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 (2008) - 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 (2592) - 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 (11653) - 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 (3810) - 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 (5000) - 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.
rayg1 (567) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 17, 2006
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours orange with a small off white head. Aroma is VERY malty and sweet smelling no hop nose to speak of. Honestly, this beer’s aroma was not really that exciting or really pleasing. This is one beer that tastes exactly as it smells very malty and kinda sweet right up then minimal ending bitterness, not really any end to speak of actually. Kinda upsetting considering I’ve heard some decent stuff about this brewrey and this was my first experience.