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Piercing Pils - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

936 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 936
Reviews: 166
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.35%
Wants: 23
Gots: 55 | 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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ckr1451

Georgia

5/5  rDev +31.9%

08-28-2014 00:37:19 | More by ckr1451
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Navalartichoke

Virginia

5/5  rDev +31.9%

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Virginia

5/5  rDev +31.9%

12-28-2013 04:01:30 | More by Coastal1
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htdoerge

Texas

5/5  rDev +31.9%

05-02-2014 21:09:07 | More by htdoerge
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Xzfgiimtsath

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

04-26-2014 05:15:50 | More by Xzfgiimtsath
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edavilamty


4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

08-03-2014 18:07:34 | More by edavilamty
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rjbrenn3

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

08-21-2014 21:14:34 | More by rjbrenn3
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CDAtkinson

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

01-29-2014 18:28:59 | More by CDAtkinson
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TheRicker

New York

4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

03-20-2014 16:29:48 | More by TheRicker
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JP412

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

03-08-2014 18:20:19 | More by JP412
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braedon_peluso

New York

4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

12-27-2013 05:26:07 | More by braedon_peluso
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Jamison85

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

12-29-2013 15:52:45 | More by Jamison85
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New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

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Stanhagen

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

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Durandal_777

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

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Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

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dwren89

Virginia

4.7/5  rDev +24%

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.

12-31-2013 23:59:50 | More by dwren89
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4.68/5  rDev +23.5%

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gorbos

New York

4.59/5  rDev +21.1%

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.

02-03-2014 18:59:26 | More by gorbos
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thebrood1987

New Jersey

4.54/5  rDev +19.8%

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.

12-20-2013 00:51:55 | More by thebrood1987
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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

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New York

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

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District of Columbia

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Illinois

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North Carolina

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Piercing Pils from Dogfish Head Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 936 ratings.