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Pikeland Pils - Sly Fox Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

387 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 387
Reviews: 197
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.58%
Wants: 37
Gots: 24 | 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:
OG 11 ºP / 44 IBUs

(Beer added by: NeroFiddled on 08-12-2002)
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Ratings: 387 | Reviews: 197 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by TheHoppiest:
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TheHoppiest

Ohio

4.28/5  rDev +12.6%

Poured from a 12 oz can into a pilsener glass. Picked this up on a recent trip to Phoenixville to visit friends.

Pours a clear straw yellow with 1/2 white head that reduces to a thin lid with minimal lacing around the sides.

Has a grassy, malty aroma, with hints of sweet rose, lemon, and arugula.

Taste is quite pleasant, with caramel malt, mild grass, and hints of oak leaves and tobacco. The malt is not overpowering, and the hop finish is dry and bitter.

Light bodied, this is a crisp summer pils that is refreshing and non-filling.

An excellent summer brew, I could easily see throwing a sixer of this in a cooler and hitting the beach for the afternoon. Light, refreshing, tasty and clean, this is a well balanced pils. I'm quite bummed that this is not available in Cleveland; it would be an easy go-to beer for a group of friends, no matter if they are craft beer enthusiasts, or simply casual beer drinkers.

06-10-2012 21:16:44 | More by TheHoppiest
More User Reviews:
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oberon

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.3%

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.

05-26-2003 13:25:39 | More by oberon
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shapudding

Pennsylvania

3.4/5  rDev -10.5%

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.

06-28-2004 00:30:04 | More by shapudding
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TTripp725

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

10-05-2013 17:45:56 | More by TTripp725
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

3/5  rDev -21.1%

10-25-2013 04:09:08 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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Billolick

New York

3.95/5  rDev +3.9%

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.

10-22-2006 19:32:09 | More by Billolick
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Homebrew35

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +5.3%

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.

04-25-2011 01:00:24 | More by Homebrew35
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KolbMarley

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

02-03-2014 13:34:32 | More by KolbMarley
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wattoclone

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

09-12-2012 15:15:08 | More by wattoclone
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ccurrid

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -21.1%

08-02-2014 02:18:55 | More by ccurrid
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virinow

New York

4/5  rDev +5.3%

11-17-2011 02:25:23 | More by virinow
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HoppySeb

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

04-10-2014 21:26:44 | More by HoppySeb
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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.

03-29-2010 22:49:11 | More by WVbeergeek
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OStrungT

California

3.93/5  rDev +3.4%

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.

01-18-2009 23:31:43 | More by OStrungT
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

4.2/5  rDev +10.5%

(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.

06-16-2011 21:36:24 | More by rhoadsrage
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dcbeers

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

01-04-2014 17:54:24 | More by dcbeers
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RichardMNixon

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

03-29-2014 21:51:30 | More by RichardMNixon
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ggaughan

Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev +10.5%

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.

03-09-2006 03:19:57 | More by ggaughan
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IntriqKen

California

3.68/5  rDev -3.2%

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.

03-19-2007 21:09:14 | More by IntriqKen
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HeyJim

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.3%

03-24-2013 01:39:13 | More by HeyJim
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asabreed

New York

3.93/5  rDev +3.4%

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.

09-24-2009 18:12:56 | More by asabreed
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Stigs

Pennsylvania

3.65/5  rDev -3.9%

16oz pour on tap at the BBT, served in a standard pint glass

A - looks a bit 'dead in the water', light copper color with very small amount of white foam.

S - a little dull, but some slightly piney Noble hops, lemon zest, and crackery malt come through.

T - crispy cracker malts lay down a bed for some earthy, grassy and piney hops...just a bit bitter. fruity sweetness joins in here and there.

M - light bodied, carbonation is controlled yet lively. finishes very dry, begging for the next sip.

D - not a bad Pils, had no problems putting down two pints of this. refreshing and a good start to the night, would consider this as a summer "session" beer.

06-12-2010 05:20:44 | More by Stigs
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.93/5  rDev +3.4%

A - copper gold with a huge, pure white, dense, foamy head that has great retention

S - malty, bready, faintly herbal and grassy

T - bready, bitter, faintly sweet, herbal, grassy

M - medium bodied, smooth, well carbonated

This isn't a bad session beer. The can is a definite plus in this regard. The flavor isn't as forward as I would like. I did enjoy this beer, but I wish the malt was good as the intensely bitter hop character. I wouldn't mind a some of these at the tailgate.

12-15-2012 22:46:54 | More by tdm168
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cfadams17

Pennsylvania

3.24/5  rDev -14.7%

08-16-2014 18:39:18 | More by cfadams17
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev +16.6%

I believe that the Pikeland Pils is also served unfiltered as the Keller Pils; and it took a Gold medal at the GABF in 2000. It's brewed in the North German style and utilizes 100% German Pilsener malt alongside a combination of German and Czech hops to 44 IBU's. Its clear golden body is topped by a foamy, bright-white head that holds quite well and leaves some very nice lace before settling to a creamy collar and whispy surface covering. The nose displays a bouquet of boldly floral and spicy hops that are alive like the aromas of a late spring morning following a soft rain. Very vivid and lush! The body is light and combines with a fine/median carbonation to give a crisp mouthfeel. The flavor displays an aggressive combination of solid maltiness and bold hoppiness. The bitterness hits swift and hard up-front; and acts as a rock solid foundation for the firm malt and richly floral, spicy and mildly grassy hops that follow. It finishes dry with a mild residual bitterness. Clearly, a full-throttle pils that pulls no punches and satisfies from start to finish! Although hop-heads will assuredly be impressed with this beer, it's got enough balance, finesse, and floral hop character to attract a variety of drinkers. Exceptionally well-done and quite enjoyable!

03-03-2003 20:00:40 | More by NeroFiddled
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Pikeland Pils from Sly Fox Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 387 ratings.