Piercing Pils | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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3.78/5
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1,503 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States
dogfish.com

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A Perry-Pils hybrid, Piercing Pils is a Czech Style Pilsner brewed with a White Pear Tea and Pear juice. Both the juice and the tea were added in the kettle during the whirlpool (after the boil) for maximum flavor and aroma contribution. The Pear fruit complexity pierces right through the spicy Czech Saaz hops beautifully, adding a gentle acidity to this pale lager that makes for a crisp refreshing sipper. Amarillo hops add nuanced citrus notes that meld perfectly with the fruit.

Added by Slatetank on 08-19-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#19,800
Reviews:
271
Ratings:
1,503
pDev:
11.11%
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0
 
 
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Ratings: 1,503 |  Reviews: 271
Photo of JSuperman
3.56/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CBrodbeck
3.84/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LeftHanded666
4.04/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KLHBB
3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Delicious and refreshing. Golden straw color with a big head that hangs around. Smells of toast, taste of malt, pears, a citric aftertaste. Mouthfeel is silky, I enjoyed it a lot.

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Photo of einman
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of xacidx
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MKrauss
3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of COR8RFAN
3.35/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of greigdt
3.82/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Redrover
3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this one at the Blind Rabbit in Jacksonville beach, Fl.

Served in a pint the beer is a very turbid gold with an off white head and rings of lacing.

Aroma of grains, cereal and spicy hops.

The beer starts with some semi-sweet cracker and grain notes followed by a liberal dose of hops that add both a peppery and floral notes. Hops become more dominate mid glass and they add to a thickish coating mouthfeel.

It was 80 and 98% humidity, so this one hit the spot.

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Photo of Guppy314
2.87/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

True as advertised, there is a definite taste of Pears (from, they say, "White Pear Tea" & "Pear juice"), but it doesn't have the sweetness of a juice. Using pears is a novelty that comes off decently well, but I can't say I'm a fan. Still it's a refreshing Summer beverage.

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Photo of Nate139
4.58/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PatrickCT
3.49/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gregafree
3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Yeldarb92
3.54/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WunderLlama
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle poured into a chalice

Translucent golden yellow, streams of carbonation, one finger foam white cap, settles to a foamy white layer

Aroma of bready malts, pear, spicy notes

Malty taste, pear, spicy, a bit of sour

Suds up well, Dry finish

Nice beer

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Photo of Almasi_
4.92/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of PUbeer
3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of OregonGrown7
3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheDogHouse
3.22/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Justin82
3.96/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SurrenderToTheFlow95
3.91/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gonzo000
3.61/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RobertJBeer
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MaxOhle
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Piercing Pils from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 1,503 ratings