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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 isualum12
3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Nice beer.
Look- hazy yellow gold with spider legs on the side.
Smell. Hop hop
Taste classic pil with a refreshing hop finish. It is dry.

Feel- balanced perfect and end with a great smoothness.
Overall this was a good beer. I wish ergot this here in Idaho

isualum12, Dec 15, 2011
Photo of cpetrone84
3.63/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a transparent golden yellow with a thin bubbly head. The nose is great, light vienna malts, hints of bread and dough with a floral perfumy hop and light note of grass. The taste has vienna and pale malts, lightly toasted bread with hints of dough. The hop balance adds perfumy hops and some light grassy notes with a touch of resigny hop in the back. The body is thicker and a touch viscous with a nice carbonation. Very tasty but a little on the heavy side for a pilsner.

cpetrone84, Dec 13, 2011
Photo of Captstrapper
3/5  rDev -21.1%

Captstrapper, Dec 10, 2011
Photo of spinrsx
3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz Can

Appearance – Clear yellow colour with an average size fizzy white coloured head. There is a high amount of carbonation showing and there is a fairly good amount of lacing. The head lasted for 5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Grains, bread, malts, hops, lemons

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an average amount of carbonation and it comes across as very crisp and refreshing. I can taste grains, lemons, and a nice amount of noble hops. There is also a touch of corn and a light breadiness. it ends with a nice dry and crisp hoppy finish.

Overall – It's not quite but Prima Pils, but it's up there. It's well balanced and has a great easy drinking taste. I'll be sure to look for this one during the warmer weather especially.

spinrsx, Dec 09, 2011
Photo of ROGUE16
4/5  rDev +5.3%

ROGUE16, Dec 07, 2011
Photo of VikeMan
4/5  rDev +5.3%

VikeMan, Dec 04, 2011
Photo of jk3
4/5  rDev +5.3%

jk3, Dec 03, 2011
Photo of Exiled
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Exiled, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of mdillon86
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

mdillon86, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of nh2032
4/5  rDev +5.3%

nh2032, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of jmdrpi
3.2/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz can. date is there, but it's illegible.

in the glass it's a pale yellow color, slightly hazy. thin bright white head. grassy earthy aroma. mild flavor, slight corn and grain taste, and mild earthy hops. thin body, medium carbonation. easy drinking.

overall - not my favorite style, but an easy drinking summer beer.

jmdrpi, Nov 23, 2011
Photo of Amalak
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Amalak, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of virinow
4/5  rDev +5.3%

virinow, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of JRod1969
3/5  rDev -21.1%

JRod1969, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of Jspriest
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Jspriest, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of rdub
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mixed sixer from the Wegmans shelf. I like 113 IPA and was happy to find a single to try this. Poured from the can into a pilsner glass. Tall skinny. Nice bright color w tight head. Crisp hoppy aroma. Nice crisp hop flavor with a light malt accent. Easy drinking and refreshing. This is like 85 Prima Pils to me. The can makes it a great choice for fishing, picnics, etc. will pick up a case next summer for sure.

rdub, Nov 04, 2011
Photo of nezelrac
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - pours a light-medium straw with a decent half inch of dense white foam that subsides to a film and ring with decent lacing all the way down the glass

S - appealing pils nose - grainy malt, some sweetness in the middle, grassy/earthy/sweet citrus hops; there is a note of sliced blood orange..?

T - like the nose, this has a nice grainy pale malt profile with gentle bitterness through the palate; hops are green and sweetish with a nice edge; decent length - firming/drying up towards the back and closing with a nice firm bitterness

M - light-medium body; smooth and firm; good CO2 - well integrated into the palate;

O - this is a well-crafted American pilsner - American in the good way, not the other way...

nezelrac, Sep 07, 2011
Photo of rtepiak
3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

a hard one to do but a would say quite a success... looks a lot of like prima outside of a difference in carbonation. some steady bubbles but nothing too lively. golden clear with a smaller white head. palate is very consistent and dry. doesn't fall off completely clean like a the prima... and i'm saying that because i had them along side each other but still clean brisk end. sufficient hop. americans are getting good at this. and i'm pretty psyched about.

rtepiak, Aug 21, 2011
Photo of Dougal
4.93/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

what an amazing pilsner... hoppy and flavorful... it has alot of tastes and complexities... it is low on the malt character and higher on the hoppiness and sublime taste characteristics... it is a sharper pilsner and clean as well....

exceptional product.... a hidden gem if we will... not many know of it but if you see it and you like hoppy pilsners you will be pleasantly surprised.

Dougal, Aug 08, 2011
Photo of Jayli
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Consumed 7/28 at Good Night Irene's in Wildwood, NJ
Served in a pint glass

A: This beer pours a slightly hazy, light golden color with a one finger of bone white head. Head recedes nicely leaving ample sticky lacing on the glass.

S: Nose is grainy, pale malts and a good deal of a grassy hop undertone.

T: Taste is all grain and pale malts at the forefront. Then the grassy earth tones come through. A light citrus note can be picked up in the finish.

M: Lighter side of medium body, moderate to high carbonation, crisp and clean body.

O: Goes down easily, tasty, not filling, low kick, nice representation of style. This is a perfect beer for a hot and humid NJ night. If this were distributed to MA, it quite possibly could be my summer go to beer.

Jayli, Aug 01, 2011
Photo of John_M
3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Al's of Hampden.

The beer pours the expected bright gold color with fairly decent head retention and lacing. Nose is attractive, showcasing considerable bread dough, light honey and white pepper. The flavor profile replicates the nose in this delicious, easy to drink pils, though I was impressed by the amount of flavor and hoppy bitterness I got in the finish. This beer has a crisp, refreshingly light mouthfeel, but a fairly long, fairly dry, bitter finish.

Just an exceptionally well made local pils.

John_M, Jul 05, 2011
Photo of rhoadsrage
4.2/5  rDev +10.5%
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 NittanyBeerFan
4.08/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into my pilsner glass.

Crisp, clean, and clear. Golden colored body. The head bubbles up to around 1.5 inches before subsiding slowly and settling at about .5cm of fluffy marshmallow head. Lots of streaming and cascading bubbles in the middle, and they keep on coming. Very nice.

Aromas of bready malty sweetness, grassy hops, and some more earthy noble hops are nicely balanced. Solid aroma. Very appetizing. The flavor profile is very similar, and the balance of this beer really shines. The earthy and grassy hops combine with a mild bitterness that offsets the bready malty sweetness perfectly. While it is not the best hop profile I've had on a German pilsner, it is damn good.

Easy to drink, as it is extremely light and refreshing. A perfect summer beer, the balance of this beer really increases its appeal. Lucky for me, top-notch German pilsners are prevalent in this part of the country, and this is one that I will be returning to, because it is definitely a solid offering from Sly Fox.

NittanyBeerFan, Jun 12, 2011
Photo of Jazzcrop
4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Tastes are pilsen (White Labs???) yeast, grassy hops, sanitizer, grass, caramel apples, minty hops, maize, Bud Lite Ice with a litte fruitiness and straw injected into it, wheat, lip gloss, crisp grains, clean tastes and dry tastes. I like this one, oh yea.

Jazzcrop, Jun 10, 2011
Photo of Homebrew35
4/5  rDev +5.3%
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
Pikeland Pils from Sly Fox Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 407 ratings.