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Royal Weisse - Sly Fox Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

180 Ratings
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Ratings: 180
Reviews: 98
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 10.79%
Wants: 8
Gots: 10 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

ariceclemson, May 30, 2014
Photo of Latarnik
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Latarnik, May 24, 2014
Photo of mvanaskie13
4.15/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a large hefe style glass: color is a bit darker than some hefes, gold or maybe copper, head presented very large then dissipated to a ring.

Smell is wheat, banana, clove, bread, some citrus/lemon, drier yeast notes.

Taste follows the aroma, wheat front, then nice banana, clove, bread and citrus flavors. Bread and wheat flavors form a solid backbone and the banana and clove provide quality hefe like notes.

Mouthfeel is crisp, dry, carbonation is not overpowering but the yeast leaves a nice dry presence.

Overall, this is one of the better american hefes, quality wheat and malt flavors with nice dry yeast and banana/clove flavors.

mvanaskie13, May 23, 2014
Photo of tkelley
4.05/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can from my third beer-of-the-every-other-month club. Poured into an Idle Hands tulip glass.

A -- Deep golden color. White head, not as much as I would think on a weiss. poor retention and lacing.

N -- Bananas and cloves, generalized fruitiness and malts.

T -- Very good taste. Really liked this on the tongue. Sweet aftertaste.

M -- no complaints

O -- I greatly enjoyed this. Really good warm weather offering. I don't think I can buy any of Sly Fox's stuff around here though... oh well.

Cheers!

tkelley, May 21, 2014
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
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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

mpalestino, Aug 06, 2013
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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
Royal Weisse from Sly Fox Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 180 ratings.