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Piercing Pils - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,255 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,255
Reviews: 239
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.35%
Wants: 49
Gots: 181 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
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Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Slatetank on 08-19-2013

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Ratings: 1,255 | Reviews: 239
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Best tasting Pilsner I've ever had. Outstanding.

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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

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

Great beer. By far my favorite pils.

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Piercing Pils from Dogfish Head Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 1,255 ratings.