Tuesday, May 11th 2010
(Sly Fox Brewing Company)
I love the color motif of this can, its pretty eye-catching as far as can art goes. Sly Fox does a great job with all of their marketing and their labels and cans are certainly a big part of all that.
From the Sly Fox site:
"A traditional Bavarian style Dark Lager, made with Munich, Pils and German Roast malts and a variety of Bavarian hops. This became the third Sly Fox beer to be canned in October 2006."
Here we go...
Pour - clean, clear brown to auburn in color. Looks like a lighter brown ale with a nice looking lager-esque head.
Aroma - some sharp sulfuric smells, definitely some brown sugar and warm caramel, a little cocoa and perhaps a bit of vanilla extract.
Taste - sweet on the tongue with a crisp finish. Lots of caramel flavor along with some citrusy hops in the finish. Not a ton of complexity here but that makes for a very easy drinking beer.
Overall - A very well crafted dark lager that's clean all the way through and does its job very well. This leaves my tongue a little dry which keeps me reaching for my glass.
Availability - Fall/Winter
Would I buy more of it? - sure, as far as dark lagers in can goes this is pretty much the one that I'd go for.
Posted by Russ
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