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Friday, January 06, 2006

Beer Tasting: Sly Fox Incubus (2002)

Incubus Friday at Sly Fox in Phoenixville took a different approach on this first Friday of January. The brewpub rolled out a 2002 vintage of their tripel-style Incubus. The consensus review goes something like this: Appearance: Medium copper color; Very little head; Poured entirely to the rim Smell: Aroma not very noticeable (perhaps glassware more "snifter-shaped" would help?) Taste: Moderate body; malty sweetness is obvious up front with just a bit of alcohol presence at the end that becomes more apparent with temperature Mouthfeel: Light, syrupy texture....though, not in a cloying way Drinkability: Quite drinkable, without blowing you away like some tripels. But, 10.3% ABV as their site claims....hm, not sure about that. Kind of makes you wonder if this vintage has peaked. Would be interesting to compare against more recent vintages. Seconds? You bet. But, what would we know? We went there on a business lunch and are only going on word-of-mouth. That's our story and we're sticking to it ;-)

2 comments:

Adam said...

Ok...Ok..rub it in! Just another Bryan adventure I couldn't participate in :-(

Bryan said...

Don't worry.....you and I will always have Monk's ;-)