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Piercing Pils - Dogfish Head Brewery

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Piercing PilsPiercing Pils

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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:
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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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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of MrWilliams
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of zrbeer1579
4.2/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Nice golden with a little copper thrown in. A two finger white dense head. Steady steam of bubbles. Lots of lacings.

Aroma: Grassy/herbals with slight of floral and citrus. Some pils malt, breadiness. Faint pears.

Taste: Grassy/herbals with slight of floral and citrus come first like aroma. Pears is stronger in the taste and complement well, along with the malt backbone of sweet biscuity malts and light grains. There is a slight sharpness to the pears. The pears come in the middle and a bit in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body and nicely crisp. A bit creamy and refreshing mouthfeel. Drinks very easily. Bitterness is not overpowering and pleasant along with faint pears. Lingering flavors is quite nice.

Overall: Surprisingly very good. Some nice balance. While the pears is subtle; its nuances work well with the base pils, which of itself is great. Great take on the pils. Definitely getting more, maybe even a case.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle from Super Buy Rite in Pennington NJ.

A - Perfectly clear body, with tons of champagne-like bubbles maintaining a nice frothy white head. Sticky all the way up the glass.

S - Bright and floral hop notes, with some fruity aroma. Hints of sweetness and dryness. You can detect some of the pear.

T - Traditional Czech-style Pilsner. The flavors are way less fruity than the description on the front leads on. A nice balanced brew, with sweet fruity hints, tea dryness, floral bite.

M - Light bodied, soft carbonation, kind of creamy in the finish. Carbonation is refreshing on the palate.

O - A pleasant beer. They have the style down proper. Don't be fooled by the pear ingredients.

Photo of ChrisMon02
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Nunya
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of dwren89
4.69/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: golden straw yellow with fantastic clarity as a thick, fluffy white head

Aroma: defintely a Czech pilsner with its soft water and hop aroma, gentle pilsner malt biscuity-ness, but also noticeable pear fruitiness on the now, with hints that smell very much like a freshly opened can of pears

Taste: soft malty palate with a crispness from the carbonation and a nice bitter finish. Also on the finish, the pear really comes thru with a nice fruity smack. Very balanced, and very drinkable

Mouthfeel: great crispness from the medium-high carbonation, medium body,

Overall: This is a great, great beer. Very refreshing, with a slightly fruitiness and the mouth scrubbing power of the carbonation, but also a very balanced Czech style pilsner showcasing Saaz hops and a soft pilsner malt character.

Photo of mattkoon
3.94/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this pilsner is a great twist on the traditional pils. the color is the typical clear golden. the smell is hoppy and earthy. the bitter taste is the story with this one, the addition of the pear really pairs well with the pilsner flavor. i will definitely be buying this one again- especially since its a seasonal. ill be sad when it goes away.

Photo of nyyfanatic213
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of larryi86
4.11/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle poured into a pilsner glass

A- A clear golden color with a four finger white head.

S- Crisp pilsner malts, light pears, some spicy/earthy/herbal hops.

T- Maltier and fruitier than the nose, nice citrus and pear notes, nice pale malts, and hops are again spicy/earthy/herbal, very tasty.

M- Smooth, crisp, medium body.

O- Very enjoyable, easy to drink. I will pick this up again.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Billolick
3.82/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle with bottled on date (that I cant make any sense of...oh well...they tried)

Pours near clear darker straw in color. Bubbles rising to the top. Delicate off white head, minor film, collar and minor bits of lace.

Seriously hoppy nose with an added lime note.

Brightly flavorful, more lime and some more biting saaz infused hoppy crispness.

Tasty pilsner...good accompaniment for lots of different types of food.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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