Helles Golden Lager - Sly Fox Brewing Company
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3.81/5 rDev +3.3%
Appearance: 1 inch head, hazy, light yellow in color, high carbonation
Smell: grain and slight lemon
Taste: malty, grain, bread, and slight lemon
Mouthfeel: sweet with slight bitter end, light bodied with high carbonation
Overall: A nice and clean sessionable lager. Not the most complex beer, but a good one. I have had better in the style, but would not turn this down.
12-14-2013 13:55:46 | More by tigg924
4.05/5 rDev +9.8%
Sly fox helles 4.9% abv
Appears crystal clear golden straw with a magnificent white head, canned to perfection great suds to look at and embellish in. Aroma has fresh baked bread like notes herbal earthy grassy hops, flavor comes off crisp refreshing biscuit and pils malt with enough hops 18 IBUs to keep things interesting. Great summer beer my new staple for golfing and grass mowing, body is light finishes crisp perfect drinkable PA lager! Paired with Room 101 Namakubi Ecuador excellent spicy cigar with enough ligero to put hair on your chest!
07-08-2013 17:07:48 | More by WVbeergeek
4.22/5 rDev +14.4%
Poured into a sampler cup as part of a Sly Fox tasting at Bierkraft in Brooklyn. This was the first beer I tasted.
A--True to its name, this is was golden, almost like freshly pressed and filtered apple juice. Nearly yellow. White fizzy head left a little rim in the tiny cup.
S--This probably was due in part to the receptacle, but still, not much there in the way of either malt or noble hops. Maybe some faint grassiness.
T--Very clean, with bright notes of crystal malt with a spicy (Saaz?) bitterness behind it. A clarified, well lagered beer. Absolutely no detectable off-notes just pure fresh goodness. This one was first off the gun in terms of tasting, which is a tough spot to occupy, and shined.
M&D--Both are quite good. Mouthfeel is spritzy and crisp, very scrubbing and refreshing. Drinkability is perfect for a warm day or a day when you just want to kick back.
Perfect session beer if you're in the mood for a fresh German style lager.
05-14-2009 03:12:41 | More by TheycallmeTim
4.35/5 rDev +17.9%
Sly Fox- Helles Golden Lager
A- Bright golden yellow with a small soapy foamy head. Clear and nice bubbly carbonation.
S- Light crisp lemony bready malt with fresh cut grassy hops.
T- Sweet lemon/ honey touched crusty bready malt nice sweet earthy fresh grassy hop finish.
M- Lightly sweet and malty with a nice transition into a earthy mildly dry hoppiness.
Overall- Delicious and quenching. This 1 is a must to try if you visit the Brewpubs.
09-26-2009 14:46:27 | More by NJpadreFan
3.45/5 rDev -6.5%
Many thanks to woodychandler for providing this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can, and I am not really felling this cup/can design. Has a golden color with a 1 inch head. Smell is mild, a bit of malts. Taste is crisp, malts, some hops, refreshing and easy drinking. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a good session beer.
05-23-2013 03:39:36 | More by tone77
3.68/5 rDev -0.3%
A - A voluminous cascading pour gives way to an audibly fizzy slightly off-white colored head with a moderately rocky top... Solid retention... The color is a sleek lemony yellow... Some slow-to-moderate paced carbonation... Completely translucent and uber clean...
S - Simple and straight forward... Canned corn... Lemon zest... A kiss of spice... Slight grassy and floral notes... A bit of European hoppiness...
T - A bit lemony... A good bit of hop bite, especially for the style... Some crisp wheat notes... Loaded with bready malts...
M - A bit of foam touches the lips to start... Medium bodied... Modest carbonation... Clean... Very crisp... A bit stiff... Very good for the style...
D - A simple and straightforward... Enjoyable and refreshing... Doesn't try to be anything more than what it actually is, a very drinkable lager... The 4.6% makes it even more drinkable... Any one seeking out a simple, straight forward, and well executed lager should give this Sly Fox offering a change...
06-04-2011 18:27:21 | More by philbe311
3.59/5 rDev -2.7%
Poured from a 12 oz can into a Becker glass. Best by 7/24/2014 stamped on the bottom of the can. Moderate hand.
A: Pale, golden yellow body with ok clarity. 1.5 fingers of sudsy, white head. Good retention. Light lacing.
S: Noble hops and grass. Lightly floral notes. Pale malt, cracker. Faint biscuit. Somewhat sweeter than expected.
T: A bit atypical as the hop bitterness hits first, followed by the swell of pale malt sweetness and some essence of corn. The hops reappear late for a semi-dry finish. No alcohol presence.
M: Moderate carbonation. Body is a bit heavier than average for the style.
O: Average outing for the style from an American brewery. A bit sweet and more corn than I'd prefer, but it's aight.
07-11-2014 03:54:44 | More by fourstringer
3.98/5 rDev +7.9%
On draft at Kodiak's, Farmingdale, New York.
Poured a medium straw hue with a wispy white head. There was no retention and lacing. I attribute this to the pour and not the beer though.
The smell featured a light grainy malt and cleansing noble hop spice.
The taste was well balanced with a tight doughy malt and balancing noble hop spice.
The mouthfeel was typical of the style
Overall a tasty beer and good rendition of the style.
05-31-2010 15:55:00 | More by plaid75
Helles Golden Lager from Sly Fox Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 107 ratings.