Helles Golden Lager - Sly Fox Brewing Company

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112 Ratings
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Ratings: 112
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 13.55%
Wants: 6
Gots: 6 | 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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3.24/5  rDev -12.2%

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3.8/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I wish BA made it easier to compare one's past reviews of same style in order to be "fair". This is one of the best, freshest, most refreshing, USA Helles I have tried, along with Carton "This Town". While perfected in Germany, for freshness best to drink Helles local.

A: Pours a bright golden color with a slight haze. White, bright, pinpoint head leaves some lace. Retention is good.

S: Lemony bread, biscuit, crackers, floral, grassy hops. Pilsner malt is apparent, with a strong, excellent aroma.

T: Follows smell .Lemon cake pilsner malts, bread and more citrus rind, followed by subtle, herbal, spicy, leafy, hops. Plenty of long, dry refreshing feel in the finish.

F: Light bodied, well carbonated. Great mouth feel.

O: A refreshing fresh, aromatic Helles. One of the best in US.

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3.9/5  rDev +5.7%

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3.84/5  rDev +4.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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5/5  rDev +35.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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1.75/5  rDev -52.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +22%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of fourstringer
3.59/5  rDev -2.7%
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!

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4.19/5  rDev +13.6%
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.

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of wvsabbath
3.33/5  rDev -9.8%
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.

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2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +22%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +28.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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Helles Golden Lager from Sly Fox Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 112 ratings.