Helles Golden Lager
Sly Fox Brewing Company

Helles Golden LagerHelles Golden Lager
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Style:
Lager - Helles
Ranked #166
ABV:
4.9%
Score:
83
Ranked #40,619
Avg:
3.68 | pDev: 12.77%
Reviews:
86
Ratings:
362
From:
Sly Fox Brewing Company
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  14
Gots
  66
SCORE
83
Good
Helles Golden LagerHelles Golden Lager
Notes: German Pils malt / Saaz & Hallertauer M. Hops

18 IBU
Reviews: 86 | Ratings: 362 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by thebeers:
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thebeers from Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Exceptionally clear and pale straw color with a thick, dense white head. Earthy and dry floral hop aroma with a hint of sweet and burnt malt behind. Very clean tasting with a flavor that follows the nose. Light bodied and well carbonated. Pretty good stuff.

Feb 06, 2016
More User Reviews:
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jimboothdesigns from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Very clean and crisp. Perfect for a Summer evening. Love the 360 can.

Jul 13, 2015
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drewfromboulder from Colorado

3/5  rDev -18.5%

Jul 10, 2013
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skaboom420 from Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Jul 19, 2013
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BGsWo22 from Texas

3/5  rDev -18.5%

Apr 19, 2014
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BubbleBobble from New York

3.12/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

May 02, 2020
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BG3 from Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Aug 10, 2014
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Feel_the_Darkness from Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Feb 02, 2014
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MeganandDana from Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

May 05, 2014
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bshiban from Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Jun 04, 2014
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Durandal_777 from Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Jun 03, 2014
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Joelski from Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Sep 29, 2013
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Huffs from New York

3.62/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Sam Adams glass, developed a nice, bubbly white head with some retention and minimal lacing. Aroma had notes of yeast and grain. Appearance was a golden straw with some clouding. Tasted light with mild grain and grass notes, some hoppy bite on the back. Mouthfeel was light with a mild and clean aftertaste.

May 03, 2014
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cw13 from New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Apr 22, 2013
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JNForsyth from Pennsylvania

3.07/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dec 17, 2014
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ChrisKayler from Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Feb 03, 2014
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Hockey_Fan from Maryland

3.8/5  rDev +3.3%

Nov 23, 2014
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Lurkerson from Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Apr 09, 2013
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KeyWestGator from Florida

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nov 23, 2016
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wonothesane42 from New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Dec 26, 2013
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Omnium from Pennsylvania

3.44/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Popped the lid on the new 360 design, which I think is really smart, and drank straight from there.
A - Looks a golden yellow color, no head because it was not poured.
S - The belgian yeast is what dominates this in aroma and in taste, but its not exactly potent, some lager yeast is present as well, some earthy grains, no real hop aroma.
T - Bitter yeast, a belgian touch, some moderate other flavors, but nothing extraordinary. Tastes more like a pilsner than a lager.
M - Medium, decently carbonated.
O - Tastes like "beer, beer" with a belgian touch. not bad, but I'm digin the can design big time, I hope it catches on if everyone is going to start switching to canning.

May 04, 2013
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Saylor from Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oct 23, 2019
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Watty from Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +35.9%

Aug 19, 2014
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Mongrel from Maryland

3.79/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Nov 27, 2016
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MikeMcCl from New Jersey

3.03/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

A bit too sweet for my tastes.

Feb 01, 2015
Helles Golden Lager from Sly Fox Brewing Company
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 362 ratings