scent though. 3.5/5

Taste: A lot of nice dry fruit flavor, solid sweet malts and... A bit of cola? I like it a lot though. Plays surprisingly well off of an engine pour. 4/5

Mouth: I'm not a big engine guy, but this is great on engine. Smooth, medium heavy, perfect light carbonation. On point. 4.5/5

This was much better than I expected given I am often disappointed by Sly Fox, though there are few Scotch Ales I really dislike. 4/5

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Photo of jjd315
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of ROGUE16
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Photo of GeoffreyM
2.75/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of thecheapies
3.71/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Cola color. Maybe a half-shade lighter. No head. What the hell! 2.5

Dark rum, dark fruits, burnt sugar, roast malts, and a light wine aroma. Pretty decently complex. 4

A little more rugged. Still offering delicious dark rum, molasses, and trail mix fruit notes. Some black cherry and overdone toffee brittle. Lots of gooey maltiness with a touch of herbal hops and phenolic presence. Somewhat medicinal. Decently charming. 3.75

Carbonation picks up a bit (none on the surface; all of it trapped beneath). Body feels medium to thick. Very light tackiness. 3.5

A pretty solid Scotch ale that I can get down with. 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.99/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass

Appearance – Served a mahogany colored brew with a ruby red shine. Upon being served there is a one finger off white head that fades moderately quickly to leave only a light level of lacing on the sides of the glass

Smell – The aroma is heavies of dark fruit aromas of cherry and raisin. Other sweeter aromas of caramel and brown sugar are also present. Mixed with aromas is a nice boozy and lightly spiced aroma that when mixed with the sweeter fruit aromas produces a pleasant warming smell overall.

Taste – The taste of the brew follows the nose very well. It starts with lots of dark fruit flavors as well as a bready and malty taste. Some flavors of caramel are also present upfront, producing a sweet and bready taste. As the flavors advance the caramel turns more toward a toffee like flavor as some buttery and more biscuit flavors come to the tongue. Toward the end the toffee sweet dwindles some, but the dark fruit grows even stronger in flavor keeping the sweetness level rather high. With the increase in dark fruit there are some warming boozy flavors as well as a spice flavors of cinnamon and nutmeg. Overall a warmingly sweet flavor is left on the tongue.

Mouthfeel –The body of the brew is on the medium side in terms of its thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is rather average to maybe slightly below average. The slightly lower carbonation is good for the heavier and boozy flavors of the brew with the medium body nicely compromises accentuating the sweet fruity flavors of the brew with a nice lighter and refreshing body, but yet also allowing the boozy warming flavors a chance to soak into the tongue.

Overall – A quite tasty and sweet wee heavy. Slightly warming and a good sipper that is very enjoyable to drink

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4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of IPAchris
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of George2744
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of t0rin0
3/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of wattoclone
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of philbe311
3.82/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - One and a half finger's worth of audibly fizzy perfectly uniform off-white colored head that quickly fizzes away leaving a thin veil of lacing... An immediate rush of carbonation during the pour before turning mostly still with only a stray carbonation bubble here and there... The color is a deep rich dark brown...

S - Rich and malt forward... Molasses... Caramel... Light chocolate notes... Plums... Some faint slightly smokey peat notes...

T - The smokiness and peat notes take on a more prominent role on the palate... They are backed up by the rest of the malty goodness alluded to by the nose... Caramel... Fig... Plums... Toffee... Some faint coffee... Light roasted malts... Very nice...

M - Medium to full bodied... Slightly sleek... Sturdy... Limited carbonation... A bit sticky... Starts lush, turns a bit chalky and finishes with a touch of dryness...

D - A very nice local Scotch Ale... Something that I would gladly drink again... Above average for the style, but also a bit removed from the top tier... Recommended for BAs who appreciate the style...

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Photo of claspada
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark mahogany color with copper hues along the edges. There is a light tan head of foam that settles to leave relatively little lace forms.

Aromas begin with lightly toasted bready malt with slightly smokey/peaty notes. As it warms you get more of the caramel maltinesss and hints of chocolate.

The tastes begin with toasted bread, chocolate and a touch of light peat maltiness. As it warms you get slightly nutty notes with mild earthy hops and and emerging caramel sweetness.

The mouthfeel is on the heavier side of medium bodied with medium to low carbonation. Finish is overwhelmingly malt dominant with lingering earthy and grainy flavors.

Overall this was a pretty good American version of a classic scottish Wee Heavy. It is on the more drinkable side as well because of the "lower" than normal ABV for this style. Higher ABV offering often are boozy and too alcohol forward where this strikes a great balance of strong malty flavors without being too sweet or overwhelming in any way.

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Photo of TheHoppiest
3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured for me 22 ounce bottle into an imperial pint glass. Pours a chestnut brown color with ruby highlights. A quarter inch off-white head reduces to a thin collar around the class.

Has a very malty aroma, with hints of peat and very mild hops.

The taste similarly is quite malty, with a cherry tang that hits mid sip, finishing with mild bitterness. Peat, oak, and even moss seem to be present in the taste. The taste really begins to open up as the beer warms.

Medium bodied, this is a very smooth drinking ale. It has a clean finish that begs you to take another sip as you drink it.

An enjoyable Scottish ale, what it lacks in complexity it makes up for in drinkability. It is easy drinking, with a great malt backbone. It's no Founders Dirty Bastard, but it's definitely worth a try.

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Photo of micromaniac129
3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A deep chestnut color ale almost opaque. A tan head sits on top of sizeable proportions, fades with some lacing.
Aroma finds sweeter malts some roasted and a pinch of toffee.
Taste is quite good with a sweet malt bill, roasted just a hint and a wee bit of toffee. Finishes smooth on the palette with a tich of alcohol warming. A pretty fair offering.

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of Cylinsier
3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

tap

Pours a dark brown color, amber reddish tint to it, mostly clear, with an off-white head that dissipates quickly to just a ring.

Smells of sweet dark fruit malts, with some hints of brown sugar and something like maple but not as rich.

Tastes of dark fruit sweetness or molasses, but tempered with drying rich brown sugar malts so it's overly more rich than sweet. Buttered bread elements. Low hops if any.

Medium body, soft carbonation, a bit viscous but not syrupy.

Pretty flavorful, tasty, and enjoyable brew. A bit too strong to session, but not so strong that you couldn't have maybe two or so, and the taste is balanced enough that you would want to. Rich and malty, but not oppressive. Would have again, and would recommend. Sly Fox is becoming a bit of a diamond in the rough in my book; lot's of good beers.

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Gang Aft Agley from Sly Fox Brewing Company
3.74 out of 5 based on 79 ratings.
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