Helles Golden Lager | Sly Fox Brewing Company

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3.66/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sly Fox Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
slyfoxbeer.com

Style: German Helles

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
German Pils malt / Saaz & Hallertauer M. Hops

18 IBU

Added by weeare138 on 06-16-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#31,015
Reviews:
77
Ratings:
336
pDev:
13.11%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
66
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 336 |  Reviews: 77
Photo of Rubezahl
3.82/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bankboy66
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is good stuff right here. Not much to the look or smell but this is classic Helles with just the right amount of malts and fizz. A must try.

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Photo of HoppingMadMonk
3.73/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy gold. Yellow color. Just below average body and medium light carbonation. Aroma is malt,grain/cereal, citrus and moldy floral. Taste is fairly similar to aroma, just a bit sweet as well as just a mild hop bite. Maybe not world class but a very decent summertime beer. This is definitely a beer I would serve at any summer party

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Photo of Thomash-houston
3.47/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ThisWangsChung
2.89/5  rDev -21%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

The look is textbook golden lager, while the aroma brings plenty of sweet bread, sugar cookie, and even cotton candy. Of course, there's a gentle kiss of noble hops also floating around to keep things in check. The flavor opens up with some grassy noble hops and a malt sweetness. This malt sweetness grows near the middle and end, leading to a bigger problem: it's too sweet and too mashy. And too slimy on the palate, as well. The medium body is ruined by the wet texture - this is not a bone-dry pilsner nor meant to be, but it loafs on the palate too heavily for me. Carbonation isn't overdone. Still, it's not a refreshing brew, and that's a problem given the style. All in all, I expected far more from this one. It's not as drinkable as it should be, and it really doesn't satisfy like other helles lagers. It's not awful, I just wouldn't buy it again.

2.89/5: It isn't making me go Helles No, but it certainly isn't very enthralling

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Photo of drh88
3.94/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 57md
3.57/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light straw color with just under a finger of head. The nose is somewhat astringent. The flavor is grainy with a crisp, dry finish. The body is slightly hearty for the style.

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Photo of Justincredble
4.46/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of ssimpson89
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Joedonlon13
4.53/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another great example of a easy drinker done right, yellow golden body, white foamy head, clean dry break.

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Photo of rjd722
3.69/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
3.97/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smithj4
3.61/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rypkr
4.19/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Crisp, bready, lightly grassy and delicious... just like thus under represented style shold be. Kudos to sly fox for brewing quality traditional shit.

Badass can too. Never seen a lid the peels completely off before.

Get some.

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Photo of mkh895
3.23/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MikeWard
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

from notes 9/6/17. On tap at Hucklebucks in Pottsville.

Arrives in a pint glass. Pale to medium yellow body, initially good white head with dissipates to a faint ring, nice lacing at first, then none.

pretty malty on the hose, faint citrus, nothing else.

grassy sweet taste, seems nicely balanced with a faint hop bite.

medium on the mouth, somewhat sweet on the finish.

Overall, a decent enough beer. Not spectacular by any means, but nothing wrong with it either. Oddly enough, after living in east central pa for 25 years, this is my first Sly Fox beer.

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Photo of feuematt
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Golden colored beer with very little foam. Taste is bready with as light hop profile. Overall a good beer that I feel is worthy of at least one try!!!

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Photo of GrandpaGeorg
3.55/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

From a can. Not much to look at. Wan yellow in the glass with little carbonation visible. No head to speak of. A hint of bright malt in the nose. Refreshing taste, biscuity and well balanced with a hint of fruity hops. Very easy drinking. You could put a few of these down. Went well with Asian food I had for dinner.

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Photo of Genx
3.76/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.69/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jmdrpi
3.87/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can, best by date on the bottom

clear golden yellow, white head. grainy, crackery aroma - with some noble hops - earthy. taste is well balanced, fairly clean. good mouthfeel, not too thin.

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Photo of Vetbidder
3.71/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Golden colored see through look to this beer as is common for the style. To me it's a malty scent, not much else on the nose. As I've had this more than a few times before, I also like the peel top can but this time it's from draft. Good hells flavor of bready malts with some slight hops in there for a small bite. Overall, pretty good.

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Photo of bubseymour
4.15/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a beer I could drink nicely in the summer. Flavorful and crisp. Light breadiness.

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Photo of opierce
4.28/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

First of all, I love that they sell this in the old style can where the whole top opens. This is a solid lager that goes well with almost anything. Slight floral notes. Great balance of malt and hops. Very clean and fast finish.

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Helles Golden Lager from Sly Fox Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 336 ratings