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Dunkel Lager - Sly Fox Brewing Company

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Dunkel LagerDunkel Lager

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119 Reviews
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Reviews: 119
Hads: 171
Avg: 3.6
pDev: 15.56%
Wants: 3
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sly Fox Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Munich Dunkel Lager |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerBeing on 11-28-2006

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Photo of oberon
3.77/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a light to medium brown with a huge blooming head that went over my glass before I could do anything about it,nice aromas quite floral with wispy cocoa notes and a touch of iron and roastedness.Pretty clean flavors touches of cocoa and biscuity malt with an underlying nuttiness.Subtle but nice flavors and quite food friendly and I really liked the nose,I never had this when I lived near the brew pub Iam glad to have it on hand now.

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Photo of warriorsoul
4.07/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Split a sixer with beernut7 after a visit for their IPA Project...congrats on 11 years!
Pours a rust mahogony, semi-clear and less than 1/4 finger of off-white head with an agressive pour. Nice lace forming as I work my way through the pint.
Fantastic aroma...despite being a bit too cold for my liking. Sweet malt hits first, with some molasses, spice...very pleasant.
The taste is just as enjoyable...less sweet and comes away more bitter with a roasted finish. Mildly spiced...finishes very clean.
Mouthfeel is a touch thin for the style and the carbonation is high.
Easy drinking here...solid if you like the style.
Another fine canned offering...recommend.

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Photo of tigg924
3.77/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: 1/2 inch head, clear, chestnut in color, high carbonation

Smell: toasted malt, nut, and wood

Taste: toasted malt, sweet chocolate, light nut

Mouthfeel: sweet with light bitterness, light bodied with high carbonation

Overall: Very much a Sly Fox beer. Clean, good, true to style, and slightly complex. The flavors shine in this one. Could easily do a six, although I still prefer other beers from this brewery.

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.68/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Definitely great to visit a new beer establishment in the Burgh and see the newest offerings from small breweries on stock along with 400 other micro, belgian, and german beers...this was the case at Bocktown beer and grille. The first German style dunkel I've ever imbibed from a can appears a dark copper amber tone with a large cream head leaves behind fine even lacing all around my glass with each sip. Definitely a different color than the king of all American brewed dunkel lagers...Penn Dark but I will accept this one. Aromatics...somewhat funky character some grassy noble hops it really smells unique for the style, also has mild chocolate and toasty caramel malt highlights but the tart mild lactic character has me scratching my head. It didn't turn me off just really caught me off guard for a dunkel. Flavors combine well, and that slight tart funky malt acidity actually works with a balancing hearty bready sweet malt tone doused with a finishing blast of noble herbal hop character with a delicate grassy character. Mouthfeel is medium to light bodied evenly carbonated really is quaffable and smooth textured. Drinkability much like their other canned offerings not the most intriguing and well made versions but damn drinkable along with enough original tones to make it a go to when grabbing canned micros with the limited niche market these should sell without a problem.

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Photo of pwoods
3.36/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to NJpadreFan for this brew!

12oz. can poured into an imperial pint.

A: Pours a rich, bronzen brown with nice clarity. Decent sized, lightly tinted head on the pour with a fat skim worth of retention. Some lacing.

S: Pleasant sweetness with caramel, toffee, and a light nuttiness up front. Not getting any hops but there seems to be a touch of butterscotch diacytel in the back and as it warms.

T/M: More of the caramel and toffee with the nuttiness kind of falling off. There's still a touch of the diacytel in the back but nearly covered up. Body is medium with smoothing carbonation and a pretty crisp, mostly clean finish.

D: Low ABV and drinkable. Some imperfections but it's reasonably tasty.

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Photo of ggaughan
3.7/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

The 3rd of the 4 Sly Fox cans that I have tried, this one courtesy of Schooly. The beer poured a nice amber color with a slight tan ring around the edge of the glass and a slight haze on top. The nose has some pleasing caramel malt notes in there and the taste is malty sweet with some toasted smoke qualit. There is also a good citrus quality, all making for a fairly light body that is easy to drink. My second favorite SF can for tailgating at Phillies games.

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Photo of IntriqKen
3.82/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Blitheringidiot for bringing out a sampling of SlyFox 's canned craft beers.
Poured a dark tea colored amber with a very small head.
Aroma is freshly toasted Munich malts and caramel.
Flavor is very, very smooth...again with the lightly toasted Munich malt, caramel, and then a finish of slightly bitter hops....Nobel?
Overall, very well blended and I love the toasty malts in it and mild caramel.

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Photo of Loveyourbeer
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of NJpadreFan
3.32/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sly Fox- Dunkel Lager

Appearance- Amber reddish/brown with a small and quickly dissipating head. No lacing.
Smell- Toasted bread. Grain and caramel malt come through.
Taste- Strong toasted grain. Sweet, and quite strong, caramel malt makes up the backbone of this beer.
Mouthfeel- Sweet and flavorful throughout. Slighty cloying.

