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Helles Golden Lager - Sly Fox Brewing Company

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84
good

119 Ratings
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Ratings: 119
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 13.51%
Wants: 5
Gots: 9 | 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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1.5/5  rDev -59.5%

George_Ruffino, Aug 05, 2014
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2/5  rDev -45.9%

tmhoye, Aug 29, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

gafferjohn, Feb 13, 2012
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2.8/5  rDev -24.3%

Jsechr, Oct 17, 2014
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2.89/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

First had: can, sample tasting at Edgemont Beer

Golden-straw color, clear, with a thin layer of bubbles on top. Plastic cup, so no real lacing going on. Aroma was pretty "lagery," sweet with bready malts, almost doughy, and some light floral hops. Taste of cereal grains, sweet, more of the bready malts from the aroma, light floral hops. A pretty basic lager. A bit bland and dull, no real crispness to it. Light body. I guess it was okay, if you like lagers, but I wasn't really digging it, and I wouldn't even call it a lawnmower beer. But it was a free sample, so I couldn't turn it down.

Rifugium, Apr 27, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

Octoberist, Jul 31, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

Mattias, Apr 05, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

xnicknj, Dec 16, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

herrburgess, Oct 01, 2014
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3.13/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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 !!

GONZALOYANNA, Mar 09, 2014
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3.16/5  rDev -14.6%

cfadams17, Aug 16, 2014
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3.2/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: An alluringly bright gold color.

S: Pleasantly sweet grains. Freshly shelled wheat husks. No grassiness nor subtle spicing can be detected.

M: Medium bodied and smooth. Not as a crisp finish as desired. Only semi-dry, and left with a wet palate. Breadiness pervades.

T: Honeysuckle. Very clean tasting malt forward beer. Needs more hop bitterness to tidy up the malt sweetness.

O: Definitely showcases the German malts nicely, but at the expense of any noticeable contribution from the Czech pilsen hops.

orcrist_cleaver, Jun 15, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Lurkerson, Apr 09, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

david18, Aug 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

curlybird, Jul 22, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Drknight, Apr 30, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

TheBigBoy, Dec 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

GeorgeCarroll, Aug 27, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

MeganandDana, May 05, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

kmos27, Sep 23, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

drew74, Jul 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

pajeff, Jul 25, 2014
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3.3/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Chinon01, Jan 31, 2010
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3.39/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the new can, where the almost entire top peels off.

A- Copper orange with a small finger of head.

S- Malt sweetness and a hint of hops.

T- Straightfoward malt sweetness with a bit of hops for balance. Nothing complex, but refreshing on a hot day.

M- Slightly overcarbonated in my opinion, but still pretty decent.

O- Overall, a good beer for a hot day. I wouldn't buy it all the time, but it is a nice change of pace from IPAs and Pale Ales.

taylor714914, Jun 30, 2013
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Helles Golden Lager from Sly Fox Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 119 ratings.