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Helles Golden Lager - Sly Fox Brewing Company

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104 Ratings
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Ratings: 104
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.59%
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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wilmerkatie

Pennsylvania

1.75/5  rDev -52.4%

07-29-2014 22:44:52 | More by wilmerkatie
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boddhitree

Germany

2.43/5  rDev -34%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

Malty aroma, some noble hops. This could be a German-brewed beer, but it's too thin for that.

It has a sweet Pils malt aftertaste, and bitterness up front of Tettnanger, but if it were sold in Germany, it'd be on par with Oettinger, a REALLY cheap beer sold in Germany and usually seen in the hands of street people, and that's not good.

Serving type: can

07-14-2013 10:27:21 | More by boddhitree
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atrocity

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

05-25-2014 14:03:32 | More by atrocity
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arjmad

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

07-06-2013 23:16:26 | More by arjmad
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wembly13

West Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

07-22-2013 15:06:23 | More by wembly13
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SpartyJoe

Ohio

3/5  rDev -18.5%

02-23-2014 22:53:55 | More by SpartyJoe
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BGsWo22

New York

3/5  rDev -18.5%

04-19-2014 01:36:16 | More by BGsWo22
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scottbrew4u

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -18.5%

06-08-2013 23:12:38 | More by scottbrew4u
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ROGUE16

Delaware

3/5  rDev -18.5%

09-10-2013 19:48:40 | More by ROGUE16
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AlexFields

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -18.5%

05-21-2014 03:45:50 | More by AlexFields
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

3/5  rDev -18.5%

01-04-2014 05:57:20 | More by Whiskeydeez
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deapokid

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -18.5%

06-22-2013 19:37:54 | More by deapokid
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drewfromboulder

Colorado

3/5  rDev -18.5%

07-10-2013 20:04:58 | More by drewfromboulder
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Mark5252

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -18.5%

09-10-2013 23:40:32 | More by Mark5252
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aztraz

Sweden

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

11-09-2013 16:16:11 | More by aztraz
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

05-01-2013 15:41:24 | More by JohnK17
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bigred89

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

02-03-2014 04:47:30 | More by bigred89
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

12-27-2013 02:30:13 | More by djrn2
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chasmandocharles

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

04-27-2013 01:36:32 | More by chasmandocharles
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wvsabbath

West Virginia

3.33/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Serving Type - Can

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.

Serving type: can

05-30-2014 21:43:15 | More by wvsabbath
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RBorsato

Virginia

3.4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tasted on-tap 9/25/06 at Tria Cafe in Philadelphia, PA. -- Advertised as "Sly Fox French Creek Helles" - 4.6%.

Straw colored with a low white head. A light grainy aroma with almost a slight adjunct character. Similar in flavor, grain and light adjuncts, with just enough hops to balance. Fairly light bodied but has a decent dry finish.

A light Helles but not one I'd likely go back to.

Per Sly Fox website: 11.5 OG. 18 IBUs. 4.9% ABV
Imported German Pils and Carmel malt.
Saaz and Hallertauer hops.
Bronze Medal, GABF 2002.

($5 / Pint)

Serving type: on-tap

09-28-2006 20:39:01 | More by RBorsato
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.45/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: can

05-23-2013 03:39:36 | More by tone77
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Omnium

Pennsylvania

3.45/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Popped the lid on the new 360 design, which I think is really smart, and drank straight from there.
A - Looks a golden yellow color, no head because it was not poured.
S - The belgian yeast is what dominates this in aroma and in taste, but its not exactly potent, some lager yeast is present as well, some earthy grains, no real hop aroma.
T - Bitter yeast, a belgian touch, some moderate other flavors, but nothing extraordinary. Tastes more like a pilsner than a lager.
M - Medium, decently carbonated.
O - Tastes like "beer, beer" with a belgian touch. not bad, but I'm digin the can design big time, I hope it catches on if everyone is going to start switching to canning.

Serving type: can

05-04-2013 18:35:26 | More by Omnium
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sgttibbs

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

12-14-2013 15:36:29 | More by sgttibbs
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DerekP

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

01-26-2014 02:44:51 | More by DerekP
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Helles Golden Lager from Sly Fox Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 104 ratings.