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Monday, March 27, 2006

Beer Tasting: Sly Fox Phoenix Pale Ale (can)

Phoenix Pale Ale is brewed by Sly Fox Brewing Company. This was their and our first foray into canned craft beer. We tried this beer against the Dale's Pale Ale from Oskar Blues, also in a can. Click here to see our companion review. Have you tasted this beer? Let us know what you think. As a suggestion, try to keep the review as brief as possible for each of the following: appearance; smell; taste; mouthfeel; and drinkability. Appearance Adam: nice head disappates to a ring, deeper orange Bryan: pours from can with a light brass color and medium head that sticks around for a while Smell Adam: not appealing, not off putting Bryan: like a dirty lager Taste Adam: like a canned lager beer with tang Bryan: not much upfront flavor; leaves an unpleasant aftertaste Mouthfeel Adam: not thin, well carbonated Bryan: easily slides through the mouth; the best attribute of this beer Drinkability Adam: aftertaste kinda presents Bryan: because of the taste, no Seconds? Adam: only if its up against coors light Bryan: No, stick with the draft version of this decent recipe

1 comment:

Jeff Bearer said...

I'm glad to see your review of this beer, I just had it recently and was not impressed with it. I had many of the same impressions that you had.

Dale's Pale Ale wins hands down.