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Piercing Pils - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

900 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 900
Reviews: 164
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.35%
Wants: 20
Gots: 49 | FT: 3
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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Reviews by farrago:
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farrago

New Jersey

3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Crests above two fingers then settles into a nice moderately thick level, good foam density, some surface dimpling, off white to eggshell color, the lacing is wispy but sticks with strength. Mild filminess to the yellow gold colored liquid, light orange tint at the glass edges, the bubbles are few but fat and move at a decent clip, looks richer than your standard pilsner. The pear fruit comes through very clearly on the nose, trace amount of florality would seem sweet were it not for the sale and pepper, dark bread and black tea leaf notes, clean kind of herbaceousness, ends with an allusion to mixed white citrus and metal shavings, not tightly woven as a fabric but nice enough to sniff. Full-bodied, would suspect the juice gives it extra heft, pulls down into the palate, the carbonation is not weak per se but in no position to do much about anything. The pear there yet gets sucked back into the whole by its overall sourness and that earthy, metallic bite. Spicy, especially peppery, herbal but not “green,” tree bark and less breadiness and citrus than might be desired. It does stay as lively as possible through the finish, dry while not excessively so. Some floral lift at the very end. An experiment worth putting into action.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2014 00:11:11 | More by farrago
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S: Aromas of lemon, grass, straw, minerals, biscuits, pear tea, hay, herbs, crackers, and rose water fill the nose.

T: Notes of rose water, pear juice, pear tea, leather, ripe lemon, crackers, biscuits, minerals, straw, hay, honey, herbs, and cream fill the mouth. The finish is dry and smooth with noticeable pear, cracker, biscuit, mineral, and lemon notes.

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Piercing Pils from Dogfish Head Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 900 ratings.