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Royal Weisse - Sly Fox Brewing Company

Royal WeisseRoyal Weisse

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143 Ratings
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Ratings: 143
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 9.97%

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 DaggerEyes

New York

3.35/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

poured with a huge foamy head, clear gold with beads of carbonation rising to the surface. The substantial head lingered for a while.

Nose- hints of straw, clove perhaps a bit of banana

Taste- a bit bland, clove is present, bitter hop finish

mouthfeel- thin bodied, small about of carbonation

Serving type: can

10-11-2007 22:04:34 | More by DaggerEyes
Photo of JunkYardJake


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
Photo of Kwak

New Jersey

3.53/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance}hazy yellow,orange color poured nice with a thick frothy head that stuck around most of the way and left a lace mark on the glass

smell} sweet citrus and malt sent with a bit of cloves closing out the smell

taste} mild wheat flavor with the banana and cloves almost a strong bubble gum flavor with a touch of hopps that cut the sweetness and gave it more texture

mouthfeel and drinkability} were good it had a light feel went down easy not too much carbonation very drinkable not too much aftertaste easy to putt away a few

Serving type: growler

06-09-2010 04:08:18 | More by Kwak
Photo of 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
Photo of gdfan47


3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- it pours a pretty dark wheaty color with a good amount of head
S- like wheat, lemon , citrus, and carbonation

T- like it smells, a little heavier that a wibier , it doesnt have that banana smell which I am not crazy about anyway

M- Pretty smooth, a good amount of head

D- very good I dug it , a great anyday session beer , esp to go with dinner and a nice refreshing beer on a hot day

and the can is nice for when you go places in which glass is not allowed

recycle people

Serving type: can

12-07-2008 01:44:14 | More by gdfan47
Photo of cpn920

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a darker color than I'm used to for a Hefe, deep golden orange with a head that was gone quickly. No lacing. Smell was good with good dose of bananas and clove. Taste was very banana like with a sliver of sourness. THe feel was a little thicker than most hefe's I've had. Decent carbonation and overall a nice beer but not my favorite hefe in the world. Worth trying especially on a nice warm summer day.

Serving type: on-tap

01-28-2009 00:55:51 | More by cpn920
Photo of Schmidts


4.58/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served from a can bought 4 miles from Brewery!
A - Pours with a nice head that leaves fairly quick. Color Amber yellow and a bit of haze.
S - Smells of Citrus and banana pleasant smell.
T - This is a very Good Weisse Beer one of the best I have had in many a day. Tastes of Citrus with a nice grain balance very creamy and pleasant to drink.
M - It is a very refreshing Beer in Your Mouth
D - This is a very Nice Beer to sit and drink a few goes down real nice leaving a refreshed feel in your mouth.

Serving type: can

07-29-2009 15:44:55 | More by Schmidts
Photo of Manoftyr

New York

4.7/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance-Pours an absolutely gorgeous hazy orange-amber into the glass with two fingers of fluffy white head. As the head recedes it leaves a thin film of white along the top and a sticky ring of lacing; a real beaut of a hefe.

Aroma-Mmmmmnm, oooh wow this has an awesome aroma; cloves, banana, citric zest, funky yeast...it's pure hefe bliss really.

Taste-Follows the nose entirely starting off with the typical hefe banana/clove fare which is nice in and of itself but then it's joined by that same pleasant citric character from the aroma. Finishes off with a touch of sweetness and an alcoholic bite; nice.

Mouthfeel-Medium-plush body with a nice crispy carbonation; couldn't imagine a better mouthfeel for this beer.

Drinkability-Just one six pack of this isn't enough, hell, two sixes might not be enough between two people; this one is absurdly drinkable and goes fast.

Notes-Sly Fox *REALLY* nailed it with this one, this Hefe is, in my opinion, easily on the same level of Hefes like Weihestephaner and Schneider. Major props to Sly Fox for brewing such an awesome Hefe.

