Pikeland Pils - Sly Fox Brewing Company
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3.78/5 rDev -0.8%
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.
06-09-2012 02:59:20 | More by tobelerone
3.85/5 rDev +1%
A - Just a bit hazy, yellow/orange color, medium amount of carbonation, light creamy head.
S - Very faint grassy aroma. Light bready malt is in there too. Not much else though, the aroma is fairly weak. Nothing off about it though.
T - Very nice. Flowery, a bit spicy and grassy. Not at all overwhelming, just good. The malt is very bready, not at all sweet. Just the slightest bit bitter. A good example of the style.
M - Medium mouthfeel, not very crisp, should be a bit lighter. The carbonation is medium. A higher carbonation would give this beer some more aroma. Could this be related to canning at all?
O - Very good taste, with some more carbonation the mouthfeel and aroma would be a bit better. A pretty good example of the style.
05-06-2012 22:42:56 | More by mattbk
3.73/5 rDev -2.1%
Enjoying at Rattle n Hum in NYC. Pours light gold with one finger almost white head.
Clean, fruity, nose with hints of wine grape and Belgian yeast.
Light, sweet taste with notes of bread, honey, light berry frutiness and subtle but present hop bitterness.
Clean but slightly cloying finish with bitter aftertaste. Overall enjoyable but nothing too special and some oddly placed flavors. Would drink again but won't pursue.
03-09-2012 22:16:29 | More by syrupjoe
3.7/5 rDev -2.9%
A - Clear. Slightly more orange than yellow. Considering the lighting, I can't perfectly evaluate this one. However, the clarity was great and better head retention would've bumped the rating
A - More malty than hoppy. Actually, I'm tired of getting more lemon than traditional noble hops in the nose of my Lagers. I dunno if the brewers have been using domestic or imported hops, but I know that it's nice to get a break from them.
T - Even more than the nose, this beer is more about malts than hops. It's breadier and rounder than a true Pils. I prefer it to Prima Pils, and probably would prefer it to fresh Pilsner Urquell more often than not. It's sweet and chewy without becoming cloying. I like how restrained this is.
M - For a beer this "weak" it holds up well. It's probably even better with food. The mouthfeel really suggests something bigger than 5%.
O - Not a mind-blowing experience, but a very good beer. It's nice to have something predictable and satisfying. It should be a staple in every refrigerator in the Delaware Valley.
02-11-2012 16:18:29 | More by MONKandTUCK
3.25/5 rDev -14.7%
Straw colored in appearance with little head and no retention or lacing. The taste is mildly hoppy with a clean finish. This offering was overall clean and crisp, but a little thin. I'd give it a thumbs up nonetheless, but certainly nothing to write home about.
02-06-2012 05:35:36 | More by 57md
3.83/5 rDev +0.5%
yeah, ..been on a fairly recent pilsner kick after 3 or 4 years of ale
A: deep, shall I say, golden. medium carbonation with tracer-lace head
S: really exciting melding of malt and hop aroma. oscillating nose. keeps me going back and forth between sweet bready and something like the hop version of breaking and smelling a 1/2 green stick on one of the first warm days of spring. (this review completely affected by the fact that it's Feb 1st, 2012, and something like 60+ deg. F outside - yikes!)
T: a barley grain goodness and noble hop renaissance. full. lasting.
M: domestic light pilsner cubed
O: crowd pleaser. looking forward to superbowl XLVI and pikeland pils
02-01-2012 21:54:27 | More by carlos
3.5/5 rDev -8.1%
Poured into an English pint glass from a can with what appears to be dated 9/17/2011.
A: Clear straw colored body with a 1.5 finger white head that quickly dissipates to a light coating.
S: Light sweetness with citrus notes coming though, mostly lemon.
T: Light bitterness from start to finish reminding me of lemons throughout with light floral notes. There's a good balance here with a slight sweetness throughout. Very easy to drink, crisp.
M: Light body with light carbonation.
O: This is a good beer for those Spring and Summer days when mowing the lawn and such. Really well priced at $7.99 for a 6 pack.
02-01-2012 03:42:48 | More by keanex
4.33/5 rDev +13.6%
Pours golden sunshine. A tall white fluffy head sits atop the beer fading with lacing in it's wake. Lightly carb'd in the hazy fluid. Aroma of refreshing noble hops with floral and herbal notes balance out the pilsner malts. Taste is parallels the nose with soft floral and herbal hops but bitter enough to spice things up too. malts are pale pilsner malts with a bit of toast.
The beer is smooth with a semi-dry finish.
A well made beer and quite enjoyable at that.
01-21-2012 18:46:21 | More by micromaniac129
Pikeland Pils from Sly Fox Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 386 ratings.