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Piercing Pils - Dogfish Head Brewery

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Piercing PilsPiercing Pils

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

1,160 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,160
Reviews: 212
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.35%
Wants: 40
Gots: 124 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Slatetank on 08-19-2013

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4.02/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled on date says 2013C 1457 so... Sometime last year.

Seved chilled into a tulip glass, Piercing Pils is a pale golden lager with thick white head. Retention is fair and it leaves a little bit of spoty lacing behind.

Aroma is classic European Pilsner mixed with a slight bit of fruitiness. Generally mild with no overwhelming hop character.

Flavor is bold for a pilsner but still balanced. It has some sweetness up front from the pale malts and pear juice. The noble hops add a hint of spice and bitterness.

Mouthfeel is light in bodied and nicely carbonated.

Overall a solid pilsner but not unusual or special enough to warrant the price.

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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2/5  rDev -47.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of MattTastrophee
4.04/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Light gold and clear, with a meringue-y head atop it.

Smell: A light sweet aroma. Mostly pear, but not overpowering, with a bit of tea.

Taste: Crisp and clean. The pear is first, and it's not overly sweet. It yields at the right moment. The tea and hops are next, and they dance back and forth for prominence, then they also yield. The last note is that of a nice pilsner. My many sips were stepped like this, and I liked it.

Mouthfeel: Light and good carbonation.

Overall: The balance is impressive, there is just enough of any element. A fine fruit beer, and a refreshing pilsner both.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of bleggs
4.19/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

~$9 for a fourpack in CT, served in a tulip glass
A: Golden/light amber, with a minimal head and lasting webbing.
S: Pilsner skunkiness, hop bitterness, a little sweetness.
T: Skunk upfront, with a non-citric hop bitterness. Back end is a subtle pear sweetness and back-of-the-tongue tea bitterness. The light fruitiness really compliments the pilsner flavor - I'm normally not a fan of the style.
M: Crisp, some carbonation, an acidic nose.
O: Certainly the most interesting pilsener I've ever had. Not a fruit beer, if that's what you're looking for. Worth it, considering the price. A good example of the style.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.72/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a clean rinsed turbinator.

A: Clear light gold. A few fingers of head dissipate into a 4 mm disk. no lacing.

S: Sewery and skunky euro hops, saaz. Musty pears. Sharply euro pils.

T: Slightly sweet from the pear juice. Euro pils notes throughout.

M: Bittering is mild, slightly chalky. dryness is pleasant. I like it.

O: This is a very nice euro/czech pils with a slight sweet twist. It is not bad. Glad I tried it.

Piercing Pils from Dogfish Head Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 1,160 ratings.