DeadGuyFrank (347) - http://westchesterbeer.com, USA - SEP 9, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The usual malty flavor for an Oktoberfest - not enough hop flavor. A average Oktoberfest - kinda disappointing considering Sly Fox is a great brewer.
johnadam2002 (529) - Hainesport, New Jersey, USA - AUG 31, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured see through yellow with little white head. Aroma of light hops and some malt. Sweet malt flavor with some spice hints in the finish.
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - AUG 29, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bomber. clear light amber in color with a small off white head. Aroma is pretty nice with fresh malt- light biscuit and caramel, light notes of spicy hops. Taste is very clean and well balanced, some sweet caramel and dry biscuity malts and. floral/lightly spicy hops. Finishes lightly bitter. Medium bodied, and a tad dry. A good oktoberfest
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - AUG 23, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle. Gold with a small head. The aroma is nice and spicy and sweet with a nice touch of grains. The body is medium and tasty with sweet malts that are really pleasant. Flavors of both biscuit and grass balance out very nicely.
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 9, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Pours a clear copper color with a white head. Aroma, malty, caramel, spices, cinnamon. Flavor, caramel, brown sugar, some spicy hop notes, yeasty. Solidly average, but it wasn’t bad.
pivo (2631) - GERMANY - MAR 27, 2007
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Butter in the nose--uh oh. Dark gold color. Butter in the sweet malt body too. A little spice at the end. Unbalanced. Not a good lager.
argo0 (12115) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 28, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(22oz bottle, thanks Shadrach) Enormous beige head atop hazy amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, orange, spicy/herbal. Taste is medium sweet, orange, some spice, light seltzer. Light-medium body, light stickiness.
FlacoAlto (3849) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 18, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours an almost clear, perfectly amber hued color as it sits in my glass. The head starts out at almost a four-finger thickness and is composed of fairly large bubbles that make up its light tan color. The aroma seems to be a mix of light fruit, herbaceous hops and malt notes. The aroma is somewhat muted, even in an Oktoberfest type of beer, and it has a certain thin graininess to it.
Wow this is really carbonate, it foams up quite a bit as it first hits my tongue. It is also quite bitter up front as well, and that bitterness continues on through the flavor profile to a lingering note in the finish. Quite dry as well, this dryness accentuates a grassy, slightly herbal hop character as well as a dry biscuit like malt character in the finish. There are some nice light caramelized malt sweet notes here as well, but they are light and fleeting at times.
I am not sure what it is, but of the Sly Fox brews that I have had, they all seem a bit off. This one is only subtly so, but I get the feeling they did not mean for such an effervescent brew, as it mucks with the overall balance. I certainly can’t say there is anything wrong with this beer, in fact it is even tasty enough to be enjoyed. I just get the feeling that this would be a much better beer if the quality control was minded a bit more.
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 21, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Especially cloudy, unfiltered for this lager. Orange-hued, with a large-bubbled head. Very dry, hoppy aroma with some citrus notes and only a little malty. The carbonation is too much here - it makes the beer a lot less enjoyable for me. Lots of oranges in the flavor, somewhat bitter, hoppy finish.
notalush (5352) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 21, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy orange pour, with a huge, lasting, soapy head - lively carbonation - spicy, herbal nose, with hints of orange marmalade and dough/biscuit - a little too much carbonation in the mouth - the flavor is light and quite fruity, with some apple and berry hints - the vienna malts are there, but aren’t as prominent as one would expect - some herbal/tea-like notes - finishes with a touch of hops and lingering caramel - a little different for the style, but pretty tasty - under-rated.