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Piercing Pils - Dogfish Head Brewery

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966 Ratings

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Ratings: 966
Reviews: 170
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.35%
Wants: 27
Gots: 59 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Jobin_24, Today at 01:20 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

knicks19947, Yesterday at 02:44 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Better than I expected. Beer is amber and mostly clear, white head medium and large bubbles, nice lacing. Aroma is fruity, pears obviously. An easy drinker, unoffensive, nice fruitiness pairs with the yeast well. I'd have it again maybe.

drabmuh, Tuesday at 06:32 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

chewymangos, Tuesday at 03:51 PM
Photo of BergBeer
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Look: Hazy straw gold with a thick white head. Lots of legs and minimal lacing. The pear tea seems to keep this from looking like a regular transparent pilsner. Good looking beer though

Smell: Huge pair notes, crisp crystal malt, floral hops, fresh baked bread, tea notes, and a bready yeast funk. Smells like pear juice

Taste: Crisp bread notes mingle with huge pear notes that fade to a herbal tea like flavor that mingles with more huge pear notes and a floral hop finish that is slightly bitter with yeast notes.

Mouthfeel: On the attack it tingles the tongue with carbonation that then wets the palate with the pear notes that quickly dries out. Refreshingly wet then quickly crisp and clean like pilsner.

Overall: Good brew. The pilsner and pear notes seems like a natural pair right after this first sip and you wonder how no ones come up with it till now. The pilsner body somewhat gets destroyed by what I'm guessing is the addition of the pear tea but it's tasty so I don't mind.

BergBeer, Oct 24, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

BarrelAgedG, Oct 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

gio540, Oct 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

themorninglark, Oct 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

caljzy, Oct 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

wvdfh120fan, Oct 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Metalaero, Oct 01, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev +8.2%

gfg0020, Oct 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

fossage78, Sep 29, 2014
Photo of Samp01
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle. Pours a clear golden yellow with a medium lasting white head, some lacing. Aroma is sweet fruity pear notes, biscuit malt and some herbal hops. Taste is same as aroma with some herbal hops bitter notes. A medium crisp body on the palate, lively carbonation, goes down smooth. The finish has a sweet fruity pear like flavor, biscuit malt and herbal hops bitterness for balance. This brew is nicely balanced not too sweet not too hoppy, a just right combination. Overall a uniquely flavored but tasty session brew and refreshing. Try it.

Samp01, Sep 29, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

JLapadura, Sep 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

stampfler07, Sep 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

ThrashMaster, Sep 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

ChaseTheAce, Sep 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

DeanCHS1980, Sep 22, 2014
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4.52/5  rDev +19.3%

Dettra, Sep 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Rice_Nate_25, Sep 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

This pils poured a light yellow straw like color with soapy like white head and nice lacing.
Nose of light fruit, mild hops, and sweet light caramel malts. Flavors follow in line with the
nose. Pears come through on the aftertaste with light hops and a mild sweetness to the sides.
Though this is not a perfect pils it works fine after mowing the lawn. Nice carbonation and
clean finish has this one as a nice change of pace being balanced with the unique pairing of the

Brutaltruth, Sep 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

reizorc, Sep 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

sludgegnome, Sep 07, 2014
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Piercing Pils from Dogfish Head Brewery
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