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Helles Bock - Sly Fox Brewing Company

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Helles Bock
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11 Ratings
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Ratings: 11
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 3.83%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sly Fox Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Maibock / Helles Bock |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerBeing on 05-13-2006)
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Bierman9
3.7/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Stopped into Sly Fox for lunch on 03JUN11 during a break in the action at the Reading WWII Weekend. Since there were a number of tempting options on the menu here, I opted to go with 10oz servings to maximize my pleasure. I chose to lead-off with a Helles Bock for $3.75.

The slim flute was filled with a clear, medium golden brew. Slow carbo rose within, and a creamy, smooth, white head topped things off. Head lasted well, and the lacework was very nice. This sucka was quite smooth, and the body was a good medium. Aroma was mild, yet bready, with some floral hops showing up.

As for the flavor, bready, crackery malts are first evident, lending a light sweetness to the proceedings. Floral hops then show up, with light fruitiness tagging along. A bit more bitter than it should be, for me anyhow. Still a flavorful offering, though.


3.7 rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


Photo of Biscuit033
3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Bright Golden with a two finger head and pleanty of lace.

S: Fresh grains and sweet malt aromas.

T: Sweet malts, grains, and a hint of alcohol. All of the flavors meld well together.

M: Medium bodied with a crisp, dry finish.

D: A bit sweet but a good take on the style. It is something I don't mind having a few of.

Photo of DaggerEyes
3.8/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a clear deep gold with a finger and a half high white head. Minimal lacing but good head retention.

Malty and floral with some honey on the nose

Sweet and malty, a nice hop bite, the bitterness is a nice balance to the sweet malts. Medium bodied, medium carbonation.

A solid and well crafted beer.

Photo of DrJay
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear, deep gold with a thin cap of white foam. Minimal lacing and decent retention. It had a pleasant maltiness with some floral noble hops. Mild (yet solid) bitterness with plenty of pils malt sweetness up front. Slightly toasted with floral hops throughout. Off-dry with a bit of alcohol warmth, medium body and carbonation. This reminded me a bit of some stronger euro-lagers, only with a rich malty backbone rather than a thin sweetness. Maybe even like a stronger, maltier helles lager. Either way -- tasty!

Helles Bock from Sly Fox Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.