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Seamus' Irish Red Ale | Sly Fox Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Irish Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by DrJay on 03-17-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#36,715
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
74
pDev:
9.83%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 74 |  Reviews: 27
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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of GeoffFromSJ
4.15/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sly Fox has produced a very nice, easy-drinking session beer. Some chocolate malt pokes through in the way of a roasty taste, unless I'm completely off-base.

Mouthfeel is very smooth. Taste is straightforward (which I believe is appropriate for the style). These two things make for high marks in drinkability.

Very nice for March, St. Paddy's Day season, when you don't really feel like a stout.

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Photo of TheycallmeTim
4.09/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Growler from bierkraft poured into a tulip pint glass.

A--Perfect cherry red with copper hints. Two finger rocky off-white head with great retention and lacing. Super looking Irish red.

S--Enh. Not something the style is known for, but even less here, as the roast characteristics don't really come through. Just faint crackery malt and a trace of earthy spice.

t--Much better than the nose. Sweetish up front, though not as sweet to me as other reviewers have mentioned, with some caramel notes, followed by a notable whole grain middle with spice and peppery, almost rye undertones. The malt on this is fantastic. Pretty tannic, especially at the beginning, which makes it taste like tea with orange rind it. Finish is dry and hollow, as it should be, without bitterness. Hops are to balance here, and nothing more. Absolutely empty finish, which matches style perfectly.

M&D--Mouthfeel is what you'd expect, with medium carbonation and a fullish without being chewy feel. Drinkability is at celebrate good times volume (though I'd definitely drink this anytime). happy st. patrick's day everyone!

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Photo of Biscuit033
4.08/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Clear orage-red with two fingers of off-white head and great lacing.

S: There is an initial sweetness and a light roastedness.

T: Slightly sweet with roasted malts but there is also a good bit of hop flavor and crispness. There is slight smoke and some black tea flavors as the beer warms slightly.

M: Soft carbination lends to the an easy drinking beer and the crispness from the hops leave a nice dry finish.

D: Another winner from Sly Fox. Good American take with out getting too far away from the original style.

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of plaid75
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Waterfront, Brooklyn, New York.

Poured a murky deep amber hue foamy one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and decent lacing.

The smell featured a soft caramel and musty hop.

The taste consisted of a moderate caramel malt, a nice earthiness and a touch of smoke.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style.

Overall a tasty and subtle red ale.

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of ffejherb
3.93/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Brass Rail Deli on 2/8/10.

A - Clear reddish copper-colored body with a thin beige head that reduced to a patchy wisp but deposited lots of ornate lacing around the glass.

S - Aroma displays a grainy malt profile with a subtle tea-like hop character and a hint of fleshy fruit sweetness.

T - Like the aroma, the initial flavor consists of grainy notes and toasted barley as well as sweet caramel malt. A hint of light herbal, tea-like hops emerge in the backend and offer a tinge of bitterness.

M - Light to medium bodied with a light syrupy texture and moderate carbonation. Finishes with subtle hop bitterness on the palate.

D - Nice Irish Red Ale with a distinct toasted grainy malt character. I enjoyed this more than I had anticipated, as I typically find the style to be rather dull.

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Photo of ROMER79
3.88/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

the pour was ruby red with a tan one finger head from tap. The head had no retention at all. Cinnamon and spices were the easiest smells to detect. The taste was close to the same but with a little more spices in the mix. It was balanced enough to enjoy the beer and have another. It was easy to drink and very smooth going down the pipes.

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Photo of BeerImmediately
3.86/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got the last sixtel of this seasonal from the Royersford location in late March... still enjoying it from the home bar.

Pours a relatively clear, amber color with decent 1 inch head and lacing throughout.

Very faint roasted malt smell, with some nutty undertones.

Light caramel up front, with slight - but lingering - fruity hop bitterness to finish.

Pleasant, smooth mouthfeel as you may expect from this style.

Nice drinkability in this well-balanced Irish red.

Looking forward to next March!

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Photo of DrJay
3.83/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clear, deep amber with reddish highlights and a collar of off-white foam. There was a bit of lacing as well. Mild malt aroma with solid caramel character. Medium to low bitterness. Caramel sweetness and a floral/citrus hop flavor that lingers into the finish. There's also just a whisper of chocolate. Medium/light body with light carbonation. Off-dry with a slightly grainy texture. This is an easy drinking beer, easily a session ale.

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3.81/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the brewery in Phoenixville, PA.

Pours a dark amber color with some off white head. Some slight retention with lacing.

Barely any smell at all for me, hints of maltiness.

Caramel maltiness up front, followed by some floral hop flavors. Malt noticeable in the finish. Very mild and smooth.

Very easy to drink, nice for sipping or just downing quickly if that is the kind of thing you like (I was late for an appointment and had to finish the last bit).

Interesting brew, I will check out the Sly Fox again.

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Photo of DavidHume
3.79/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of ssimpson89
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of MFer
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of ujsplace
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of ThePeskyDingo
3.74/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Another beer I had on St. Patty's Day.

Poured with a white 1 finger head. The beer itself was a dark amber color.

Couldn't seem to get a whole lot outta the smell... a bit sweet I suppose.

Tasted light caramels, hints of raisins and malts.

Smooth in my mouth. Crisp finish. Easy to drink.

I had two.

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Seamus' Irish Red Ale from Sly Fox Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 74 ratings
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