Helles Golden Lager | Sly Fox Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
3.66/5
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335 Ratings
Helles Golden LagerHelles Golden Lager
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:
#36,464
Reviews:
77
Ratings:
335
pDev:
13.11%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
65
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 335 |  Reviews: 77
Photo of justincourts
3.54/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jhartley
3.3/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MikeMcCl
3.03/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

A bit too sweet for my tastes.

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Photo of Rhettroactive
3.61/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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 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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Photo of Jacobier10
4.1/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz can. Best by date Jan 25, 2015.

Yellow in color with outstanding clarity. Medium fluffy white head. Sweet malty aroma that reminds me of a German pilsner with less hop presence. The sweetness continues in the flavor, which brings out a slight spice from the noble hops. Perfectly carbonated, medium bodied, clean and smooth. Everything a Helles lager should be.

In lieu of putting their own spin on this beer, it's clear the brewer wanted to stay true to the style and they absolutely nailed it. Why there aren't more American versions of Helles is beyond me. This is not only an outstanding version of the style, but for $7.89 / six-pack it is also a great value. Recommended to anyone looking for a clean lager with some character.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
3.77/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can at Whole Foods in Alexandria, VA.

Golden / bronze body. Clear with a small white cap. Aromas of pils malt, a hint of sweet, fruity notes. Grain and bread with distant floral notes and a clean feel. Easy to drink. Not too sweet. Light Saaz hop character. Solid.

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Photo of JNForsyth
3.07/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JJTrex
4.04/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of Romeyo
3.44/5  rDev -6%

Photo of Rizzy17
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of murphius1118
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of dbauer78
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of Hockey_Fan
3.8/5  rDev +3.8%

Photo of harryhops
3.24/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of newbeeraday
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of heerboth
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of Reds76
3.45/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Act25
3.81/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I wish BA made it easier to compare one's past reviews of same style in order to be "fair". This is one of the best, freshest, most refreshing, USA Helles I have tried, along with Carton "This Town". While perfected in Germany, for freshness best to drink Helles local.

A: Pours a bright golden color with a slight haze. White, bright, pinpoint head leaves some lace. Retention is good.

S: Lemony bread, biscuit, crackers, floral, grassy hops. Pilsner malt is apparent, with a strong, excellent aroma.

T: Follows smell .Lemon cake pilsner malts, bread and more citrus rind, followed by subtle, herbal, spicy, leafy, hops. Plenty of long, dry refreshing feel in the finish.

F: Light bodied, well carbonated. Great mouth feel.

O: A refreshing fresh, aromatic Helles. One of the best in US.

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Photo of jkhara12
3.3/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of incubusfriday
3.9/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of Shandycan
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of diddith
4.5/5  rDev +23%

Helles Golden Lager from Sly Fox Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 335 ratings