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Oktoberfest Lager - Sly Fox Brewing Company

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Oktoberfest LagerOktoberfest Lager

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Ratings: 200
Reviews: 123
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 14.36%
Wants: 6
Gots: 6 | 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:
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(Beer added by: BeerBeing on 05-13-2006)
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3.86/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On draft, pours a very clear light orange copper. Fizzy head coats the top and lingers.

Nose is a lot of wheat, earthy, malt and grain with a caramel backbone. The flavor is mild hops, grains, straw, bread dough. Moderately sweet with a clean dry finish. This is balanced and refreshing.

Pretty good interpretation. I like it.

nmann08, Friday at 10:21 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

10/12/11 On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Slightly heavy on the tongue but worth it's weight. Good balance.

seedyone, Sep 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Had semi high hopes for this baby, but was much thinner than I'd hoped, especially for 5.8 ABV.
Fill in all the blanks, it tasted and looked like an Oktoberfest, but there are better options out there.
I've been enjoying RT 113 IPA and Hop Odyssey DIPA, but this is just average in a very clustered Marzen field...

beerdedking, Sep 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

NJBeer265, Sep 01, 2014
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3.2/5  rDev -11.6%

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.

GreesyFizeek, Sep 01, 2014
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3.14/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

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.

MusicaleMike, Nov 19, 2013
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Oktoberfest Lager from Sly Fox Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 200 ratings.