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Royal Weisse - Sly Fox Brewing Company

Royal WeisseRoyal Weisse

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very good

139 Ratings
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Ratings: 139
Reviews: 86
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.14%

Brewed by:
Sly Fox Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: NeroFiddled on 11-26-2002)
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Photo of WesWes

New York

4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a cloudy gold color with a thin white lace head. The aroma is good. It has light wheat scent with a sweet, fruity yeast aroma; very nice and aromatic. The taste is good. It has a good wheat malt presence with a strong fruity yeast flavor that dominates the beer. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium bodied beer with good carbonation. This is a fine weiss beer. It has great flavor and mouthfeel; another winner!

Serving type: on-tap

04-07-2004 14:23:37 | More by WesWes
Photo of pezoids


4.45/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This was a hazy and pale straw yellow, with a frothy and creamy head of foam that looks like meringue. Strong and sweet aroma of bubblegum, candied sugar and lemony grains. There’s something else I detect that’s almost like fresh blueberry jam? The taste is light, fruity sweet with a touch of strawberry/maple syrup. Light bodied and highly flavorful and estery. Some sourness from the wheat and just a small amount of yeastiness. An excellent Hefe.

Serving type: on-tap

03-25-2004 13:36:10 | More by pezoids
Photo of ark57


3.53/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

It is a murky gold with a small head. I know wheat beers are usually cloudy, but it does not look appetizing and there is not much head to boot. There is a lot of sweet banana in the aroma. The taste has strong banana and some spicy clove. It is a little too sweet for me, but it is refreshing.

Serving type: on-tap

03-22-2004 14:56:22 | More by ark57
Photo of GeoffFromSJ

New Jersey

3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer had a nice peach color with a nice white head. As another reviewer mentioned, it had banana-like tastes, along with other fruit-like flavors. It was a bit heavy for a hefe. Refreshing, but relatively heavy. I concur that there was little aftertaste.

Serving type: on-tap

03-20-2004 19:19:08 | More by GeoffFromSJ
Photo of nomad


3.65/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Completely opague dirty orange color, with a finger of a head, meringue-like of tight small bubbles. Yet, the head did not stay well from lack of support. Wet, sliding lace.

Smells of soft bread, mild wheat tartness, moderate banana and moderate chalky clove scents. Average character across the board.

Taste is peach-lite with a mild wheat tart. Almost chewy dough/wheat grain flavor, small citrus end, and then a creamy finish. Protein-thick moderate mouthfeel. A moderate weizen that was a fair pair with a mixed salad and hot Italian sausages.

Did the yeast change? Did I get the end of the keg? Average on this attempt, as I got none of the big phenolic character and bold flavors that others have describe - will try again as I love a good hefeweizen and trust Sly Fox.

Serving type: growler

03-08-2004 02:19:55 | More by nomad
Photo of dmarch


4.35/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It has a hazy gold color with a thin white head that leaves a nice lace along the glass. Aroma is mostly bananna and citrus. Taste is bananna with hints of apple and apricot. Very drinkable and refreshing. Definately makes the trip to Sly Fox worthwhile.

Serving type: on-tap

07-19-2003 12:42:40 | More by dmarch
Photo of Scoats


4.33/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Wow. Not your average hefeweizen; guess it is more of a weizenbock. Cloudy orange color, full Belgiany yeasty aroma, hearty taste. It's the full package. Might be too heavy for really hot weather, but an excellent fall or spring beer. Another homerun from brewer Brian O'Reilly.

Serving type: on-tap

06-05-2003 05:14:56 | More by Scoats
Photo of oberon

North Carolina

4.15/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is a hearty wheat beer for sure,poured a deep hazy copper color with big rocky head.a very spicey/clovey smell to it,the taste was of bubble gum and cloves real nice weiss.A little filling for the style but this one had alot of substance real nice.

Serving type: on-tap

05-26-2003 13:32:03 | More by oberon
Photo of bierman2000


4.47/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A nice German style wheat beer. It goes with any food or alone and is very smooth and has a bit of citrus that lets it cut through the dry mouth and quenches the taste buds. It is good in the spring or summer since it is light and not as carbonated as other wheats. A great refreshing wheat.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2003 14:21:25 | More by bierman2000
Photo of Jarod


4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It pours into the glass a copper color that is slightly cloudy. The head is foamy and white that disappears quickly and leaves little behind. The aroma is of some fruit (apples) spice, large bananas and hints of malt and hops. The taste is nice and flavorful for this style. Sweet and fruity with hints of the hops (slight bitter) and spices. But the main player is bananas. Like I said a good beer, refreshing. Can eat almost anything while drinking this, it will not interfere with the flavors.

Serving type: on-tap

12-03-2002 10:09:52 | More by Jarod
Photo of NeroFiddled


4.55/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A cloudy ruddy orange body rests beneath a frothy bright white head that holds well but eventually drops to a thin creamy surface covering. The body is medium (@ 3 Plato/1.012sg) with a very fine and lightly effervescent carbonation that leaves it quite creamy in the mouth. The nose offers bold aromas of apple, extremely ripe banana, and mildly spicy clove. These carry over into a rich flavor that also includes some light phenolics: a mild touch of vanilla, a gentle smokiness, and some minimal acetone. The bitterness is appropriately low, allowing the phenolics and the sweetness of the malt to act as the centerpoint, and yet it finishes short with just a thin lingering sweetness and very mild clove note. An exceptionally well done beer for the person who prefers a richly estery and phenolic weisse. Not to be missed.

Serving type: on-tap

11-26-2002 19:10:45 | More by NeroFiddled
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Royal Weisse from Sly Fox Brewing Company
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