Pikeland Pils | Sly Fox Brewing Company

BA SCORE
87
very good
702 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
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
Ratings:
702
Reviews:
342
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
11.4%
 
 
Wants:
47
Gots:
57
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 702 |  Reviews: 342
Photo of FinkMeister
4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bill69
3.66/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zero_signal
3.43/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of csurowiec
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Can dated BB 27 July 2015 at 40 degrees into a weizen glass (don’t have a pilsner glass)
Aroma of floral hops
Head large (7 cm, aggressive pour), white, frothy, diminishing to an irregular dense layer 0-9 mm thick with rocks.
Lacing OK – large irregular islands and archipelagoes of tiny to medium bubbles covering about 50% of the interior of the glass
Body light yellow, clear
Flavor begins with a dry bitterness which morphs into a slightly sweet dimethylsulfide while the bitterness hangs as an after taste. No malt flavor, no alcohol, no diacetyl.
Palate light to medium, dry, lively carbonation

Appearance 4.25, Aroma 4, Flavor 3.5, Palate 4, Overall 3.75

 667 characters

Photo of NickyDee21
4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Emoney1975
3.49/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of taylor714914
4.12/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jmartinger
3.91/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of greg4579
4.43/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is as good as it gets Pilsner-wise for me. Such a great drinkable beer, and a summertime staple in my beer fridge.

119 characters

Photo of wallbj
3.82/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bluntedboywonder
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Budlum
3.23/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bluehende
3.28/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Nothing bad. I have had many better examples of pils. Basically average

73 characters

Photo of johnpalisi
3.42/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jpd026
3.92/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fcip78
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ultra-Plinian
3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of thgreatrandini
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of HattedClassic
3.99/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a nice white and foamy head that keeps for a while. The beer itself is a clear medium gold color. The appearance looks decent but nothing awe inspiring.

The beer smell is fairly earthy and hoppy with nice bit of bready maltness and sweet pale malt as well. The hops are of two kinds. One has a nice earthy and bitter note to it while the other is sharp.

The beer taste contains the same notes as the smell but that the taste has more balance. The sweet pale malts are much stronger than in the smell. The hops are still earthy and bitter. Also, has very bitter aftertaste.

The beer feel is a bit heavy for a pilsner but still refreshing. Leaves a dry aftertaste.Biting carbonation but not a lot.

Overall, a decent pilsner and worth getting. This one was bought towards the end of its shelf life but it still gave me a good experience.

 855 characters

Photo of Gregaroo
3.21/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

From a can while tailgating before Phillies home opener. Very good parking lot pilsner.

87 characters

Photo of StonewallSipper
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Taste like a Kenzinger, a nice drinkable German style beer.

59 characters

Photo of XsoldoutX
3.17/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of justincourts
3.58/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wattersmike90
3.15/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pikeland Pils from Sly Fox Brewing Company
3.86 out of 5 based on 702 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.