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Oktoberfest | Sly Fox Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sly Fox Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
slyfoxbeer.com

Style: German Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
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BEER STATS
Ranking:
#33,678
Reviews:
197
Ratings:
394
pDev:
12.3%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
23
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 394 |  Reviews: 197
Photo of deg
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Phoodcritic
3.62/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Timmmmaaayyy
3.73/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jkblr
3.74/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz can bb 1/1/19 poured into a dimpled mug at fridge temp 6.1% ABV per can. The beer pours mostly bright light copper in color with off white head. The head recedes to a film and thin ring. The aroma is slightly sweet and doughy with a hint of yeast and hops. The taste is toasted bread, not really sweet, but nearly sweet that tapers off to a pleasant floral & mildly bitter finish. The mouthfeel is medium to thin bodied, adequately carbonated and dry in the finish. This beer is very clean, well crafted and lagered. Overall, very good. Thanks @woodychandler for the chance to try this one.

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Photo of bankboy66
3.62/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Barleycorn
3.93/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Curt3
3.52/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MikeWard
3.69/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz can into a pint glass, picked up at the Giant in Cressona PA. Best by 1/1/19, so plenty fresh.

Clear golden yellow with a vague hint of amber body. Small white head, leaving little in the way of lacing

Very faint malty aroma.

Clean tasting beer. Malt and a little caramel comes through, faint suggestion of bitterness.

Mouth is around medium, finish is malty and a little chewy.

Overall, solid, somewhat understated Oktoberfest beer.

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Photo of HoppingMadMonk
3.87/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Orange amber color. Medium light body as well as having just below average carbonation .
Aroma is malt, caramel, bread crust, yeast, an almost vanilla bread pudding smell.
Taste is very similar to aroma, no one particular flavor stands out or dominates. It has a little bit of sweetness as well as a mild hop bitter finish . The taste wasn't overwhelming yet I found it to still have more than enough going on to keep me interested .
Overall it was a decent attempt at the style and I would look for this again

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Photo of let8it8grow
3.65/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jimk1942
4.02/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served from home draught system using nitro co2 mix which allows for smoother carbonation (which I like). Poured directly into traditional stein at around 45 degrees F establishing a proper head. Some lace, head diminished within a few minutes. I liked the malt / hop balance, slightly to the malty side. Overall enjoyable, could be a session beer within the Octoberfest tradition.

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Photo of larryi86
4.14/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thank you thebeers for this
12 oz can poured into a pint glass

A- A clear amber with a small off white head

S- Caramel malts, earthy, slightly nutty, some toasted sweet bread.

T- Toasted sweet bread, earthy, caramel malts, touch of toffee, a little nutty.

M- Smooth, medium body.

O- A very tasty Oktoberfest, definitely will be picking this up more often.

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Photo of Lucular
3.91/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of keithmurray
4.05/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Can dated BB 1/2019

Appearance - Copper colored body with eggshell white head

Smell - toasted malts, toffee, caramel

Taste - Caramel, toasted malts, toffee

Mouthfeel - medium bodied, medium carbonation, caramel sweetness upfront, toffee and bready malts in the back end

Overall - very tasty Marzen here, slight sweetness, but not overdone, this kept me coming back repeatedly for sips. Marzen lovers please give this a run.

Price Point - $1.79/12 oz can

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Photo of bret717
4.01/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can dated best before 1/10/19, reviewed 8/30/18

Look- Pours a clear deep golden color with a billowing soapy head that settles to leave a thin layer on top of the beer; almost no lacing.

Aroma- toasted crusty bread along with floral and grassy hops

Taste- follows the nose closely with toasted bready malt w/an underlying melanoidin note that I get in the back of the throat; floral and grassy hops ride on top of that, providing a nice balance; just a little bitterness, almost unnoticeable

Feel- medium bodied and carbed with a dry finish

Overall- nice drinking marzen that really nails the melanoidin flavor that I love in and Oktoberfestbier

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Photo of SiepJones
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PatrickCT
3.73/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MacMalt
3.59/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I had this on draught at a pub in Pennsylvania. 16 oz. pour served in a shaker glass. It pours a bright, clear, orange-amber color with a tiny, ecru-colored head and not much lacing. Not much on the nose: toasted white bread, caramel malt, and nuts. The taste follows the nose: it's quite sweet but there's not much beyond the malt. I didn't taste much in the way of hops, nuts or spice. I thought it was rather one dimensional. It has a nice, crisp mouth feel with pleasant carbonation, and the moderate 5.8% ABV makes for super easy drinking. Overall, I simply prefer a roastier, hoppier Märzen.

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Photo of HermitDan
4.04/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of XsoldoutX
3.42/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Urk1127
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ScottHoffman
3.96/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bubseymour
4.2/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Interesting. Sometimes you notice flavors that taste authentic "German" or English etc. that is very difficult to replicate in US. Only a small handful of brewers seem to be able to do it. Sly Fox delivers with this Oktoberfest. It has that hard to describe "German' flavor. Its light and tasty and I recommend.

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Photo of Budlum
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.15/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

3.15/5: Pretty midpack for a marzen: easy to drink but unexciting and devoid of the delicate nuances found in the best examples

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Oktoberfest from Sly Fox Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 394 ratings