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Oktoberfest Lager - Sly Fox Brewing Company

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Oktoberfest LagerOktoberfest Lager

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BA SCORE
82
good

226 Ratings
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Ratings: 226
Reviews: 126
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 14.13%
Wants: 7
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sly Fox Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Fall

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Beer added by: BeerBeing on 05-13-2006

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3.97/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

NBS BIF beer courtesy of @TongoRad
12 oz. can poured into pint glass
(Jan. 7, 2015)

L: gold peach ... more gold but just a hint of red in it; clear but not crystal ... slight haziness with lots of debris in it on close inspection; minimal head that strangely (and very cooly) appears at first to be the same color as the brew then settles into an off-white; no sticking or lacing

S: fruity ... peach, apricot ... very English pale-ale-like; dust, mustiness; some earthiness in there; the sweet fruit note is impressive; maybe a pinch of yeast; slight grain/sour grain

T: fruity, very much so ... like an American-made English pale ale (Goose Island Honker's Ale); apricot or peach ... some slight earthy bitterness lingers, and there's a bit of the musty flavor

F: solid all around, decent carbonation ... light and drinkable

O: proof that the "best by" date is only a guide, not law -- this beer is a fantastic spin on the marzen, very sweet and fruity but with a slight bitter aftertaste that evens things out. in that regard, it's proof that lagers can pack in the flavor, too.

i definitely could see knocking back a six-pack or two of this each year when it comes out.

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3.85/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.14/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of Act25
3.63/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I like Sly Fox.

I am not a fan of Octoberfests, for how much can you do with them? But this one is both different and enjoyable for the most part.

A - A hazed golden amber w/ initial rocky cap. Big carbonation, but not that lasting or lacing.

S - The smell offers bready caramel malt with toasted elements. A bit of butter and cream, and bit of light spice from the hops.

T - The taste follows the smell, and it's mildly bitter with a buttery sweet malt flavor which is augmented by yeast and more sweet fruit in the finish. Nutty, buttery like a pretzel. (as it should be) A toasted grain with a little melted butter and dry herbal hops in the finish.

M- Surprisingly good, creamy feel, with a nice clean finish. Good food beer. Very German, yet more buttery and hoppy.

O - Hoppier than most. As good as a Marzen gets?

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3.52/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to @TongoRad for this one. Poured into shaker pint glass. Poured a nice caramel-y yellow color, with an inch of white head that had good retention and light lacing.

The aroma was on the sweet side of the malt scale, with some earthy hops in the background. On the tongue, the beer was pretty similar, lightly sweet malts dominated, with a bit of an earthy hop tang towards the back of the palate.

The body was smooth, even and full, but with no heaviness. Drinkability was good, as is typical for the style.Overall, a very nice take on the style, one worth tryingshould you get the chance.

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Oktoberfest Lager from Sly Fox Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 226 ratings.