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Pikeland Pils - Sly Fox Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

393 Ratings
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Ratings: 393
Reviews: 199
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 38
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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Reviews by constantine_272:
Photo of constantine_272
3.76/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Brilliant yellow, with good layer of thin white head that covered the top of the glass. Well carbonated.

S: Straw and dried grass. Dried tree bark. Some wheat.

T: Starts with a dried leaf and straw, like the smell, but adds sone nice mild caramel and toffee notes. Finishes with a sweetness of wheat crackers. Very subtle mix of orange peel tartness and papaya and pineapple sweetness.

M: Medium light consistency. Nice crispness. Hops are light but still a definite dryness.

O: I really like this pilsner. Some traditional German examples are pointlessly bitter and dry and lack the flavor to back it up. This is a really nicely balanced example with a good complex profile.

constantine_272, Apr 26, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
4/5  rDev +5%
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.

oberon, May 26, 2003
Photo of shapudding
3.4/5  rDev -10.8%
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.

shapudding, Jun 28, 2004
Photo of TTripp725
2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

TTripp725, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3/5  rDev -21.3%

SmellsofMahagony, Oct 25, 2013
Photo of petewheeler
4/5  rDev +5%

petewheeler, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of Billolick
3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
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.

Billolick, Oct 22, 2006
Photo of Homebrew35
4/5  rDev +5%
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.

Homebrew35, Apr 25, 2011
Photo of KolbMarley
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

KolbMarley, Feb 03, 2014
Photo of wattoclone
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

wattoclone, Sep 12, 2012
Photo of ccurrid
3/5  rDev -21.3%

ccurrid, Aug 02, 2014
Photo of virinow
4/5  rDev +5%

virinow, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of HoppySeb
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

HoppySeb, Apr 10, 2014
Photo of WVbeergeek
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%
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.

WVbeergeek, Mar 29, 2010
Photo of OStrungT
3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

OStrungT, Jan 18, 2009
Photo of rhoadsrage
4.2/5  rDev +10.2%
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.

rhoadsrage, Jun 16, 2011
Photo of dcbeers
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

dcbeers, Jan 04, 2014
Photo of RichardMNixon
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

RichardMNixon, Mar 29, 2014
Photo of ggaughan
4.2/5  rDev +10.2%
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.

ggaughan, Mar 09, 2006
Photo of IntriqKen
3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
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.

IntriqKen, Mar 19, 2007
Photo of HeyJim
4/5  rDev +5%

HeyJim, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of asabreed
3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

asabreed, Sep 24, 2009
Photo of Stigs
3.65/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Stigs, Jun 12, 2010
Photo of tdm168
3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

tdm168, Dec 15, 2012
Photo of cfadams17
3.24/5  rDev -15%

cfadams17, Aug 16, 2014
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Pikeland Pils from Sly Fox Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 393 ratings.