Seamus' Irish Red Ale | Sly Fox Brewing Company

BA SCORE
3.56/5
74 Ratings
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by DrJay on 03-17-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#36,588
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
74
pDev:
9.83%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
6
Trade:
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Ratings: 74 |  Reviews: 27
Photo of smithj4
3.58/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PA-Michigander
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.54/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.63/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Flowing at Smokin Joe's in the Southside of Pittsburgh alongside an incredible mix of brews some of which included: Southern Tier Unearthly IPA, Great Lakes Blackout Stout, Legacy Hoptimus Prime, Boulder Mojo Risin DIPA, Victory Golden Monkey, Troeg's Nugget Nectar, Unibroue Maudite, Bluepoint Hoptical Illusion, Stone IPA, Dogfish Head 90 min and Red & White. Somehow I started with a Sly Fox Seamus Red Ale appears a copper red tone with light tan cream colored head afloat leaves behind thin lacing looks good. Aroma has light bready notes with herbal hop qualities a bit subdued but pleasant. Flavor contains nice semi sweet toasted nut with roasted malt breadiness going on with a creamy edge at that subtle herbal hops balance out the sweetness definitely a nice mix. Mouthfeel has a light medium body even carbonation good feel to it great quaffing brew nothing offensive here. Drinkability definitely the type of beer I could session with throughout the course of some St Paddy's festivities.

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Photo of InspectorBob
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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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Photo of Stinkypuss
3.63/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Seamus Irish Red ale pours a reddish orange, decent soapy head and nice color and clarity. Aroma is malty, alittle fruity. In the flavor, caramel and light roasted malts, uplifting and refreshing. Malty flavor, a touch of brown sugar and alittle roast. Easy drinking and pretty good overall. A nice beer to have on hand.

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Photo of epyon396
3.67/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of corby112
2.43/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Draft at St. Stephens on Green.

Pours a dark coppery/ruby color with dark golden amber edges when held to a light and a half finger off-white head that quickly fades into a lasting ring. Not much n the way of lacing.

Spicy, toasted malt aroma with lots of toasted sweet malt and peppery spice. Hints of rye, caramel and toffee with slight dark fruit, especially dark cherry. Subtle earthy hops but the nose is dominated the spice and sweet malt.

Medium bodied with lots of tight carbonation up front and an overpowering peppery spice character. It's a bit abrasive and really takes away from the subtle hops and sweet malt character, lingering into a long dry finish. Sweet slightly toasted malt flavor mid-palate with hints of rye, caramel, biscuit and toffee. This creates a bit of balance but overall the dominant spiciness makes this beer very unpleasant and tough to drink.

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of rfgetz
3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear copper red color, thick pillow of soapy khaki head, decent retention and lacing. Scent is sweet malts, roasted grain and damp earthy hops. Taste brings charachters of scent together... the sweetness is lighter than others in style, while roastyness and hoppiness is higher... nothing overly aggressive though. Overall, quite earthy and a nice spicy rye-like kick. Medium bodied, could use a tick more carbonation, no lingering flavors. A decent irish red that strays slightly from the style but is still a nice beer.

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Photo of IdrinkGas
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Fettpopps
3/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.58/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass

Appearance – Served a medium red colored body with a white head. The head fades fast leaving only a slight amount of lacing.

Smell – The nose is rather light. There is however a bit of sweet caramel and a little roasted malt breadiness in the nose.

Taste – The taste is quite sweet of caramel up front. As the taste advances some more bready maltiness works its way into the taste and subdues a bit of the sweetness. There is a little bit of citrus flavor that then works it way into the taste, with the taste then ending with a very light roasty flavor, not much, but it mixes well with the sweet breadiness and light citrus.

Mouthfeel – A little on the lighter side, yet very fitting for the sweetness and flavor of the brew. This coupled with a moderate level of carbonation make it very easy to drink.

Overall – Easy drinking with a nice sweeter flavor. A session brew to enjoy at the pub with some good friends.

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3.28/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewpub.

Pours a clear dark orange, light red, medium sized white head forms, drops a decent lace sheet on its way down, solid ring of lace sticks around, good retention. Smell is quite sweet, some caramel, bread, orange peel, citrus, a bit earthy, some biscuit, a bit of vanilla sweetness, kind of underwhelming. Taste is similar, sweet and sugary at first, caramel, bubblegum, toast, honey, slightly grassy, very light roasty character, not bad but a little sweet. Mouthfeel is light bodied with low to medium carbonation. An alright Irish red, just not enough going on to prop the sweetness up.

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of cpetrone84
3.68/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a reddish copper with slightly yellowish white head. The nose has a strong malt presence initially, light notes of smoke with some oily piney hops behind. The flavor is caramel and crystal malts with notes of smoked meats. Hop presence in back, oily and piney hops with a lighter body, soft palate, aggressive and lively carbonation.

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Photo of OWSLEY069
3.06/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clean orange-ish to amber color with an off white head. In the aroma, a small sweet malt. In the taste, a small sweet roast, a mix of gingerbread and tea. A smooth and medium bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry malt in the aftertaste. Nothing exciting, but decent, nonetheless.

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Photo of skaboom420
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of CHickman
3.28/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Tasting notes from 3/6/10 - a growler from Bierkraft: pours clear red color with a 1/2 inch creamy tan head that sticks around for a while.

Smells of grain and roasted malt, maybe some bread; the nose is very faint with nothing really jumping out to greet you.

Tastes of malt, roasted grains, light caramel, faint hops, some sweetness and a hint of citrus; pretty malty overall, with earthy tones, bread, and a very dry crisp finish that leaves a slight pucker and resin of either orange peel or pepper. The taste is one dimensional in that the malts dominate, but there is some good flavor mixed in this brew.

The carbonation is light, with a dry creamy mouthfeel and a medium body. The aftertaste is a combo of roasted malt and grains, which did not take away from the good flavor when this beer was going down.

A decent beer that is very drinkable, and it tastes like the Irish Red beer definition, but the flavor just doesn’t excite me. I’d drink this beer again, but would not seek it out.

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3.34/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of deapokid
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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