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Royal Weisse - Sly Fox Brewing Company

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85
very good

174 Ratings
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Ratings: 174
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 10.79%
Wants: 8
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sly Fox Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
An unforgettable Bavarian-style Wheat Beer brewed with German Pils and Wheat malts and hopped with German Northern Brewer hops. This beer is unfiltered and served in a traditional wheat beer glass at our pubs. Medium bodied, honey in color, fruity.

(Beer added by: BeerBeing on 04-09-2006)
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Sneers

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

Best by 31 August '11

This appearance on this one is fairly unusual for a hefe. It's a honey-brown in the middle with lemon juice edges. Beyond just cloudy, this is downright opaque. Disappointing white head, especially for a hefe.

The nose is more on the money, however. Banana and clove are up front. Slight orange and butter notes are present. Later, a graininess emerges.

The taste starts out right, with banana and clove with a honey-like sweetness, but quickly turns somewhat harsh. A slightly acidic twang rolls over the sides of my tongue, which is soon followed by hint of alcohol. I think it's safe to say the presence of alcohol in this style is a no-no. With the finish comes a mild, flat, pith-like bitterness.

The mouthfeel is nice and smooth, but the finish is very dry: it actually feels tannic.

Some aspects of this beer show definite promise and are just what I look for in a good hefe. On the other hand, Royal Weisse is otherwise riddled with what I consider flaws.

05-11-2011 01:22:46 | More by Sneers
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TequilaTom

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

06-07-2014 20:04:19 | More by TequilaTom
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t0rin0

California

2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

01-28-2013 02:16:24 | More by t0rin0
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

2.9/5  rDev -23.7%

Sly Fox : Royal Weisse

12 oz can. Bready and wheaty upfront with some faint citrus aroma. In the taste, wheat malt, astringent and grainy at times, light citrusy hops, and a small yeasty fruityness in the finish. Medium bodied with a grainy bite to it. Closer to an American Pale Wheat Ale than a true Hefe, as the flavors never really cross into the banana/bubblegum/clove range that is typical of the better Hefe's out there. Still, not a bad effort, but this ones a bit harsh and there are many better examples of the style out there.

08-06-2011 17:07:52 | More by Stinkypuss
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3/5  rDev -21.1%

05-07-2014 20:55:14 | More by ygtbsm94
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Mattyb79

Virginia

3/5  rDev -21.1%

07-22-2014 20:32:25 | More by Mattyb79
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markgugs

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -21.1%

04-20-2014 13:48:15 | More by markgugs
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Zetcha7x

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -21.1%

03-13-2014 01:00:17 | More by Zetcha7x
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Mark5252

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -21.1%

08-18-2012 15:52:29 | More by Mark5252
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.03/5  rDev -20.3%

A Bavarian style Weisbier that needs better yeast character and less buttery notes.

An orange-golden hue brings about a mystic foggy haze and some yeast/protiens floating about. Light on head formation, retention, and lacing.

A lot of wheat beady flavor and aroma is followed by clove, apples, and butterscotch. Decorated with esters of appricots, papayas, and a light bubble gum note, the flavors are somewhat masked by the buttery notes that claim the body and finish. Sweet with malts are likely amplified by the buttery notes as well.

The body does have a delicate creamy note, but doesn't give that refreshing lemony finish. Instead, a mouth coating slickness gives the final impressions.

Royal Weisse is probably an above average American-brewed German beer. But that diacetyl (buttery) character really brings it down.

Thanks Bobfinkenaur!

11-05-2009 03:00:49 | More by BEERchitect
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cfadams17

Pennsylvania

3.12/5  rDev -17.9%

08-16-2014 18:39:47 | More by cfadams17
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HuaJiao

Pennsylvania

3.16/5  rDev -16.8%

A hazy yellow beer which glows apricot in the light. Quite pretty.

Smell is promising. Slightly boozy, but with a prominent yeast profile. More spices than fruit in the scent.

The flavor falls short. It's rather bitter and lacks the sweet-n-creamy wheat flavor I expected. I also hoped for more fruity tones, but bitter is really the only impression I'm left with.

Mouth is OK, but a bit watery.

07-01-2013 00:14:13 | More by HuaJiao
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

3.18/5  rDev -16.3%

Pours a hazy golden amber with a thick creamy white head. The nose is a little messy and has lots of banana. It is a bit sweet and fruity with little else. The taste is singular, hints of clove and yeast underneath a dominant banana and lemon type hefeweizen flavor with a light bitterness in the back. The body is soft and creamy, lower carbonation for a hefe but a clean crisp finish. This is easy to drink and full of flavor, very simple and lacks the carbonation and spicy balance of a great hefe.

12-15-2011 15:32:06 | More by cpetrone84
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JunkYardJake

Pennsylvania

3.2/5  rDev -15.8%

12oz can into weizen glass.
Smells tasty. Ripe banana and a little spice. Looks a bit clear for a a hefe. Maybe the yeast they used settled too much. The head is nice and big however, the rention is subpar. Palate is a bit rough and ragged around the edges. The fruity esters don't shine as they should. Mouthfeel is quite nice. Creamy and lively. Overall, this is a drinkable wheat in a can, just not what I look for in a hefeweizen.

