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Oktoberfest Lager - Sly Fox Brewing Company

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Oktoberfest LagerOktoberfest Lager

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82
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195 Ratings
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Ratings: 195
Reviews: 122
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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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

scottbrew4u, Oct 12, 2013
Photo of DaveOB
4/5  rDev +10.5%

DaveOB, Oct 12, 2013
Photo of lockewoodfin
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

lockewoodfin, Oct 06, 2013
Photo of utopiajane
3.64/5  rDev +0.6%

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 .

utopiajane, Oct 04, 2013
Photo of Nikxed58
3.35/5  rDev -7.5%

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.

Nikxed58, Oct 01, 2013
Photo of EBeckett3
3.45/5  rDev -4.7%

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

EBeckett3, Sep 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

woooobeer, Sep 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Gatordaddy, Sep 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

CreekyJarls, Sep 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

pburland23, Sep 21, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

iwillhaveanother, Sep 20, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

mpalestino, Sep 16, 2013
Photo of CHADMC3
3.45/5  rDev -4.7%

Pours a lighter orange to golden, lighter than I would expect for the style. Te head is foamy and somewhat thin and leaves nearly no lacing behind.

Aromas are fairly traditional and feature Munich and Carmel malt, with notes of bread and only the faintest hop presence.

The flavor is similar with Carmel and Munich malts with biscuit and faint hints of toffee. Although it may be what one would expect for the style in terms of character it is not as pronounced versus the staples of the style.

Thinner than I would like in body yet very clean and crisp with medium carbonation.

Overall this is a decent fest bier just leaving a bit of character on the table.

CHADMC3, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of mvanaskie13
4.1/5  rDev +13.3%

Poured into a harpoon tasting glass, color is copper/gold, head is light, thin, presenting only about 1/4 inch then dissipating, color is off white with larger buble size.

Smell is bread, toast, biscuit, touch of vienna/munich style malts, fresh hoppiness noted, grass and fruity but light.

Taste is clean, vienna/munich malts showing through, somewhat drying, crisp flavors, bread, toast and biscuit are all present, touch of caramel like sweetness; hop flavor is fresh, crisp, floral. Malt flavor is on the subdued side for a oktoberfest, with the hops showing through

Mouthfeel is very crisp, sharp on the tongue, expected with this level of hoppiness and the carbonation for this style.

Overall, a less sweet, more hoppy oktoberfestbier, i like it. great for the warmer september afternoons.

mvanaskie13, Sep 15, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Dbot, Sep 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

BrandonOakes, Sep 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

croning, Sep 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

drtth, Sep 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

ZorroZ, Sep 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

ssimpson89, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of smakawhat
3.96/5  rDev +9.4%

Poured from the can into a tall pilsner style glass.

Real nice orange to peach bronze amber body color. Quite light and bright actually with some small rising carbonation. Soapy even three finger head that settles to a small collar with some good lacing. Very attractive looking beer.

Nose is crispy smelling malts. Slight caramel, and very clean smelling. A bit of tonic water and quinine like whiffs as well. Malt action seems to be taking a back seat.

Palate is quite full and very light and extremely flavorful. Crispy action with crackling malt and good mix of caramel. Brown sugar and clove like spices, with a very light palate. Clean finish with a minor sticky quality. Good depth with a very light body.

Overall just a very solid enjoyable Marzen, really like the German styles from this brewery.

smakawhat, Aug 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

JayKay412, Aug 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

pearljam118, Aug 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

cw13, Aug 12, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

djrn2, Aug 08, 2013
Oktoberfest Lager from Sly Fox Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 195 ratings.