Pikeland Pils | Sly Fox Brewing Company

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Pikeland PilsPikeland Pils

Brewed by:
Sly Fox Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: German Pilsner

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
OG 11 ºP / 44 IBUs

Added by NeroFiddled on 08-12-2002

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Photo of GFD400
2/5  rDev -47.2%

Photo of OpenMic
2.08/5  rDev -45.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

This German Pils is just ok, I was disappointed.
The first taste is ok, but it has a harsh after taste.
I wouldn't buy it, but maybe I should try it on tap.
I always like to try at least two of the same brewery
and this Sly Fox, pils at least had the same taste.
I will try another type of product from them, but not
the same style.

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Photo of boddhitree
2.16/5  rDev -43%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2

First of all, I love the design of the can, where you can open fully and try to get aroma without pouring it in a glass. Nonetheless...

Virtually no aroma.

Decent bitterness up front, doesn't taste like any Pils malts were used, not much Pils malt sweetness, needs maltier aftertaste.

Decent thickness but could be thicker. VERY disappointing.

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Photo of Knapp85
2.37/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

This beer is much like all the other Pilsners out there. It's got the tradional grassy flavor with a little bit of hops. Could totally use mmore hops no doubt about that. This beer has a fizzy white head and a golden yellow color. The aroma is the best part of the beer. I feel that this beer is much too watered down.

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Photo of beckje01
2.46/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A- Translucent gold, very still not much activity with a low head.

S- Floral nose some slight hay in there. Which isn't all that great.

T- Bitter but no malt very low on taste overall. Its kind of there but not really.

M- None just thin and water.

D- Not much here if you like this then it would be easy to drink a lot of them but I personally won't be having another.

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Photo of Damian74
2.5/5  rDev -34%

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2.5/5  rDev -34%

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2.5/5  rDev -34%

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2.5/5  rDev -34%

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2.5/5  rDev -34%

Photo of duvel1979
2.5/5  rDev -34%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Watty
2.6/5  rDev -31.4%

Photo of williamherbert
2.62/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Appearance is immense carbonation and a massive fluffy head. Very hazy with what appears to be floating specks. Bright golden color. Lots of frosty lace. Good look for a pils.

Sharp spicy smell. The smell of chlorine. Surprisingly musty for being in a can. Hops are overly bitter. Not so good, Al.

Serious pilsner bitter flavor with definite chlorine taste. As it warms, some spicy lemon and orange come out. Has a weird saison spicyness. The yeast took a weird turn here.

Feel is fizzy but smooth at the swallow. The feel is the best part of the beer. It's actually as it warms up, but not great overall. It's a rather musty pils.

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Photo of TTripp725
2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

Photo of Blanco
2.75/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from 12 oz can into my pint class. Forms a very high head that sticks for a few minutes and slowly fades away. Satisfactory lacing, but nothing spectacular. The color is a clear and light orange and only slight carbonation. The smell initially reminded me of the BMCs, but after the head subsided I was able to get a whiff of pleasant malt and some sweetness. Slightly bitter, I taste none of the malt and sweetness that I got from the smell, just the bitterness. very thin on the palate and almost no aftertaste this beer is only slightly a cut above a Miller Genuine draft. I've had other sly fox beers and expected a lot more from this one. I could probably drink a ton of these, as my drink of choice for beer pong.

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Photo of ygtbsm94
2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

Photo of tone77
2.78/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a cloudy golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, some hops. Taste is big on hops, not much else. Definatly lacking malts and the refreshing nature of most pilseners. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and has below average drinkability. Overall I found this to be a mediocre effort.

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Photo of BuddyZ
2.78/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ATPete
2.81/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

12oz can

best by 1-30-09

Pours a very transparent yellow color with a large, slightly sticky white head. Standard nose of grassy hop bitterness and subtle pale malts with looming aromas of machine funk. The hop character is definitely dominant in the nose, but instead of a fresh hop blast, im getting more of a stale hop dud. The pale malt semi structure falls a bit thin and out of balance, the body is thin and the carbonation is bright. The largest downer to this beer is the overly bitter and plant-like aftertaste. I do not recommend.

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2.88/5  rDev -24%

Photo of TheManiacalOne
2.93/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Acquired via trade from lionking so a big "Thank You" goes out to him. Poured from a 12oz can into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light yellow color, with a short white head that fades quickly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of light malts, lager yeast, grain and a touch of hops.

T: The taste is bready up front with strong lager yeast flavor. There are also flavors of grain and light malts that bring in a little bit of sweetness. There's a mild hops presence that comes in but there doesn't seem to be much balance. The after-taste is slightly bready.

M: Crisp but not very smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean and dry.

D: Not very tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, mild kick, decent representation of style, even taking into account that this is a rather basic and understated beer style, this beer just didn't do anything for me.

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2.96/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3/5  rDev -20.8%

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Pikeland Pils from Sly Fox Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 719 ratings