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Piercing Pils - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,065 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,065
Reviews: 188
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.35%
Wants: 36
Gots: 97 | 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 Johnroby
2.88/5  rDev -24%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Good Pilsner refreshing and clean with notes of pear

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

Photo of tbeer40
3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TrojanRB
3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WDJersey
3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jayhunter357
3.74/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of LutherBrau
3.66/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gotti311
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JothHu
4.06/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mcloud2
3.65/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JohnParadee
3.66/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wizmasta
3.34/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Tylertut
3.65/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VirginiaBeerMan
3.55/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a 15 oz pilsner glass
A - 2" foamy white head, light golden in color and a steady stream of carbonation rising; head retreats to about 1/2 " excellent lacing
S - Feint hop aroma with a touch of fruit
T - Farily smooth and nicely blended, but no real dominant tastes
F - Slightly watery feel with modest carbonation
O - This was far more mild than anticipated and I didn't get the pear taste as advertised; however the pear seems to offset any bitterness; this was an easy drinking and enjoyable pils

Photo of Martyrob
3.33/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Not bad for a Pilsner.

Photo of grahuba
4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DamienI
3.6/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MonkeyBread
3.6/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Solid beer. Pear blends in nicely

Photo of Beersaday
4.33/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jwc215
4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours golden yellow with a thin white creamy head. Trailing lace sticks.

The smell is of a classic "pils" aroma with plenty of saaz hops. Floral, grass, lime. Interesting twist of pear that mixes in, without overwhelming, makes it unique.

The taste has plenty of up-front saaz hops, but there is also plenty of sweet grainy malt. Pear blends in well. It gives a unique, refreshing twist to a classic-style pils. It has a clean, crisp, refreshing finish. Carbonation level fits well.

Smooth and enjoyable. A well-made pils with a touch of pear. It's like having a great beer while eating a ripe pear. Nicely done!

Photo of MisterGone
4.16/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 into tulip. Caveat: this is my first pils since I had an Urquell back in the mid 80's as a teenager. Slightly hazy gold with a giant white head, retained well while waiting to come to temp. Aroma gave the pear early, not sure if that was power of suggestion and I was hunting for it or if that really is the initial nose. The biscuity malt came next with a slight tart edge, kind of lime, not hops. I could not find a date on the bottle to see if any aging had impacted aroma and flavor. The flavor was true to the aroma, with pronounced intensity. Orchard fruit forward with biscuity malt across the palate, with a tart lime-grass finish. If this is indicative of the pils genre, I look forward to trying many traditionals. I know this one had the pear thing built in, but I tried to gauge some sense of pils around it. My rookie status as a pils drinker may not have done that well.

Photo of bryguy9312
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Piercing Pils from Dogfish Head Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 1,065 ratings.