Helles Golden Lager | Sly Fox Brewing Company

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3.66/5
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333 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Munich Helles Lager

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:
#35,331
Reviews:
76
Ratings:
333
pDev:
13.11%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
64
Trade:
0
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1.5/5  rDev -59%

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1.75/5  rDev -52.2%

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2/5  rDev -45.4%

Photo of Rutkiller
2.18/5  rDev -40.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

A boring lager. Nothing special here.

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Photo of unklemike
2.39/5  rDev -34.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Not bad. Very mild version of s hells lager.

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Photo of boddhitree
2.47/5  rDev -32.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

Malty aroma, some noble hops. This could be a German-brewed beer, but it's too thin for that.

It has a sweet Pils malt aftertaste, and bitterness up front of Tettnanger, but if it were sold in Germany, it'd be on par with Oettinger, a REALLY cheap beer sold in Germany and usually seen in the hands of street people, and that's not good.

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Photo of waddellc2
2.5/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

not good, dont liek at all

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2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

Photo of dawsunn
2.53/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Heavy corn taste and smells like a Taco Bell. I dare you to double blind this with a Tecate. Literally liquid Fritos.

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Photo of arjmad
2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

Photo of Jsechr
2.8/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of MasterRigger
2.85/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Antg8989
2.88/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Got this in a random craft brew 12 pack. Nothing special.

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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 Rifugium
2.9/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of Ryan4120
2.93/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Gaddabble
2.99/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3/5  rDev -18%

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3/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -18%

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3/5  rDev -18%

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3/5  rDev -18%

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3/5  rDev -18%

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Helles Golden Lager from Sly Fox Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 333 ratings