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Royal Weisse - Sly Fox Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

162 Ratings
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Ratings: 162
Reviews: 90
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 12
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sly Fox Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: NeroFiddled on 11-26-2002)
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2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

mikerems, Aug 26, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -28.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -28.9%

Durandal_777, Apr 30, 2014
Photo of corby112
2.95/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Serving: on-tap at the Standard tap in Philadelphia, PA

Pours a cloudy gold color with thin white head. Aroma was kind of week with only a faint hint of citrus. Flavor was bland as well with a slight touch of lemon citrus. Very crisp with a very slight sour finish.

corby112, Nov 27, 2008
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3/5  rDev -22.5%

dar482, Feb 06, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.5%

redliner8, Sep 22, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.5%

OUJayhawk1799, Aug 13, 2013
Photo of maddogruss
3.03/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Poured a can of this into a shaker glass.

A: Pours a hazy, golden body with a thick, white head with pretty good retention and lacing.

S: A pretty sweet, malty smell with some slight banana notes.

T: A slightly metallic, malty taste with some metallic, alcohol aftertaste. The banana notes seemed to disappear and the alcohol was a bit much, especially for the style. As I drank it more, it seemed that it was a bit too much of a sweet juice as opposed to a malted beverage.

M: Seemed a bit overcarbonated and unimpressive.

D: Ok drinkability overall, but the taste and the mouthfeel were not very complimenting to each other. The carbonation was definitely overpowering and the taste seemed a little too juice-like and sweet.

maddogruss, Dec 26, 2008
Photo of tpop
3.08/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at Bar Americain midtown Manhattan.

Poured a nice hazy yellow/orange with 1.5" head. Nicely laced as I drank.

Decent nose, banana and clove noticeable but not pronounced.

Muted flavors, however, limited this hefe for me. Alcohol bite at the end not expected (and not welcomed, really).

In the end, this is an average hefe at best.

tpop, Aug 30, 2011
Photo of cpetrone84
3.2/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy golden amber with a thick creamy white head. The nose is a little messy and has lots of banana. It is a bit sweet and fruity with little else. The taste is singular, hints of clove and yeast underneath a dominant banana and lemon type hefeweizen flavor with a light bitterness in the back. The body is soft and creamy, lower carbonation for a hefe but a clean crisp finish. This is easy to drink and full of flavor, very simple and lacks the carbonation and spicy balance of a great hefe.

cpetrone84, Dec 13, 2011
Photo of Rudgers73
3.25/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into an American pint glass from the can. Pours a hazy gold with hints of orange. Slightly murky with mild carbonation. Smells great with hints of german hops, german yeast, and wheat. The taste is decent, although I find it similar to the Pikeland Pils of theirs: very distinct potency of hops. Sharpe, rip, alpha-acid-y hops. Almost makes this beer a little too clean tasting. The hops are such a dominating punch, that the soft mellow character that I like in German Hefes is dried up. This also takes away from the mouthfeel and drinkability. Maybe it would be better if I waited 3 months to find the window where the hops begin to subside, but it doesn't taste like cardboard yet... might be tough.

Rudgers73, Jun 17, 2009
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3.25/5  rDev -16%

GiantMidget, Oct 23, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -16%

THECPJ, Jan 22, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -16%

HRamz3, Nov 06, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -16%

jeanphony, Jun 11, 2012
Photo of marcpal
3.35/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pulled off my addiction to the Pikeland Pils to give this can a try.

Can poured into a weiss tumbler.

A: Fuzzy yellow with a substantial, thinly bubbled, lasting head. After a while, looks like dishwasher detergent bubbles over apple juice.

N: Good banana and spice aromas. Strongest asset of this beer by far. Banana yeast dominates the hell out of this beer along with cotton candy.

T: Some citrus, even less black pepper pop. Not much carryover from the smell. Upsettingly bland, I want cotton candy. It is still sweet but disparate from the taste. Aroma wrote checks that the flavor's ass cant cash.

M: Dont like the term, but this one is truly crisp. Very mild spiciness, nice mouthfeel.

D: Surely drinkable, goes down smooth. Just not much more, no bells or whistles that stand out. Strongly prefer Weihenstephaner or FFF for this style.

Not bad but boring to me, back to the greatness that is the Pikeland Pils. Wouldnt be a bad drink on a hot summer day but surely no German beast. I like Sly Fox a lot and will be back on board soon.

marcpal, Aug 19, 2008
Photo of taylor714914
3.41/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Slyfox, a brewery in my own state and one who I think puts out a solid lineup for the price.

A- Cloudy orangish yellow with a puffy, rocky 2 finger head.

S- Clove, light Banana, and wheaty biscuit.

T- Refreshing and clean, with the yeasty esters and wheat malts playing nicely with each other.

M- Thick for the style, but not too terrible.

Overall, worth picking up a sixer.

taylor714914, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of Naugled
3.45/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12oz can poured into a weisse glass

A: nice hazy hay color, slightly rocky head but tall, diminishes fairly quickly but some does stay, sediment floating near the surface.

S: slight spicy clove character, pleasant aroma

T: nice clove with hints of banana and sweetness and subtle tartness. very nice flavor profile.

F: medium to light body with some fullness and richness, carbonation is good

D: good drinkability, easy to drink and very refreshing

Great lawn mower or golf beer, not a fine hefe but it doesn't need to be. Its qualities as a freshing beer is what makes this a keeper. I will be buying more.

Naugled, Mar 24, 2009
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3.48/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I had this pint on-tap at Tango's in Bryn Mawr, Pa.
Appearance: As far as unflited wheat's go, I'm not a big fan of the tast, but the appearance is great. It was poured with two fingers of head that was bright white. The retention was good, but there was no lacing at all. The body was an off yellow, but a great cloudy consistency.
Smell: Nice an fruity, a bit of a spciy variety of hop. The dominate aroma was certainly the fruity ideas, kinda toying with this by changing all the way down.
Taste: Certainly yeasty, in my opinon two much. It was overpowering all of the aroma flavors.
Mouthfeel: It was a bit chewy.
Drinkability:Fair, I'll give it another try.
Don't drink and review.

treehugger02010, Mar 17, 2007
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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MalcolmWhy, Jun 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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Royal Weisse from Sly Fox Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 162 ratings.