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Royal Weisse - Sly Fox Brewing Company

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Royal WeisseRoyal Weisse

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BA SCORE
85
very good

173 Ratings
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Ratings: 173
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 10.79%
Wants: 8
Gots: 6 | 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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GeoffFromSJ

New Jersey

3.68/5  rDev -3.2%

General impression on this beer is that it is a decent but not incredible weisse beer.

Hazy with suspended yeast. Peach coloring. Lots of carbonation according to style.

There are bananas and the usual weisse flavors. But they don't seem to merge quite as well as other examples of the style.

All in all, a decent beer, but the best thing about it is that it comes in a can.

08-02-2009 07:45:04 | More by GeoffFromSJ
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chefmonty

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.3%

pours hazey yellow with a 1 finger head that disapated quickly leaving a thin white cap and minimal lacing.

Smells of bready wheat and yeast, some pepper clove and banana with some citrus

Taste of yeastand wheat up front with slight spice and clan finnsh

Smooth mothfeel with light carbonation makes this an easy drinker. Highly drinkable on a hot summer day and very refreshing

07-31-2009 18:50:05 | More by chefmonty
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Schmidts

Pennsylvania

4.58/5  rDev +20.5%

Served from a can bought 4 miles from Brewery!
A - Pours with a nice head that leaves fairly quick. Color Amber yellow and a bit of haze.
S - Smells of Citrus and banana pleasant smell.
T - This is a very Good Weisse Beer one of the best I have had in many a day. Tastes of Citrus with a nice grain balance very creamy and pleasant to drink.
M - It is a very refreshing Beer in Your Mouth
D - This is a very Nice Beer to sit and drink a few goes down real nice leaving a refreshed feel in your mouth.

07-29-2009 15:44:55 | More by Schmidts
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Phillyduke

Pennsylvania

3.55/5  rDev -6.6%

12oz. can with a "Best By" date of 08/24/09 imprinted on the bottom. Served into a tall weizen/pilsner glass.

A: Beer is hazy (but not terribly cloudy) and pale orange in color. A fair amount of carbonation and suspended yeast is noticeable. The 2-finger head of fizzy white foam recedes somewhat quickly to a thin, rocky cap. Some fine lacing clings to the glass.

S: Yeasty, with a faint hint of citrus, banana...and a slight whiff of cherry?

T/M: Clean and citric with a nice malt/grain balance. Typical hefe banana/bubblegum flavors are muted, but they're there in the background. Mild hop presence. Smooth, velvety carbonation makes it go down very easy. Aftertaste is short, tart, and leaves a bit of a tingle on the palate.

D: A pleasant, easy-to-drink hefe, if not terribly complex. I'd prefer a bit more flavor. Even so, this is a great summer beer to keep around in cans for your Blue Moon and Hoegaarden drinking friends.

07-25-2009 23:52:32 | More by Phillyduke
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Nickls

District of Columbia

3.68/5  rDev -3.2%

A - Poured with a generous two fingers worth of purely white, very frothy white foam; hazy yellow-orange hue; decent head retention

S - Citric, yeasty, faint hint of clove; tart. All good and within the style

T - A bit citric and tart; faint hint of bananas and clove; touch yeasty and sour dough at the end

M - Medium to lighter, very sparkly carbonation

D - Decent enough, but not as quenching as the top examples in the style. Not bad, but just not good either in terms of the flavors.

Overall, not a bad stab at the style at all. I would easily pick up a sixer of this for the next party/BBQ/outdoor event that I attend. Worth a look.

07-23-2009 01:02:04 | More by Nickls
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number1bum

Pennsylvania

3.48/5  rDev -8.4%

I'm not much for hefe's but I really had a craving for a wheat beer a few weeks back so I picked up a 6er of this. It fit the bill pretty nicely.

Pours a cloudy, musty sort of golden color with a finger and a half of off-white head. Head is pretty creamy and retains well, leaving some good stick too.

Smell is a bit sweet with a good dose of clove and an interesting mix of fruity aromas. There is banana for sure, but also a tropical fruit aroma, pineapple perhaps. Also has a slightly metallic aroma, but otherwise it's clean and relatively pleasant.

Taste is a bit sweeter than the smell and a little more rough around the edges. It's a bit grainy and even a bit gritty, and definitely has an astringency to it that I'm not wild about. Fruit was more prominent in the nose; again there is some banana here and even a splash of pineapple, but I wish those flavors stood out above the grain more. Bit of a metallic flavor like there was in the nose, too. Clove was also stronger in the nose.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and relatively creamy but also on the cloying side. It's also a little rough given the astringent graininess, which also lends a dryness to it. The sticky sweetness gets to be a bit much for me.

