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Piercing Pils - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

903 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 903
Reviews: 164
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 21
Gots: 49 | 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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Ratings: 903 | Reviews: 164 | Display Reviews Only:
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DrewLikesBeer

Florida

4/5  rDev +5.5%

12-17-2013 06:53:43 | More by DrewLikesBeer
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xShoWTeKx

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

12-17-2013 04:10:47 | More by xShoWTeKx
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DMarlinJ

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

12-17-2013 03:06:13 | More by DMarlinJ
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DWolf

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -20.8%

12-17-2013 02:48:37 | More by DWolf
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KickbacksSteve

Florida

4.35/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Kickbacks in Jax. Poured into a snifter. Fluffy, large white head with high retention on a bright golden body. Aroma includes classic pilsner malt profile with a touch of fresh fruity sweetness, of course pearlike. Taste is crisp, mild hop bite, subtle malt sweetness and subtle pear sweetness. No alcohol tasted, very refreshing, interesting and tasty. Odd to release this summery beer in the winter but delicious.

Serving type: on-tap

12-17-2013 02:44:07 | More by KickbacksSteve
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ethanmc12

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

12-17-2013 02:36:02 | More by ethanmc12
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TurdFurgison

Ohio

4/5  rDev +5.5%

12-17-2013 01:23:11 | More by TurdFurgison
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

12-16-2013 23:37:43 | More by DrunkinYogi
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BradStokley

Maryland

4/5  rDev +5.5%

12-16-2013 23:12:39 | More by BradStokley
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

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

True gold color with rushes of rising fine bubbles. Bright white cap of an opaque half-inch looks almost solid. Great look.

Sweet grassiness, pilsner malt, touch of pear, citrus, cracker, and white tea. A little less bitter than a traditional Czech Pils. Nice fruity essence to pair with the grassy tones and grain notes.

Crisp, hoppy pils with good bitterness, grassy malts, citrus notes, and that fresh pear essence and fruit skin brightness. Pear and pear tea notes are almost tart and counter a bursting citrus hop note of orange rind and subtle grapefruit. Nice bitter Saaz finish.

Sizzling carbonation through a milky body. Crispy and sudsy. No alcohol interference.

Kickass approach to a Czech Pils. Another great release that I hope gets brewed again.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2013 21:40:41 | More by thecheapies
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inlimbo77

Delaware

3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz, 2013
DFH IPA glass

A: Crystal clear bright golden yellow color. Lots of carbonation, plus glass aiding. Bright white head. Sticking lacing. Frothy.

S: Smells like a pils. Not getting tons of pear initially. Grainy malts. Crisp euro hops. Digging in and you do smell some of that pear character.

T: It's a crisp pilsner with lingering pear flavor on the palate. Up front you get those bright Euro hops. Minimal if any bitterness. Light grassy cereal like grain bill. Again, your lingering flavor is the pears. So happy that is actually tastes as described.

M: Light medium body.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2013 18:28:48 | More by inlimbo77
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MikeMilanoDesign

California

4/5  rDev +5.5%

12-16-2013 08:53:55 | More by MikeMilanoDesign
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bobhits

Kentucky

3.7/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

OK sure I dog these guys for their beers, but I keep having to try their new stuff that isn't crazy over priced. Call me a glutton for punishment if you will. however this one sounds pretty good.

Pours clear, golden, with a slight amber tint. The carbonation is moderate and white, thin.

Grains from a European malt bill, a bit of grassy hops, some lemon grass, and a bit extra sugar and fruit at the end. I get english hops with some american hop notes, perhaps pear juice is bringing out some citrus notes I associate with hops.

The flavor is classic pils with a fruity sweet finish. Still enough hops and grain bill here to balance whatever dogfish added very well. the end result is a very nicely done pils that both brings out the american citrus hops with more classic styles.

Very drinkable on a hot day....sadly this came out at the start of what appears to be a cold winter.

Call me a convert. This isn't great beer, but it sure as hell is very very good beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2013 04:35:04 | More by bobhits
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.7/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a golden amber color with a big huge pure white thick head. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading to leave tons of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The smell is big of bready smells as well as a whole bunch of pear. Some grainy smells are there as well being accompanied by some stronger aromas of tea and a little bit of an herbal smell.

Taste – The taste begins with a bready flavor with some lighter pear and caramel malt flavors upfront. The pear flavors start out lighter, but increase in intensity as the flavor moves toward the end. Along with the pear increasing, so to come some tea flavors. They act similarly to the pear, starting out rather weak and really kicking in at the very end of the taste. Along with these flavor transitions, so too comes some lighter herbal hop flavors which with a little bit of graininess that also comes to the tongue, leaves a rather interesting grainy, tea like, and pear flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the medium side in terms of its thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is rather average as well. Both are rather appropriate for the fruit, tea, and grainy character of the beer and make for a rather refreshing brew.

Overall – This is somewhat like a hybrid of beer mixed with pear iced tea. A relatively odd combination of flavors, but it kind of works as it is rather crisp and refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2013 02:17:54 | More by Darkmagus82
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Crafts_and_recreation

Ohio

4/5  rDev +5.5%

12-16-2013 01:46:45 | More by Crafts_and_recreation
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chefhatt

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

When i poured this beer it had a cloudy gold color body with a small head. The aroma has a lemon and malt smell. The taste has a citrus hop upfront followed by the malty bread. Then on the finish the sweetness of the pear comes through slightly. The mouth feel is nice and overall a good prisoner. Let it warm up a little bit to get some pear.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2013 01:12:05 | More by chefhatt
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gavjamhawk

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

12-16-2013 00:31:41 | More by gavjamhawk
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barczar

Kentucky

3.69/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a brilliant golden with a frothy ivory head that slowly dissipates, leaving spotty lacing.

Lemon is evident when the bottle opens, along with floral hops and crackery malt. There's a light sweetness, and notes of tea surface at the finish. Pear is subtle. Skunk surfaces late.

Pear, lemon, and herbal tea form the base of the flavor profile, with earthy and floral hop notes surfacing mid palate and carrying into the dry, slightly bitter, crackery malt finish. There's a bit of spice in the aftertaste.

Body is moderate, with moderate to slightly high carbonation, and a crisp finish.

Decent base beer, and the nuances are fairly subtle. I like the crackery malt character, but I'm not a fan of the tea notes.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2013 23:53:24 | More by barczar
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sgregory

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

12-15-2013 22:30:16 | More by sgregory
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DrStiffington

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +5.5%

12-15-2013 20:27:53 | More by DrStiffington
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

12-15-2013 19:47:30 | More by ShanePB
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Dizzy242

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

12-15-2013 19:29:39 | More by Dizzy242
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scott2269

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

12-15-2013 19:13:33 | More by scott2269
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thatoneguymike

Georgia

4/5  rDev +5.5%

12-15-2013 18:51:28 | More by thatoneguymike
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MichiganBrews

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

12-15-2013 18:02:34 | More by MichiganBrews
Piercing Pils from Dogfish Head Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 903 ratings.