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Pikeland Pils - Sly Fox Brewing Company

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407 Ratings
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Ratings: 407
Reviews: 201
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.84%
Wants: 38
Gots: 27 | 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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Photo of deskim
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

deskim, Jan 15, 2013
Photo of outoffocus
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

outoffocus, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of jifigz
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Can poured into my stemmed Allagash glass.

The appearance is a nice golden yellow that is rather pale and somewhat the color of an American Macro...just slightly richer looking. The head is bubbly and died rather fast. The aroma is crisp and clean with a decent hop aroma. There is also a touch of the sweet malts that are typical of German Pilsener. The flavor is very light at first and then slightly honey like in sweetness. The end finishes with not much hop flavor but a decent wallop of bitterness. There are also flavors that are reminiscent of ginger ale and the hop flavor that does shine through tastes very herbal and grassy. There is also an odd salty flavor in the beginning of the taste. The MF is rather light and finishes quite dry and paired with the bitterness that finishes this one off makes you thirsty for another sip.

This beer is an okay Pils....Prima Pils is still ruling the roost on this one and Stoudt's Pils is much better as well.

jifigz, Jan 07, 2013
Photo of mikem0487
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

mikem0487, Jan 03, 2013
Photo of tdm168
3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
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 Damian74Shensky
2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

Damian74Shensky, Dec 07, 2012
Photo of Dank26
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Dank26, Nov 09, 2012
Photo of magine
4/5  rDev +5.3%

magine, Oct 19, 2012
Photo of srw
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

srw, Oct 10, 2012
Photo of metter98
3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is rather hazy straw yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation along with some superfine particles visible floating in suspension. It poured with a finger high head that died down but consistently left a thin head covering the surface and a coating of bubbles running down the sides of the glass.
S: There are light to moderately strong aromas of grassy hops in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste has flavors of grassy hops and a light to moderate amount of associated bitterness. There are also some hints of bready malts.
M: It feels medium-bodied, clean and also a little crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer seems a little hoppier compared to other beers in the style (almost like a West Coast take on a classic German style) but is still easy to drink.

metter98, Oct 05, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

wattoclone, Sep 12, 2012
Photo of jeanphony
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

jeanphony, Sep 07, 2012
Photo of jp312
3/5  rDev -21.1%

jp312, Sep 04, 2012
Photo of Giantspace
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Giantspace, Aug 31, 2012
Photo of mvanaskie13
4.33/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tall pint glass, color is gold, head is frothy and very bright white; effervescence is great.

Smell is fresh, crisp, very nice pilsner malt and subtle sweetness followed by some great hop spiciness.

Taste is crisp, pilsner malt sweetness, pleasant, hops are spicy with some hints of lemon and grass. Great tasting pilsner.

Mouthfeel is crisp, great carbonation but not over done, flavor/hop balance.

Overall, this is a great pils, great summer beer and another reason why PA brewers make the best craft pils.

mvanaskie13, Jul 31, 2012
Photo of random846
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

random846, Jul 27, 2012
Photo of nosavingsaccount
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

nosavingsaccount, Jul 23, 2012
Photo of cashmier
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

cashmier, Jul 03, 2012
Photo of ncworster
3/5  rDev -21.1%

ncworster, Jul 02, 2012
Photo of MalcolmWhy
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

MalcolmWhy, Jun 24, 2012
Photo of TheHoppiest
4.28/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

TheHoppiest, Jun 10, 2012
Photo of tobelerone
3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear golden brew with a good-sized white head that settles quickly; strong and attractive lacing. Nose is very much hop forward and of the noble variety; some grass and floral notes and a very slight sweetness; grainy malt aroma.

Strongly bitter and crisp taste; again lots of aggressive noble hops packing grass and floral, earthy flavors; nice pils malt underneath but it's the bitter hops that dominate this beer. Light body, lively carbonation, and dry finish make this a refreshing pils for sure. Overall it's quite good.

tobelerone, Jun 09, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Thirsty2383, Jun 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

pearljam118, May 16, 2012
Photo of JohnK17
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

JohnK17, May 10, 2012
Pikeland Pils from Sly Fox Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 407 ratings.