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Piercing Pils - Dogfish Head Brewery

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very good

1,040 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,040
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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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: golden straw yellow with fantastic clarity as a thick, fluffy white head

Aroma: defintely a Czech pilsner with its soft water and hop aroma, gentle pilsner malt biscuity-ness, but also noticeable pear fruitiness on the now, with hints that smell very much like a freshly opened can of pears

Taste: soft malty palate with a crispness from the carbonation and a nice bitter finish. Also on the finish, the pear really comes thru with a nice fruity smack. Very balanced, and very drinkable

Mouthfeel: great crispness from the medium-high carbonation, medium body,

Overall: This is a great, great beer. Very refreshing, with a slightly fruitiness and the mouth scrubbing power of the carbonation, but also a very balanced Czech style pilsner showcasing Saaz hops and a soft pilsner malt character.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dogfish head never fails to ease

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look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

One of the best pilsners I've had in a while. Who knew?

64 oz at local Duane Reade, $10. Ideal golden pils appearance with good head and lacing. Smells like plenty of slightly funky noble hops and maltiness. Until it warms, the subtle pear just makes the Euro-pilsener nose seem "fresher." Maybe that pear/hop combo is the reason why a lot of people have offered a tea-like description.

This is not a fruit beer by any means: it's a Pilsener-plus. That extra sweet/sour element fills a place on the palate that I didn't even know was missing, lightly sharpening the familiar grassy foreground. A little pear is great in a sandwich or salad -- and marvelous in this beer.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Smells like a strong pilsner but with a bunch of fruitiness in the back of that pilsner malt. I instantly get a crisp mouthfeel with a fruity pear taste evolving in the middle of the tongue and that taste melds so perfectly well with the earthy moderate bitter hops at the end of the taste.

Honestly I think this is the closest Dogfish head has come to trying to turn on a "regular beer drinker" onto different tastes in beer. This to me is their Samuel Adams beer and even being one who has drank a lot of the "craftier beers" I still love Samuel Adams and this beer.

They should definitely put this beer in 6 packs and make it year round as one of their lighter easier drinking beers to turn even more people on to better beer.

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Piercing Pils from Dogfish Head Brewery
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