Overall- Not too bad. A sixer might get too cloying/ sweet to drink. 2 or 3 would be the max.

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Photo of Sammy
3.06/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On-tap at Cole's. No aroma, a nice dark brown colour with a minimal white head, however lots of lace ws left after draining. A basic dunkel, Ok drinkability, above average carbonation. Brown sugga.Fairly uninteresting, chocolate malts, a drop of bitterness.

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Photo of dirtylou
3.65/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz can, shipped in the pre-football season bif

appearance: poured into a tyranena pint glass, copper-caramel body with a big foamy beige cap and pretty strong retention

smell: noble hops, toasted grain, sweet apple cider, caramel

taste: sweet apple cider, caramel sweetness, lightly toasted malts, german hops

mouthfeel: oddly foamy mouthfeel

Drinkability: pretty good

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Photo of tempest
3.78/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at the Devil's Alley in Philly.

Good for the style but a little lacking in complexity. There's distinct (and tasty) Munich malts with dark licorice flavors. The body is light-medium and incredibly smooth and drinkable. A great German session beer. I appreciate that I can get this fresh from a local brewer instead of having to try a green bottle that's been shipped thousands of miles.

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Photo of russpowell
4.29/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cheers to GnomeKing for this one!

Pours caramel/chestnut with 4 fingers of fluffy sand colored head. Some lacing & no head retention, really the only knock on this fine beer IMO

S: Licorrice & hints of choclate. Caramel asserts as it warms

T: Caramel & toasted grains up front. Biscuitty notes & a hint of chocolate then come through. Brown sugar arrives as it warms. Finishes slightlty dry, with loads of caramel & toasty notes

MF: Medium bodied, perfect carbonation & great balance

Very drinkable & pretty nice dunkle. Putting this in the can didn't hurt at all

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Photo of Kegatron
3.38/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can into a pint glass.

Pours a deep clear copper, with 1 ½ fingers of foamy off-white head. This retains with a rich ½ finger that leaves back a rich cascade that quickly slides down the sides of the glass and leaves some spotty lacing behind. The aroma is floral and earthy smelling with hops that sit on top of notes of caramel and roast. I'm unfortunately also getting a little bit of a phenolic band-aid off-note here. Nothing overly distracting but it's there.

The taste starts with a splash of caramel and crackers up front, along with a tingle of green hop bitterness. Roast pulls up the back of the profile while hops linger in the finish with an earthy dryness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and has a crisp creaminess to it up front. This gets a little more watery and flat feeling though as you near the swallow.

Besides the nose, this was pretty decent but I've had this on draft at the brewpubs and enjoyed it much more then. Maybe this can was a little beyond it's sell by date.

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of KTCamm
3.52/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

11/5...on tap a the brewery. Pours a medium brown color with a visible ring of foam. Light caramel nose, faint. Malty taste, with a slight edge. Subtle chocolate taste, Pretty good.

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Photo of woodske1
3.12/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Pretty decent Lager, nothing really good or bad about it. If you want to tip a few back and not really think about your beer than this is one worth trying.

It actually has a nice aroma for a general lager. I thought it was a bit too bubbly for me. Overall an OKay beer.

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Photo of dtx00
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of Jettanbass9
3.54/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - I'm a little disappointed by how light in color this beer is... A light brown is about all it really is. I really expected a darker hue. Head retention is there and a moderate carbonation is visible.

S - Pils grain, and munich malts and a bunch of german noble hops hit you with a solid pour. It's a good comeback when you take a big whiff of this brew.

T - Malty and smooth at first with a solid burst of german hops to balance. I think a six pack tastes pretty nice right about now.

M - smooth but thin, the munich malts play a big role in this beer, but it has a huge reminder of a german pilsner.

D - A great beer to kick back to, a little over 5%, this beer is quite sessionable. I would love to try it on draft.

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Photo of tone77
3.95/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a pretty brown color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is overwhemingly of malts. Taste is good, lots of malts, a bit of sweetness, a slight bitterness at the finish. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and has good drinkability. Overall this is a good quality beer.

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Photo of beerthulhu
4.42/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured a rich, dark clear ruby red with a 1 finger creamy light beige head that quickly settled to a sparse layering. Visible carbonation was very soft, almost non-detect.

S: fruity with a rich munich, caramel apple aroma, with a nice toasted malt backing and a clean noble flower hopping that was soft.

T: The initial flavor was fruity (apples), with a rich sweet toasted caramel bite. A nice fresh toasted woodiness and clean noble hopping gives this beer depth and complexity providing a flavor that is extraordinarily smooth, clean and very refined. The beer finished with a rich, sweet, munich caramel fade on the swallow.

M: medium with caramel and berries gracing the tongue in a subtle fade.

D: Very good drinkability, very clean flavor and probably one of the best by styles ive tasted. A prime example that beer in a can , can be everybit as good as from a bottle.

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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Dunkel Lager from Sly Fox Brewing Company
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