This isn't too bad, but given that I'm not wild about hefe's to begin with I likely won't come back to this with any regularity. I hate to say it but it does smell and taste as though it came from a can. I enjoyed the 6er but it's on to the next.

07-21-2009 20:32:53 | More by number1bum
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John_M

Oregon

3.98/5  rDev +4.7%

On tap during the goat races the other day at the Phoenixville pub.

The beer pours the prototypical hazy orange tan color with fair head retention and lacing. On the nose I get a pleasant aroma of clove, nutmeg and banana, though it's not over done and is a bit light. There is also someunderlying wheatiness, but again, it's fairly light. The flavors on the palate replicate the nose, though the beer seems to have a very slight sourness on the finish. This is a very easy to drink hefe, and the beer is fairly light on the spice, but has enough flavor to keep things interesting. Alcohol seems pretty restrained and is not at all intrusive or obtrusive.

While nothing mind blowing, this was a nice enough beer I thought. Not bad at all.

05-04-2009 14:05:47 | More by John_M
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kbnooshay

New York

3.55/5  rDev -6.6%

Poured a cloudy orange copper color with a half finger width sized frothy white head. There's lots of carbonation sticking to the sized of my glass. Aroma is fruity, yeasty and has a hint of bubble gum and belgian spices. Taste is fruity and tangy with a nice cloviness to it. For a weisse though this is a lot drier than i would have expected. Feel is moderate and slippery smooth with sharp tingliness from the carbonation. Dry and tangier than i would have expected but that aside its still a solid canned hefe.

04-16-2009 01:48:48 | More by kbnooshay
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Damian

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Drank from a 12 fl oz (355 ml) can
Served in a weizen glass

Thanks to mikesgroove for including this as an extra in our trade.

The beer poured a super cloudy, burnt sienna color (darker than average for the style) with a tight, light tan, three-finger head that quickly faded to a frothy film. Clumps of lacing stuck all down the glass.

The aroma was rich and potent. Fruity and complex with a terrific sweet/tart quality. Bubblegum was immediately noticeable. Possibly some cotton candy and some Belgian candi sugar too. Super spicy and wheaty with dry, powdery notes. A bit of smoke was detectable as well.

The taste was wheaty, crisp and yeasty. A nice mix of sweet and tart fruitiness. In many ways, quite similar to the aroma. Sweet and malty up front. Notes of bubblegum came through strong. Spicy (clove-y) and citrusy in the center. A kiss of hops appeared on the crisp, spicy, tangy, semi-dry finish. Overall, rather interesting and complex.

The mouthfeel was medium bodied with an average carbonation. Decent but not quite as creamy or as full as I expected.

Drinkability was terrific. This is a super tasty, balanced and refreshing beer.

Many American wheat ales disguise themselves as true hefeweizens when indeed they are not. This unquestionably is not one of those beers. Overall, I consider this one of the most impressive hefeweizens I have tried to date and definitely the best one to come out of a can!

03-11-2009 04:18:33 | More by Damian
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NittanyBeerFan

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +3.9%

A: Orangey color, opaque, like the traditional unfiltered yeast was also mixed with some Tropicana Pure Premium, or something. Definitely caught me off guard. Not sure I was a fan of the appearance.

S: Smell is a mix of citrus and flowery hops. The cascade hops meld with the yeast very nicely.

T: The traditional banana of the hefe is replaced by an orange citrus, but the cloves are still there, just like they should be. It's an interesting combination, and I was a fan. The hops come through strong at the end, making it almost like a pale wheat ale, but with a ton more character.

M/D: Very light carbonation and a medium texture. Crisp and smooth hop finish makes the beer very enjoyable and drinkable. I would session this in a heartbeat.

02-20-2009 03:22:22 | More by NittanyBeerFan
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Lexluthor33

New York

3.53/5  rDev -7.1%

Slight haze with an orange tint. Nice sized head with good lace action.

The aroma was of wonder bread and wheat. Mild citrus and very light banana and clove hints.

The taste was of bread,wheat,citrus notes and some spices.
A small bit of alcohol is present in the finish.
The feel is smooth,metallic notes with a mildly bitter finish. Medium carbonation and light body with decent drinkability.

Notes: Slightly bitter for a Hefe,but looking forward to these in hot weather. A good brew and you know metallic notes seem to be a given with cans. I would buy this again for the summer time.
Better as it warms.

02-09-2009 02:25:36 | More by Lexluthor33
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grub

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

DrJay hooked me up with this one as part of the EDM BIF. thanks jay!

