Helles Golden Lager - Sly Fox Brewing Company
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2.89/5 rDev -21.9%
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.
04-27-2013 19:17:20 | More by Rifugium
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
3.2/5 rDev -13.5%
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.
06-15-2014 19:21:49 | More by orcrist_cleaver
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
3.39/5 rDev -8.4%
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.
06-30-2013 18:10:56 | More by taylor714914
3.43/5 rDev -7.3%
360 can poured into...nothing. This one is getting drank straight from the can as intended.
I'm sure it's golden and I'm sure it's carbonated, but I may never know for sure. No head from no pour.
Pilsner malt and caramel with touches of lemongrass and bubblegum. Very subtle, again, from no pour.
Very light on the palate. Sweetened Pilsner graininess with dabs of caramel. Light touches of lemongrass and bubblegum. Perhaps a little hay.
Light bodied, crisp and dry.
Nifty can. Light, sessionable and refreshing.
05-12-2013 21:18:56 | More by justintcoons
3.45/5 rDev -6.8%
Beer review notes from 5/20/12, on tap at the Lark in East Northport, NY: pours hazy yellow gold color with a 2 finger white head that faded quickly and left decent spotty lacing.
Smells of sweet malt, caramel, grains, corn husk, vegetables, light herbs and light citrus hops; pretty earthy nose, almost like a salad.
Tastes like it smells, sweet malt, caramel, grains, corn husk, vegetables, light herbs, funky yeast, cardboard, light citrus hops and a hint of lemon zest; on par for the style, but just kind of blah as it seems like an American attempt at a German beer and not an American interpretation of a German beer. It misses the mark somewhere for me.
Mouthfeel is light, crisp and lemony, with high fizzy carbonation, a light body and a finish that's tart yet almost clean. An easy drinking beer that was alright, but not one I got excited about.
10-19-2012 03:28:49 | More by CHickman
Helles Golden Lager from Sly Fox Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 109 ratings.