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Oktoberfest Lager - Sly Fox Brewing Company

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82
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210 Ratings
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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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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%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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
Photo of Dbot
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Dbot, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of BrandonOakes
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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

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

drtth, Sep 06, 2013
Photo of ZorroZ
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%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

ryser2k, May 28, 2013
Photo of Jason1337
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Jason1337, Apr 22, 2013
Photo of Dank26
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Dank26, Mar 21, 2013
Photo of DmanGTR
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

DmanGTR, Jan 30, 2013
Photo of t0rin0
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

t0rin0, Jan 28, 2013
Photo of justintcoons
3.88/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz can poured into a shaker pint.
Oktoberfest in January, why not?

Appearance
Very cloudy amber with 1 finger of white head. Decent retention.

Nose
Bread, toast, caramel and brown sugar.

Taste
Very mellow flavor profile. Toasted white bread and caramel, perhaps some rye bread. Notes of brown sugar and earth. Just a touch of honeydew. Some residual bitterness.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, crisp and clean.

Overall
This is a really nice Marzen even if it is a little out of date. I'll be sure to grab some fresh ones this year.

justintcoons, Jan 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Sipchue, Dec 31, 2012
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

ejimhof, Dec 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

hlatimer266, Nov 27, 2012
Photo of jp312
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

jp312, Nov 04, 2012
Oktoberfest Lager from Sly Fox Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 210 ratings.