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Piercing Pils - Dogfish Head Brewery

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Piercing PilsPiercing Pils

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

1,218 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,218
Reviews: 228
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.35%
Wants: 48
Gots: 160 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Brewery visit their website
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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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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3.03/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

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.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: lightly cloudy medium-gold hue with a big effervescence and a finger of frothy ivory foam. Pretty nice!

Smell: sweet malt with a definite pear element and a light noble hop aroma. There's a little bit of a cloying funk I usually associate with fruit juices added to beer, but in this case it isn't overwhelming.

Taste: a nice Pilsner; grainy and lightly sweet with just the right amount of hop flavor and bitterness. The pear adds an interesting touch, but I bet this is a damn good beer without it.

Mouthfeel: light body with a good level of carbonation. Not super creamy, but satisfying for the style.

Overall: quite tasty and drinkable. As I said, I'd love to try this without the pear as well.

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.28/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 bottle into pint glass. Super clear as expected, with a nice foamy head. Something in there flavor wise I cant put my finger on (cuz I have a terrible sense of smell and taste. Dont know why I even review beer haha). Something floral? Not sure, but I really liked it. My first Dogfishhead beer, got a 60 min IPA in the fridge to review later.

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3.54/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Golden pilsner color with an upwards trail of carbonation. Clean looking beer. Thumb of off white head sits on top comprised of many small bubbles

S - Straw and saaz hops that you expect in a pils are up front with a slight pear aspect to it

T - Pear and slight green grape up front before a bready malt, light straw, and slightly bitter saaz hops come thru The finish is slightly bitter and then slightly musty grape

M - Medium slightly chewy body with light carbonation that coats the tongue. Finish is slightly astringent

O - It tastes like a normal pils with a musty grape aspect to it. It also has a slight pear sweetness that is balanced with a slight bitterness from the hops

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Piercing Pils from Dogfish Head Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 1,218 ratings.