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Piercing Pils - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,041 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,041
Reviews: 182
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.35%
Wants: 36
Gots: 84 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Brewery visit their website
Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Slatetank on 08-19-2013)
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Photo of bryguy9312
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JNForsyth
3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of robebo44
3.99/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Fantalek
3.86/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jagzfan86
4.63/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dogfish head never fails to ease

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

Photo of brentk56
3.64/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a clear golden color capped by three fingers of foam; a decent pattern of lacing persists

Smell: Bready, with pear juice tones dominant; the grassy hops are in the mix, but dominated by the malt

Taste: Bread and pears, up front, with a floral character; the hops really don't make much of an impact until after the swallow, when they add a grassy element but, as in the aroma, the pear juice and tea-like character dominate the finish

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Another miss for me from Dogfish - they run about 50/50 with me; always interested to see what they come up with and though I am a big fan of several of their beers, this is not one of them; I really would have preferred to see the hops stand up better relative to the malt and the adjuncts here

Photo of HamdenHector
3.45/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: clear; medium gold; 1 finger pillowy white head that receded slowly to a thin cap; very nice lacing;

S; doughy; light grain; a little sweetness from the pear; a little spice;

T: light grain up front; a moment of dough and then tartness begins to build; an odd combination of pear sweetness and citrus tartness on the finish; no bitterness;

M: light to medium bodied; moderate carbonation;

O: an interesting take; not as crisp as I would expect from a Bohemian Pils ; none of the bitterness I would expect either;

Photo of Caveworm
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Piercing Pils - Dogfish Head Brewery. Poured from the bottle into a glass mug, its got a 1 finger thick white finely porous head , sheen lacing, and a clear golden body.

Smells like brighter malts with pear notes. No hop characteristics could be picked up.

I taste,yes, brighter malts. Along with pear flavors and grassy notes. This is easy on the palate. I can't detect much or any hop presence.

This brew's mouthfeel crisp and clean. Zero lingering elements with this beer.

Overall a 4.25 for Piercing Pils - Dogfish Head Brewery. i would probably pick this up again.

Photo of nicholas2121
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Piercing Pils brewed by Dogfish Head Brewery, with an ABV of 6.00% This brew pours out a golden amber color with a nice white head. This is an filtered brew, you can see right though it. The smell is rich with malts and grains. You also pick up on some hops , and mild sweetness in the smell. Now for the tastes, it is rich with flavor. You pick up on a mild sweetness with some spices. There is a lot going on in this brew. The mouthfeel is nice and clean, and refreshing. There is nothing overpowering in this brew. Piercing Pils has a nice balance to it. Overall I'm giving Piercing Pils, a 4 out of 5. I would buy this brew again. Dogfish Head Brewery, did a nice job with this brew.

Photo of NoProblem
3.36/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Swettenham_Shire
3.01/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

I tend to enjoy pilseners, but this one left a bad taste in my mouth. Maybe it was the pear juice.

Photo of jeremy_zeman
2.3/5  rDev -39.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

A little skunky. It was tart

Photo of Zekenyce
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of markdrinksbeer
3.55/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Edgarallenpoor
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Smooth great flavor clean tasty and very drinkable ..summer time feeling

Photo of Justdoit1234
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FaradayUncaged
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of theschmooz
3.26/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ravenscraft
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of PA-hunter
3.99/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured 12oz bottle into glass. 6%abv.

Appearance- Pours a crystal clear light yellow, with one finger white head. Active carbonation.

Smell- Bready aroma with caramel malt mixed in. The smell of fresh pears also lingers about.

Taste- It starts out with a bready malt flavor similar to an Oktoberfest with notes of caramel. This fades into the pear sweetness, much like pear juice, although the fruit qualities are more subtle. It finishes with a dry and bitter hop finish while still carrying with it bits of pear flavor.

Mouthfeel- Thin in body with lively carbonation. Quite smooth.

Overall- A great beer from DFH. Excellent drinkabilty. Although a seasonal this one would great anytime of year if it were available. Pick it up if you can find it.

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3.7/5  rDev -2.4%

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3.92/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of portmand1ngo
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Yellolab2010
3.7/5  rDev -2.4%

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Piercing Pils from Dogfish Head Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 1,041 ratings.