Serving type: can

07-25-2010 02:12:22 | More by Manoftyr
Photo of Phillyduke


3.55/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. can with a "Best By" date of 08/24/09 imprinted on the bottom. Served into a tall weizen/pilsner glass.

A: Beer is hazy (but not terribly cloudy) and pale orange in color. A fair amount of carbonation and suspended yeast is noticeable. The 2-finger head of fizzy white foam recedes somewhat quickly to a thin, rocky cap. Some fine lacing clings to the glass.

S: Yeasty, with a faint hint of citrus, banana...and a slight whiff of cherry?

T/M: Clean and citric with a nice malt/grain balance. Typical hefe banana/bubblegum flavors are muted, but they're there in the background. Mild hop presence. Smooth, velvety carbonation makes it go down very easy. Aftertaste is short, tart, and leaves a bit of a tingle on the palate.

D: A pleasant, easy-to-drink hefe, if not terribly complex. I'd prefer a bit more flavor. Even so, this is a great summer beer to keep around in cans for your Blue Moon and Hoegaarden drinking friends.

Serving type: can

07-25-2009 23:52:32 | More by Phillyduke
Photo of 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
Photo of 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
Photo of callmeclemens

New Jersey

4.15/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had on Tap with a lemon wedge at The Cantina in South Philly.

Color was a nice foggy golden orange with a small quarter inch head, which led to a nice ring lacing around the entire glass.

Smelled of nice citrus with some clove and a hint of florals.

Tastedmuch like it smelled a nice citrusy orange with a hint of sour lemon.

Serving type: on-tap

11-15-2010 18:34:24 | More by callmeclemens
Photo of StaEva


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
Photo of SuperWhite92


3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3

Recieved as an "extra" from BRDC. I was pleased, as Sly Fox does not distribute here in CO.

Pours a dark shade of "orange juice" with about the same transparency. Head is pure white and the beer is obviously heavily carbonated. Think pilsner-style carbonation.

Smells spicy with maybe a hint of lemon. Very classic wheat-beer. Lacks the banana/clove aroma of a german hefe though.

Taste falls somewhere between a hefe and a wheat, with maybe a pils influence somewhere. It's an interesting combo. However, once past the novelty factor, it's rather basic and uninspiring. Typical spice and wheat malt flavor. Hops are mostly forgotten. Hint of fruitiness at the end.

Mouthfeel is great. Very grainy and very gelatinous. Heavy without being obnoxious. Everything I could want from a beer like this.

This would be a very drinkable beer, especially on a warm summer day. It's rather refreshing, I would say.

I'm glad I got to try this- one of my more favorite wheat-style beers for sure.

Serving type: can

10-28-2008 03:27:32 | More by SuperWhite92
Photo of jss38


3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was very excited to see hefeweizen in a can, other than Hell or High Watermelon I wasn't aware of many others, especially brewed in my home state.

A: Brownish orange with a thin head. Very hazy, the color is intriguing.

S: Clove, coriander. Sour fruit, remnants of wheatiness.

T: Quite smooth. A very solid mix of coriander and citrus (lemon I'm guessing). Too many beer mess up that balance. The spice is a little heavier than the fruit aromas but the complement nicely.

M: Light, decent carbonation. I drank it fast

D: I'm a fan. I did not see what I paid for it, but if its cheap I can see this being a regular for me. Something special about nothing special.

Serving type: can

10-12-2010 02:43:27 | More by jss38
Photo of HuaJiao


3.16/5  rDev -17.1%
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.

Serving type: can

07-01-2013 00:14:13 | More by HuaJiao
Photo of chefmonty


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

pours hazey yellow with a 1 finger head that disapated quickly leaving a thin white cap and minimal lacing.

Smells of bready wheat and yeast, some pepper clove and banana with some citrus

Taste of yeastand wheat up front with slight spice and clan finnsh

Smooth mothfeel with light carbonation makes this an easy drinker. Highly drinkable on a hot summer day and very refreshing

Serving type: growler

07-31-2009 18:50:05 | More by chefmonty
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Royal Weisse from Sly Fox Brewing Company
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