Black Raspberry Reserve | Sly Fox Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
An unforgettable wheat ale brewed with German Pils and Wheat malts and Tradition hops, with 1 lb. of red and black raspberries per gallon of beer. This beer features a tart finish and a sugary sorbet aroma.

Added by oberon on 07-24-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#39,542
Reviews:
115
Ratings:
209
pDev:
15.64%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
5
Trade:
0
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Photo of sposter4
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smithj4
3.85/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Philcassella
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of craftaholic
3.39/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Smells awesome but tastes like thin spiked grape juice

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Photo of EMV
3.35/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a cork and cage bomber into a tulip

L: Pours a dark maroon color... semi-opaque with a finger of pinkish head leaves sticky lacing.

S: Straight up raspberries... raspberry sorbet.

T/F: Fairly bland in taste... mild raspberry flavor, lacking some of the sweetness I would have expected. Mildly tart. No flavor really stands out. Effervescent and dry at the finish.

O: Great smell... lackluster flavor. Not bad, but lacking much to recommend it either. Probably would not pick it up again.

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Photo of crisis1290
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wow ! Better than what I expected for the Black Raspberry Reserve from the Sly Fox Brewing Company. Picked up a bomber at the Pottsville brewery and this was tasty for sure. This was very drinkable. As soon as the bottle is popped open, you get a major hit of raspberry. The color is no doubt , raspberry. Now , the taste is what blew me away. I was expecting fruit juice. I was wrong. Mouth feel is dry and tart. Once again, the abv of 8% is well hidden. A very solid fruit beer to say the least. A winner, from a super brewing company located in Pennsylvania.

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Photo of Griggsy
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AMarkle6524
3.44/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CharlesK
3.65/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ozzylizard
4.4/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Purchased at Phoenixville location, unable to locate sales slip
25.4 oz cork and cage bottle BB 7/31/17 at 42 degrees into snifter - opens with a nice pop
Aroma – markedly raspberries
Head average (4.5 cm, aggressive pour), mauve, frothy, diminishing to irregular two to six mm ring and frothy partial layer
Lacing poor – rare tiny island of tiny bubbles
Body dark purple, opaque
Flavor – starts slightly sour, definite raspberry flavor, ends slightly sweet; no malt, no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate full, syrupy, lively carbonation

Appearance 4, Aroma 4.5, Flavor 4.5, Palate 4.25, Overall 4.25

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Photo of madelf66
3.8/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KTCamm
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12/4...pours dark crimson red, purple tinted, with pink foam that fluffs up and sits at 1/4 inch. Deep fruity raspberry smell, hints of fruit punch. Stiff malt taste, stone bitter wall, fades into a fruity toast. Long finish. Pulpy bitter. Fascinating, not sure what to make of this, but really good.

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Photo of hozersr
3.33/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.81/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BigMike
3.71/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ChazBoner
3.62/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

25 oz bomber. best by Oct 2015

Pours a beautiful purplish-red with a white 1 finger head that slowly dissipates .

Smells like raspberries

Tastes like raspberries, a bit grassy. As the beer warms up there's the faintest hint of hops. Not a very sweet beer.

Mouthfeel is dry and tart.

Enjoyable if a bit one-dimensional.

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Photo of msg1865
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of buzzedup
3.44/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mig100
3.52/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Yancey82
3.27/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Had at Pittsburgh Winter BeerFest.

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Photo of orangesol
3.56/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sanchezrox23
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of harryhops
3.52/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of muskiesman
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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Black Raspberry Reserve from Sly Fox Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 209 ratings