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Dunkel Lager - Sly Fox Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
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70 Ratings
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Ratings: 70
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 13.37%
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

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerBeing on 11-28-2006)
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Photo of mothman
1.88/5  rDev -47.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Poured into Town Hall chalice.

Pours a large fizzy pop like head that fades to a thin layer fast. Color is a clear burnt caramel.

Aroma: Burnt candy sugar. Toffee and roasted malt flavors. Very sweet any syrup like. Maybe some molasses. Not something I am enjoying.

Taste: A sweet candy sugar taste. Molasses and plums. Burnt malts with a smoked flavor. This beer just has so much odd flavors going on that don't mix well. Cherries near the end with a Dr. Pepper flavor to it.

Mouthfeel: Dry and extremely fizzy. Light to medium bodied with a massive amount of carbonation. Ends with a bunch of sweet flavors all over the place.

Overall, this beer simply isn't good. I really couldn't pick out one good aspect of this beer. Not drinkable at all. A B average? I really can't see where that is coming from.

mothman, Aug 25, 2010
Photo of BARFLYB
2.28/5  rDev -36.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Bought a six pack of this stuff.

SFDL pours out your dark brown pond water color and comes into the glass a deep dark bark brown color with a short lived cap of cocco looking head that's frosty. No stick. Smell is kinda really bad and it just smells off, fresh can by the way. Uh, smells like roasted malt, degraded grain and shame. Taste is no better, i really feel like im drinking pond water here. I cant describe it, not my bag. Feel is watery not lively, kinda flat and weird? I drank all six and I will never do it again.

BARFLYB, Dec 04, 2010
Photo of axman
2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

axman, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of wiseguy142
2.65/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A Munich Dunkel in a can?? If I were back in Germany they'd be slapping me right now... anyway.. here it goes..

Pours sort of a food coloring-y brown with a decent head that sticks and little visible carbonation. Sort of looks like maple syrup. The first thing I notice is that the mouthfeel is oily and weak. Aroma and taste are just straight up bland as hell. I really am not getting any flavors in any direction. This could be the most neutral beer ever. Hmm that's really all there is to say. It doesn't taste bad, but it also doesn't taste like anything. Wow, it comes in a can. That's about all this beer does for me. I'll save the $1.70 extra per can and buy Miller High Life. Sorry boys.

wiseguy142, Nov 01, 2008
Photo of julian
2.93/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

A: pours dark nut brown color with about 50% clarity. visible carbonation but minimal. head is rich, creamy and almost Guinness like. No real lacing so to speak.

S: smells of brown sugar, malt, pils grains.

T: Initially it tastes a bit chemically, like if you could taste the smell of burnt plastic. it does smooth out slightly leading way to a sweeter grainier taste with a slight hop bitterness, but mostly it's just got this unusual plasticy flavor.

M: despite the unusual taste, this doesn't FEEL half bad in your mouth. It's creamy, nicely carbonated and light-medium bodied.

D: This is the first dunkel lager I've tried, but I have to hope there are better examples of the style out there. This just seems completely mediocre.

julian, Jul 20, 2008
Photo of dtx00
3/5  rDev -16.4%

dtx00, Apr 26, 2012
Photo of ithinkimasofa
3/5  rDev -16.4%

ithinkimasofa, Feb 13, 2012
Photo of brew3crew
3/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

A-transparent brown body with white head and lacing
S-very malty and dark. Just like I would expect from a dunkel
T-a lot lighter than I expected. Decent maltinessbut not much else taste. Maybe corn?
M-light bodied and smooth
D-very drinakble just like a nice german dunkel

brew3crew, Mar 12, 2011
Photo of whartontallboy
3/5  rDev -16.4%

whartontallboy, Jan 30, 2012
Photo of Sammy
3.05/5  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.

