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Oktoberfest Lager - Sly Fox Brewing Company

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Oktoberfest LagerOktoberfest Lager

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183 Ratings
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Ratings: 183
Reviews: 120
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 14.6%
Wants: 6
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sly Fox Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerBeing on 05-13-2006)
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NJBeer265

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

09-01-2014 20:03:28 | More by NJBeer265
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GreesyFizeek

New York

3.2/5  rDev -11.8%

Can purchased at Acme Bar and Pizza in Rochester, NY.

Pours a slightly hazy brown color, with a half inch head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells a little bit malty, toasted bread, and strong lager yeast.

The lager yeast in this one is strong, and a little bit skunky, honestly. When it's colder, the skunkiness is less apparent. A bit of toasty and bready malt flavor as well. This one is fairly sweet, too.

This one is light bodied, and a little bit watery, with low carbonation, keeping it a little flat.

This one fell a little bit short, honestly.

09-01-2014 04:26:48 | More by GreesyFizeek
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Octoberist

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

08-26-2014 03:25:12 | More by Octoberist
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GameOfBeers

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

08-07-2014 14:17:09 | More by GameOfBeers
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

05-24-2014 16:27:19 | More by Latarnik
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NonicPanic

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

04-23-2014 12:32:45 | More by NonicPanic
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StaindProject86

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +10.2%

02-08-2014 21:23:32 | More by StaindProject86
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MusicaleMike

Pennsylvania

3.14/5  rDev -13.5%

Poured into a pint glass from a can. Slightly hazy golden amber body topped by a respectable head. The head drops down to a few bubbles on the surface, leaving a very moderate lacing on the glass. Seems to have some decent carbonation.

The smell is mild, hinting at the caramel malts and a clean lager taste. Very mild aroma of hops come out as the beer comes to cellar temp. Has a lightly sweet smell to it.

This is a light-bodied Oktoberfest, with a decent amount of carbonation. The flavor is also very light, with just a small flavor of toasted malt. Really not much in the way of bitterness here. Subtle bitterness in the finish, but just barely there, only in a balancing role. It lacks a more impactful flavor. Notes of wet hay, biscuit malt, butterscotch, and a grassy hop presence.

I would not venture to get this one again. It's not poorly made, but it strikes me as one of many decent, but not great, Oktoberfests. Ultimately it's a forgettable beer. Easy to drink? Yes. But I've had far better. Lagers don't have to be boring.

11-19-2013 16:12:30 | More by MusicaleMike
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SourAddict

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

11-14-2013 15:49:53 | More by SourAddict
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dougbassett

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

11-02-2013 20:32:38 | More by dougbassett
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Shakydog68

New York

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

11-02-2013 00:14:27 | More by Shakydog68
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OKCNittany

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

10-31-2013 02:32:24 | More by OKCNittany
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nosavingsaccount

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

10-17-2013 02:40:12 | More by nosavingsaccount
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scottbrew4u

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

10-12-2013 22:11:07 | More by scottbrew4u
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DaveOB

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +10.2%

10-12-2013 16:05:54 | More by DaveOB
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lockewoodfin

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

10-06-2013 21:12:43 | More by lockewoodfin
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utopiajane

New York

3.64/5  rDev +0.3%

Pours hazed and very light amber with an orange hue . Lager bubbles coming up from the bottom. It had a finger and a half of loose off white foam that fell quickly to a thin ring and soapy wet lace as you drink.

Nose is simple and yeasty lager smell. Bready with a touch of malt sweetness. There is some hop pungency on the nose and I thought I smelled a bit of onion. I will call it hop herbal instead. As it warmed the malt became a tad sweeter on the nose.

Taste is terrific and light. It has a light bread with only a touch of malt sweetness that intensifies slightly as you drink. There is a hop presence on the palate and a gentle bitter on the tongue right before the finish. It finishes crisp and dry with silky bread to flow but no real caramel taste. It's not that the malt is not sweet and only by the end of the glass are you noticing a bit of nutty or any toasted quality. The malt in this one is slow to be realized but it is there and by the end of the drink it has a bit more body. Carbonation in ample and mouthfeel is clean.

I think sly fox has a great way of making very smooth lagers that drink very easily and flow across the palate like water. This one is certainly tasty and while you might start out thinking it's too light by mid glass you are tasting hearty bread (with the crusts even) and a smooth malt. it may not have the dark color of other octoberfests but it drinks well .

10-04-2013 14:27:11 | More by utopiajane
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Nikxed58

New York

3.35/5  rDev -7.7%

Bought this from a Wegman's in Pennsylvania. I was in the state and figured why not try something from the area ("Craft brewed in Pennsylvania"). Poured from a can.

A - pours a really nice light copper color similar to a witbier. There was a huge head that looked oh so beautiful.

S - it was kinda hard to differentiate the scents present. I smelled a bit of wheat but that's about it.

T - has a light bitterness from some hops but the flavors don't really pop out or are not present at all. That's not to say that it doesn't taste good, because this Oktoberfest tastes pretty good, but there's nothing crazy special about it, which is absolutely fine.

M - very nice moderate mouth feel. After each sip, some beer still lingers in the mouth leaving a nice feeling that isn't dry at all. I think that this is one of the aspects of this beer and differentiates it from some of its peers.

O - pretty good Oktoberfest that is good to share with a few friends. Their canned package is great for on-the-go convenience. You won't find anything out of the ordinary here, but it stays true to style. Enjoyable beer to celebrate the Fall season.

10-01-2013 19:09:47 | More by Nikxed58
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EBeckett3

New Jersey

3.45/5  rDev -5%

A - golden hue, thick white head, excellent laces
S - not much there, yeast?
T - malty, not much hop, mild smoke, soft bitter
M - quaffable, medium body, it is a lager not a true marzen
O -Great for a seissun, ABV just under 6, not a marzen Oktoberfest but closer to hofbrau than you might think

Served in a 16 oz pint glass at my kitchen table

09-28-2013 03:54:31 | More by EBeckett3
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woooobeer

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

09-28-2013 00:05:29 | More by woooobeer
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Gatordaddy

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

09-23-2013 18:36:12 | More by Gatordaddy
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CreekyJarls

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

09-21-2013 15:43:30 | More by CreekyJarls
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pburland23

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

09-21-2013 00:59:06 | More by pburland23
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Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -17.4%

09-20-2013 19:14:47 | More by iwillhaveanother
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mpalestino

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -17.4%

09-16-2013 21:27:46 | More by mpalestino
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Oktoberfest Lager from Sly Fox Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 183 ratings.