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Pikeland Pils - Sly Fox Brewing Company

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86
very good

244 Ratings
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Ratings: 244
Reviews: 153
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.29%
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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Scrapss

Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ah, Sly Fox Pikeland Pils, bought in 24-can suitcase on the recommendation of the attendent at my local purveyor of fine micros when I said "I want canned beer, but not shit beer". He pointed me to Oskar Pale Ale and this concoction. I went for this.

Can is an attractive sunkist-orange with a big-ass hop bud on front. Let's hope it tastes as good as that hop says it will. Drank one straight-outta can, one poured into an english pint glass.

A: Pilsners are usually light to medium-light in depth and color and this is right in that straw side of the zone. Strangely enough, the one I poured into the glass looks, well, a bit like a wheat beer, cloudy.

S: Among the best smelling Pils I've ever quaffed a sniff of. Balanced, not too skunky or strong in any scent. Pleasant and lemongrass, bitter-citrus a lil'. Saaz-like hops in there I think?

T: This is like Sam Adams Noble Pils, except it's got what I can only describe as smoother up front, followed by a more "bitter orange" thing going on with the swallow.

M: Normally, I would not vocally-masturbate about a Pilsner, blathering on and on. But godamnit this is the most complex thing I have ever drank. Really. But it's dry as a popcorn-fart. It seems to disappear off the palate like a really fine cabernet sauvignon, then leaving a puzzling twist of a creamy then really dry sensations with a bit of a bitter ultimate finish. I like this part. Dwell in it. The typical American palate has been slowly tuned to sweet/salt and not bitter. The bitter part of this beer makes it better. The creaminess has to be an illusion with that dry, bitter sensation going on. And this is from a CAN?!?!? It actually gets creamier and less bitter as it warms up. Such a strange brew.

O: If you can't tell, I like this. Really like it. I'd been stuck in BMC hell when it came to canned beer. Now that I have choices, wow. Sly Fox is on my radar now and has made my "hit list" with a traditional-style German Pilsner in a can of all things. I used to have to get swill in the can, but with the "Oscar Revolution" as I refer to it, everything is changing. This will be my summer "crush'em and recycle'em" beer from here on out if I can keep getting it.

Serving type: can

06-17-2011 20:11:55 | More by Scrapss
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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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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.

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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.

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Pikeland Pils from Sly Fox Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 244 ratings.