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Duquesne Pilsener Beer - Duquesne Bottling Company

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Duquesne Pilsener BeerDuquesne Pilsener Beer

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117 Ratings
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Ratings: 117
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 3.25
pDev: 20.31%
Wants: 2
Gots: 11 | 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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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 hockenbeer
3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

hockenbeer, Jul 22, 2012
Photo of lccrunchy
3/5  rDev -7.7%

lccrunchy, Jul 22, 2012
Photo of billbeers
3/5  rDev -7.7%

billbeers, Jul 07, 2012
Photo of Chinaskifan1
3/5  rDev -7.7%

Chinaskifan1, Jul 06, 2012
Photo of Ccath66
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
Photo of ncworster
2.5/5  rDev -23.1%

ncworster, Jul 02, 2012
Photo of AWS2111
3/5  rDev -7.7%

AWS2111, Jun 27, 2012
Photo of fluidmotion
3.25/5  rDev 0%

fluidmotion, Jun 23, 2012
Photo of Spotupfor3
3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

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

ucsbmullet, Jun 06, 2012
Photo of Dray
2.75/5  rDev -15.4%

Dray, May 09, 2012
Photo of DrDemento456
3.4/5  rDev +4.6%
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
Photo of NoProblem
3/5  rDev -7.7%

NoProblem, Apr 29, 2012
Photo of HollyHops
3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

HollyHops, Apr 15, 2012
Photo of stakem
3.13/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle with a twist-off cap. Thanks go to uncle Ron for hooking me up with a bottle of this that I never heard of which was supposedly his go-to stuff growing up. Poured into a pub glass, this brew appears a clear straw yellow with 2 fingers worth of white bubbly froth. Some rising bubbles of carbonation maintain the cap. Some strings of lacing effect stick to the glass after each sip.

The aroma of this brew has some fresh grainy quality about it overtop of a bit of mineral aspect, herbal/citrus hops and sweet almost original pink bubblegum character. There is a bit of pine quality going on in the nose as well as sulfur.

The taste is quite sweet with a flavor of pale cereal grains giving way to a sweetness of bubblegum and a hint of clove. A faint herbal character is present that hardly provides any contrasting bitterness but you can feel it is there slightly. It finishes fairly crisp but with that sweetness lasting inside the mouth with a bit of cheesiness.

This is a light bodied brew with a borderline effervescent level of lively carbonation. It is somewhat crisp but the lasting sweetness is somewhat distracting. For 5% the alcohol is fairly well hidden. For a summertime brew I could effortless throw a couple of these back but the sweetness keeps this one back from being as good as it could be.

stakem, Apr 05, 2012
Photo of nukem5
3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

nukem5, Apr 04, 2012
Photo of ItsBeer4Me
2.5/5  rDev -23.1%

ItsBeer4Me, Mar 29, 2012
Photo of Darkmagus82
2.28/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from bottle into pint glass

Appearance – Pours a light to medium golden color with a billowy white head that faded very fast leaving little to no lacing.

Smell – The smell is mainly corn in nature, with just the slightest bit of citrus.

Taste – The taste is very similar to the smell. Mainly semi-sweet corn malt overall, but with a very slight citrus flavor detected at the end, which when mixed with the corn flavor leave a somewhat unpleasant taste in the mouth.

Mouthfeel – The mouthfeel is light and somewhat watery with a higher level of carbonation.

Overall – Not really a great brew. Nothing about it is all that good and its likely one to pass over in the beer aisle.

Darkmagus82, Mar 19, 2012
Photo of nmann08
2.25/5  rDev -30.8%

nmann08, Mar 16, 2012
Photo of dhep16
3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

dhep16, Mar 08, 2012
Photo of gigoat
3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

gigoat, Mar 02, 2012
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
Photo of Banxx
3/5  rDev -7.7%

Banxx, Jan 30, 2012
Duquesne Pilsener Beer from Duquesne Bottling Company
75 out of 100 based on 117 ratings.