Renard D'Or | Sly Fox Brewing Company

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Renard D'OrRenard D'Or

Brewed by:
Sly Fox Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by NeroFiddled on 02-22-2004

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Ratings: 31 |  Reviews: 17
Photo of CharlesK
3.56/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of curlybird
3.69/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of George2744
3.52/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of micropale
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is great. Reminds me more of a Bier De Garde.

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Photo of rolltide8425
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of reitzbrewing
4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.51/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Sly Fox
Renard D'or

LOOK: Pours a deep golden color with a chill haze but no sediment.

SMELL: Belgian yeast, grass and orange peel.

TASTE: Light fruit flavors of pear and citrus, followed by a clean bitterness and small earthy funk. Pale malts give some sweetness and there is a faint peppery spice. Just a slight notion of alcohol.

FEEL: Medium bodied, well carbonated, slight dryness.

OVERALL: A decent American take on a Belgian strong pale, which comes across quite tasty and fresh. I would recommend this beer to any fan of Belgian pales.

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.53/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed at the tasting room in Pottstown, PA

A: half finger head on a clear bright golden body.

S: very sweet smelling with almost straight candy sugar aroma and light citrus and little else.

T: flavor is interesting starting herbs and Belgian yeast moving to candy sugar and lemon custard providing both sweet and sour flavors.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation. Semi dry finish.

Overall: not quite as spicy as I hoped from the description. Not very memorable or exciting but still nicely drinkable.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of TheycallmeTim
3.33/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a plastic sampler cup at a Sly Fox tasting at Bierkraft in Brooklyn.

A--Yellowish, a little darker than their Helles Golden Lager. A little lighter than a tripel, with lots of bubbling and white cream on top.

S--Pretty standard for a Belgian PA, but not very big for the ABV. Coriander mainly, to the point of stifling the yeast.

T--Same deal as the smell: the malt doesn't have enough presence to hold up against the residual sugars, coriander, and floral hops (which I like on their own but need a complement in the grain bill to balance). I dunno, this one was touted as a special one-offing kind of dealie, but in my opinion it doesn't quite live up to the hype. Not bad per se, but too much of a tweener between the mellow Belgian pales and the assertive Belgian strong pales to really shine at either.

M&D--Mouthfeel's fantastically smooth, gotta say. They have that down. But I wouldn't recommend this overall, in that it tastes more like a too acidic sauvignon blanc, or a cloyingly jammy Merlot--in short, it's like a poorly done wine. Just not enough oomph to carry the style. Where's the yeast, guys?

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Photo of Gmann
3.92/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a light golden honey color with a rather small white head that settles into a sparse cap. The aroma is of spicy Belgian yeast, some coriander, apricots, and a sweet honey malt. A fairly substanial coriander flavor, apricots, some farmhouse belgian yeast, light honey malt, and some pepper and candi sugar. The feel is light but not watery, fairly soft carbonation, sweet throughout but finishes with a slightly hop bitterness. This isn't actually too bad. I thought with the coriander profile that I wouldn't like it that much but it kind of mellows out a bit. The sweetness is in check, which is nice for an American made BSPA, and actually has some nice balance. Could use a bit more carbonation.

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Photo of mltobin
4.29/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on-tap at Barcade in Brooklyn, New York.

The looks of Renard D`Or is a medium golden tone with a one finger head to it. The smell is more interesting...cloves, honey, with a dash of strong spice all come through on the nose. The taste is faintly sugary, while easy to take. Mouthfeel is enjoyable for an interesting beer that you are not forced to savor, but you might as well. Drinkability is good, a very nice interpretation of the strong pale ale. 1st Sly fox I drank & I am excited for what else they have to offer.

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3.8/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewpub, served in a tulip.

Pours a clear pale yellow, light gold, very thick white head forms, lots of chunky lace sticks to the glass, very bubbly, settles down to a thick ring. Smell is nice, malty, some wheat, honey and biscuits, quite toasty, light spice, candi sugar, grassy hops, hit the Belgian character on the nose. Taste is similar, bubblegum sweetness, wheat, yeast, some fruit, caramel and honey, biscuits, lightly floral and spicy, sugary in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation, very drinkable. Pretty good example of the style I thought, not insane but well made.

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Photo of Billolick
4.12/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the East Village Tavern the other night and reviewed from geeky beer nerd notes taken at the bar..sheesh...This spicy Belgian style ale pours super clear light honey, golden amber, with a nice looking tiny and tight bubble head, that leaves very fine lace. The nose is boldly infused with bubble gum, fruit and spice (pepper is really what I get most of). Pleasantly tasty, with a lot of typical Belgian things happening at once, more bubble gum, pepper and some alcohol notes, sweetness, gin, and yeast, drying hops in the finish. Will not be for everybody, but if you are a fan of the style, this one will hit the note. Enjoyable on tap, intrigued now about the bottled version.

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Photo of BanditBrewingCo
4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got to throw a big ol' "thanks buddy!" to PEBKAC for lugging this growler up for me as a couch-warming gift, EBF weekend '09. The concept of going to a store (as opposed to a brewpub or brewery) and getting growler fills of rotating craft beers off the tap is genuis - I'm still waiting Boston. Only labeling was a small hand-written sticker on the cap. After getting through about two feet of electrical tape wrapped around the cap, I crack open what would appear to be a growler that just got home, however it is two weeks young now.

Beautiful golden to light amber that almost glows in my Allagash chalice. Fluffy bleach bright healthy head.
Smells great, immediately reminds me of my first positive experiences with Belgian beers, good sign! I'm picking up complexity: fruitiness, florals, spiciness, hops...
Tastes equally brilliant and satisfies my memories respectfully. Sharp but not excessive carbonation, spicy but not unpleasant, sweet but not cloying and traditional euro hops play a role in the background. An impressive, evolving brew that pays homage to the originals.
Would drink again, absolutely. A very good job by Sly Fox on this one.

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Photo of NittanyBeerFan
3.78/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Clear crisp golden color with a half inch of creamy bubbly head. Steady stream of bubbles continues to rise through the beer as you drink it.

S: Strong nose of yeast with some cloves lingering in the background. Some fruity scents as well, something that seems like pear or apple.

T: Yeasty and fruity esters dominate the flavor. Malts and caramelized sugars linger in the background.

M/D: Tingly carbonation with a crisp smooth finish. Definitely a session beer.

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Photo of ffejherb
3.32/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at Sly Fox Royersford on 2/23/08.

A - Clear golden amber body with almost non-existent whispy white head and minimal carbonation. Head totally vanished and left virtually no lacing at all.

S - Spicy Belgian yeast and a subtle fruitiness reminiscent of spicy pear, raisins and citrus fruits. There is also a faint apple cider tartness. No noticeable hop aroma.

T - Quite yeasty with fruity esters and some candy sugar sweetness. Has a very earthy, yeasty flavor. No noticeable hop presence.

M - Very spicy on the palate with some residual sticky sweetness. Finishes with a dull bitterness and earthy quality.

D - Pretty standard Belgian style ale that's spicy and sweet. Not bad, but nothing special either.

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Photo of Boto
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draught in Phoenixville: Served in a 10oz. goblet. This one pours a clear, golden color with a small white head. The aroma was a bit weaker than I expected for this type, even after warming a bit. Some sweetness and fruitiness, as well as a hint of floral. The taste is somewhat sweet, with a slightly thicker body. Decent enough.

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Renard D'Or from Sly Fox Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 31 ratings