Helles Golden Lager | Sly Fox Brewing Company

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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: Rotating

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

18 IBU

Added by weeare138 on 06-16-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
319
Reviews:
69
Avg:
3.75
pDev:
13.07%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
60
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 319 |  Reviews: 69
Photo of BeerCon5
3.71/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mongrel
3.79/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KeyWestGator
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of warpedrevolution
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Barleycorn
3.74/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JamesGrove
4.43/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wattie83
3.67/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ryan4120
2.93/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of coldshowers
3.77/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cts309
3.52/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mikr
3/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JAB1978
4.74/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Pgac93
4.29/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of farrago
3.84/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bright white head which crests around one finger, very airy with no density so it sizzles off quickly, the lacing likewise is weak and wispy. Pure golden colored liquid, squeaky clean and transparent, the bubbles are numerous yet spread widely so that no beads get formed. Sweet nose of corn syrup, flowers, freshly pulped lemons, does have an earthy to metallic side as well, the fruitiness is consistent if not showy, apple, pear to apricot, has a sweet graininess as well. Medium-bodied, more of the same in the mouth as it stays user friendly throughout. The carbonation is active and lends prickle and helps to accentuate some of that metallic earthiness as well as a dry spiciness. Turns on the sweetness through the mid-palate with the citrus, honey and bread expanding. As it finishes you get more herbaceous and flowery notes which assists in creating mouth perfume and a clean denouement. It is balanced and does not indulge in exaggerating any of the constitutive elements. Refreshing rather than evanescent, could put down 2-3 in a sitting no problem.

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

Photo of MasterRigger
2.85/5  rDev -24%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of cjgiant
3.82/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BodiesLexus
3.83/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lelandgtate
3.58/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of paullmcm25
3.35/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Nichols33
3/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of freewheeln
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thebeers
3.78/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

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Photo of Doctuh429
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice, light tasting lager.

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Photo of SpAiReArGsEonNE
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Helles Golden Lager from Sly Fox Brewing Company
3.75 out of 5 based on 319 ratings.
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