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Piercing Pils - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

901 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 901
Reviews: 164
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.35%
Wants: 19
Gots: 48 | 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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jeffthepony

Georgia

4/5  rDev +5.5%

04-05-2014 02:51:25 | More by jeffthepony
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Danimal1101

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

04-05-2014 01:03:00 | More by Danimal1101
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thinwhiteduke

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

04-05-2014 00:15:36 | More by thinwhiteduke
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

3.98/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from Bert's
Pours a cloudy peach juice color with a smallish white head that dissipates almost instantly. Aromas of green apple and pear with some sweet bready pilsner malt and a heaping helping of spicy saaz. The flavor is a bit of sweet honey like malt with a solid shot of fruity pomme and some nice spicy hop flavor and a moderate level of bitterness to counter. Medium body and a moderate level of carbonation with a sweet slick mouthfeel. I almost didn't pick up this bottle at the store and now I glad I did. Its a nice pils with a twist.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2014 22:18:36 | More by johnnnniee
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mevett89

Maryland

4.15/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: straw gold with a foamy white that quickly dissipates to a thin lace on the surface. Good lacing.

Aroma: spicy Saaz and pear aromatics. Subdued malt aroma.

Taste: same as aroma. Spice and bitterness from the Saaz with classic Pilsner malt crispness. All complimented surprisingly well by a background note of pear.

Mouthfeel: bubbly with medium-high carbonation and a light body.

Overall: one of the better Pilsners I've had. Though I find myself wanting more pear flavor.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2014 19:26:08 | More by mevett89
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DustinSWB

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

04-04-2014 14:32:03 | More by DustinSWB
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jlmathis

Michigan

4/5  rDev +5.5%

04-04-2014 06:53:24 | More by jlmathis
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u2carew

Massachusetts

3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz longneck bottle
A) Pours with a finger thick head. Then settles to a thin lacing at the edge of the glass. Slightly hazy, bronze colored body.
S) Some astringent citrus notes. Classic pilsener grain aroma.
T) Pleasant tart citrus mixed with nutty notes.
M) Crisp. Dry. Clean. Light bodied.
O) A tasty pilsener. I think this is my second one...

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2014 23:54:52 | More by u2carew
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abrodsky

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

04-02-2014 21:48:53 | More by abrodsky
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woodenbones

Washington

4/5  rDev +5.5%

04-02-2014 20:27:20 | More by woodenbones
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devilfluff

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +5.5%

04-02-2014 19:09:27 | More by devilfluff
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cunninsa

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -20.8%

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

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +5.5%

03-30-2014 22:05:53 | More by mletten
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msturek

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

03-30-2014 22:01:48 | More by msturek
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Navalartichoke

Virginia

5/5  rDev +31.9%

03-30-2014 20:40:06 | More by Navalartichoke
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Matthew607

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.5%

03-29-2014 03:10:45 | More by Matthew607
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tempest

Pennsylvania

3.96/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a clear gold with a tall white head and thick lacing as I drink the glass down. Usually I stay far, far away from lighter lager with fruit, but this is a cool beer. The pear mimics the cool, fruity character of Noble hops, while complementing the sharper, peppery grassy hops. The hops and pear are well balanced in the aroma and flavor. The finish has a little edge, but it's not super dry like many hopped up American-made pilsners.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2014 01:51:34 | More by tempest
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Rob315

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

03-27-2014 18:46:58 | More by Rob315
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

4/5  rDev +5.5%

03-27-2014 18:06:56 | More by mothman
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ramrod666

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.5%

03-26-2014 16:36:56 | More by ramrod666
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Fergyx825

Massachusetts

2.69/5  rDev -29%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.5%

03-26-2014 00:56:44 | More by DCHritz
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brpendergast85

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

03-25-2014 04:06:03 | More by brpendergast85
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DoubleJ

California

3.16/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Dogfish Head is not normal. Coffee in stouts, 18% ABV fruit beer, and now pears in pilsner?! Only from Delaware! Here's 12 ounces, and on to the beer I go:

A half-inch of foam leaves a few rings of lace around the glass, while below is the color of fading orange which I suspect is looking to transform into yellow. The nose hits a bump with wet cardboard, followed by decent Saaz hop notes and sweet tea. Hoping that cardboard fades away.

So much for the pear and pear tea. I can't find much of either, and at the base is a "plain" pilsner with a small bite of hops. Quite clean overall. It rides along a light/medium body with a somewhat crisp carbonation.

Sometimes they hit the target, and sometimes they hit the target intended for the other person. Mediocre is what it is to me.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2014 00:29:58 | More by DoubleJ
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510a

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

03-24-2014 23:51:59 | More by 510a
Piercing Pils from Dogfish Head Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 901 ratings.