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Pikeland Pils - Sly Fox Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

261 Ratings
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Ratings: 261
Reviews: 155
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 10.99%
Wants: 9
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sly Fox Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerBeing on 05-13-2006

A Northern German-style Pilsner brewed with imported German Pils malt and hopped with German and Czech hops. Light in body, light straw in color and dry.
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Photo of interzen
4.32/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

355ml can poured into a tulip glass.

Look: Slightly cloudy yellow with a fluffy fingers-width of head.

Smell: Well, it smells like a German pilsner, that's for sure - hops, honey and more than a hint of mown grass. Quite a fresh, 'summery' smell. Just the sort of thing to lift the spirits in the middle of a typically dank British winter.

Taste: Not quite sure what's going on here - most of the smells apparent in the smell aren't there in the taste. Definitely a honey-sweet kind of taste up front with dry hoppiness coming in in the aftertaste. Quite unlike any other pilsner that I've had, but not at all bad for it. Crisp and fresh.

Feel: Again, very crisp and fresh with a dry finish - oddly, there's no overt hoppiness here. Even so, I could well imagine enjoying a few of these during the hotter months.

Overall: I'm trying to think when I last had beer from a can and I honestly can't remember. What I do know is that it wasn't nearly as good as this. Cans seem to be making a comeback and if this is typical of a canned craft beer then bring it on. Calling this a proper pils is probably wide of the mark, but as an American interpretation of same it more than stands on its own merits. Well worth tracking down - it'd make a superb summer drink.

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3.97/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.9/5  rDev +2.1%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.8/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.4/5  rDev -11%

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3.6/5  rDev -5.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.02/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

My beer guru picked up a variety pack of Skyfox and this is one off the ones he left for me. No recommendation one way or the other so Not sure what to expect. Decent looking beer for a pils. Surprising taste, as a non fan of pils, I actually enjoyed this one. I have a couple more of Skyfox and I now have a little expectations. Good beer.

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.14/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought a 12 pack sampler cans while on vacation at Delaware shore with best by date on bottom of 7/19/14 (drinking it on 7/11).

Has more of an orange IPA appearance than the normal yellow/straw color of other pilsners I've seen. Nice puffy head with lots of carbonation and great retention.

Has a very pleasant smell for a pils. German hops, grassy smell. Very nice.

Taste - Taste was a little off putting at first and not really sure what flavors I'm picking up here. Perhaps a sweet cracker kinda taste? After a few more sips, I've gotten used to this unique flavor profile on a pilsner and its sessionable. Has your typical dry/crisp finish for a pilsner. I'm really not picking up much of the typical Noble hop flavors in this one.

Mouthfeel is fine for a a cold summer beer.

Overall - Its a fine beer. Not the best flavor profile representative of the style, but is still a good summer brew and enjoyable.

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the can into a pilsner glass, this beer was a hazy yellow color with a small white head.

Aroma mostly floral and grassy. There was a tiny bit of citrus, and an even smaller bit of spice.

Taste of lemon and grapefruit. Flowery. A bready background. There was some late pepper.

A hoppy and refreshing pilsner. Would drink this again.

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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Pikeland Pils from Sly Fox Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 261 ratings.