Sammy, Apr 22, 2010
Photo of kiddynamite920
3.05/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a caramel amber with very fizzy head, down to nothing as I look again. Smells of cherries and fermenting fruits. Pretty malty on the nose and tongue, I get no hops at all. Pretty average dunkel I suppose. Its very sticky and has hints of caramel but this beer is not a knockout at any level.

kiddynamite920, Oct 04, 2009
Photo of woodske1
3.13/5  rDev -12.8%
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.

woodske1, Mar 03, 2009
Photo of AWB3
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

AWB3, Monday at 11:58 PM
Photo of RobertColianni
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

RobertColianni, Nov 06, 2013
Photo of jmdrpi
3.31/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12 oz can, best by 2/27/14 on the bottom.

appears a clear copper color, basically no head. mild malty aroma. same with the taste - clean slightly grainy sweet taste. medium body, higher carbonation.

overall a easying drinking but moderately flavored lager.

jmdrpi, Nov 12, 2013
Photo of pwoods
3.35/5  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.

pwoods, Oct 16, 2009
Photo of DaggerEyes
3.4/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

poured a dark copper with a super thick off white head that settled into a 1 finger thick craggy head. tons of lacing.

Nose is a slight bit musty with sweet caramel malts and raisans

some faint fruits on the palette sweet malts...

light body that feels fuller than it is. Clean smooth drink

Although I'm not super excited about this beer I will say it is incredibly easy to drink

DaggerEyes, Oct 11, 2007
Photo of TheFightfan1
3.43/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Picked up a six pack for my birthday. Poured into a pilsner glass. Poured a copper color maybe a couple shades darker.Decent off white heading that turns to nothing halfway through.

Smell is earthy and a bit nutty but more malt than this. Hints of hop on the backend.

Taste is good. A nice blend of malts going on here. A subtle bitter hoppiness thay plays very well with the heavier malt linger.

Mouth is a bit flat with a medium body. Almost no carbonation to this beer very dead and uninviting.

Drink is decent. A malty beverage and a very surprising taste is coming out of this can. I am so used to seeing piss yellow beer coming out of a can. This is a treat.

TheFightfan1, Jan 25, 2010
Photo of beermanbrian
3.43/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from can purchased at the brewery. Dull brown color. 1" head foams up in a pilsner glass but quickly falls. Just traces of carb bubbles flowing to the top, appears a little dead and undercarbonated. Smell is of bready malts and some faint hops. Taste shows the bready malts up front followed by some caramel and nut flavors and just a hint of butterscotch. Mouthfeel confirms my observation that this one is undercarbonated. A little thin and just no life at all on the tongue. All 6 I got are like this so it's not an isolated occurance. I'll give this one another try but overall it was a dissapointment compared to the others I've had from Sly Fox

beermanbrian, Jan 08, 2007
Photo of william5586
3.48/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Clear light brown. Huge off white/light tan head.

S- Sweet malts in front and lightly roasted caramel in back.

T- Sweet malts and caramel. Roasted malts and a hop bitterness were present in the slightly dry finish. It was very well balanced at first but as it warmed the sweet malts faded considerably and the hops and dry finish became much more apparent. I would have preferred if it stayed on the sweeter maltier side.

M- A little Light, but very smooth, crisp, and refreshing.

D- Very easy to drink. I may have found a new session beer.

As I mentioned before this beer is not exactly what I look for in the style, but it is still a solid offering that I will definitely be drinking again.

william5586, Apr 20, 2009
Photo of Boto
3.48/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Draught in Phoenixville: This one poured a very dark golden color, with just a bit of a white head on it. The aroma was a bit light, and had a bit of sweetness to it, as well as a hint of floral. Slightly sweer caramel malt sweetness to the taste. There was some corn notes also. Not a bad session beer.

Boto, Jan 02, 2007
Photo of srw
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

srw, Mar 25, 2012
Photo of jk3
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

jk3, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of turdadactyl
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

turdadactyl, Feb 07, 2012
Photo of InspectorBob
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

InspectorBob, Nov 08, 2013
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Dunkel Lager from Sly Fox Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.