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Oktoberfest - Sly Fox Brewing Company

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125 Ratings
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Ratings: 125
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 10.19%
Wants: 4
Gots: 5 | 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: Gavage on 10-26-2004)
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tapbit, Dec 13, 2012
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worldecay, Nov 26, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Stein1274, Nov 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to tone77 for this can. The beer pours copper and amber in color, well-carbonated. There is a half inch of thick, fizzy, foamy off-white head.

The aroma is malty, roasted, toasted, caramel, a tad nutty.

The taste follows the aromas, nice maltiness, perfectly bitter on the finish for the style. The mouthfeel is both carbonated and creamy, with a dry finish. There are Oktoberfests with more flavor, but this has a nice taste and is extremely drinkable.

cpolking, Oct 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Loaf31, Oct 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

redliner8, Oct 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

hlatimer266, Oct 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

cestlavie, Sep 24, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Garlicjosh, Sep 14, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

brutalist, Sep 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

PaBeerLover, Sep 06, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

jp312, Sep 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

hockeyfighter19, Sep 04, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

12 oz can into hardywood park tulip.

A: very clear body. a bright orange color, not as dark as most oktoberfests. head starts slightly off-white and is bubbly, but doesnt stick around for long.

S: a little diacytal on the nose. a little vinous. pear and apple juice. a mild earthy character is present too.

T: toffee. mild butterscotch. the bitterness battles with the sweetness of the crystal grains, but i think the grain still wins. similar to the nose there is a fruity apple-ish flavor as well.

M: moderate carbonation on a light body.

D: pretty unimpressive ofest example from sly fox. they make some good lagers, but this is a big pass.

Jimmys, Aug 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

rolltide8425, Aug 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

WDJersey, Aug 24, 2012
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3.3/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep orange in color with a medium size head that quickly receded to some surface foam with little to no lacing.

Aromas begin with a mild maltiness; mostly pilsner and Munich malt aromas. Some light dry fruitiness most likely from some hops emerge a little as it warms.

The tastes begin with toasted bready malt, toasted nuts, caramel and a faint hop bitterness. The grains are sweet with a juicy green apple finish.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Finish is smooth at the start with a dry finish.

Overall this is a nice drinkable version of this style, but don't expect to be blown away by it. Would be better served in a 6 pack as the value is lacking for this 22oz serving.

claspada, Aug 22, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

nice pumpkin orange amber with a decent one inch or so of a head on top. Decent retention as it hung around for a good couple of minutes before finally resting and falling down to just a thin layer across the top.

very spiced, lots of pumpkin like smells mixed in with a good amount of roasted malts. It had a touch of nutmeg and a definite grassy or earthy mix in it. There was definitely some depth to the aroma, good amount of malt made up the backbone of it as you would expect. Once you got past that a nice bready sort of grain started to come over you, mixed in was a nice herbal, grassy sort of punch that really started to break though. It was definitely a fresh taste as it had some teeth to it. A decent hoppy expression then followed and even had a bit of a floral note to it. The finish was very long, and quite dry.

mikesgroove, Nov 02, 2011
Oktoberfest from Sly Fox Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 125 ratings.