06-27-2011 22:30:43 | More by JunkYardJake
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

02-18-2013 14:50:26 | More by IPAchris
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ZachKelly

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

06-07-2014 22:15:12 | More by ZachKelly
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Jason1337

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

04-22-2013 14:27:56 | More by Jason1337
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dgherm

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

07-28-2013 23:18:48 | More by dgherm
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rfgetz

New Jersey

3.28/5  rDev -13.7%

Pours a hazy gold color, surprised with the relatively small head on this. Scent brings notes of Belgian yeast with banana, bubblegum and some clove, faint presence of dried grain. Taste follows scent, light all throughout and lacking character from the grain bill, a very light tasting beer showcasing mostly yeast, mild banana and bubblegum and some spice. Lighter side of medium bodied, moderate carbonation, maybe low for style. Another ho-hum beer for the masses.

04-27-2012 19:14:13 | More by rfgetz
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DaggerEyes

New York

3.35/5  rDev -11.8%

poured with a huge foamy head, clear gold with beads of carbonation rising to the surface. The substantial head lingered for a while.

Nose- hints of straw, clove perhaps a bit of banana

Taste- a bit bland, clove is present, bitter hop finish

mouthfeel- thin bodied, small about of carbonation

10-11-2007 22:04:34 | More by DaggerEyes
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AltBock

Ohio

3.38/5  rDev -11.1%

Bright blue and gold 12 oz. can that has a picture of a gold crown with barley stocks coming out of the ends. The side of the can list the ingredients and 3 of the beer's specifications, 13.5 Plato, 11 IBU, and 5.6% ABV. Not date stamped anywhere on the can.

When poured into Weizen glass, this Sly Fox is a hazy golden lemon yellow with the usual Hefe tall fluffy head of white foam. It had really good retention that left behind another tall head of white foam and spots of white lace. Also, I couldn't help but notice that I've never seen a Hefe before that contained a tornado of carbonation bubbles swirling in the beer itself. The aroma loved the orange peel. That was mostly the aroma with malted wheat and a touch of spicy citrus hops. While the orange peel was king in the aroma, the spicy hops ruled over this kingdom. Behind these dried spicy hops were malted wheat, a touch of orange peel, and a hint of juicy fruits at the end. The mouthfeel was light like a good Hefe should be, but this one had a faint aftertaste of malted wheat and dried spicy hops. A very unique Hefeweizen. Not only does it come in a can, but this Hefe loved the orange peel and spicy hops.

04-22-2008 20:03:31 | More by AltBock
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devilben02

North Carolina

3.39/5  rDev -10.8%

Pours a slightly hazy sunny orange-yellow color, with a big, rocky, foamy head. The aroma is a lovely combination of slightly-caramelized bananas, yeast, and a hint of peppery hops. The flavor similarly has more of the semi-sweet, yeasty, banana-like wheat malts, along with a little bit of earthy hops that doesn't quite meld with the fruity malt base. The very-fine, soft carbonation allows the medium body to get a little (tiny) bit syrupy, while somehow also being a bit prickly on the tongue at the same time. Overall, an above-average hefeweizen for my taste.

05-21-2014 20:46:42 | More by devilben02
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wagenvolks

Texas

3.4/5  rDev -10.5%

12oz can courtesy of ShanePB via the Hotter than Hot BIF, poured into a Kloster Andechs weizen glass.

Nice cloudy appearance with a orange meringue hue. Head is well retained and creme-colored. Yeasty bananas and wheat in the nose with a pinch of herbal hops. Traces of tropical fruit and lemongrass in the background.

Mineral-rich flavor with a wheat malt backing. Gone are the banana esters and hefeweizen fruitiness. Copper and sulfur on the back of the palate make for an unimpressive profile. Mouthfeel is crisp and bubbly with carbonation with a thin, creamy body. All in all, a decent shot at a canned hefeweizen, but Sly Fox missed the mark with this one.

05-18-2011 05:04:13 | More by wagenvolks
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

3.41/5  rDev -10.3%

On draft at Reagan National Airport. Who doesn't want a beer while waiting for a flight?

The beer is hazy yellow, though not quite as hazy as I was expecting for a weissbier. Aromas of wheat, bread, banana, light spice. Sweet snd grainy with banana and clove. Perhaps a bit too sweet. Refreshing and easy drinking. One pint was plenty, whereas the great German hefeweizens keep you coming back for more.

06-22-2014 20:36:06 | More by Huhzubendah
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

3.43/5  rDev -9.7%

Sly Fox Royal Weisse, A Bavarian style Wheat Beer brewed with German Pils and Wheat Malts, and hopped with German Northern Brewer hops. Medium bodied, tan in color, fruity. OG 13.5 Plato, 11 IBUs, 5.6% by Vol."

Very clouded, dusky orange, you could say "tan", slimmish head, not quite what I'd want in this.

Aroma: banana and cloves, very airy and light. Some citrus in there, a little orange and lemon. Lemon meringue, banana cream pie, mmm, mm, mmm.

Taste: soft, malty, a little spritzy. A bit juicy. Wheat malt flavor prevalent, ...very drinkable, but...lacks...a lot. Nice, but fairly average. No zing, no zang, no ...I'm about to get silly again, best to stop now.

01-23-2011 06:40:27 | More by feloniousmonk
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Royal Weisse from Sly Fox Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 174 ratings.