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Duquesne Pilsener Beer - Duquesne Bottling Company

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118 Ratings
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Ratings: 118
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 3.25
pDev: 20%
Wants: 2
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:
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(Beer added by: WVbeergeek on 09-03-2010)
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5/5  rDev +53.8%

jaykhjr, Dec 03, 2011
Photo of Carla
4.73/5  rDev +45.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this in a bottle and on tap and suprisingly both were very good.

Appearance - gives off a nice bright color with a great white head

Smelll - has a great aroma to it, very clean. Smells fresh when you open each one.

Taste - goes down so smooth and has a good body, I was shocked. Can drink a lot of these in one sitting.

Mouthful - has a little sweet bite to it, that appealed to me and finishes with no aftertaste.

Overall - been hearing good things about this Pilsener so had to give it a try and must say lived up to the hype.

Carla, Aug 30, 2012
Photo of yorlummass
4.63/5  rDev +42.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is an excellent beer, especially for its price. It is the return of an old time Pittsburgh classic and it delivers on taste and fullness unlike any other local brew. Its a beer for any occasion that calls for a lighter but fuller beer in both appearance and taste.

yorlummass, Aug 31, 2012
Photo of Craigster1573
4.51/5  rDev +38.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I drink this beer every time I visit Pennsylvania. It's my go to beer and I absolutely can drink a boat load of it. There's NO better beer for the price and its a steal for what you get. It has a sweet taste with absolutely no aftertaste. Thank you for bringing back a Pennsylvania Classic!!

Craigster1573, Jul 18, 2014
Photo of johnnymac
4.5/5  rDev +38.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great local beer out of Pittsburgh. Very smooth and very reasonably priced. It's a lighter pilsener but still packs the punch with 5% alcohol. More of a beer for sitting and enjoying rather than drinking in large social settings. New LT is also worth a try.

johnnymac, Aug 29, 2012
Photo of DewTheBrew
4.48/5  rDev +37.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Being from Pittsburgh, I remember hearing a while ago that this beer was being brought back. It's the winning combination between a heavy and light pilsner. A light feel that doesn't fill you up and yet a full, rich taste that lingers in the best way. And need I even mention the price. Only about 16 or 17 dollars at your average beer distributor for 24 bottles or 30 cans. I see almost no reason not to go with Duquesne if you're looking to drink a quality, low-priced pilsner beer. I read the bio on their website and it's pretty interesting as well so I have zero problem supporting a quality local beer. It's springing up on tap out here in PA too which is excellent. All pros no cons for this brew

DewTheBrew, Jul 26, 2012
Photo of RyanC3958
4.47/5  rDev +37.5%
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 shealoftus14
4.45/5  rDev +36.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Have been looking forward to trying this since it came out and finally got my hands on it out near Harrisburg. It exceeded all my expectations and really jumped to the top of my list. It's a true Pennsylvania beer and I'm happy to see its back and doing so well.

Appearance - It pours a solid white head with a bright gold color to it, making it very appealing.

Smell - It has a little earthy hop aroma tucked in, with a strong malty scent, balanced pretty well.

Taste - It really has a strong malty sweetness to it, which is fine, but what makes it so good is how smooth it is. Also it has no aftertaste to it and it is a very refreshing beer.

Feel - It makes it a rich beer by the carbonation not being too severe and not too weak.

Overall - This is a very refreshing beer and smooth that I highly recommend people giving it a try. Especially at the price point, it is simply a steal right now I feel. I'm looking forward to seeing how this progresses and have become of big fan of this hometown beer. Best of Luck!

shealoftus14, Aug 17, 2011
Photo of zachary37
4.35/5  rDev +33.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A pretty delicious beer that i would recommend to any beer drinker. It pours a crisp straw yellow with a foamy smooth whitish head. It smells of premium hops and barley with a note of sweetness and bread. It tastes like any premium pils I have had before. Very smooth to the mouth and easy to go down and drink. Absolutely no stale aftertaste that you often get with pils. Overall I loved it and it is a memorable beer that I would tell any real beer drinker to try.

zachary37, Dec 10, 2011
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4.33/5  rDev +33.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very smooth drinking beer, a little sweet, hint of hops, and finishes clean. I like it and would recommend it to others. I tried this after drinking a Budweiser. Try it and taste the difference. There is no comparison, it's nice to see a true American beer make a comeback.

