Pikeland Pils - Sly Fox Brewing Company

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Pikeland PilsPikeland Pils

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Reviews: 203
Hads: 459
Avg: 3.88
pDev: 17.27%
Wants: 42
Gots: 48 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sly Fox Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: NeroFiddled on 08-12-2002

OG 11 ºP / 44 IBUs
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Reviews: 203 | Hads: 459
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3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

That's right, in a can. Look for them at a theater near you.

The smell is a little grassy and dry. The color is light, straw-like. Don't expect much head or lacing.

All the flavors are subtle--sweet biscuits, bread, hops with a tinge of citrus. This is a very traditional interpretation of a pilsner, executed with skill and precision. A minor nitpick is that the taste, as foreshadowed by the smell, has a dry, grassy overtone that takes the beer down a notch...a small notch. I'm not crazy about Pilsner Urquell, at least the version available in the States, but people say it's much better in Europe, where it's fresh. Sly Fox Pikeland Pils tastes the way I imagine that a fresh Pils Urquell tastes.

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Photo of ILuvBeer
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of oberon
3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had tried the "Keller" style once before and enjoyed it so I figured I would give it a try,poured a nice unfiltered deep golden color with nice big rocky head.Very buttery taste with a good malt background,not a wimpy beer by any means,very easy to drink.A nice hand crafted brew you dont see very often,well done.

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Photo of shapudding
3.42/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Drafting Room. Poured out clear and light golden with white head of tiny bubbles that left a thin covering and light ring. The scent was mainly vineous. Tastes very dry, making it very drinkable. Bitter and yummy, piney. Leaves taste of hops on your tongue. Good brew.

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Photo of TTripp725
2.75/5  rDev -29.1%

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3/5  rDev -22.7%

Photo of Fcip78
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Billolick
3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 ounce can, (gotta love this trend towards more quality brew in cans) no freshness indicator/information. Pours cloudy light yellowy amber, with a nice, fine near white head, that leaves pentiful fine and quite sticky ringed lacing. Nose is softly of flowery, grassy hops and some light sugary malts. Soft, smooth, light and refreshing brew. Grassy and crisp. Easy drinking and nicely crafted. Bring on the chicken ,sausage, salads and cheese. Nice offering, recommended.

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Photo of Homebrew35
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice typical pilsner style white head, Pale and clear. Very typical and pleasing to me. Smells of grainy sweet malts, some lager yeast smells that I still can't describe very well. Earthy hops come through in the finish for a nice balance to the malts. Thin bodied, medium high carbing. I'm going to enjoy this one and may more if and when I go back to NY to pick some up. Overall a good beer and very portable. $2.15 a single.

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Photo of KolbMarley
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of ImFlyerThanYou
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of wattoclone
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of ccurrid
3/5  rDev -22.7%

Photo of virinow
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of HoppySeb
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Crystal clear golden pristine beer commerical appearance, bright white head forms thick. Scattered rings of fine lacing form nicely with each sip. Aroma has a bright green hop presence full of grassiness and herbal hop notes, packed with Saaz that's for sure. A nice mineral water and biscuit malt sweetness balancing out the hops. Flavor is a bitter semi sweet mix of malts and hops but finishes a bit heavier with the earthy herbal noble hops. Malt is lightly sweet with a biscuit malt and grassy note. Finishes with a slight metallic note giving an earthy mineral content to the whole experience. Mouthfeel overall has light feel to it with herbal grassy hops provideing a dry finish. Drinkability overall is pretty poundable one of the great summer brews in cans that I will be bringing with me to the games. Easily one of the better brews in cans overall and it has medals to proves it's viability as a pils.

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Photo of OStrungT
3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a clear, golden color, with a fluffy white head. The head fades fast, leaving a decent lacing.

This beer has a mild grassy hop aroma, mixed with some spices. It smells slightly grainy. A slight citrus zest aroma is also present.

This beer has a grainy flavor. It also tastes spicy, with a grassy flavor. A little lemon mixes in as well.

This beer is crisp and refreshing. It leaves a grainy aftertaste. Carbonation is ok for the style.

This beer might be a decent session beer. It is a little too grainy for my, but the alcohol content is low enough to allow you to drink it all night long.

Overall: A big thanks to DrJay for this beer. I liked it for what it was. I am not a huge fan of the style, but the beer was pretty good.

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Photo of rhoadsrage
4.22/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(Served in a strange)

A- This beer pours a crystal clear yellow with a swirl of microbubbles at the base supporting an antique white head that is creamy and last a good bit.

S- The dry green Noble hop aroma has some floral green qualities to it. Fresh pale malt has almost a honey malt note to it overtakes the hops and leads to a soft cream note in the finish. There is no sign of sulfur at all it is very clean.

T- The dry fresh pale malt finishes with a Noble hop flavor in a dry finish and a soft bitterness lingers with a slight pungent character. There is just a touch of sweetness in the finish as the beer warms a bit.

M- This beer has a light mouthfeel with a tight fizz that is soft in the finish.

O- The crisp fresh malt has a good balance with the hops and it is very drinkable. There is no sulfur notes or corn notes it is all fresh malt and hops.

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Photo of dcbeers
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of ggaughan
4.22/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Good beer in a can, what will they think of next? The Pikeland Pils poured a light yellow color with a medium white head that stayed around while I drank it. The aroma was nice and citrusy with a bit of malt. The taste is lemony, maybe some grapefruit, refreshing. This is a smooth and drinkable pils and another good selection from Sly Fox.

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Photo of IntriqKen
3.68/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

What a surprise to find craft brews in a can. Thanks to Blitheringidiot for bringing this out for me.
Really wonderful "Prsssst" when you pop the top and immediately the air is filled with bitter hop goodness.
Pours a beautiful crystal clear gold with steady bubble stream that is topped by a half finger of full white bubbles that remains about a quarter inch thick all the way to the bottom of the glass.
Aromas are already covered. Very fresh bitter hops with a bit of biscuit dough background.
Flavor is immediately bitter from the hops, sliding into a lemon-citrus peel to grapefruit-peel bitterness that slowly melts to light malt and a biscuit dough finish.
Clean and refreshing and perfect to set in the bottom of a boat to keep cool while fishing on a warm lazy summer afternoon.

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Photo of HeyJim
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of asabreed
3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. can into a pint glass.

Appearance: Light golden color with lots of bubbles, along with a hugely frothy and creamy head, with huge rings of lacing bulging out from the glass. Prettiest Pils I've seen in a while.

Smell: Honey, big honey at first, along with some lempon and herbal tea, some fresh yeast or dough, and spicy and leafy hop bouquet. Light and aromatic and refreshing, though there seems to be a bit of a feigned honey-like character that keeps running through it and gets more evident as it warms. That's slightly off-putting enough to get it bumped down a notch here.

Taste: Less of a honey bite and more of a leafy hop character coupled with the Pils malts, though light than I expected, which isn't a bad thing necessarily. Nice herbal citrus tea flavors too as it finishes semi-dry and fairly light and spritzy.

Mouthfeel: Light and spritzy, yet it maintains a good balance between the creaminess and carbonation.

Drinkability: Light and refreshing, and flavorful without being too much. Easily and highly sessionable for the summer months. I'll be returning to this I imagine.

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Pikeland Pils from Sly Fox Brewing Company
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