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Piercing Pils - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

930 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 930
Reviews: 166
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 23
Gots: 54 | 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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Roland

Georgia

1/5  rDev -73.6%

02-03-2014 03:35:34 | More by Roland
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chippo33

Vermont

2/5  rDev -47.2%

02-01-2014 08:19:41 | More by chippo33
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Belittle

New Jersey

2/5  rDev -47.2%

01-10-2014 17:48:27 | More by Belittle
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

2.25/5  rDev -40.6%

I figured I would give this one a shot, since I was able to buy a single bottle. I really enjoy a good pilsner.

The beer is golden hued and clear with a small white head. The aroma is grain, alcohol, pear, apple, sweetness. The flavor is simply disappointing. A sweet, corny mess. Another gimmicky, weird beer from Dogfish Head. How about making a quality beer instead of some whacky, one of a kind mess with unusual ingredients? Unique does not equal good. Lacking the qualities that make a pils beer refreshing, quaffable. No thank you.

02-17-2014 02:51:48 | More by Huhzubendah
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Brianbosox

North Carolina

2.25/5  rDev -40.6%

06-28-2014 03:59:16 | More by Brianbosox
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

2.29/5  rDev -39.6%

First had: on tap at DFH, Rehoboth Beach, DE

I have no strong love for pilsners, but when done right, I have no problem drinking one, and the prospect of a pear pils intrigued me. Poured a crystal clear, light golden color, with a thin white head that fizzled out completely, leaving no lacing behind. Pretty blank aroma, thin crackery malts, grains, distant herbal hops. Very disappointingly simple taste of toasted grains, and bitter herbal hops. Absolutely no pear whatsoever, and if it was in there, the graininess totally overpowered it. If it were an old dusty bottle, I'd expect something like this, but this was right out of the tap from the source. Light body, light mouthfeel, lasting bitterness. Pretty unpleasant. Really glad I only got a sampler of this one.

12-31-2013 01:07:30 | More by Rifugium
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ncelauro

New York

2.5/5  rDev -34%

01-12-2014 15:22:27 | More by ncelauro
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craftbeerfairy

North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -34%

01-04-2014 14:39:04 | More by craftbeerfairy
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Fergyx825

Massachusetts

2.69/5  rDev -29%

Appearance: A light amber gold color to it with some bubbling. Medium to light head on the pour for the beer. This is just as described by the IPA description of such beers.

Smell: smells a lot lighter than most beers, not so floral or hoppy as the rest have smelled. Smells a lot like a bud light. Kind of turned off by the smell of this beer.

Taste: A more fruity taste to this beer. The pearish taste comes out in this beer, but it does not resemble a IPA what so ever. I do enjoy the fruity taste of this beer, but it doesn't belong to this beer style.

Mouthfeel: High carbonation with a light thickness makes this a drinkable beer, but its nothing to brag about, and a let down from DogFish.

Overall: Not a pale ale. Not a bad beer, but not as described.

03-26-2014 05:46:02 | More by Fergyx825
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Oliver_Twist

New Jersey

2.71/5  rDev -28.5%

A: Semi-clear light yellowish color with moderate head, quickly fades to a thin cap.

S: Pilsner malt, very slight pear, slightly skunky, grassy, dish soap.

T: Pilsner with pear juice.

M: Light bodied with moderate to low carbonation.

O: Complex would be a good description if you like the mix of pilsner malt, pear juice, Saaz hops and dish soap. Lawnmower beer? ...not at this price. I won't be having this beer again.

I gave it a 2.75 only because I like DF90, DF60 and Burton Baton so much and because everyone (including Sam) makes mistakes every now and then.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2014 14:31:47 | More by Oliver_Twist
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woodchipper

Connecticut

2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

12-14-2013 22:22:19 | More by woodchipper
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Bouder32

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

12-28-2013 03:06:36 | More by Bouder32
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MenardMa

Connecticut

2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

01-23-2014 00:53:02 | More by MenardMa
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NonicPanic

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

12-25-2013 14:01:51 | More by NonicPanic
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

03-10-2014 18:46:54 | More by Whiskeydeez
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MalKen

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

02-17-2014 01:31:16 | More by MalKen
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mactrail

Washington

2.99/5  rDev -21.1%

Hazy yellow-gold in the tall Saxo tulip. Modest foam and plenty of spritz on the tongue. Pleasant fruity aroma with a whiff of apple and pear.

Some fruit taste with a little sweetness to start. Modest warm flavor of malt and more graininess. Dries out quickly. Quite bitter long before the aftertaste. It does taste like black tea, only long over-steeped. Maybe some pear skins and fruit tannin, like grape stems. Slightly tangy with some burnt biscuit taste.

This has a promising start but a bitter finish. From the 12 oz bottle bought at La Bodega Wines & Spirits in Riverside, Calif.

01-17-2014 03:59:01 | More by mactrail
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DWolf

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -20.8%

12-17-2013 02:48:37 | More by DWolf
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dertyd

California

3/5  rDev -20.8%

01-11-2014 09:33:50 | More by dertyd
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robgage

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -20.8%

01-01-2014 03:34:34 | More by robgage
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DarkLordPsycho

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -20.8%

04-22-2014 19:12:56 | More by DarkLordPsycho
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civicm87

New York

3/5  rDev -20.8%

01-17-2014 19:10:12 | More by civicm87
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cunninsa

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -20.8%

03-30-2014 23:27:05 | More by cunninsa
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chet4

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -20.8%

02-19-2014 01:29:10 | More by chet4
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blastoderm55

Texas

3/5  rDev -20.8%

01-27-2014 02:33:54 | More by blastoderm55
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Piercing Pils from Dogfish Head Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 930 ratings.