jcermak, Sep 28, 2010
Photo of classixIII
4.25/5  rDev +30.8%

classixIII, Oct 20, 2013
Photo of RomaniIteDomum
4.1/5  rDev +26.2%
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
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4/5  rDev +23.1%

weaselchew, Nov 29, 2011
Photo of chefhatt
4/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer has a nice straw gold color body with a nice white head on top. The smell is of barley and hops. The taste is sweet and some lemon notes. This one has a very nice mouth feel, is a easy drinker and i would recomend this to a beer drinker. It is not complex, so if you want complex this is a beer for you.

chefhatt, Feb 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +23.1%

misternebbie, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of woodychandler
3.95/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The CANQuest (TM) is about to indulge in some nostalgia following the hiatus to align the bottle and on-tap numbers. This was a Pittsburgh beer that went away before I came along. It has since been revived by a couple of lawyer-types and is brewed in Latrobe. I met one of their sons at the Pints for Pets fest in Altoona recently, but I think that this CAN was courtesy of tone77.

From the CAN: "The Finest Beer In Town!"; "Born out of a hard work ethic & a pride in craftsmanship Duquesne Your Hometown Beer"; "Sealed In Purity"; "Prince of Pilsener".

It is pronounced "Duke-Cane" and one of the old tag lines was "Have a Duke, Mister!" I believe I will and I only wish that I could be on the incline while doing so.

Ah, the sweet sounds of the Crack & Glug! It is nice to be drinking CANned beer again, if you CAN believe it. The massive foaming head was French Vanilla in color and sat atop the beer like the top of a sno-cone. Color was a deep golden-yellow with NE-quality clarity and lots of CO2 bubbles in evidence. Nose had a bready sweetness to it and the best part - NO adjuncts! Mouthfeel was medium with a biscuity malty flavor on the tongue. I really like these types of beers in a CAN, especially after so many AALs. Not much going in the way of hops, but I'll forgive that in lieu of everything else that I do like about this beer. Finish tended more towards sweet than anything else, but not in a cloying way. You CAN bet that this will be going into the cooler!

woodychandler, Jun 13, 2011
Photo of PAvolksbiermann
3.9/5  rDev +20%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

This beer is a revival from the old brew that shutdown in 1972. They started making this again recently and it is pretty good! Made in the old Latrobe brewery since Rolling Rock was bought out and moved.

The beer is a Pilsner and has a smooth taste, no bitterness, and no malty taste to it. It can almost be compared to an Iron City beer in taste with more barley taste and more body to it probably since they use extra malting somewhere along the way. The average beer drinker should like the taste of this beer along with the seasoned beer drinker.

PAvolksbiermann, Apr 03, 2011
Photo of tone77
3.88/5  rDev +19.4%
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 Schmidts
3.88/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked a couple of 6 packs up in Clarksburg WV.
Served from a bottle in a chilled beer mug. A-Golden straw color with small very white head.
S- sweet malts and sweet corn.
T- sweet malts and tasty corn for a beer this cheap, $5.99 a 6 pack it is very flavorful, way better then Bud, Coors and the other over marketed regular beers, they can not be compared to this one. Makes me think about beers like Ortliebs when I drink this or Schmidts of Philadelphia, this is old School in taste.
M- very nice mouth feel no bad after taste goes down smooth.
D- Highly drinkable a great beer on a hot day after many hours of work. Goes great with a sandwich.

I am very surprised how tasty this is for a cheap beer. Hoping it will get down in the eastern Pa area soon. As it will be my regular go to beer if it does.

Give this Beer a fair try It will grow on you the more you drink of it. It is so much better then the normal regular beers.

Schmidts, Oct 20, 2010
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3.88/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Glad to see Duquesne back in the 'Burgh again. A clear yellow brew with a slightly sweet aroma upon opening the bottle, and a fruit-sweet taste that is very pleasing. This is a beer I drink when having just beer or with some salty snacks. Have had it also on draft in a pint glass and the characteristics were the same.

Certainly several steps above long-time rival Iron City.

Ccath66, Jul 06, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

Spotupfor3, Jun 18, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

Octoberist, Jul 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

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Duquesne Pilsener Beer from Duquesne Bottling Company
75 out of 100 based on 118 ratings.