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Helles Golden Lager - Sly Fox Brewing Company

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103 Ratings
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Ratings: 103
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 12.7%
Wants: 4
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sly Fox Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Munich Helles Lager |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A German-style golden lager brewed with imported German Pils malt and Saaz and Hallertauer hops. This light-bodied beer offers a gentle, dry finish.

(Beer added by: Phatz on 04-10-2006)
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Reviews by nofalltoofar:
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nofalltoofar

Pennsylvania

4.24/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into pint glass

A: Quickly dissipating head, almost transparent light gold.

S: Sharp, grainy, sweet

T: Sweet, slight bitterness, grain, little hop flower presence, slight metallic presence, sweet midrange, slight bitter aftertaste

M: Smooth with some solidness, not runny, not oily. Slight excessive carbonation

Great beer. Not sure if I like the price ($36). It's not that memorable of a beer and doesn't have a real signature taste. It's not a bad beer. It's just a good light German ale. It's a solid choice if you're a fan of Pilsners.

Serving type: can

04-25-2013 22:29:27 | More by nofalltoofar
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3.59/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

Prost!

Serving type: can

07-11-2014 03:54:44 | More by fourstringer
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4.19/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a transparent golden body with a pure white head quickly dissolving to leave almost no trace of lacing as the lively carbonation dances to the top of the glass.

The aroma offers plenty of German Pils, a touch of herbal hops and just plain freshness.

That German Pils strikes the palate immediately with subdued herbal hops and perhaps just a touch of spiced malt.

A clean, crisp, fresh body with generous carbonation and a drying finish.

A plain good beer, pretty traditional German Helles - perfectly clean.

Serving type: can

07-06-2014 23:31:42 | More by CHADMC3
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3.33/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Appearance - Light straw yellow with a white, foamy 1 inch head. Decent lacing.

Smell - Nice mix of malts with some spices, added sugars and some minor fruit notes. Lemon, some grain and a little caramel note at the finish.

Taste - Starts off with light, clean and crisp malts, some lemon and grassy flavor. Orange, some pineapple and grapefruit are also present. Bready, some caramel and spices show up near the finish.

Mouthfeel - Light and crisp, malts and some fruits coat the tongue. Palate picks up more malts, lemon and grassy notes. Aftertaste is light, lemon and malts.

Overall - Average. Really light and easy to drink. Nothing special and the flavors are very light. Its fine for a summertime beer to pound away at but nothing id take over a lot of other summertime beers.

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Sam Adams glass, developed a nice, bubbly white head with some retention and minimal lacing. Aroma had notes of yeast and grain. Appearance was a golden straw with some clouding. Tasted light with mild grain and grass notes, some hoppy bite on the back. Mouthfeel was light with a mild and clean aftertaste.

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4.2/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12 oz can into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass. Best by 04/22/14 on bottom of can. Purchased at Kroger (Charlottesville, VA).

A: Beautiful clear straw-gold with ample 1-finger white big-bubbled head with decente retention and a nice cap of lacing.

S: Plenty of Munich and pilsner malt graininess with a good balance of grassy, noble hoppiness.

T: Clean with only a slight minerally bit in the aftertaste. Otherwise is straight grainy maltiness with a light hand of noble hopping. Really a fine tasting helles lager for sure. If they could punch out the light sulfur-aspirin-mineral character in the finish, this would be a definite summer go to brew. Still, this is an excellent, clean lager with no other faults.

M: Very crisp and easy to drink with a fairly light-handed carbonation to enhance the light-medium body and mouthfeel.

O: Sly Fox Golden Lager is a stellar lager with just the right mix of pilsner and Munich graininess with noble hopping -- they have made an outstanding brew here.

Serving type: can

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Helles Golden Lager from Sly Fox Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.