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Royal Weisse - Sly Fox Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

170 Ratings
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Ratings: 170
Reviews: 96
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 10.76%
Wants: 7
Gots: 4 | 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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mscott1975

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5%

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

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5%

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

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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

New Jersey

4.08/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 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.

Serving type: can

01-13-2012 17:46:13 | More by keanex
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

3.18/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

12-15-2011 15:32:06 | More by cpetrone84
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ububru

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5%

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

Ontario (Canada)

3.63/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: can

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

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5%

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

Texas

4/5  rDev +5%

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

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5%

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

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5%

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

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +31.2%

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

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5%

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

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5%

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

Pennsylvania

2.9/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: can

08-06-2011 17:07:52 | More by Stinkypuss
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cmq103

New Jersey

3.53/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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!!

Serving type: can

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

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: can

07-09-2011 15:21:47 | More by tone77
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JunkYardJake

Pennsylvania

3.2/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: can

06-27-2011 22:30:43 | More by JunkYardJake
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wagenvolks

Texas

3.4/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz can courtesy of ShanePB via the Hotter than Hot BIF, poured into a Kloster Andechs weizen glass.

Nice cloudy appearance with a orange meringue hue. Head is well retained and creme-colored. Yeasty bananas and wheat in the nose with a pinch of herbal hops. Traces of tropical fruit and lemongrass in the background.

Mineral-rich flavor with a wheat malt backing. Gone are the banana esters and hefeweizen fruitiness. Copper and sulfur on the back of the palate make for an unimpressive profile. Mouthfeel is crisp and bubbly with carbonation with a thin, creamy body. All in all, a decent shot at a canned hefeweizen, but Sly Fox missed the mark with this one.

Serving type: can

05-18-2011 05:04:13 | More by wagenvolks
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Sneers

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Best by 31 August '11

This appearance on this one is fairly unusual for a hefe. It's a honey-brown in the middle with lemon juice edges. Beyond just cloudy, this is downright opaque. Disappointing white head, especially for a hefe.

The nose is more on the money, however. Banana and clove are up front. Slight orange and butter notes are present. Later, a graininess emerges.

The taste starts out right, with banana and clove with a honey-like sweetness, but quickly turns somewhat harsh. A slightly acidic twang rolls over the sides of my tongue, which is soon followed by hint of alcohol. I think it's safe to say the presence of alcohol in this style is a no-no. With the finish comes a mild, flat, pith-like bitterness.

The mouthfeel is nice and smooth, but the finish is very dry: it actually feels tannic.

Some aspects of this beer show definite promise and are just what I look for in a good hefe. On the other hand, Royal Weisse is otherwise riddled with what I consider flaws.

Serving type: can

05-11-2011 01:22:46 | More by Sneers
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StaEva

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into weizen glass. Beautiful cloudy, pale golden color, with a great head—about two full fingers; creamy and white; fine bubbles giving off good banana, clove, and yeast aromas along with plenty of that classic dull lemon-musk as well.

The first sip is all yeasty wheat, prominent clove and hard spice flavors along with a saliva-inducing citrus tang. Good balance, a little high in carbonation, but that's just the style and my personal preference battling...the mouthfeel is a little slick from all the saliva induced, but again, that's the style and it served its purpose well. The spice flavors are very prominent, but integrated cleanly and well balanced. A finely crafted beer, for sure.

Serving type: can

05-03-2011 01:04:39 | More by StaEva
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Bouleboubier

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Sly Fox - Royersford.

Well, first off, I do believe I was served the milky dregs of the keg on this pour. Wheat milk. Impenetrably thick sediment. I've poured this from a can a couple times and had it on tap one other time and it is still one of the cloudiest hefeweizens I've come across. And, still, it's pretty nice and one of Sly Fox's better core offerings. I'll give the average of my experiences with it.

The yellow-orange color reminds of hearty bundles of September grain (I dunno...). Excellent head formation, retention, and thick rings of lace.

Nectary, banana, fresh-baked doughy wheat bread aromas. No bubblegum, no clove of significance.

Banana a big part in the flavor. Wheat/yeast tang in excellent proportion. Bread as it's hardening in the oven, still soft on the inside. I'm sure there's also some fruity hop influence - it's Sly Fox.

Voluptuous body. Smooth and satisfying and substantial. Quite literally liquid bread. Maybe a bit too thick, but enjoyable anyway.

A worthy entry into the pantheon of splendid Pennsylvanian hefeweizens.

Serving type: on-tap

04-16-2011 06:20:36 | More by Bouleboubier
Royal Weisse from Sly Fox Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 170 ratings.