Chester County Bitter | Sly Fox Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: English Bitter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This traditional British Ale is authentic cask conditioned beer with a smooth malt profile balance by a subtle hop presence. Dry-hopping in the cask produces an enticing hop aroma in this quaffable session ale.

Added by corby112 on 10-14-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
111
Reviews:
34
Avg:
3.74
pDev:
15.24%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
9
For Trade:
0
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Photo of tigg924
4.34/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had on tap from the cask. Pours clear, gold in color with 1/2 inch head. Taste is grain, honey, and bready malt. Slightly bitter, light bodied with low carbonation. Excellent bitter. Could have several of these. Just makes for a really clean and tasty lager. I would get this again.

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Photo of luke12345
3.69/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mgm54
3.74/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.51/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

3.51/5: Incredibly dry and floral, but it doesn't taste as fruity as the nose suggested; as easygoing as can be

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Photo of mike22ne
3.92/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of EdgarGerik
4.06/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of SpAiReArGsEonNE
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Timfromthemainland
3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MKrauss
3.44/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Budlum
3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SteveB3014
3.53/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cpmitchno1
3.35/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of chicagoish
3.8/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lare453
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.79/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Sly Fox, Phoenixville, CASK
$ 4.00/10 oz, $ 4.50/16 oz
Aroma weak, bready malt
Head removed by bartender, white, creamy
Lacing excellent – covers inside of glass breaking into curtains
Body medium yellow, clear
Flavor light maltiness with a touch of diacetyl; no hops, no alcohol
Palate light, creamy, soft carbonation

Appearance 4.5, Aroma 3, Flavor 4, Palate 4, Overall 4

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Photo of delta490
3.92/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a lighter golden-amber with a thin white head that leaves small smudges of lacing. The aroma is lighter toasted malt, with a little mild earthy hops. The taste is much the same but with just a little more depth. The body is lighter and mostly smooth throughout. A really good session bitter.

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Photo of claspada
3.53/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ShanePB
3.57/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rolltide8425
3.76/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PhillyStyle
3.97/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

From notes: On cask at The Dandelion, Philadelphia:

The beer appeared a nice clear darker amber with a nice white light head which was very well retained. The beer gave off a light maltier aroma, as expected from the style, but there was just a hint of hops. The taste was good, nothing overwhelming, but solid. The beer was smooth and well balanced. The beer has a lighter, as expected, and was very easy to drink.

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Photo of Hypersomnia
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Photo of DavidHume
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of Bouleboubier
3.55/5  rDev -5.1%

(cask draft at Johnny Brenda's - served in a shaker glass)

First time in JB's - don't know how up on their cellar work they are...

The pour looks well enough... hardly brilliantly clear... rosy-cheeked yellow-amber liquid... foam is fine and compact, as if through sparkler - couldn't see the tap - lasts all the way down, frosty lacing

Thing that stuck out was how damn bitter it buzzed... strong, tea-like tannins, as if the tea bag was left in the water way too long, squeezed out dry... toasty pale malt treads lightly at the bottom, but can hardly be seen below the harsh hoppy fog

Well... I'll have to try this again elsewhere... one could tell the right flavors are there

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Photo of mvanaskie13
4/5  rDev +7%

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Chester County Bitter from Sly Fox Brewing Company
3.74 out of 5 based on 111 ratings.
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