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Pikeland Pils - Sly Fox Brewing Company

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247 Ratings
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Ratings: 247
Reviews: 155
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 11.26%
Wants: 7
Gots: 6 | 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:
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.

(Beer added by: BeerBeing on 05-13-2006)
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Reviews by Ralphus:
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Ontario (Canada)

4.22/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My first Sly Fox beer and I'm digging it.

It pours a a good looking golden pilsner colour, some lacing is left behind. There's a steady stream of bubbles rising to the top of the pilsner glass. The color is a little muted however.

The smell is decent.. but not terribly complex or interesting. It starts a touch sweet and finishes with a hint of lemon hoppiness. The taste is similar in style but much better in delivery. It reminds me very much of Victory Prima Pils but its less in your face and more sessionable as a result. A nice balance between sweet malts and crisp lemon bitter hoppiness on the back end. Well done.

Mouthfeel is soft (the way a good pilsner should be) with a slightly crisp carbonation. Nice work.

Drinkability is really where this beer shines I think. It goes down in gulps and the levels are such that I don't think you could ever get sick of it. Great job.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2010 22:02:19 | More by Ralphus
More User Reviews:
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4.05/5  rDev +6%
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.

Serving type: can

07-15-2014 03:16:44 | More by JamieDuncan
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

07-12-2014 03:41:08 | More by wiscokid920
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4.11/5  rDev +7.6%
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.

Serving type: can

07-11-2014 20:38:15 | More by bubseymour
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3.86/5  rDev +1%
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.

Serving type: can

07-09-2014 12:11:31 | More by lordofthewiens
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

06-28-2014 22:15:21 | More by razorsdescent
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

06-27-2014 15:32:35 | More by sammy806
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

06-26-2014 17:21:35 | More by williamcrane
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

06-08-2014 15:20:23 | More by Gregwa
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

06-05-2014 23:55:05 | More by TequilaTom
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North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

06-03-2014 20:54:34 | More by ariceclemson
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

05-24-2014 15:55:07 | More by Latarnik
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2.75/5  rDev -28%

05-21-2014 03:50:10 | More by AlexFields
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

05-14-2014 23:57:29 | More by Saxboy10
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South Dakota

4/5  rDev +4.7%

04-23-2014 01:11:57 | More by Chucker17
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

04-20-2014 03:31:22 | More by PaulD
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

04-10-2014 17:42:05 | More by beerfinder
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

03-16-2014 14:11:03 | More by Fettpopps
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

02-22-2014 02:52:10 | More by BeenTired
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

02-12-2014 08:04:51 | More by IdrinkGas
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

01-20-2014 12:36:43 | More by Schmoog
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West Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

01-08-2014 23:28:33 | More by wvsabbath
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3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served on-tap in a Shaker pint glass at Beer Run (Charlottesville, VA).

A: Slightly hazy golden hue with a short cap of nearly white head with a short rim of lacing near the top of the glass.

S: Solid pilsener aroma of slight sulfur, floral, spicy hoppiness, and a big bready maltiness

T: The bready maltiness is the big leader in the flavor of this brew, but it is nicely balanced by punches of floral, herbal, spicy noble hops. No yeast chracter or evident alcohol character. Light-moderate bitterness also enhances drinkability.

M: Also on point with light body and active carbonation.

O: A really fine German pils with a nice bready, crackery malt character and good dose of bitterness from noble hopping.

Serving type: on-tap

12-02-2013 05:45:40 | More by argock
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

11-22-2013 23:38:45 | More by VAcrossr
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United Kingdom (England)

3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A 355ml can with a BB of Oct 2013, so it's just out of date. Acquired a little while back from Trembling Madness in York. Described on the label as a North-German style pilsner.

Poured into a stemmed pilsner glass. A hazy pale-gold hue with plentiful carbonation. Produces a large head of creamy white foam with good stability; this slowly subsides to a thick surface layer. Lovely lacing - this beer looks spot on. Aroma of light, grainy malt with hints of noble hops, grass/hay, subtle floral notes and earthy yeast. Possesses a depth that only properly matured lagers have.

Tastes of light malt and grassy hops, with a crisp, dry finish. Notes of mild grain, grass/hay, noble hops, faint floral hints, earthy yeast and stewed hops. Well-attenuated, with a twinge of sulphur in the background. A restrained, leafy bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and dry, with lively carbonation and good body for the style. Slightly astringent, accompanied by an aftertaste of bitter noble hops and faint earthy yeast.

Nice - a tasty pilsner with good depth. It looks superb (perhaps enhanced by the glass), while the aroma and flavour have subtle hop and malt notes that balance perfectly. Good body. A great little brew - crisp and refreshing. Well worth grabbing if you come across it.

Serving type: can

11-20-2013 00:41:22 | More by jazzyjeff13
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Pikeland Pils from Sly Fox Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 247 ratings.