Incubus | Sly Fox Brewing Company

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204 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This Abbey-style Tripel, famed for its powers of seduction. Brewed with German Pils malt and German hops. Golden in color, dry and spicy.

Added by NeroFiddled on 04-07-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
204
Reviews:
118
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
11.86%
 
 
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2
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8
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 750ml bottle into a goblet, with a fizzy 3 finger head that quickly fell to a persistent thin layer on top surface. Color is a clear amber-gold, carbonation is medium and steady. Left light lacing on the glass as it was consumed.

Aroma is strong bread/yeast, with some underlying notes of banana and citrus. Very clean, no mustiness.

Taste is quite malty-sweet upfront, with very present spicy notes and a crisply dry finish. Fruit notes became more discernible as the beer warmed (pear most especially.) Rather more apparent hops than I was expecting in this beer, but this balances out the early flavors quite nicely. This is a fairly high ABV Tripel-style ale, and the alcohol is quite present- this isn't a beer that will sneak up on anyone, though it doesn't kick you in the teeth quite as hard as some might expect of a beer this brawny.

Mouthfeel is very rich and full-bodied, very pleasant on the palate.

Overall, it's been a while since I've partaken of a Belgian-style ale, and this was an extremely solid representative of the form. I don't think it's quite as good as some of Ommegang's offerings, but definitely superior for my palette to Duvel (which is still a fine beer, IMHO.) Should pair nicely with dark breads and salty/strong cheeses.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - A standard pour yields three plus fingers worth of audibly fizzy billowing bone white colored froth comprised of huge chunky bubbles... Decent retention is shown around a finger's worth of froth before receding to leave a mostly full crisp layer of lacing on collar... The color is a vibrant golden honey... A moderate bit of carbonation, some of which is quick and remainder of which is a bit sluggish, that rises randomly throughout...

S - Lots of fruit notes... Fresh pear... Fresh apple... Some candied sugar as well... The Belgian yeast compliments the rest of the aroma rather nicely... A very subtle spice component lingers beneath the surface... Spot on for the style and rather intoxicating...

T - The flavors from the nose are all present, but they get a bit muddled... The Belgian yeast is kicked up a notch on the palate... This is followed by the pear and apple... The spice kick is next with the candied sugar bringing up the rear a bit... There is a surprising bit of euro hoppiness that burst onto the scene at the finish...

M - Medium bodied... Starts a bit lush before a subtle dryness lingers throughout... Carbonation is a bit prickly... A bit sticky on the finish...

D - A rock solid American interpretation of the Tripel style brewed right in my own back yard... The addition of German malts and hops adds a unique and rather refreshing dimension... A bit of a sipper that was easy enough to finish... World class aroma and average to slightly above average in all other facets...

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Incubus from Sly Fox Brewing Company
3.88 out of 5 based on 204 ratings.
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