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Oktoberfest Lager - Sly Fox Brewing Company

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Oktoberfest LagerOktoberfest Lager

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Ratings: 210
Reviews: 123
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 14.36%
Wants: 7
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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Photo of seedyone
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
Photo of beerdedking
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
Photo of NJBeer265
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

NJBeer265, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of GreesyFizeek
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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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Octoberist, Aug 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

GameOfBeers, Aug 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Latarnik, May 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

NonicPanic, Apr 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

StaindProject86, Feb 08, 2014
Photo of MusicaleMike
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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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

SourAddict, Nov 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

dougbassett, Nov 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Shakydog68, Nov 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

OKCNittany, Oct 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

nosavingsaccount, Oct 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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

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

lockewoodfin, Oct 06, 2013
Photo of utopiajane
3.64/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

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
Oktoberfest Lager from Sly Fox Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 210 ratings.