Pikeland Pils | Sly Fox Brewing Company

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3.79/5
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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
Ranking:
#18,582
Reviews:
345
Ratings:
712
pDev:
11.35%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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45
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Ratings: 712 |  Reviews: 345
Photo of francisweizen
4.48/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bright, somewhat cloudy golden witha nice cap of the white stuff. The Aroma is very fruity, and filled with boat-loads of hops (saaz and a blend of a few others?). There is also a nice lemon tang in the aroma as well. The tastre is all saaz and lemon up front, slightly fruity and biscuit-like in the middle, and hoppy and slightly dry and spritzy in the finish. The mouthfeel is spritzy, refreshing, and alive and the drinkability is very, very, very good! A killer keller ;-)

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Photo of tomthumbsblues
3.23/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thought I'd take the growler out for another refill and so I got this brew.

When poured this beer is a deep golden color with a head which quickly dissipates leaving a thin line of foam about the glass. The smell contained some fruity hints, but was otherwise that of a typical pilsener.

Taste was light and slightly bitter towards then end. I definitely got the sensation of grapefruit juice and other citrus when I was tasting this beer. This Pils had a nice mouthfeel, but I thought it had a bit too much carbonation. In the end, I felt a little disappointed with this beer because I was expecting something tasting more like Pilsner Urquell...but despite this I finished off the growler anyway!

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Photo of shapudding
3.42/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Drafting Room. Poured out clear and light golden with white head of tiny bubbles that left a thin covering and light ring. The scent was mainly vineous. Tastes very dry, making it very drinkable. Bitter and yummy, piney. Leaves taste of hops on your tongue. Good brew.

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Photo of blitheringidiot
3.7/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Drafting Room in Spring House PA. Get it while you can. Straw golden in color with a slick white head.

Hop essence with a vegetable and leafy grain nose.

Deep wheat pils with a good set of cahones. Go grains. A standard hop reminder aftertaste.

Solid full body especially for a pilsner. A completely easy drinker, especially for a hot summer.

Last swigs: Normally, I would pass on a Pils as fast as a Macro, but I know that SLY FOX builds a good beer. This reminded me of Victory Pils. Enjoyable pils that would be great for a convert beer. Cheers to beer bars that promote local brewery beers.

Beer is good. Happy beering.

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Photo of maybrick
4.36/5  rDev +15%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The color is more bronze in nature to me. Carbonation is wonderful. Very small bubbles whic support a nice white head. Nice lace as one drinks it down. The nose to me is somewhere between being spice and fruit. It is very subtle and the hop character is detected in the nose. Very crisp clean finish. I could drink it all day.

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Photo of Gasp100
4.42/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I picked up a sixtel of this and the Cascade IPA because I've been so impressed by Sly Fox brews thus far.... I'm even more so now. This pours a cloudy, light blonde color which is very hazy and has a sticky cloud-white head with nice lacing all down the glass. The smell is lemons, lime, grass, straw, flowery hops and sweet malts. The taste was surprisingly raw to me --- this is only my second "keller" pils. You can taste a lemony tartness which really gives this pils a nice kick. The mouthfeel is very crisp and dry with a hard bite that is really, really bitter in a good way --- something completely different from you standard pils, but I could imagine a filtered version of this as well. I'm not sure what the ABV is on this one (5% or so) but the drinkability level is very high. Think lemonade on a hot summer day, wheat beer like refreshing quality and all natural ingredients and style...

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Photo of frank4sail
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy hazy light peach color in the glass. Some small bubbles of carbonation and a slight white head. Not much nose, just a slight malt sweetness in the nose. Sweet malt taste with an astringent hop finish. Quite clean tasting. Lively carbonation swirls around the tongue creates a lively mouth. Sweet malt coating finish.

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Photo of IrishRedRock
4.27/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This certainly is not my favorite style, but I believe I know a great beer for the style when I taste one, so this beer definitely receives high marks. Pours light and golden. Very appealing nose of floral hops and pine.

One of the best Pilsners I have had to date. The balance of flavors is impeccable. Has a spicier-than-most-pilsners hop character, which hits you right at the start, leading to a delicious piney, malty middle. Finishes dry and rather bitter, with the hops still making themselves known. A great Pils!

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Photo of oberon
3.98/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had tried the "Keller" style once before and enjoyed it so I figured I would give it a try,poured a nice unfiltered deep golden color with nice big rocky head.Very buttery taste with a good malt background,not a wimpy beer by any means,very easy to drink.A nice hand crafted brew you dont see very often,well done.

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Photo of stirgy
4.53/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer was part of a sampler at the Brewery. Poured a clear golden pale yellow color. Very crisp and as for a Pilsner, the taste is dead on. Everything that I enjoy in a Pils is here – Nice hop bite, clear, bright golden and effervescent. Very dry with a nice clean aftertaste. A very drinkable and high quality Pilsner beer.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.42/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I believe that the Pikeland Pils is also served unfiltered as the Keller Pils; and it took a Gold medal at the GABF in 2000. It's brewed in the North German style and utilizes 100% German Pilsener malt alongside a combination of German and Czech hops to 44 IBU's. Its clear golden body is topped by a foamy, bright-white head that holds quite well and leaves some very nice lace before settling to a creamy collar and whispy surface covering. The nose displays a bouquet of boldly floral and spicy hops that are alive like the aromas of a late spring morning following a soft rain. Very vivid and lush! The body is light and combines with a fine/median carbonation to give a crisp mouthfeel. The flavor displays an aggressive combination of solid maltiness and bold hoppiness. The bitterness hits swift and hard up-front; and acts as a rock solid foundation for the firm malt and richly floral, spicy and mildly grassy hops that follow. It finishes dry with a mild residual bitterness. Clearly, a full-throttle pils that pulls no punches and satisfies from start to finish! Although hop-heads will assuredly be impressed with this beer, it's got enough balance, finesse, and floral hop character to attract a variety of drinkers. Exceptionally well-done and quite enjoyable!

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Photo of jreitman
4.29/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Not a traditional Pils by any measure. Pours a quite cloudy yellow with a pretty substantial white head. Quite sweet with a nice dry crisp finish. Mouthfeel was quite good with a big body for the style. I had a tough time rating this one as they clearly think that it should be a pils, but there are so many things here that do not fit the style. Instead of penalizing, I rated the beer based on my enjoyment of it. Truly an interesting beer that should be the first one ordered when you visit.

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Pikeland Pils from Sly Fox Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 712 ratings