Piercing Pils - Dogfish Head Brewery
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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
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
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
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
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
Piercing Pils from Dogfish Head Brewery
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