Piercing Pils | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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Piercing PilsPiercing Pils

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Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States

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

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Ratings: 1,504 |  Reviews: 272
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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.92/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale golden with nice clarity. Good head with ample lacing. Bright and fresh floral, fruity, grass aroma. Solid bready malt balanced by a citric, grassy hop. Hint of pear. Light to medium body. Solid carbonation. Crisp finish. Good planner and slightly different. A little sweet for my taste but still solid.

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.58/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Deep golden hued with excellent clarity and vibrant carbonation. A miniscule layer of carbonation caps off most of the top of the glass. I smell pears and some subtle Saaz hops. I know that's not shocking considering this beer. Mouth is moderately carbonated and you get a bitterness from the hops that also helps to prickle the tongue. This is straightforward with the bitterness of the hops mingling with the sweetness of the pear flavor. I think the carbonation might need some dialing back, but it's a good beer.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +19%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4.18/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I finally got some pils glasses for valentine's day and wanted to put them to use. Poured the beer and sucked the remaining beer from the bottle and thought I hope it taste better in the glass. From the bottle taste like skunked beer but from the bottle tasted like an excellent pilsner should. Love the beer and my new glasses. Great lacing. Goes down smooth and has many fruity and flowering tastes. Great session beer.

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -14%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.22/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Apple juice colored, without much of a head. This is my first pilsner. Has a distinct aroma, somewhat skunky. Hoppy, carbonated, with a little bit of sweet fruit and that same distinct taste as the aroma. Overall not bad, but not quite as flavorful as I would hope.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Piercing Pils from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 1,504 ratings