Sly Fox Brewing Company was founded in 1995 in Phoenixville, Pa. They have since grown along with the craft beer revolution and are available in several states and have 15 year-round and seasonal beers. One of those seasonal brews is their Oktoberfest which is available, as you might have guessed, in the fall.
Oktoberfest pours a light amber color with a thick, white, foamy head that stood just over one finger tall at its height. There weren’t a lot of bubbles seen rising to the top. The aroma is one of toasted grain, some notes of caramel, and a little earthy.
The first sip follows the nose with a little malt mixed in. There are notes of grain or bread, caramel, and an earthy, almost nutty flavor that pokes through. It feels medium-bodied on the tongue with a little carbonation. It is smooth and the finish is on the malty side but very nice. The glass had some lacing but the head did flatline only a few sips in.
Overall this is a pretty tasty Oktoberfest. It had a very even flavor profile throughout the session and the malt flavor on the backend had you going back for more, especially with the sweeter caramel notes up front. This could easily be a session beer and at 5.8% ABV it won’t hurt as much as some other Oktoberfests. The only real knock on this beer, as with most Oktoberfests, is that it is only offered during the fall and not all year long.