Blue Hen Pilsner
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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Style:
Pilsner - Bohemian / Czech
Ranked #114
ABV:
4.8%
Score:
86
Ranked #23,608
Avg:
3.95 | pDev: 3.29%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
13
From:
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
 
Delaware, United States
Avail:
One-off
Wants
  1
Gots
  3
SCORE
86
Very Good
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Notes: We brewed up a nod to our home state! Blue Hen Pilsner is a crisp and refreshing pilsner brewed with Delaware grown and malted barley from our friends at Proximity Malt, Blue Hen Pilsner is named after our Delaware state bird .. the Blue Hen!
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thebeers from Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a medium straw color with slight haze and a fat finger of lovely dense off-white foam head. Spotty lacing.

Crisp aroma with a hint of corn bread and even lighter hint of herbal mint. All fairly restrained.

Crisp tasting as well. Just a slight hint of bread again, joined by a little skunkiness (which I enjoy). Moderately strong herbal bitterness in the finish.

Full bodied for a pilsner with an appropriate sharp zip the carbonation.

The various elements aren’t in perfect harmony here, but still a very enjoyable, easy-drinking lager. Wouldn’t hesitate to buy this.

Sep 15, 2021
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VABA from Virginia

4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a light golden color with a slight head and lacing
Aroma has malted barley hints
The taste follows the nose with a pleasant malted barley flavor
A light bodied decently carbonated crisp beer
A great Pilsner

Aug 29, 2021
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Gajo74 from New York

3.87/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On draught at none other than that Mecca of breweries, Dogfish Head Brewing, Milton, Delaware.

Pours a clear golden straw color. A fingernail length head retains well. The carbonation is visible.

The nose opens floral, even slightly fruity. Then, bready and biscuity malt aromas paired with grassy and citrusy hops that evoke notes of lemon and orange; all aromas clean and subtle.

Clean flavors of bready, biscuity and cracker malts along with a touch of floral spices. Gently spiced with peppery yeast, grassy hops, lemon and orange. There is a mild to moderate bitterness.


Light bodied and crisp. The finish is crisp and dry with a gentle resiny linger. The carbonation is moderate to lively.

Crisp, clean and easy drinking. A well made and refreshing Pilsner. I would have again.

Aug 02, 2021
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larryi86 from Delaware

4.18/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz can, dated 7/20/21, poured into a pint glass

A- A clear golden straw with a small white head.

S- Pilsner malts, sweet biscuits, slightly earthy, a little floral, touch of lemon.

T- Sweet biscuits, pilsner malts, hints of honey, floral, slightly earthy, hints of lemon.

M- Smooth, light to medium body.

O- A very nice and well balanced pilsner. Easy to drink and refreshing.

Jul 24, 2021
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cjgiant from District of Columbia

3.96/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Clear yellow more than gold with a persistent head, though lacing only comes in spots.

Nose is heavier on the grains, but there are very light stone fruit and lemon notes. Really the dry grass nature of the malted barley comes to me that brings about that generic “beer aroma” but with a less sweet edge that is replaced by a slightly peppery one.

Taste isn’t surprising from the nose that I liked, but doesn’t bring anything too interesting, either. It’s dry grass and damp grain with a earthy to dry grass bitterness. Nothing to complain about other than it is just missing something. I guess maybe the damp grain is weighing down what o think could be a bit more vibrant, maybe bringing more peppery/spicy notes.

Fairly light with nice carbonation, this is a straight up decent beer in my opinion.

Jul 08, 2021
Blue Hen Pilsner from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 13 ratings