12oz can. sampled jan 31/09.

pours orangey amber with a touch of haze. a big fluffy white head forms, dropping quickly and leaving only a few spots of lace.

aroma is good. wheat bread. cracker. touch of alcohol. hints of banana and clove. bit of orange peel and faint citrus.

taste is nice. hint of alcohol. low bitterness level. white bread and cracker. touch of orange peel and a hint of clove. a bit fruity. hint of caramel.

mouthfeel is good. nice light body. just over medium carbonation level.

drinkability is good. nice balance. not super exciting, but decent.

01-31-2009 19:30:57 | More by grub
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cpn920

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Poured a darker color than I'm used to for a Hefe, deep golden orange with a head that was gone quickly. No lacing. Smell was good with good dose of bananas and clove. Taste was very banana like with a sliver of sourness. THe feel was a little thicker than most hefe's I've had. Decent carbonation and overall a nice beer but not my favorite hefe in the world. Worth trying especially on a nice warm summer day.

01-28-2009 00:55:51 | More by cpn920
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garymuchow

Minnesota

4.08/5  rDev +7.4%

Very phenolic aroma with a nice spiciness. Seems more
Belgian than German. Slight banana. Fresh and nice.
Head is moderate and white, but really quite short-lived. Cloudy gold and a heavy look to the drink.
Boy this drink a lot more like a wit than a hefeweizen. Dry, spicy, malty character as well as wheat. Phenolic in flavor too. Strong yeast qualities.
Rather heavy mouthfeel combined with full, picky carbonation that provides a fullness.
I like this, but there are two things. First, the dryness is too heavy at times (not throughout the whole drink). Second, this is not a hefe. Beyond that, tasty and flavorful. Interesting mix of summer flavors with winter feel to the drink. Bell's has done a winter wit and this kinda' fits in that category.
This is scored on whether or not I like it and less on style issues.
Thanks Scott.

01-01-2009 04:48:43 | More by garymuchow
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gdfan47

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

A- it pours a pretty dark wheaty color with a good amount of head
S- like wheat, lemon , citrus, and carbonation

T- like it smells, a little heavier that a wibier , it doesnt have that banana smell which I am not crazy about anyway

M- Pretty smooth, a good amount of head

D- very good I dug it , a great anyday session beer , esp to go with dinner and a nice refreshing beer on a hot day

and the can is nice for when you go places in which glass is not allowed

recycle people

12-07-2008 01:44:14 | More by gdfan47
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SuperWhite92

Colorado

3.68/5  rDev -3.2%

Recieved as an "extra" from BRDC. I was pleased, as Sly Fox does not distribute here in CO.

Pours a dark shade of "orange juice" with about the same transparency. Head is pure white and the beer is obviously heavily carbonated. Think pilsner-style carbonation.

Smells spicy with maybe a hint of lemon. Very classic wheat-beer. Lacks the banana/clove aroma of a german hefe though.

Taste falls somewhere between a hefe and a wheat, with maybe a pils influence somewhere. It's an interesting combo. However, once past the novelty factor, it's rather basic and uninspiring. Typical spice and wheat malt flavor. Hops are mostly forgotten. Hint of fruitiness at the end.

Mouthfeel is great. Very grainy and very gelatinous. Heavy without being obnoxious. Everything I could want from a beer like this.

This would be a very drinkable beer, especially on a warm summer day. It's rather refreshing, I would say.

I'm glad I got to try this- one of my more favorite wheat-style beers for sure.

10-28-2008 03:27:32 | More by SuperWhite92
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TheTrevor

New York

3.78/5  rDev -0.5%

This beer poured a cloudy copper with a single-finger head that didn't last very long. The smell is your fairly baseline wheat with some banana and spices. The taste is pretty close to the smell with some sweet citrus up front that gives way to some fruity banana in the middle and spices in the finish. The mouthfeel is pretty satisfying with a good thickness for a wheat beer and a basic amount of carbonation. This may be a little less drinkable than some wheat beers, but I think it makes up for it with some very nice fruitiness and spices.

09-28-2008 01:24:42 | More by TheTrevor
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Wasatch

Utah

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Thanks goes out to Kegatron for this brew.

Pours a very nice cloudy golden yellow color, nice carbonation, nice one-finger plus white head, which leaves some sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, yeasty, grassy, with some spices. The taste is malty/yeasty, with some grassy tones, and some spices. Medium body. Drinkable, a tasty brew.

09-02-2008 01:10:02 | More by Wasatch
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev +2.1%

12 oz can into a Weizen glass.

