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Royal Weisse - Sly Fox Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

176 Ratings
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Ratings: 176
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 10.79%
Wants: 8
Gots: 9 | 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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Photo of devilben02
3.39/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

devilben02, May 21, 2014
Photo of beerfinder
4/5  rDev +5.3%

beerfinder, May 19, 2014
Photo of Steamer
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Steamer, May 19, 2014
Photo of ygtbsm94
3/5  rDev -21.1%

ygtbsm94, May 07, 2014
Photo of DaveOB
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

DaveOB, May 06, 2014
Photo of Boone757
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Boone757, May 06, 2014
Photo of Chucker17
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Chucker17, Apr 27, 2014
Photo of markgugs
3/5  rDev -21.1%

markgugs, Apr 20, 2014
Photo of Swift989
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Swift989, Apr 17, 2014
Photo of SocalKicks
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

SocalKicks, Apr 12, 2014
Photo of HoppySeb
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

HoppySeb, Apr 10, 2014
Photo of Karibourgeois
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Karibourgeois, Mar 22, 2014
Photo of Zetcha7x
3/5  rDev -21.1%

Zetcha7x, Mar 13, 2014
Photo of Darkmagus82
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

Darkmagus82, Sep 23, 2013
Photo of civicm87
4/5  rDev +5.3%

civicm87, Aug 23, 2013
Photo of smakawhat
4.43/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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.

smakawhat, Aug 20, 2013
Photo of EBeckett3
4/5  rDev +5.3%

EBeckett3, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of mpalestino
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

mpalestino, Aug 06, 2013
Photo of dgherm
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

dgherm, Jul 29, 2013
Photo of StJamesGate
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

StJamesGate, Jul 18, 2013
Photo of Goobastic
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Goobastic, Jul 09, 2013
Photo of NYR_Rob
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

NYR_Rob, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of flyingpig
3.94/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

flyingpig, Jul 04, 2013
Photo of HuaJiao
3.16/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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.

HuaJiao, Jul 01, 2013
Photo of ryser2k
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

ryser2k, May 28, 2013
Royal Weisse from Sly Fox Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 176 ratings.