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Piercing Pils - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

961 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 961
Reviews: 169
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.32%
Wants: 27
Gots: 58 | 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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4/5  rDev +5.3%

onlymurderers, May 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

ToMakeEndsMeet, May 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

paulys55, May 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

bismarksays, May 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

neckbeered, May 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Georgiabeer, May 12, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

JustinFinger, May 11, 2014
Photo of jsprain1
4.45/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Golden straw color. A hint of haziness. Head is two fingers, very white, decent retention.
S- Aromas are grain, canned pear juice, honey, floral.
T- It's strange, but really tasty. There is a pils base to it, but the pear comes through pretty strong, but it's not overwhelming because I get a fair amount of honey and a big floral kick. Pear in the finish.
M- It's a little dry in the finish, but it generally is juicy and a little syrupy for most of the sip. Not crisp like the average pils.
O- A really interesting, tasty beer. Digging it.

jsprain1, May 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

kilobees, May 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

Kyrojack, May 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

WiserBud, May 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

michaelfcasey, May 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

tsauce2, May 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Jame515, May 03, 2014
Photo of secondtooth
4.05/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour a pale golden-abed with big tri-finger head of white carbonation. Pleasant lattice lacing.

Nose is toasty, malty and grainy -- faithful to the pilsner style, but with a slight and subtle tinge of fruit.

Taste is surprising! There's definitely a pilsner foundation here, but the addition of pear tea and pear juice adds an entirely new dimension. It's a subtle fruit infusion, but wow does this really work well! Wonderful and flavorful, this is one I'll definitely revisit.

secondtooth, May 03, 2014
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5/5  rDev +31.6%

htdoerge, May 02, 2014
Photo of samtrillo
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Light yellow gold with small white head.

S - Mostly malty with some other fruitiness there.

T - Bready malt with something else herbal going on, but it's not hops. That's where the tea comes in. Some sweet fruit in there but I would not guess pear if not told on the label. It's refreshing and has a good aftertaste.

M - Very crisp and spicy carbonation with smooth malt.

O - It's not you're everyday pilsner but that's to be expected with how it was brewed. I like it though, it's refreshing but has a lot more flavour characteristics than your average pilsner.

samtrillo, May 02, 2014
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3.95/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Doesn't remind me too much of a Czech Pils, but still quite good. Pear is subdued, which I like. A bit more bitter than traditional. Very good drinking beer. Clean, enough body to stand up to the crispness, without overdoing it. Finish is very nice. Great summer beer, but also good anytime, I suppose.

drpimento, May 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Coreynezy4, Apr 29, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

victory4me, Apr 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

BoozerBrad, Apr 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

bzach, Apr 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

calcutron, Apr 28, 2014
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3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, straw yellow color with a soapy white head that leaves chunks of lacing.

Smells of grainy malt with some floral notes.

Tastes of the grainy malt and a touch of spicy hops. Grainy malts lead off with some sweetness. This leads into some fruity pear notes with apple. Floral hops come next with some spicy touches. Finishes with a touch of lemon.

Mouthfeel is light with a slightly crisp amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is a solid pilsner with some fruitiness to it.

ocelot2500, Apr 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

mattmarka1, Apr 28, 2014
Piercing Pils from Dogfish Head Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 961 ratings.