210. Sly Fox

Posted: May 15, 2014 in Australian ales
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Sly Fox - BOTTLESly Fox
Australia flag - SMALL

Brewery info:
Feral Brewing Co.
Baskerville, WA


Bottle size sampled: 330ml

Alcohol: 4.7%
Standard drinks: 1.3

Cap type: Non-twist

Cost: I picked this up for $5.19 AU

Label info: ‘This sneaky little beer is light on its feet but still packs a punch of flavour. We lightly filter the beer to get a vibrant hoppy aroma with a clean bitterness that pairs perfectly with a hot summer’s day‘.

What the label really means: Sounds great – let’s DO THIS!

The Hell-Cat review starts here

Label: A matte finish adds to the rough design of this label that has scrawled writing and penned designs. Feral is up in big bold letters while a red fox jumps across the label – his nose pushed inside the iconic Feral bush-pig snout, tied on with string behind his ears. Sunglasses have been scribbled on to his face, linking it to the massively pen-scrawled ‘Sly Fox’ down the bottom. Look to the left of the brew name and there are two frantic chickens running for their dear lives from the Leatherface of the animal kingdom. This is a beer label beauty.

I give it a label rating of 8 out of 10.

AROMA:  Beautiful passionfruit aromas waft a gentle reminder of warm summer days under my nose.

Taste: GLASS – A perfect blend of bitterness mixed with a dash of citrus and a beautiful fruity undercurrent make this one hell of a well balanced brew. It’s hoppy, zesty, and gently carbonated. Highly enjoyable for all the family.Sly Fox - GLASS

I give it a beer from glass rating of 8 out of 10.

Taste: BOTTLE – From the bottle it loses much of its flavour and becomes very watery. On this bottle, I can taste a horribly off-putting rust taste. Stick to the glass, and enjoy.

I give it a taste from bottle rating of 5.5 out of 10.

Accompanying food: Pulled pork. One swig and you’ll nod your freakin’ head in solemn agreement with my wisdom.

Best season to appreciate: This is totally a Summer brew destined for outdoor BBQs, parties, or baptisms.

All-nighter beer? Absolutely – this is one I’d be on for many hours.

NEXT WEEK: Death Between the Tanks

  1. Horst Von Shizenfoozen says:

    Fruity, bottle conditioned sessioner that is twice as expensive as it should be.


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