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Duquesne Pilsener Beer - Duquesne Bottling Company

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75
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119 Ratings
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Ratings: 119
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 3.24
pDev: 20.06%
Wants: 3
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Duquesne Bottling Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: WVbeergeek on 09-03-2010)
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Reviews by dmamiano:
Photo of dmamiano
3.2/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

pours a clean looking gold with minimal head and no lacing what so ever
not much in the nose, prhaps grainy with hints of hops
taste is very mediocre, but not bad
slight malty and metallic with afaint kiss of hops.
worth a try, and on Thanksgiving when bro in law walks in with a case, it was a must drink!

dmamiano, Nov 25, 2010
More User Reviews:
Photo of muskiecf
3/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Highly carbonated. Fizzy finish. Very yellow in color. Has a smooth light flavor. Not to confuse you as this is not a light beer...light flavor, delicate profile. It's a decent beer and the price is reasonable. I'm not in love with it nor do I get excited about it...it's good not great.

muskiecf, Dec 18, 2010
Photo of jmshulk
3.35/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Duquesne Pilsner pours a light, crystal clear, golden color with a solid white head that lasted for a bit, but dropped to a ring and didn't leave much of anything interesting in the form of lacing.

Aroma: It has a strong malty/bready scent, with a little hint of earthy/spicey hop aroma tucked in.

Taste: It really hits with a strong malty sweetness right off the bat and doesn't really go anywhere from there. Right at the end there is a hint of hops in the aftertaste.

Feel: This seems to have lower carbonation than expected. It feels a little slick and light bodied, may be a little watery.

Overall: For a beer that is far from crazy in the way of complexity, this is surprisingly refreshing. It's probably good for a quick lawn mowing break or at a ball game with a burger or dog. A descent smooth, quick drinking, refreshing beer. Not sure why but there is definitely something about the label that I really dig.

Serving: 12 oz can in shaker
Date: 5/31/2011

jmshulk, May 31, 2011
Photo of PokeyBearCat
3.11/5  rDev -4%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

This is one of those beers I find best to drink on a hot summer day or when you don't care what you are drinking, you just need a beer. I also find this is a good beer to fit all types of crowds; everyone at the party will drink if their first option isn't available.

PokeyBearCat, Jun 27, 2014
Photo of Spotupfor3
3.75/5  rDev +15.7%

Spotupfor3, Jun 18, 2012
Photo of WVbeergeek
3.48/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

You could argue this is just another marketed American lager brewed by somebody else, but it's really a nice nostalgic well brewed solid lager. It's the Prince of Pilsener, pours a bright golden straw color easily lets light pass through. Bright white head forms nicely with speckled scattered lacing. Nice upfront crisp malt sweetness, pale malts light cereal grains a bit of airy carbonation flowing. Talks about the quality hops on the website, Czech and Washington State hop additions but they're not the focal point here. Flavor is nice a semi sweet crisp cereal grain sweetness with a balancing back end of cooked veggies and herbal hop water light. Not aggressive but well brewed and unoffensive. Mouthfeel is light bodied carbonation, no issues yet. Tastes pretty good I hope to see this stick around in the area for a while. Goes down easy after working seventeen hours today, I'll buy more I like the packaging and the easy going light lager aspect of it. Affordable as well, a welcome addition to good regional breweries like Lion and City in Latrobe.

WVbeergeek, Sep 03, 2010
Photo of mrosenfeld32
2.5/5  rDev -22.8%

mrosenfeld32, May 08, 2013
Photo of tallfellapgh
3.75/5  rDev +15.7%

tallfellapgh, Mar 01, 2014
Photo of tdm168
3.25/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pale golden yellow with 1/4" of soft, bubbly, foamy, white head that has decent retention. The nose has notes of lager yeast, straw, and a hint of lemon. The taste is grassy and straw-like with notes of lemon and yeast. The mouthfeel is light bodied, well carbonated, and clean.

