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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: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Fall

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Added by Gavage on 10-26-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#33,285
Reviews:
190
Ratings:
378
pDev:
12.57%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
17
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 378 |  Reviews: 190
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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Photo of mkh895
3.38/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kemoarps
3.33/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours an orange/ochre body that's not entirely clear, but closer to that than the alternative. Decent initial head settles very quickly into nothing more than a patchy mosaic of wet bubbles across the cap.

Light on the nose, but it's got a crisp spicy bready current to it. Maybe some light fruits and earthy hops. Really have to go digging for it though.

Flavour has much of the same sort of light crisp creamy white bread malts. Maybe some light earthy hops and a touch of caramel.
Clean and drinkable, with light constant prickling of carbonation. Overall nothing that gets me horribly excited, but easy enough to drink and at least has something to it.
Thanks @TongoRad for sending these along in your awesome NBS BIF#4 MWK box!!

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Photo of reitzbrewing
4.15/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Josholson666
4.12/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wer34truh
2.58/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of waddellc2
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rypkr
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stofko1992
3.4/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CharlesK
3.56/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MKrauss
3.38/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of wanderluster11
2.73/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of tigg924
3.78/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours gold with one inch head, clear,and high carbonation. Taste is toasted malt, honey, and tree bark. Clean and crisp. Solid example of the style and a go to when I want a marzen. Love the way Sly Fox does lagers.

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Photo of baconfromwalmart
3.65/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: Rather light for a märzen, clear and really light brown with a substantial white head.
S: Not much of a nose. First thought that came to mind was ketchup.
T: A little light but nice and malty. Could be more complex but not bad.
F: As expected for a märzen

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Photo of shoretaxi
3.88/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KTCamm
4.47/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

10/17...pours clear, a very light amber with heavy thick white foam. Hearty malt nose, really bready. Caramel too. Soft malty flavor, very clean, smooth and then a very tight bitter at the close. Chewy. Quite good, exactly what an Oktoberfest should deliver. Worked through this sixer very quickly.

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Oktoberfest from Sly Fox Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 378 ratings
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