Kulmbacher Dark Lager - Sly Fox Brewing Company
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Ratings: 3 | Reviews: 3
3.9/5 rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5
The pour into my Spaten becker glass raises a lofty 3/4 inch light tan head head over an amber body that appears to have many small particulates suspended within. The head falls slowly, and leaves lots of suds as it does. The nose is yeasty, bready, and filled with toffee notes, along with cereal grain scents. The taste is rich, caramelly, and bready. Not deep, but quite nice. The mouth is fairly thick (for a lower ABV lager, that is), and the carbonation is too high, unless poured a little hard. I certainly will enjoy the rest of my case!
Serving type: can
11-28-2006 23:58:53 | More by mjc410
3.38/5 rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
From a 12oz can labled as Sly Fox Dunkel Lager
An almost clear, dark brownish amber colored beer, which shows bright reddish amber hues when held up to the light. Poured from the can it forms an initially two-finger thick, light tan color. Crap! Buttery notes of diacetyl greets my nose from the get go. Underneath this is a dry, toasty malt character that leans towards biscuit notes. Unfortunately all I can think of is movie popcorn, though I will admit the aroma is not yet rank.
Lightly sweet, and definitely malty up front. After my first sip the diacetyl flavors are not too bad, though they do seam to pick up as time goes on. As long as I don't inhale as I take a sip the diacetyl remains at a reduced level. There are some toasty malt notes of caramel and biscuits noticeable as well. I get the sense that this would be a decent Dunkel if the diacetyl was in check. I think it might need a bit more maltiness, but it is hard to tell. As the beer warms my taste buds become diacetyl soaked and it becomes a bit more drinkable. There is a decent maltiness here that is really nice. Without the diacetyl this might even be an outstanding lager.
Serving type: can
11-14-2006 16:26:36 | More by Gueuzedude
3.98/5 rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Had this on tap at Royersford.
Appearance: Clear dark amber in color with a short 1/2" head. No lacing develops.
Smell: The aroma is of caramel only.
Taste: the flavor has a slight nuttiness to it along with a nice malty backbone. Some caramel and mild bitterness round it out.
Mouthfeel: somewhat lighter in body. Mouthfeel was crisp at the start and partially smooth at the finish. The soft nuttiness and caramel tones lingers briefly on the tongue after swallowing.
Drinkability: a nicely drinkable dunkel and a worthy selection among all the great Sly Fox brews that were available to me during my brief trip to Royersford.
Serving type: on-tap
11-01-2005 12:59:36 | More by Gavage
Kulmbacher Dark Lager from Sly Fox Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 3 ratings.