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Helles Golden Lager - Sly Fox Brewing Company

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109 Ratings
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Ratings: 109
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 13.51%
Wants: 5
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:
German Pils malt / Saaz & Hallertauer M. Hops

18 IBU

(Beer added by: weeare138 on 06-16-2005)
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Ratings: 109 | Reviews: 29 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Jdbateman83:
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Jdbateman83

California

3.81/5  rDev +3%

Very very very light and smooth beer. Very easy to drink, to drink fast, and to drink allot of. Slight slight bit of hops, no bitterness, light carbonation. Easy to drink, easy on the wallet, great with a burger and truffle fries. Looks like a standard lager, smells nice, good crisp clean mouthfeel, would definitely order again.

09-21-2013 01:27:00 | More by Jdbateman83
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KolbMarley

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

02-19-2014 16:46:52 | More by KolbMarley
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wattoclone

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

09-12-2012 15:15:49 | More by wattoclone
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cfadams17

Pennsylvania

3.16/5  rDev -14.6%

08-16-2014 18:40:17 | More by cfadams17
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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

07-02-2014 00:22:10 | More by let8it8grow
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DStrauss1987

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

I had two of these over dinner the other night and they were so-so. That said I'd like to try it outside of the can.

08-29-2014 14:15:12 | More by DStrauss1987
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Bdel34

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

02-18-2012 19:32:03 | More by Bdel34
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev +4.1%

On tap @ the Sly Fox Brewing Company (Phoenixville, PA) on 10/9/11. Served in a pint glass.

Pours a clear gold, with a ½ finger of bright-white head. This retains with a thin frothiness, which bunches up around the sides of the glass, leaving back a smattering of creamy lace down the sides. The aroma smells grassy and spicy, with a fresh underlying leafy citrus character. The malts have a moderate tightness in the nose, which offers up some flavorful support and overall crispness to this.

The taste has a firm citric snap across the tongue, which spreads leafy flavors and a spicy bitterness out into the mouth. Sweet bready grains do a nice job of balancing this, while those Noble hops pull up the finish with a dry spiciness and a touch of lingering bitter fruit. The mouthfeel has a lighter medium bodied feel to it, with an overall crispness to the carbonation that keeps this tight in the mouth. Pretty overall easy feel to this here.

They excel at German styles here at Sly Fox and this was no different. This was just a crisp, flavorful, and most of all EXREMELY drinkable take on the style, with my only complaint being that this was maybe a bit too dry and spicy in the finish. Other than that though, this was had a tremendous quaffable nature to it. Good stuff!

10-11-2011 14:28:35 | More by Kegatron
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Chinon01

Pennsylvania

3.3/5  rDev -10.8%

This beer started out nicely. The appearance was a wonderful clear golden color every bubble being clearly expressed. But as it warmed slightly things seem to fall apart. What were generous toasted malts in the nose became sort of sweet cereal without being interesting. The taste was cloying with none of the charm of a great helles. I probably wouldn't order this again.

01-31-2010 00:45:58 | More by Chinon01
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Swift989

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +8.1%

06-24-2014 04:28:16 | More by Swift989
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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VeganUndead

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

04-24-2014 03:30:42 | More by VeganUndead
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

05-07-2013 11:57:49 | More by mdillon86
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Lurkerson

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

04-09-2013 04:40:46 | More by Lurkerson
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Flip_Smash

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

08-23-2014 22:20:31 | More by Flip_Smash
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New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

07-10-2014 05:46:59 | More by MarkJBurch
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SixpointJMH

New Jersey

3.88/5  rDev +4.9%

Pours a nice, somewhat deep golden colour with a frothy white head that leaves a minimal amount of residue on the glass.

The aroma has some hop notes to it that are a touch dirty and a touch sweet. There's a faint hint of caramel in the mix here as well.

Flavour has a touch of graininess to it and some of the sweetness that was noted in the aroma, along with an ever so slight spice flavour. There's a definite German character to this one from the Saaz hops. Mouthfeel is light bodied but spot on for the style and refreshing.

This is a simple, to the point take on the style. It's not my favourite style in the world so I'd be apt to grab something else off of the beer list, but I enjoyed this one nonetheless which to me is a testament to a job well done by the brewer. If you like the style, you'll really dig this one, and even if you don't you should enjoy it as well.

09-02-2007 18:39:10 | More by SixpointJMH
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IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

03-11-2014 06:23:53 | More by IdrinkGas
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MattyPods

Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev +3.5%

This golden lager is very light and easy to drink. I enjoy this beer very much. The German pips malt really stands out in the taste. And the hallertauer hops are the perfect choice to put a hint of bitterness in the after taste. I would recommend this beer for a tailgate or on the beach.

04-26-2014 23:50:31 | More by MattyPods
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

09-05-2013 22:35:01 | More by mendvicdog
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GONZALOYANNA

Spain

3.13/5  rDev -15.4%

330ml can. Footed flute glass @ Freiburg (L´Hospitalet-Barcelona). Pale gold color, clear appearance.. White froth, close crown & fairly good retention. Spicy, floral, yeasty & grassy aromas. Malty & crisp upfront rounded by hints of apple & pear on the back. Light body. Moderate but lively carbonation. Pale malty texture & spicy touch. Clean bitterness arises in the middle & lingers into a bitter/sweet finish. Dried aftertaste. Easy to drink !!

03-09-2014 17:44:12 | More by GONZALOYANNA
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plaid75

New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Poured a deep straw hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was decent retention and lacing.

The smell featured a lightly sweet doughy malt with a good dose of flowery hop.

The taste consisted of a clean husky grain, some light sweetness and a spicy noble hop.

The mouthfeel was clean and crisp with a light creaminess.

Overall a good and quaffable lager. I would have liked to have seen more of a hop flavor to match the aroma.

04-24-2007 14:08:07 | More by plaid75
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weeare138

Pennsylvania

4.45/5  rDev +20.3%

This is formerly the French Creek Helles.
Appears a light golden yellow with a small white head that quickly dissapears. Some spotty lacing can be seen on the glass.
Smell is of heavy caramel, malt, and refreshing hops.
Taste is of caramel & malt with a nice, zippy hop that is superbly balanced. Nice, light bready and fruity beverage that is a true winner.
Mouthfeel is balanced sweetness that slowly lingers towards the back of the mouth.
Drinkability is great. Everything is in place with this beer to be an outstanding beer with the exception of the somewhat lackluster head retention.

Finger licking good.

06-16-2005 18:19:21 | More by weeare138
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Pennsylvania

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Virginia

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04-24-2014 04:06:12 | More by JMUbrewz
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Helles Golden Lager from Sly Fox Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 109 ratings.