Oktoberfest Lager - Sly Fox Brewing Company
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District of Columbia
3.93/5 rDev +8%
Appearance 22 oz bottle from Oak Tree. In my mug it is a beautiful clear orange-amber with lots of bubbles and a huge white head. Great retention and solid lacing.
Smell Toasted malt and spicy hops, clean fermentation characteristics. Smells like an O-fest to me.
Taste Smooth flavor, that nicely melds the toasted vienna malt, noble hops and mild sulfur from the yeast. Starts with sweet malt and finishes with moderate bitterness. This does not have complex maltiness that I would like it to, but other than that it has everything else I look for in an Oktoberfest.
Mouthfeel The high carbonation makes the mouthfeel seem light and a bit thin.
Drinkability & Notes The light mouthfeel and clean flavor made it easy to drink the whole bottle of this. Its a solid Oktoberfest, and thats rare from an American brewer.
09-05-2006 00:21:42 | More by OldSock
3.85/5 rDev +5.8%
Light amber colour and very clear with a slight reddish hue. The bright white head poured a little short and was composed of uniform, small bubbles. Good head retention with some short lived lacing. Toasty malt with some lager yeast aroma and a hint of hops. Malt sweetness up front with a nice toasty middle. Moderate bitterness with a little noble hop flavour that blends into the dry finish. Medium to light bodied with average carbonation and a texture that's approaching creamy. I enjoyed this beer. The malt is nicely showcased with just enough bitterness to balance things appropriately.
08-23-2006 00:31:10 | More by DrJay
3.13/5 rDev -14%
Appears a dark, orange gold with a small off-white head that quickly fades out. Tiny bits of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is of sweet, malty, toffee, caramel, doughy, and grassy.
Taste is of the same aromas with a touch of the true German Oktoberfest coming through but a tad unrefined to my liking.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, grassy, sweet, slightly unbalanced, mildly thin.
I chose not to review this last year, as it was not to my liking. Seems like it's pretty much how I remembered it. It's not bad but it's not making me want to order any more. I'll try it in the bottle soon enough as a comparison.
08-21-2006 01:55:17 | More by weeare138
3.93/5 rDev +8%
Pours a nice slightly golden amber in color. It has a decent 2 finger sized white head that shows excellent retention. Looks better than many Oktoberfests i have had. Smells of light biscuit, citrus, with a tiny hop bite, and also almost hidden caramel which becomes more clear as it warms. The taste is of nice caramel malts balanced by a sligth citrus hop kick, with some toast and biscuit flavors. Very nice. This is a medium bodied beer, about average for a marzen. Slightly dry and not too cloying this is a pint after pint beer. It is def one of my favorite oktoberfests to date, is really worth a try and could give some of the best germans a run for their money. Well done Sly Fox!!
08-21-2006 00:58:56 | More by mattpetti
4.8/5 rDev +31.9%
The first bomber from my case...
The pour into my Mahr's Der Weisse Bock (can't quite hold 22 oz!) raises a lasting one inch off-white head that falls to half a finger and eventually a nice surface ring, with large bubbles. The lacing on the sides of the glass clings well.
The nose is earthy, with a little hop funk, and a lot of biscuity, tangy malt. Quite distinctive.
Taste is tangy, with a perfect malt-hop balance. Much less bready than other O-fests I've had, although this increases over time. Finishes grainy, with caramel, toffee. Unique malt character, and a fantastic bitter, dry ending.
Mouth is pretty thick, and aided by a moderate carbonation.
This is fiendish in its enjoyability. My only gripe: it comes in bombers! This reduces the number of drinks per case, but with how drinkable it is, I'd probably have more than one a sitting. My new favorite O-Fest!
08-19-2006 22:06:13 | More by mjc410
3.95/5 rDev +8.5%
Consumed vom Fass at Sly Fox Royersford on Saturday, 08.12.06. Nice, tawny amber appearance of the brew itself. A respectable yet pillowy head sat firmly atop this offering, and left a solidly sticky lace along the side of the glass throughout. The nose offered hints of earthy maltiness, almost biscuit like. Sweet, toasted malt flavor on the palate. The hops balanced it out well. Some kind of bitter kick at the end, but that may have been me.
A very decent offering and, in fact, one I will seek out again. Oktoberfest Biers, for the record, are hard to get true to style, but this one is a mighty fine rendition.
08-14-2006 11:13:33 | More by goindownsouth
Oktoberfest Lager from Sly Fox Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 181 ratings.