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Helles Golden Lager - Sly Fox Brewing Company

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106 Ratings
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Ratings: 106
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 13.78%
Wants: 5
Gots: 5 | 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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Count0interupt

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +35.1%

06-28-2014 17:37:25 | More by Count0interupt
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Mister_Falcon

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +35.1%

06-13-2013 03:03:44 | More by Mister_Falcon
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Stanhagen

Pennsylvania

4.9/5  rDev +32.4%

This is a crisp lager. It doesnt try to be more than it should, its exactly what a lager should taste like. Pours golden with a light head which quickly disperses. Smells of a nice mix of malts and hops. Very smooth drinker and easily could be described as a session beer.

06-28-2011 04:38:34 | More by Stanhagen
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Latarnik

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

06-01-2014 16:45:15 | More by Latarnik
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TrickkyGangsta

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

05-25-2013 00:44:00 | More by TrickkyGangsta
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TBYoung

Pennsylvania

4.46/5  rDev +20.5%

Served in the soup top can. A delightful fruty and grassy aroma greets the nose as you open this beer its a delightful golden hue with a hint of amber. Taste is grass fruity hops and a hint of doughy malt on the back a little thin on mouthfeel but very refreshing. All in all my favorite session lager.

11-04-2013 22:12:46 | More by TBYoung
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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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ffejherb

Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev +19.7%

On tap during the 2009 Sly Fox Goat Races & Bock Fest on 5/3/09.

A - Clear, transparent golden body with sparse carbonation and one-finger frothy white head that settled to a quarter inch of retention and left a nice amount of sticky lace.

S - Clean lager aroma with light grassy and citrus hops paired with a bready, biscuity malt character and a touch of fresh grains.

T - Like the aroma, this Helles features a nicely balanced hop profile including light grassy and herbal hops as well as some citrus notes. Malt is sweet with a bready, almost biscuity crispness. Finishes clean with a subtle hop bite.

M - Light bodied with a soft yet syrupy texture and crisp mouthfeel.

D - Very crisp, clean and easy to drink. True to style Helles Lager. One of my favorites from Sly Fox and the true definition of a session beer. I could drink this all afternoon.

05-04-2009 22:53:36 | More by ffejherb
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utopiajane

New York

4.3/5  rDev +16.2%

Pours the color of light straw with just a tint of amber. Has a finger of creamy white foam that fell as I drank to a thin ring.Nose is malt sweetness and leafy herbal. Cheerful golden scent of grass and a bit of spice. Moderate malts on the nose. The taste is perfection. A citric crispness takes the palate to a smooth and apporachable malt sweetness. Leafy flavors with plenty of earth and a a spicy bitter. The mouthfeel is exemplary. Lively and crisp like a brisk wind. It's sweetly breaddy and fills up your mouth to finish dry and with a touch of spice and faint bitter to linger in the aftertaste.

Friendly. A lively tonic with bright and favorable aspects. Just what the doctor ordered.

11-02-2013 19:16:03 | More by utopiajane
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MFer

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

02-23-2014 00:56:56 | More by MFer
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ChrisKayler

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

02-03-2014 01:06:30 | More by ChrisKayler
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AudioGilz

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

02-24-2014 23:20:00 | More by AudioGilz
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cw13

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

04-22-2013 19:47:18 | More by cw13
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twenteone

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

04-17-2014 02:03:43 | More by twenteone
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Givemebeer

Vermont

4.19/5  rDev +13.2%

A: Straw golden with a fluffy white head. Attractive I declare.

S: Floral, and biscuity.

T: Earthy, floral, grassy hops with a light bready/biscuity flavor to it. Gentle and refreshing a great showcase of the noble hops.

M: light bodied crisp dry and refreshing.

O: For an American brewery, it's hard to do a better helles lager. Very sessionable great drinkability.

03-28-2014 00:17:39 | More by Givemebeer
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Biscuit033

Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev +13%

A: Clear straw color with a three finger head poured in my .41 liter Warsteiner pilsner glass. Good head retension and lacing.

S: Malty aroma dominates. Hints of metal, straw, and bread.

T: Big malty backbone of bread and yeast with earthy hop notes.

M: Gentle bubbles on the tongue with a crisp, clean, slightly bitter finish.

D: This is how a Helles should be crisp and easy to drink summer or winter. Great session.

12-16-2007 19:09:03 | More by Biscuit033
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DrJay

Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev +10.8%

Crystal clear gold with a fine, white head. Great retention and lacing. Clean malt aroma with plenty of floral hops - maybe just a bit of citrus as well. Light to moderate bitterness with a bit of malt. Slightly grainy character, almost like barley straight from the bag on brewing day. Sweet finish. Light body with crisp carbonation. Off-dry. This is a highly drinkable, top notch helles, especially for a brewpub. The brewer really knows his stuff.

03-17-2006 03:04:23 | More by DrJay
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev +9.5%

I had this at the goat races - served chilled in a willybecker.
A - A clear golden as the name states w/ small white cap. The bead is pin sized and carbonation is visible, attractive lager to view in the Sly Fox glass.

S - Great malt nose w/ floral hops and light mineral note from subtle yeast aroma

M - Crisp light body + light herbal hop w/ nice malt smooth dry texture. A bit spicy for my taste to be honest.

T - A nice crisp flavor but hoppier than most w/ a nice clean yeast profile and mild sweetness. The hops have great flavor, but higher up in the taste than malt which is a little off the mark, but taste is a nice blend of complimentary flavors

D -= A good example of the style, a nice quaffable helles, but could use more malt in the tast IMO, like the clean drinkable aspects a lot, I could drink many of these in a session

05-06-2009 14:15:58 | More by Slatetank
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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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random846

California

4/5  rDev +8.1%

12-25-2013 03:59:07 | More by random846
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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.1%

05-09-2014 02:29:24 | More by ejimhof
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Virginia

4/5  rDev +8.1%

08-12-2014 01:04:53 | More by AWB3
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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.1%

04-20-2013 21:09:37 | More by brez8791
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +8.1%

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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +8.1%

05-20-2013 20:09:19 | More by thampel09
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Helles Golden Lager from Sly Fox Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 106 ratings.