This is an easy drinking beer that's definitely sessionable. It's simple and one-dimensional so if you're in search of complexity you'll be disappointed, but otherwise it's good.

tdm168, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of RyanC3958
4.47/5  rDev +38%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Heard about this story so had to come across the state line to give it a try. Apparently it just came out in kegs so I happen to get it on draft and I was really impressed. Came out with a bright white head, went down very smooth and it left no aftertaste in my mouth. Couldn't believe how reasonably priced it is as well for cases. So far the best Pennsylvania Beer I have had and is now one of my beer of choices. Happy to see it back and how well its doing.

RyanC3958, Jan 03, 2012
Photo of RomaniIteDomum
4.1/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours "beer yellow" with a nice little fluffy cloud of a head. No lacing and light carbonation.

The smell is of fresh grain, sweet bread, and straw.

The sweet bread and fresh grain are followed by a nice crispness in the finish.

The feel is light, yet creamy. Nice amount of carbonation. Not watery in the least.

Overall, this is a pretty damn good beer.

RomaniIteDomum, Mar 23, 2011
Photo of lumpy1126
3/5  rDev -7.4%

lumpy1126, Dec 14, 2011
Photo of DerekP
3.25/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Golden appearance--almost transparent--with a decent rim. Steady carbonation bubbles rise to the top.

A dry sweetness in the nose; hay-like; grains & floral hops. Fairly mild.

Taste is attenuated with a syrupy body. Hops are a little reserved, but do provide for a lot of the flavor.

Medium-bodied with discernible attenuation.

Notes: A good-for-the-price kind of beer, plus some. A poor man's pilsner. Duquesne Pilsener Beer comes off like Pittsburgh Brewing Company's Augustiner (Vienna Lager) without the brown sugar, sweet amber flavor. Incidentally, I think the two brews are brewed by the same brewery or at the same location.

DerekP, Apr 16, 2011
Photo of Tessa
3.5/5  rDev +8%

Tessa, Oct 31, 2012
Photo of Trent
2.75/5  rDev -15.1%

Trent, Jan 12, 2014
Photo of pat_usher
3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

pat_usher, Jul 16, 2014
Photo of Pensfan0782
2.75/5  rDev -15.1%

Pensfan0782, Apr 12, 2013
Photo of tone77
3.88/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a golden color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of malts, some grains. Taste is crisp, malty, a bit sweet, very refreshing and easy drinking. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall considering the low price tag, this beer was a pleasent surprise and worth seeking out.

tone77, May 21, 2011
Photo of mgernert
3.5/5  rDev +8%

mgernert, Nov 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +8%

Griggsy, Sep 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +8%

dhep16, Mar 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +8%

dsshuck, Jan 10, 2014
Photo of twiggamortis420
3.45/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle courtesy of mgbickel. Pours a clear, light gold color with a fine-bubbled white head. Decent retention and lacing for the style.

Nose is light, sweet grains...not really husky/grainy smelling though. Touch of herbal hops with some nutty lager yeast.

Taste is not bad, but I dont really get much difference from an AAL. Light green apple fruitiness to go along with a light malt profile. Hops are barely detectable, just a faint balancing on the finish. The fine carbonation makes for a nice mouthfeel. Sounds like this is yet another rebranded retro beer, the history of Duquesne is quite impressive though. 1899 to 1972 is a good, long run for sure. Id buy it for 16 bucks a case, always like having a few lawnmower lagers in the fridge.

twiggamortis420, Aug 20, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +15.7%

Octoberist, Jul 23, 2014
Photo of DrDemento456
3.4/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - As expected clear bright yellow in color with a 1/4 inch of sticky white head.

S - Smells of a nice Pills I get some grains, mild yeasts and some milder hops. Smells mostly malty and sweet.

T - Well its good for a couple but definitely too sweet with little disgusting hop profile. Mostly cereal grains, sweet honey malts and a mild hop finish. Nit bad.

M - Light to medium easy to knock back.

Overall I guess I will stick to lions head to get the same quality for a few dollars cheaper a case. Worth having if given over BMC.

DrDemento456, May 01, 2012
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Duquesne Pilsener Beer from Duquesne Bottling Company
75 out of 100 based on 119 ratings.