Royal Weisse - Sly Fox Brewing Company
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3.83/5 rDev +0.8%
Poured from can into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a super hazy orange-yellow color with a small one finger fizzy white head. The head fades rather rapidly, leaving very little lace and a somewhat persistent thin white film on the top of the brew.
Smell – The aroma is quite nice. It is rather sweet with lots of orange citrus and banana smells. Along with the citrus is a big smell of a yeasty and wheaty smells as well as some lighter aromas of a little bit of grass and herb.
Taste – The taste begins with a rather wheaty and fruity taste with lots of banana. As the flavor advances a yeast cake taste come to the tongue along with some quite light notes of clove. All the while the banana gets even stronger and is joined by flavors of an orange and lemon nature. Some very light grassy and haylike flavors come to the tongue at the end, leaving a sweet, yeasty and fruity hefe flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the slightly thicker side for a brew of only 5.6% abv with a carbonation level that is on the slightly lower side. Both are quite nice for the yeasty flavors of the brew giving it a very sweet wheat bready feel.
Overall – A rather pleasant Hefeweizen. While nothing out of this world, it is easy drinking and a good blend of sweet, fruit and yeast producing a good drinker overall.
09-23-2013 01:39:46 | More by Darkmagus82
4.43/5 rDev +16.6%
Poured from the can into a wheat ale glass.
A real nice orange pale amber, opaque with some cola sticking bubbles but a real nice mix of pinhead rising carbonation also. THe head billows large and in control at four fingers, with lots of pin head sized even dancing bubbles, with a nice creamy white appearance and huge retention. Great looking Hefe.
Nose has good citrus lemon, airy dry yeast and a good wheat malt density to it. Light it seems but with some heavy qualities, curious to see where this goes.
Palate fills with a nearly rich but clean feel. Moderately carbonated with a hint of sweet cream but a large lemon and citrus body washes over with a chewy feeling. No banana or cloying sweetness. Malt density is there but has a light feel. Sweet tangerine whaffs over on the swallow with multiple sips from fruity esters.
Overall this is a great hefe, and I like the fact it doesn't have much banana like esters to it and it's so easy drinking and refreshing. Very impressed.
08-20-2013 15:24:09 | More by smakawhat
3.88/5 rDev +2.1%
Cloudy honey-amber, almost going ruby, with steady rimming off white froth that speckles and replenishes from a trail of bubble up the middle.
Ripe banana, maybe a bit of mango, some candle wax, and Wheatena on the nose.
Sweet challah dough, a sharp jab of yeast, some appley esters, a bit of woody cinnamon and buzz of noble hops.
Yeasty comeback in the form of bubblegum hit and wood pulp linger.
Lt-med, some chew, lively, crisp, creamy.
Northern Brewer on can.
Everything it should be. Bananas over cloves, and maybe a tad thin, and not very complex (citrus, vanilla, etc. missing) so perhaps not quite up to German standards. But not fair off either.
Classic Hefe, and way drinkable.
07-18-2013 11:18:22 | More by StJamesGate
United Kingdom (Scotland)
3.94/5 rDev +3.7%
355ml Can from Good Spirits Co, Glasgow (£2.80):
Cloudy orange colour with a large, 2cm tall head that is creamy and foamy whilst holding well.
Yeast and wheat with banana smell and plenty of clove too. Citrus plus a hint of bubblegum but not too much really. Quite a sweet aroma with touches of spice towards the end.
Clove and banana upfront that is backed by plenty of wheat and to a lesser extent some yeast as well. There is a bit of spice and bubblegum around the middle that just about equal each other out and the finish fruity with some citrus and possibly some orange too.
Medium bodied with a light citrus tang and a creamy feel that is quite smooth and goes down easy with a soft, sweet finish.
Very good for my first hefeweizen from a can, a lot better than I was expecting to be honest and the beer is a very easy one to drink. It has a good banana and clove taste that is more German than American in style.
07-04-2013 21:27:12 | More by flyingpig
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
3.88/5 rDev +2.1%
12 oz can poured into a Weizen glass, of course.
A- Hazy, unfiltered wheat beer look all the way. The brewer calls the beer a 'tan' color, and it fits. Looks a little bit golden-orange, too, depeding on the light. The right glassware makes for a big fluffy white head. It lasts and leaves a lot of lacing.
S- Bananas, pear, some light citrus and spice. Yeasty funkiness.
T- Just like the aroma, spot on. The citrus is light and lemony.
M- More body than I expected. A light tasting fruit and spice flavored brew could easily pass on any feel, this one does not. It even has some chewiness from those funky malts. Refreshing.
O-A good effort and version of the style.
05-26-2013 18:07:28 | More by NiceTaps
Royal Weisse from Sly Fox Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 173 ratings.