Pikeland Pils | Sly Fox Brewing Company

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3.79/5
Very Good
707 Ratings
Pikeland PilsPikeland Pils
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
Ranking:
#17,191
Reviews:
343
Ratings:
707
pDev:
11.35%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
46
Gots:
58
Trade:
0
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of imbibehour
4.18/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the can into a pilsner style glass.

Real nice looking pilsner, starts off with a good kiss of creamy foam, then pours into a perfect golden brass and crystal clear body. Lots of cola carbonation stuck to the sides, but settles with slow rising pinhead crawling. Head is bleach white with soapy retention and sticks around for a good amount of time.

Hinting grassy hops, very mineral clean smelling. Some hints of thick honey like malts and density to match. Very solid and refreshing.

Palate comes with an interesting angle. Good sense of grassy and herbacious green hops, with a little bit of minerality on the finish. A good dense malt backbone which lingers on the swallow letting the hop action come forward. Some light toasty white bread manages to escape, with a real nice aftertaste. Slightly sticky, but this is a bit hop forward than the usual classic take on pils.

This is a real interesting take, Czech added hops with German ingredients to boot. Came out with a nice contrast and very enjoyable.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of dar482
4.12/5  rDev +8.7%
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 +5.5%

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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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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Photo of utopiajane
4.05/5  rDev +6.9%
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 +5.5%

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3.6/5  rDev -5%
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 -1.1%

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Pikeland Pils from Sly Fox Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 707 ratings
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