Friday, May 02, 2008
SLY FOX’S DUNKEL LAGER @ THE GATE
Can’t tell you much about either this style nor about SLY FOX BREWING of Pennsylvania, but at times I’ve seen folks talking up the brewery in beer newspapers & I even seem to recall a Hedonist Beer Jive reader making some ultra-positive comments about them in our comments section some time back. That must’ve helped me decide to pull the trigger on their DUNKEL LAGER at THE GATE in Brooklyn, New York last week. It was a fine choice. This lager was smooth and exceptionally dark, devoid of much to set it apart from other easy-drinking beers save for a dinstinct breadiness and certainly a more burnt or “toasted” taste than I’m used to – yet in a manner that was subtle and restrained. It went quick, I’ll tell you that. Someone’s going to have to school me some more about this style and about Sly Fox Brewing in general, but they’re off to a good start up in my head with this one. 7/10.
Posted by Jay H. at 9:04 AM