Piercing Pils - Dogfish Head Brewery
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Reviews by philbe311:
4.19/5 rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
A - A really beautiful active pour of swirling carbonation that yeilds a solid two fingers worth of crisp and clean bone white colored froth with a slightly rocky top that is comprised of big chunky bubbles... Really impressive retention for the style... What's ultimately left is a full yet lopsided veil of lacing and a moderately thick collar... The color is equal parts pale gold, straw yellow and honey amber... Completely translucent with a faint glow... Very clean and crisp in appearance... There is a slight to moderate bit of moderate paced carbonation... A slight bit o lacing clings to the glass... Spot on for the style...
S - Fairly mild overall, but loaded with nuance and complexity... The first thing noted are the Saaz hops... Next comes the malt base which arrives in the form of cereal grains... Next are the white tea components... Then arrives the pear sweetness in the form of overly ripe Bosc pears and crisp Asian pears... There is nothing artificial about the sweetness brought by the pear presence... Each whiff reveals a new subtle nuance...
T - The aroma was a wonderful indication of what to expect in terms of flavor... This one walks a fine line between slightly hoppy and slightly sweet and does so in a very exciting way... This is a quintessential Czech Pilsner first and foremost... The hop and tea additions add a subtle sweetness which greatly expands on the depth and complexity of this historic and wonderful style...
M - On the lighter side of medium bodied... Light but crisp carbonation... Even and consistent... Ultra clean and ultra crisp... Each sip is a pleasure... Perfect for the style...
D - This is a ridiculously fantastic brew... It's an outstanding Czech Pilsner... It's a wonderful example of DFH creativity... I would suggest DFH immediately makes this a year-round offering... I could drink several of these in a sitting... No joke, but this would be a staple in my beer fridge... No weak facets... I can't say enough good things about this beer... Highly nuanced... Highly quaffable... Highly recommended... A fantastic job by DFH...
Serving type: bottle
01-05-2014 23:51:05 | More by philbe311
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4.03/5 rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Pours a clear gold with a thick, bubbly white head.
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.
M: Very smooth and light-to-medium in body for the style. Carbonation is spritzy. Super easy to drink.
O: An awesome experimental pils. It will probably get downgraded a bit for being a Dogfish Head product, but this is a lager not to miss.
Serving type: bottle
07-01-2014 14:26:33 | More by mrfrancis
Piercing Pils from Dogfish Head Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 901 ratings.