I poured a 12oz can into a weizen glass. It had a best before date of 10/25/13 and cost $2.70 ($0.23 per ounce).
Appearance: Opaque pale orange/light brown color. Forms a small, white,
foamy head which completely dissipates and leaves no lacing.
Smell: Quite sweet and fruit with a distinct applesauce and banana cream pie aroma.
Taste: I think Sly Fox Royal Weisse is truly one-of-a-kind since it’s
the only Bavarian-style hefeweizen in a can that I know of. This
definitely has what you’re looking for in the style: a sweet, fruity
flavor that’s refreshing and easy to drink. This is a TRUE summer beer.
Much like the nose, the palette to this beer is remarkably sweet. Most
brews of the style tend to have flavors of banana and clove, but Sly Fox
Royal Weisse has a distinct apple and cinnamon taste throughout the
first half. There’s a tangy bitterness at the apex, almost astringent,
or dare I say sour. It’s not a huge flaw, just a minor distraction
that’s easily overlooked as you drink on. The back end delivers a
different kind of sweetness in a caramel or butterscotch flavor similar
to that of a hard candy. All these components add up to make for a tasty
beer. It’s a little less authentic than I prefer, but the end result is
Drinkability: Sly Fox Royal Weisse is an easy beer to drink as the body
is thin, tepid, and refreshing while in the mouth with a clean
aftertaste. Though I think its calm body does it a disservice as a beer
like this should be a bit more lively across the tongue. At 5.6% ABV it
seems to be a tad overweight, since it feels like a lighter beer.
There’s really no reason for it to be this "strong" anyway. I’m sure the
same taste could be delivered in a less potent, more universally