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Piercing Pils - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

935 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 935
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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RavyneChyylde

Illinois

3/5  rDev -20.8%

04-27-2014 14:31:51 | More by RavyneChyylde
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brett606

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

04-27-2014 04:48:10 | More by brett606
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cuy50

Virginia

4/5  rDev +5.5%

04-26-2014 19:28:11 | More by cuy50
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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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dts311

Texas

3/5  rDev -20.8%

04-26-2014 01:18:26 | More by dts311
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sgttibbs

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

04-24-2014 19:42:36 | More by sgttibbs
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atrocity

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

04-23-2014 20:38:17 | More by atrocity
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DarkLordPsycho

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -20.8%

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

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

04-21-2014 23:47:56 | More by yancot
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tmm313

Georgia

4.41/5  rDev +16.4%

A- Hazy light orange color in the glass. Nice lacing.

S- A light fruitiness (If I didn't know it was brewed with Pear juice, I'm not sure i would've picked it out as pear). Light citrus, herb, and earthy, peppery hops. Bready malts.

T- Nicely balanced mix. Light grapefruit, pear, bready malts, cracker, big tea notes, and slight earthy hop. Sometimes a lemony flavor is there as well. Bready, tea-like aftertaste.

M- Medium body, crisp carbonation. Drying.

O- I really enjoyed this beer. I was most impressed by the characteristics brought in by the tea, but the balance was well worth remembering as well. I loved the subtle grapefruit and earthy hop presence that popped in and out. Probably as complex as a lighter beer can get. I've never been much of a Pilsener man, but if I ever get the urge, this is what I'm buying.

04-20-2014 21:19:29 | More by tmm313
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FreddieMercuryHayes


4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

04-20-2014 02:02:08 | More by FreddieMercuryHayes
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mattboyer182

Indiana

4/5  rDev +5.5%

04-19-2014 20:52:01 | More by mattboyer182
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TreyIsWilson

Michigan

3.95/5  rDev +4.2%

A - Pours a hazy golden orange with a one-finger foamy white head. Light amount of sticky lacing.

S - Pear juice really stands out with some bready malts and earthy hops.

T - Follows the aroma. Sweet pear juice right upfront. The Saaz hops come through next producing a nice bitterness. Bready malt backbone holds everything together.

M - Medium bodied with high carbonation. Very crisp and smooth drinking.

O - I like this take on a classic Pilsener. The pear juice adds a nice juiciness. Very crisp and refreshing.

04-19-2014 02:37:22 | More by TreyIsWilson
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Jamstone714

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

04-17-2014 21:26:35 | More by Jamstone714
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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.21/5  rDev +11.1%

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tall pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a somewhat hazy straw golden orange with a lot of rising bubbles. Solid two fingers of white head with decent retention. Leaves a lot of lacing.

Smell: A bready, fruity, and earthy malt forward aroma with big hints of pear and grains. Pale malt with hints of grains, wheat, biscuit, straw, cracker, and yeast. Big hints of pear juice as well as some lemon, orange, and tea. Earthy and spicy Saaz hop hints along with some grass. Big with the fruity pear and citrus presence. A pretty good aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a fruity, bready, and earthy malt forward taste with good notes of pear, citrus, and grains. Upfront pale malt with bready notes of grains, straw, biscuit, wheat, yeast, and cracker. Big presence of pear juice. Citrus fruit notes of lemon and orange. Some tea notes as well. Spicy and earthy Saaz hops along with some grassy hop notes. Very crisp and zesty. Pretty good tasting.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a medium to high level of carbonation. Crisp, juicy, and pretty smooth.

Overall: A pretty good twist on a Pilsener. Good grainy malt notes with a very nice juicy kick from the added pear.

04-16-2014 07:07:17 | More by MattyG85
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Jakethesnake503

Indiana

4/5  rDev +5.5%

04-16-2014 01:13:52 | More by Jakethesnake503
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KVNBGRY

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

04-15-2014 20:00:11 | More by KVNBGRY
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Bowers-Brew

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

04-13-2014 21:33:10 | More by Bowers-Brew
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notchucknorris

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

04-13-2014 21:08:34 | More by notchucknorris
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Betajeff

New York

4/5  rDev +5.5%

04-13-2014 03:11:32 | More by Betajeff
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ZayneInsane

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

04-12-2014 22:47:03 | More by ZayneInsane
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nebula1999

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

04-12-2014 22:43:13 | More by nebula1999
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Shy5

Oregon

4/5  rDev +5.5%

04-12-2014 19:16:03 | More by Shy5
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tanis

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

04-11-2014 22:06:23 | More by tanis
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Leschber

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

04-11-2014 19:36:37 | More by Leschber
Piercing Pils from Dogfish Head Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 935 ratings.