Oktoberfest Lager - Sly Fox Brewing Company
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3.7/5 rDev +1.6%
Gold in color with just a thin layer of head. Overpour victim. 3.0
Thin and musty aroma. Toasted grains, piquant hop, and the strange element of bouillon cube. Muted nose. 3.0
Enjoyably dry with some light husks and kilned grain flavor. Smooth and somewhat fruity with the notes of quince and white grape. Interplay of fruity esters and a quiet floral hop. Finishes clean and minty with some sweetness and booze breath. Killer flavor after that failure of a nose. 4.0
Medium body and light carbonation. Not a really fast drinker. 3.5
Great taste saved this. Preserved still as one of the better craft Oktoberfests I've had this year. 4.0
09-24-2012 01:37:52 | More by thecheapies
1.6/5 rDev -56%
12oz can poured into a snifter.
A: Crystal clear copper with a big white head and lots of noticeable carbonation. Very nice looking, but this is where the beauty ends.
S: Piss. This seriously smells like urine. It's so unappealing that every sip I take I try not to smell my glass.
T: Tastes like I just drank from a cup that I asked a nurse from an old folks home to go around and fill up with all the discharge from everybody's catheters. All flavors are muted by this piss taste.
M: Feels like I just tasted a golden shower. Leaves an acidic burn in the back of my throat. So unappealing.
O: Bought this on a whim, and I want my damn money back. Stay away from this. This is hands down the worst Oktoberfest I've ever had in my life, and probably one of the worst craft beers I've ever had period. Downright nasty.
09-18-2012 01:37:14 | More by Lordquackingstic
1.65/5 rDev -54.7%
Dull amber hue with good clarity. Almost no head. Nose is almost nothing.
Roasted grainy malt, taste like whole grain bread a bit, semi big body with little carbonation. Subtle dark fruit with balancing euro hop bitterness. Flavors are barely perceptible though. The flavors can't balance the body and it feels dead. Not so good.
09-07-2012 02:59:06 | More by jtierney89
3.33/5 rDev -8.5%
A- pours a light amber with high carbonation. Creates a white head that dissipates quick and leaves little lacing.
S- malty, toffee, caramel, allspice, nutmeg
T- some malt, some hop presence, nothing standing out too much
M- light but full bodied, carbonation refreshes mouth
O- good aroma, light flavor, refreshing
09-03-2012 21:20:29 | More by iBeer16
3.73/5 rDev +2.5%
A - One finger's worth of crisp fizzy uniform light khaki colored head... Modest retention gives way to a lacing of much the same... The color is a slightly pale amber... A good bit of slightly sluggish to moderate paced carbonation rises throughout...
S - Biscuit... Bread crust... A subtle noble hop presence... A faint whiff of both caramel and toffee...
T - The flavor is a mirror image of the aroma... Lots of bready malts... Bread crust... Slightly more hoppy than expected... The toffee and caramel sweetness is a bit muted... There is also a very faint spice kick on the deep finish...
M - Medium bodied... Smooth... Carbonation is lighter than expected... A bit sleek... The finish is a touch grainy yet saliva inducing at the same time...
D - The total sums to be a bit more than the sum of its parts... Overall, this is a text book Marzen that is solidly average to slightly above average in all facets... I can't say a bad thing about it... In summary, it's nothing that I would shy away from in the future, but I will always opt for it's German brewed brethren in the future...
08-22-2012 01:00:14 | More by philbe311
4/5 rDev +9.9%
I am always searching for a well executed Marzen. Recently, this style has really diminished in character and some of the German imports are to blame. Many of these famous Munich breweries have changed these beers to accommodate the masses. With that being said, this canned version is the best Marzen I have had in years.
This beer has the appropriate color however lacks in head and lacing, which is normal for the style.
The smell is almost perfect with the hops just used to balance this malty brew. The barley sugar sweet character from Vienna and Munich Malts, or historically some decoction shows well here, however I could do with a little more of this aroma. To add, sometimes the German imports have a very slight almost sweet yeast character, this beer however does not have this quality.
Taste, very drinkable and moreish, certainly a dangerous brew if ever served in a 1 liter mass like in Munich. 5 mass Munich!
Overall, an almost perfect brew because it sticks to tradition and reminds me of a good old friend I haven't seen in a long time.
10/9/12Just bought the beer again, quite different, still in a can, however can't taste the malt as much. As a result I am down grading my original review
08-17-2012 13:35:11 | More by scar
4/5 rDev +9.9%
Poured from a 12 oz. can into standard pint glass.
Appearance: Pours an orange/amber hue with a two finger head that quickly dissipates, decent lacing left on the glass.
Smell: Smells of sweet malts, a little bit of hops, apricots, light pumpkin smell.
Taste: Tastes of sweet malts, fruits, pumpkin spice, just a hint of yeast and a tad bitter.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and low carbonation, which suits the beer well. Even with it's mouthfeel, it is still a rather easy drinker.
Overall: A nice Halloween/fall beer that's certainly tasty and delicious.
12-07-2011 05:46:36 | More by CowsCanBark
3.8/5 rDev +4.4%
12oz can courtesy of Drazzamatazz. Into a Baxter Brewing can glass.
A: Pours a clear copper color with a white head that foams up to a loose half inch of bubbles that disappears just as fast as it arrives. No spots of lacing left behind. A few bubbles meander lazily throughout the glass.
S: Slightly caramel malts and a bit of a sulfuric yeast profile. Slightly grainy, but really not a whole lot going on.
T: Grainy with a really pronounced hop profile, resiny, earthy, spicy noble hops but not a ton of bitterness. Fairly sweet, but the amount of hop flavors mix together nicely and make a really enjoyable beer.
M: Medium bodied with effervescent carbonation. Finishes fairly dry and really clean.
O: An enjoyable oktoberfest and in general, just a tasty lager. Glad I got the chance to try it.
11-26-2011 02:43:45 | More by pokesbeerdude
Oktoberfest Lager from Sly Fox Brewing Company
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