Pours a cloudy orange gold with a few fingers of foamy off-white head. Fizzles down pretty quickly into a thin, sturdy retention that leaves some good spotty lacing behind. The aroma is a mix of bread & wheat, some earthy hops, lemon grass, a bit of clove, and yeast.

The taste matches the aroma with some bready sweetness and wheat notes, yeast, spicy clove, a splash of lemon zest, and finally, a nice dry hop bitterness in the backend. The mouthfeel is light-medium bodied with a crisp yet easy carbonation that goes down very well.

A nice American take on the German style Hefe, this is perfect to quaff on a hot summer day. Coming in a can for easy mobility is also a plus!

08-18-2008 16:23:42 | More by Kegatron
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joepais

Maine

4/5  rDev +5.3%

Thanks to Kempleton for this one
Can poured into a pint glass produced two fingers worth of head on a cloudy orange body. The white head quickly turned to a thick lace that topped the glass

Aromas of bananas and bubble gum filled my nose

Flavors of wheat and spices filled my mouth a real nice pepper finish to this one. Light boded with good carbonation

A good American Hefe another great summer beer

07-24-2008 23:38:44 | More by joepais
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Deuane

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -7.1%

A-Hazy orange-yellow with a medium white head and a huge amount of CO2 bubbles....cool. Head left spotty lace.

S-Somewhat spicey with a fair amount of wheat malt aroma. In addition a bitof lemon zest.

T-Much as in the aroma....all flavours present but light.

M-Light bodied and crisp.Did border on thin.

D-Not a true German hefe....more like an American/German hybrid. Not bad but I like more clove and banana in my hefe...good "bridge"beer to lure folks from the "other side". I don't dislike it, but for a light summer drinker give me a Pikeland Pils any day.

07-08-2008 11:14:10 | More by Deuane
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

3.93/5  rDev +3.4%

on tap at phoenixville.
Barvarian wheat beer with hersbrucker hops.

A: Poured a beautiful golden-orange that was cloudy by nature and was topped off by a bright white fluffy head that held up nicely leaving a moderate trail lacing.

S: The nose yielded a strong sense of wheat, bananas, cloves and some light bubblegum hints all combining for a very nice aromatic experience.

T: sweet and spicy with lemony wheat, bananas, pineapples, and zesty dry oranges. There was some spicy citrus notes along with a light breadiness and good yeasty attributes.

M: light, creamy leaving a nice slick coating on the tongue of wheat and citrus all brought on by a crisp carbonation.

D: Overall a very nice spicy and sweet drinking weiss that you don't want to put down, very refreshing wit a nice lemony tang. Could drink this all night.

in can 8-16-10.

A: A cloudy nectarine orange pour produces a foamy and patchy headwork. Some sloppy patches are left for a lacing. Nice coloring but not much else to go on.

S: Bananas and wheat are dominant on the nose with a zesty orange zing with a light to medium delivery and a bit of fruitiness (whole oranges and nectarines).

T: A nice mixture of semi-dry oranges and wheat for the flavor. A zesty zing of hoppiness intertwines but still allows the fine german pilsner malts to be highlighted. Some signs of carbonation but not much but enough to deliver some crispness to be recognized.

M: Medium bodied with some bubbliness and creamy wheat feel on the tongue.

D: Good drinkability. Another warm weather quencher that goes down with little hindrance. Fairly crisp on the swallow, six-pack worthy and relaxing to kick back with.

06-29-2008 13:55:37 | More by beerthulhu
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MmmIPA

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +3.9%

From a SLY FOX variety case.Drank from a Erdinger glass.

Typical Hefe appearence.Cloudy yellow with a small white head that fell pretty fast.Leaves no lacing.

The beer smells very fresh,notes of clove,citrus,cant smell the bubble gum.I also smell yeast.

The taste is spicy(peppery),yeasty,its sweet upfront and then leads to a spicy finish.

Mouthful is alright,carbonated,spicy and easy going down.

Not a bad hefe for the price but I dont think it can contend with the big guys from germany.I would buy it again though.

05-08-2008 15:08:13 | More by MmmIPA
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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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DavidSeanNJ

New Jersey

4.22/5  rDev +11.1%

I must say that this is my first "craft brew in a can." I was very impressed and I look forward to tasting more of this good beer in a can stuff....

A- Bright cloudy orange color with a HUGE hilly head.

S- Smell was of spices and wheat with a suttle fruit hint to it, possibly a juicy apple.

T- Peppery spices (cloves?), wheat, lemon zest, hoppy fruit finish.

M- Light bodied but exactly what I am looking for in a hefe. Thirst quenching and desirable.

D- I could easily drink this one all night long. Bring on the summer!

04-21-2008 01:06:52 | More by DavidSeanNJ
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