Sly Fox | Feral Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Feral Brewing Co.

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by heygeebee on 11-30-2013

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2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.22/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From Warner's no BB.

A - clear straw, one finger head, good lace.

S - husks, grains, a little malt.

T - light and summery indeed. A quaffer. Almost in macro territory, but saved by light hop presence on back palate. Some doughy malts.

M - very light, moderate carbonation, zingy.

O - easy drinking, not challenging, and as such an odd adder to the Feral range. A cynic might suggest this was added at the behest of the finance dept not the brewing dept.

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.35/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Pours gold with a small head.
Nose shows grassy and spicy hops, soft light malt and hay.
Similar flavours with the same spicy hop notes and some light sweet pilsner-like malt followed by an assertive bitterness.
Nice moderately light body, could use a bit more carbonation though.

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3.44/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottle: standard 330mL brown bottle, typical Feral Brewing label. So, okay.

Appearance: pours a clear pale straw yellow with fine carbonation. A small white head dissipates quickly to a thin ring.

Aroma: plenty of tropical fruits and some herbal and grassy hops. Not much malt or backbone.

Taste: pretty much follows the nose - plenty of fruit and grassy hops, without much malt. Refreshing to say the least, if a touch one-dimensional.

Aftertaste: some hop bitterness with tropical fruits still hanging about.

Mouth feel: light- to-moderate in body with a moderate carbonation to bring the flavour through.

Overall: another example of a decent but not overwhelming beer from Feral, with a price tag far too high. Quite a refreshing tropical fruit-based beer, but not good enough for the price of AU$88 for a case of 24 x 330mL.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.52/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GrumD
3.61/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice beer but lacks punch. The appearance is cloudy and the nose fruity. Mouthfeel is pleasant and the beer is quite refreshing. Hoppy finish that stays for a while.

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3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a pale straw colour with white frothy head that dissipates slowly to a thin film

S - Lemonade (almost shandy like) on the nose. Light floral, grainy hoppy aromas with a some peach, lemon.

T - Light hoppy, grassy taste, lemon, grapefruit with a bitter finish

M - Light bodied with medium carbonation

O - Light well balanced hoppy beer with a nice slight bitter finish that is delightful on a hot summers day

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3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Look: Poured into pint glass, colour poured a 5-7 on the BJCP colour guide, low to moderate carbonation, two finger head that dissipated fairly quickly

Smell: Most notable hoppy piney and citrus notes, pineapple with slight grapefruit, from afar (20-30cm) malty notes

Taste: Low malty sweetness and hop bitterness, moderate hop pine and citrus, very akin to the smell, but a little sweeter

Feel: Smooth, very slightly creamy, but carbonation plays a big part on the tongut

Overall: Decent beer, more like an APA than a blonde, would easily buy again

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I had a 330ml bottle. This beer won a bronze medal in the 2014 CBIA Craft beer awards in the 1E category English style Summer Ale.
Appearance: pours as a light bright colour, lighter than expected but it looks fresh and vibrant. Good white head. Some residual cloudiness which I purposely stirred up.
Aroma: very fresh citrus and pine hop aromas. Fantastic aroma for what appeared as a lighter style beer base on the colour.
Flavour: bang! Flavour is fresh and the aromas follow through on the palate. Excellent balance of bittering and good level of carbonation and medium body mouthfeel. One of the better beers I have tasted. This would be a very sessionable beer.
Overall: this is a great beer. I was pretty much blown away by it and cannot wait to have it again.

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3.78/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.8/5  rDev +3.5%

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3.9/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.91/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Lemon yellow and cloudy like custard, you can't see any carbonation and its topped with a 3 finger, glassy, fast fading head.

Smells of citrus and pine, pineapple and tropical punch, with loads of nuances.

Medium, chalky body with moderate carbonation.

Got this in Perth, drinking in Thailand, Aug 26, 2017. Very hoppy for an American Pale Ale.

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3.96/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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Sly Fox from Feral Brewing Co.
3.67 out of 5 based on 29 ratings.
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