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Piercing Pils - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,255 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,255
Reviews: 239
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.35%
Wants: 48
Gots: 181 | FT: 3
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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A: poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass, golden colored with a nice white head that lingers leaving some lacing, clear

S: biscuit, malt, slight noble hops

T: light refreshing malt forward flavor, subtle flavors of pear, crispy dry finish

M: light with higher carbonation

O: refreshing, easy drinking beer, pear flavors are very light

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Bottle > Pint Glass

A - Clear straw yellow with a finger of foamy white head, nice medium lacing.
S - Nice light pear aroma, some citrus peel, fresh bready malt, some light pepper.
T - Typical pils flavor, very grainy and a little spice, but there's a nice pear flavor underneath, could be a tad bit more pronounced.
M - More on the dry side, kinda light.
O - I was semi-impressed with this one, not a fan of DFH, but I could drink this on a hot day for sure.

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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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Piercing Pils from Dogfish Head Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 1,255 ratings.