Black Raspberry Reserve | Sly Fox Brewing Company

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3.58/5
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209 Ratings
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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
 
 
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Gots:
5
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Ratings: 209 |  Reviews: 115
Photo of Los1324
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.3/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of monts
3.65/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I wasn't sure what to expect with this one, but it tastes great! Very drinkable and the blackberry taste is not overwhelming and quite subtle. Don't get me wrong, you taste blackberries, but it's not up front. Not too sweet not too tart but just right

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of NODAK
3.4/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Having this at the brewhouse in Phoenixville on tap.

Pours a very dark ruby red...no real head or lacing to speak of.

Has a natural, not overly sweet, raspberry aroma to it. Certainly far from a sickly sweet soda smell....but not really tart either. Just a bit sweet and natural.

Whether or not somebody likes this beer is a matter of if they prefer a strong tasting fruit beer or not. This one will certainly not fit that bill. In fact, it comes across a tad watery but again, quite natural tasting. It's a little sweet....I don't get much tartness on this one. But it basically tastes like what you'd expect a good raspberry infused water to taste like, only a bit stronger. Also, 8% alcohol?? Hard to believe really, I don't get that at all.

Anyway, for me it's certainly tasty but I do enjoy something with a little more oomph to it flavor wise.

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of SafeWord_Whiskey
3.81/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

pours a deep purple, slight ruby when held up to light with a pretty pink 1 finger head that fades quickly

raspberry preserves/ candied raspberry

tart raspberry, tart cherry, a touch of sweetness on the finish but overall pretty dry for what you'd expect from the smell

high carbonation and pretty thin...drinks similar to a brut or dry champagne

overall a pretty solid fruit beer, a pretty nice dessert or brunch option that i would definitely revisit

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.26/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance is brownish magenta with a tan collar.

Smell is fantastic, big zesty, seltzery raspberry.

Taste is oddly bland. A little malty sweetness and raspberry, but really light compared to the smell. Some earthy bitterness on the finish.

Mouthfeel is light, a little spritzy.

Drinkability is OK. Extremely dichotomous. To bad the taste couldn't hang with the nose. Disappointing.

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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

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1.75/5  rDev -51.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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