Royal Weisse - Sly Fox Brewing Company
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4.1/5 rDev +7.9%
Thanks to beerman207 for picking this one up for me over the summer when he was back in PA. I had the good fortune of drinking this one on the date that it was "best by." Review is from notes taken on 9/6/2010 and poured from the can to a pint glass.
Appearance: Pour looks like a honey/yellow tea color; starts with a 1 and 1/2 finger fluffy white head with decent retention that eventually fades to a firm, but incomplete skim; body is clouded and hazy, but still manages to show fast and strong carbonation; a nice curtain of lacing starts but eventually fades to just a few spots hanging around.
Smell: Nice sweet honey-like maltiness with a great presence of banana esters from the yeast; a bit of a clove-like spiciness comes in as well and makes me very interested in drinking this canned offering.
Taste: Really matches the nose quite well with the sweet banana flavors from the yeast and that mild but very present and pleasant clove-like spiciness; bit of a mild bitter grassy hop presence buried underneath it all with some dry tall graininess; a very refreshing offering and I wish I had some more.
Mouthfeel: Body is medium-light in weight and the carbonation is quite strong and prickly/sharp; leaves a moist stickiness on the roof of the mouth and back of the tongue -- a really well done beer here in the mouthfeel as it allows the flavors to linger for a bit.
Drinkability: This is really a solid beer and if it was available here in KY, it would definitely be a staple in the fridge in the hot summer months; nice and refreshing, yet flavorful and filling.
09-07-2010 01:19:05 | More by bamadog
3.9/5 rDev +2.6%
Big thanks to jyoungsbcp for this beer. 12oz can into a NB Globe.
A: Hazy gold in color, maybe a bit on the dark side for the style, enormous white head, a good two fingers that recedes slowly leaving gobs of lacing all over the edge of the glass.
S: Pretty distinct nose of wheat malt and pilsner malt as well, no detectable hops in the nose. Not a lot of the trademark yeast profile that one comes to expect in a hefeweizen, but the banana does shine the more it warms. Overall, not bad.
T: Signature wheat malts are soft in the mouth with a bit of a zesty sort of lemon bite, from there the banana and slightly bubblegum profile of the yeast really starts to shine. Fairly grainy at the finish, nice long finish with lots of banana lingering in the mouth.
M: Fairly light bodied with a surprising amount of carbonation, fairly dry finish on the end. Pretty crisp and refreshing.
D: I could drink quite a bit of this if available. Really a nice wheat beer, maybe a little out of season on this mid twenties day in Utah, but it still is very refreshing and enjoyable. Nicely done.
11-27-2010 23:14:39 | More by pokesbeerdude
3.46/5 rDev -8.9%
Pours a hazy dark straw color with a finger of head that enjoyed some healthy retention. The nose has notes of both lemon and funky yeast. The flavor is pretty standard for a hefe – basically there is nothing bad here but nothing particularly good either.
07-26-2014 18:47:50 | More by 57md
3.9/5 rDev +2.6%
A - Cloudy yellow straw color with a solid tall white head.
S - light wheat, clove and lemon. Faint but there.
T - Taste follows the nose but with a moderate level of flavors rather than what the light nose would indicate. Well balanced and complimentary
M - light bodied, well arbonated, clean in the finish.
D - very nicely balanced and I could imagine having a few with friends on a hot day. As it was, my sample went well with a balsamic salad and lemon pepper chicken.
07-30-2007 15:09:11 | More by barleywinebrewer
4/5 rDev +5.3%
Thanks to Kempleton for this one
Can poured into a pint glass produced two fingers worth of head on a cloudy orange body. The white head quickly turned to a thick lace that topped the glass
Aromas of bananas and bubble gum filled my nose
Flavors of wheat and spices filled my mouth a real nice pepper finish to this one. Light boded with good carbonation
A good American Hefe another great summer beer
07-24-2008 23:38:44 | More by joepais
3.68/5 rDev -3.2%
This one took some time to pour. Even when gentle the foam wants to take over the world. When it finally did recede it left clumps of foam on the glass with a thin white head sitting atop hazy gold fluid.
One whiff tells you that this is a hefe weizen. Definite banana esters, a bit of allspice, some nutmeg... smells pretty good. Definitely within traditional style parameters.
Flavors are traditional and typical, if a little weak. Mouthfeel is too thin. It seems like all of the carbonation was spent in that initial burst of foam. Nothing really to complain about here. There are better hefe's out there but if you need one in can form this is a good option. Personally, I prefer Butternut's Heinnieweisse, but this guy might be easier to find for some.
09-01-2007 01:54:51 | More by ommegangpbr
4.28/5 rDev +12.6%
From the can, Royal Weisse pours a rich and hazy straw-orange hue with a modest head and nice lacing.
The aroma is of clove, with a bit of banana. Nothing spectacular.
The flavor is very nice. There is a big clove-like and medicinal note with this Hefe. Not so much fruity or effervescent as dark, spicy and yeasty. Slightest touch of earthy hops, but not bitter at all. It's not really a bright Hefe, but I dig it, especially with its lower carbonation and sturdy, bready, and yet drinkable mouthfeel. Pour a couple of these cans into your wheat beer glass and you're ready to go.
Royal Weisse tastes authentically German but isn't an obvious derivation of the classic Bavarian Hefes. Really nice brew and one of the better American-made Weisses available.
06-02-2010 03:10:36 | More by dasenebler
3.63/5 rDev -4.5%
on tap at Fat Heads, 20oz pour served in a big Hefe glass
A - very cloudy, almost orange color with a quarter inch of tight frothy foam which sticks around for most of the drink. very minimal lacing.
S - heavy on the clove, with some banana thrown in. a bit fruity with some green, almost sour apple as well. lightly spiced.
T - bready and yeasty, cloves comes through much more than the banana...fruity with some green apples and citrus rinds. doughy malt, gets more fruity and sour as it warms.
M - medium bodied with some tight carbonation, could use a bit more to propel the flavors. somewhat creamy, finishes with lingering fruity sweetness.
D - decent at best, misses the mark a bit by straying from classic and simple Hefe flavors. grew bored with it halfway through the glass.
06-05-2010 03:07:28 | More by Stigs
4.15/5 rDev +9.2%
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.
05-22-2014 23:04:07 | More by mvanaskie13
Royal Weisse from Sly Fox Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 173 ratings.