Wednesday, April 21 2010
Royal Weisse Ale
(Sly Fox Brewing Company)
Royal Weisse Ale is a spring/summer canned offering as compared to their Dunkel Lager which is their fall/winter offering. One light and one dark. Be sure to time your trips to Pennsylvania accordingly.
From the Sly Fox site:
"An unforgettable Bavarian style Wheat Beer brewed with German Pils and Wheat malts and hopped with German Northern Brewer hops. This beer is unfiltered and served in a traditional wheat beer glass at our pubs. Medium bodied, tan in color, fruity."
Here we go...
Pour - light golden in color, sort of a tannish orangish color but the light makes it look a little paler. Some cloudiness as well. Nice fluffy head that fades and leaves some nice lacing.
Aroma - all the aromas you've grown to love about this style are their. We're talking banana, clove, bubble gum along with some lemon and orange.
Taste - citrusy, biscuity, bananas, cloves along with a touch of sweetness a la apple sauce or juice. Plenty of estery goodness imparted by the yeast which gives this beer so much flavor. A tad bit of spiciness in the finish from the hops. Solid.
Overall - a solid hefeweizen from the folks at Sly Fox. They've taken a hard to can style and made it taste so simple. Great stuff, definitely worth trying if you can find it. If you're a big fan of wheat beers than this is for you.
Availability - Spring/Summer
Would I buy more of it? - possibly but I think I'd probably end up grabbing some of their newly canned 113 IPA!
Note - Sly Fox operates brewpubs in both Phoenixville and Royersford, Pennsylvania. A lot of their beers take their names from the surrounding area such as their 113 IPA, Pikeland Pils and of course Phoenix Pale Ale.
Posted by Russ
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