Sly Fox Helles Eisbock
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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.84/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
This very limited special beer is created when Helles Bock is frozen to remove most of the water content, resulting in a stronger, more flavorful version. Available in limited quantity ONLY at the Bock Festival & Goat Race. Known years: 2005 - 2008, 2011, 2013 - 2016

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
tgncc (3100) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAY 7, 2014
At the 2014 Goat Races. Sweet, malty, grassy aroma. Flavor follows. The finish is spicy, grassy, hoppy, strong and astringent. Clear, clear gold, white head. Really a concentrated version of their helles bock Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EithCubes (5633) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2013
Tap inside at yesterday’s goat races in Phoenixville. Bright apple juice golden with legs and a short white head, smooth light malt body with light-medium sweetness, light apple and strong white grape, pleasant honey overtones. Somehow they’ve managed almost exactly the same flavor as the regular, but with a thicker body and more alcohol -- would have thought some flaws would have crept in.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tcane7 (1670) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Draft at the Goat Race. Pours murky orange. Notes of sugar, honey, grass, booze. Sweet and boozy

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alobar (3561) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2011
2011 Goat races. Pours a golden straw yellow color with an aroma of grass, yeast, and bread. Flavor is identical to the helles bock, but more powerful and with a greater presence. Nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2007
Draft at goat races. Hazy semi clear yellow colored. Malty lactose aroma. the taste was the same as the aroma with a smooth light sweetness. Rich and full bodied. Pretty Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2006
06 Goat Races. Pour was a medium bodied, golden color with a small white foam. Somewhat earthy aroma followed by a little citrus and maybe some honey. Flavor is also a bit earthy with a good bit of honey and some grassy hops in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kramer (5912) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2006
On tap at Sly Fox Phoenixville, 2006 goat races, approx. 5 oz, served in a wine glass. Poured a bright golden yellow with a small creamy white head. Aroma is of sweet pale malt, with light alcohol, and a slightly husky graininess aspect. Flavor follows the aroma for the most part, sweet malt, with more of the husky graininess and grassy hops. Mouthfeel was full bodied and slightly sticky with minimal carbonation. Overall, I thought that this one was a little harsh. The alcohol was fairly well hidden though. It really didn’t surprise me that I wasn’t the biggest fan of this one, as I don’t especially care for their Helles Lager to start with.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2006
On tap at the ’06 goat race. Apears a glowing orange gold with a small white cap that slowly fades into a small collar. Tiny bubbles slowly rise to the top. Little spots of lacing are all over the glass. Smell is grassy, earthy, spicey, with notes of dough, honey, and citrus. Taste is of the aromas listed above with a mild hop presence coming through. Mouthfeel is crisp, bubbly on the tongue, and medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAY 7, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2006 On tap at the Phoenixville location for the 2006 Goat Races. Pours a translucent golden orange with a smaller white head that left some lacing. Aroma of sweet malty, toffee, prunes, various grains and honey. Flavor was sweet, citrus, grains, honey, light alcohol, cereal, light bitterness from the hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
chronictonic (472) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2005
on tap at Graylodge’s Ice Ice Bocky night. Medium straw in color, mild lager aroma. Big malt flavor, mildly sweet - a tiny bit buttery. Nice cleansing hop finish.

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