shonobiwan (212) - Sound Beach, New York, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Long Island, NY - 12 oz. bottle poured a clear blind color with lots of fluffy head and good lacing. Aroma is classic pilsner with a hint of something sweet. Taste is full of saaz hops and a good malt backbone. This reminds me of traditional pils from Europe. However, DFH has decided to add a sweet touch to it. Nice brew, very nice!
Jethro6191 (418) - Indiana, USA - JUL 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours gold with a dense white head. