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Royal Weisse - Sly Fox Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
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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drabmuh

Maryland

4.05/5  rDev +6.6%

Beer served in a stein, beer is yellow and hazy with a thin white head, some lacing, moderate retention, and moderate carbnoatoin.

Nice grainy banana aroma, light on the cloves.

Beer is light and wet with a nice banana flavor and wheaty body, it finishes nicely. Wet and clean. I'd have this again.

05-23-2012 19:13:56 | More by drabmuh
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.3%

Nonic pint. Dark orange and murky. Dimpled inch of head. Great retention. 4.0

Aromatic clove spice with hints of mixed berries and banana. Light lemon pairs well with heavy wheat bready tanginess. Slight pear note, as well. Appreciated complexity. 4.0

Surprisingly refreshing tartness with a tart apple and quince fleshiness. Not banana-heavy. Juicy pomme, tart raspberry, and spicy clove top the charts here. Green banana flashes in the finish. Unique and fresh. 4.0

Soft and creamy. Almost buttery. Light carbonation. Very sessionable. 4.0

Excellent local hefe. Possibly my favorite Sly Fox beer. 4.0

05-23-2012 02:18:04 | More by thecheapies
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Profchaos20

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

05-08-2012 21:46:47 | More by Profchaos20
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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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mscott1975

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

04-19-2012 02:56:48 | More by mscott1975
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fdig23

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.3%

03-15-2012 18:04:20 | More by fdig23
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.3%

03-09-2012 18:12:29 | More by mdillon86
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

02-03-2012 00:55:27 | More by djrn2
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keanex

New Jersey

4.08/5  rDev +7.4%

From a 12 ounce can, no freshness date. Poured into a tumblr.

A: Hazy honey colored with a creamy white head.

S: Belgian yeasts with slight overripe fruits. Pretty spot on for a typical Belgian beer.

T: Clean wheat body with light overripe fruits and slight spices. Very drinkable with good flavor.

M: Med-Full bodied with a lot of fizzy soft carb.

O: Well priced ($6.99 a 6 pack) with good flavor to boot. Well worth buying.

01-13-2012 17:46:13 | More by keanex
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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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ububru

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.3%

12-14-2011 21:31:47 | More by ububru
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

3.63/5  rDev -4.5%

12oz Can

Appearance – Hazy amber colour with an average size fizzy white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some fair lacing.

Smell - Grains/wheat, lemons, coriander, banana

Taste & Mouth - The beer has a high amount of carbonation and most of the taste is made up of wheat mixed with coriander/clove and lemons. It also has a bit of an apple juice flavour which I haven't tasted very often in a Hefe. It has a slightly metallic taste and also some notes of corn and lots of banana. It ends with a banana and lemon aftertaste with a touch of spice.

Overall – Nothing that will blow you away but it is a nice highly drinkable non offensive Hefe. Probably one of the better ones that I've had from a can.

12-13-2011 20:29:28 | More by spinrsx
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dwaz

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.3%

12-09-2011 23:33:32 | More by dwaz
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Exiled

Texas

4/5  rDev +5.3%

11-27-2011 00:57:24 | More by Exiled
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PittBeerGirl

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.3%

11-23-2011 00:44:47 | More by PittBeerGirl
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brandoman63

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

11-22-2011 22:02:34 | More by brandoman63
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corby112

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.3%

11-22-2011 04:21:36 | More by corby112
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JSkone09

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +31.6%

11-22-2011 00:32:40 | More by JSkone09
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touchmeimsac

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.3%

11-18-2011 20:58:11 | More by touchmeimsac
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victory4me

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

11-15-2011 20:21:32 | More by victory4me
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garuda

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.3%

11-14-2011 14:28:09 | More by garuda
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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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cmq103

New Jersey

3.53/5  rDev -7.1%

Poured from a 12-oz can into a pint glass.

Appearance: Very nice 1/2" frothy white head with a murky brownish-orange color body. A little darker than I expected for a Hefe. The head size shrunk in by half before my first sip. Average lacing as my glass emptied.

Smell: Mild banana and cloves, followed by citrus yeast and a faint touch of spices. I found myself having to inhale deeper to pull the aromas from the glass.

Taste: Again, mild banana, cloves and lemon citrus yeast. I'm pleasantly surprised by the moderate "pilsner style" bitter finish, as I expected it to be more fruity sweet. With that said, I would have appreciated a touch more banana esters typically found in a Hefeweizen beer.

Mouthfeel: Decent body with the perfect level of carbonation for the style. I really enjoyed how easy this one went down. This is a very crisp and refreshing beer.

Overall: I'm glad I picked up two cases when I went to Joe Canals since it was on sale for $21.99 per case. This is a perfect summer "session" beer with a reasonable ABV. Royal Weisse is much better when poured out of the can into a beer glass. I can see myself drinking many of these poolside on a hot summer day. Well done Sly Fox!!

07-15-2011 00:00:03 | More by cmq103
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev -3.2%

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a cloudy golden color with a 1 inch head. Smell is good, there is bananas, some clove. Taste is the same, banana and clove, a touch of wheat, easy drinking. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall is a good quality beer.

07-09-2011 15:21:47 | More by tone77
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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
Royal Weisse from Sly Fox Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 174 ratings.