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Pikeland Pils - Sly Fox Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

420 Ratings
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Ratings: 420
Reviews: 201
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.58%
Wants: 40
Gots: 33 | 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:
Beer added by: NeroFiddled on 08-12-2002

OG 11 ºP / 44 IBUs
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of wspscott
3.97/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz can in Sam Adams glass
no date

A: Golden straw colored with a fluffy pure white head and lots of lace.
S: Flowers, honey, light grains
T: Citrus, floral, a hint of spice, lightly toasted bread, a hint of sweetness
M: Lots of carbonation, very crisp
O: An excellent beer and a good example of a german pils. I could drink this all summer (along with Prima Pils and Stoudts Pils). Big fan, would love to see this in KY. Highly recommended.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of IronLover
4.41/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pale straw yellow in color with brilliant clarity. Poured with a billowy white foam that slowly reduced to a thick cap that left sheets of soapy amd sticky lacings on the glass. Sour dough bread, herbal and spicy hop aromas with earthy grassy notes. Light creamy smooth feel down the middle with tangy, assertive carbonation on the edges. Flavor is a wonderful balance of bready and biscuity malt and herbal hop flavors. Hop flavors turn a bit spicy through the middle along with a lightly citrus tang. Finishes dryly and crisply with a lingering herbal hop bitterness. An exceptionally complex, crisp, refreshing German pilsner.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of deskim
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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.

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of tdm168
3.91/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

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2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of metter98
3.91/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of mvanaskie13
4.3/5  rDev +13.2%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Pikeland Pils from Sly Fox Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 420 ratings.