Pikeland Pils | Sly Fox Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sly Fox Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
slyfoxbeer.com

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
OG 11 ºP / 44 IBUs

Added by NeroFiddled on 08-12-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
701
Reviews:
342
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
11.4%
 
 
Wants:
47
Gots:
57
For Trade:
0
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.12/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer comes in a clear yellow color.

The aroma is of grassy and herbal hops with a good amount malty caramel.

The flavor follows as a clean example for the style. There's a round malty mouthfeel with a crispy spicy and grassy finish.

This is a fantastic, easy drinking pilsner. A good amount of flavor on this and stands as one of the better American pilsners.

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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2.16/5  rDev -44%
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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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours clear, pale yellow and a terrific head of white cloud like foam that settled eventually to a rocky cap that never faded. It never really had the chance to fade either but I'll talk about that in a minute. Bubbles leisurely making their way to the top and some hit or miss lacing. Nose is light sweet lemon and a quick hint of orange. Deep malt without much sweetness except for the natural sweet scent you might associate with toasted grain. Pale. A touch of yeast sour and soft spice. Grassy and herbal. Taste is clear, clean and travels the palate as quickly as water. Leaves plenty of breaddy biscuit at the back of the throat to linger with a soft mineral quality. Smooth round malt, abundant and hospitable. It has a pleasant aftertaste and that is where you will find a gentle prickle of spice and a touch of bitter. Mouthfeel is soft and creamy. It has a white fruit in the overall flavor but it's very soft and subtle. Pear.

This is a kind and gentle pils. It drinks so easily that the foam doesn't even have a chance to fall before you have drained the glass. The citrus stays sweet and the small tart aspect of the lemon blends with the yeasty sour. This beer has no rough edges or seams. It's mineral quality makes it especially clean and refreshing. The delicate touch of spice made it cheerful. You can picture it on the table in a pitcher, easily forthcoming.

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.6/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

355ml Can from Good Spirits Co, Glasgow (£2.80):
Golden to straw colour twith good clarity and is topped with a 0.5cm, foamy white head.

Hoppy with citrus smell and some fresh, light malts. There is some touches of pine on the nose too and an earthy bitterness towards the end.

Citrus and pine mix with light hops and a touch of pilsener malts. There is some light bitterness from the middle onwards and I could detect some lemon and grassy hops too.

Light bodied and coming with a nice citrus tang and a smooth crisp feel. There is some bitterness toward the end but this is quite light and refreshing.

Not a bad pilsener at all. It has a great light and refreshing taste that goes down very easily and would make a great session beer.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.19/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

A- Served in a Pilsner glass. Pours a full three inch tall billowy white head on a hazy dull straw golden colored body. Splotchy lacing with a nice white cap sticking around the very end.

S- Clean, noble hop aromas. About as authentic of an aroma as a German Pils from Pennsylvania can get.

T- Agin with the cleanliness, this time pale malts with the hops presence. Has just the slightest citrus kick on the tail end of each sip that I am really digging. Hides what (relatively) little alcohol it has very well; could drink for days.

M- Smoother mouthfeel than I was expecting. I was thinking the carbonation would be more biting than it actually is.

D/O- The orange pithy aftertaste would make me keep coming back if this were available to me all the time. Highly drinkable. As is, it will stay on my "wants" list in hopes for another try in the future. Well received by this dude and recommended to pils fans. Thanks a ton to PAbeerdude for getting me a couple cans of this long time want!

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3/5  rDev -22.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.67/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had this on 2013-05-30 in Columbia, PA

A - Clear yellow with a 1-finger white head that fades pretty quickly and leaves mild lace.

S - Light bread, hints of lemon and floral. Pretty mild.

T - Bread, lemon tartness, white pepper, light herbal. Lingering citrus, pepper and a good amount of bitterness. It has its own Pils flavor thing going on. Certainly different that a Victory Prima Pils or a Troegs Sunshine Pils.

M - Light-medium body and medium carbonation. It's got some substance at first and then dries nicely. Refreshing.

O - I enjoyed this brew on a hot, almost-summer day and would be glad to have it again.

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Pikeland Pils from Sly Fox Brewing Company
3.86 out of 5 based on 701 ratings.
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