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Helles Golden Lager - Sly Fox Brewing Company

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83
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114 Ratings
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Ratings: 114
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.59%
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:
Beer added by: Phatz on 04-10-2006

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: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of tigg924
3.81/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of pearljam118
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Axnjxn
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of mikefuski17
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of DRBiser
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of VAcrossr
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of aztraz
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of erlenmeyer
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of CreekyJarls
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Mark5252
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of ROGUE16
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of zekeman17
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of MirkoCroCough
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can into pint glass. Drank the rest of the six pack from the cans.

Very nice golden color. Not much of a head but left a white lacing down the glass.

Excellent, excellent clean beer smell. Malty goodness.

Not overly sweet, but good bready malts finishing with a nice hoppy bitterness.

Light but not overly carbonated. Very smooth finish.

This is an awesome, basic beer when you just want a straight up beer. Highly drinkable. Also really dug the open top cans. Good job Sly Fox.

Photo of brutalist
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of wembly13
2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

Photo of dgherm
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of StJamesGate
3.58/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pale gold with a steady stream of bubbles up the middle that keeps a white film.
Saltines, greasy lemon and cut hay on a faint nose.
Pizza crust, more lemon sorbet and some mild Noble bite.
Faint grassy finish and drying linger.
Crisp, light, slight chew.

The fancy new can is an odd one - disconcerting to see the bottom of your beer from above with no head.
Out of a glass this is an average session lager, with all the relevant notes fairly muted.
Not a dud, but below par for SF.

Photo of boddhitree
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.

Photo of BWED
3.63/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. pour from the new 360 can into a craft pint.

A- Crystal clear straw yellow, with a one finger white head. No retention or lacing.

S- Pale malt aroma, with lots of straw. A slight hop spice comes through as well.

T- Straw again, very rich straw flavor. The spicy hops show up again to balance things out.

M- Crisp, a little fizzy and a dry finish.

O- This is a pretty good beer. I enjoy the straw flavor, which tastes fresh and rich. Unlike many other golden lagers of America, with their stale, pissy, flavors.

Photo of drewfromboulder
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of bacher468
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.05/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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!

Photo of arjmad
2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

Photo of wdarcy77
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of deapokid
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Helles Golden Lager from Sly Fox Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 114 ratings.