Oktoberfest | Sly Fox Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Sly Fox Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Fall

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Added by Gavage on 10-26-2004

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Photo of Act25
3.63/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I like Sly Fox.

I am not a fan of Octoberfests, for how much can you do with them? But this one is both different and enjoyable for the most part.

A - A hazed golden amber w/ initial rocky cap. Big carbonation, but not that lasting or lacing.

S - The smell offers bready caramel malt with toasted elements. A bit of butter and cream, and bit of light spice from the hops.

T - The taste follows the smell, and it's mildly bitter with a buttery sweet malt flavor which is augmented by yeast and more sweet fruit in the finish. Nutty, buttery like a pretzel. (as it should be) A toasted grain with a little melted butter and dry herbal hops in the finish.

M- Surprisingly good, creamy feel, with a nice clean finish. Good food beer. Very German, yet more buttery and hoppy.

O - Hoppier than most. As good as a Marzen gets?

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Photo of beertunes
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look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to @TongoRad for this one. Poured into shaker pint glass. Poured a nice caramel-y yellow color, with an inch of white head that had good retention and light lacing.

The aroma was on the sweet side of the malt scale, with some earthy hops in the background. On the tongue, the beer was pretty similar, lightly sweet malts dominated, with a bit of an earthy hop tang towards the back of the palate.

The body was smooth, even and full, but with no heaviness. Drinkability was good, as is typical for the style.Overall, a very nice take on the style, one worth tryingshould you get the chance.

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Oktoberfest from Sly Fox Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 379 ratings
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