Helles Golden Lager - Sly Fox Brewing Company
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4/5 rDev +8.4%
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.
08-17-2013 18:23:37 | More by MirkoCroCough
3.58/5 rDev -3%
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.
07-18-2013 11:19:33 | More by StJamesGate
2.43/5 rDev -34.1%
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.
07-14-2013 10:27:21 | More by boddhitree
3.63/5 rDev -1.6%
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.
07-13-2013 13:31:41 | More by BWED
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
3.66/5 rDev -0.8%
Sly Fox Brewing Company
Helles Golden Lager
Appearance: 12 oz pull tab can. Pours a bright golden color with a chill haze. White head forms and leaves some lace. Retention is average.
Smell: Bread, biscuit, crackers and some stewed floral, grassy hops. Pilsner malt is apparent right away, This beer has a strong aroma.
Taste: Cakey pilsner malts, bread and lemony citrus are the big flavors. Hops are herbal, spicy, leafy, and have soft citrus notes. Finishes with a tang of yeast and alpha acids, bitterness is pretty pronounced for 18 IBU.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied, well carbonated. Citrus oil and yeast tang stick to the palate,
Overall: A refreshing beverage for the summer, I enjoyed the lemon citrus notes along with the bready pilsner malts. Makes for a good canned option, and it uses a vintage pull tab design which makes for a smooth pour. Sly Fox Helles Golden Lager makes for a great warm weather, lighter craft option.
05-26-2013 20:55:28 | More by Stinkypuss
Helles Golden Lager from Sly Fox Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 107 ratings.