1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Oktoberfest Lager - Sly Fox Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Oktoberfest LagerOktoberfest Lager

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
82
good

180 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 180
Reviews: 119
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 14.56%
Wants: 6
Gots: 0 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerBeing on 05-13-2006)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 180 | Reviews: 119 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of rydev24
rydev24

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3%

09-26-2012 23:30:59 | More by rydev24
Photo of jjd315
jjd315

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

09-24-2012 20:47:00 | More by jjd315
Photo of comfortablynirm
comfortablynirm

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9.9%

09-24-2012 17:19:20 | More by comfortablynirm
Photo of thecheapies
thecheapies

Pennsylvania

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
Photo of redliner8
redliner8

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

09-22-2012 22:59:35 | More by redliner8
Photo of Lordquackingstic
Lordquackingstic

New York

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
Photo of mdillon86
mdillon86

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3%

09-16-2012 03:59:04 | More by mdillon86
Photo of jtierney89
jtierney89

New Jersey

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
Photo of jrfehon33
jrfehon33

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3%

09-05-2012 00:41:48 | More by jrfehon33
Photo of iBeer16
iBeer16

New York

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
Photo of zekeman17
zekeman17

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

08-30-2012 16:03:16 | More by zekeman17
Photo of shockrocker65
shockrocker65

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

08-29-2012 03:02:01 | More by shockrocker65
Photo of Rojada1988
Rojada1988

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3%

08-26-2012 21:05:48 | More by Rojada1988
Photo of bacher468
bacher468

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

08-25-2012 18:32:17 | More by bacher468
Photo of philbe311
philbe311

Pennsylvania

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
Photo of Bockerdoppel91
Bockerdoppel91

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

08-18-2012 00:40:11 | More by Bockerdoppel91
Photo of scar
scar

New Jersey

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
Photo of DaveAndrew
DaveAndrew

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +9.9%

01-07-2012 22:28:09 | More by DaveAndrew
Photo of MouldyCrow
MouldyCrow

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -17.6%

12-27-2011 20:02:33 | More by MouldyCrow
Photo of MsRif
MsRif

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -17.6%

12-24-2011 05:54:57 | More by MsRif
Photo of CowsCanBark
CowsCanBark

Pennsylvania

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
Photo of tclapper
tclapper

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +9.9%

12-05-2011 02:54:16 | More by tclapper
Photo of deapokid
deapokid

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

12-03-2011 17:58:25 | More by deapokid
Photo of pokesbeerdude
pokesbeerdude

Colorado

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
Photo of PittBeerGirl
PittBeerGirl

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9.9%

11-23-2011 00:44:19 | More by PittBeerGirl
Oktoberfest Lager from Sly Fox Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 180 ratings.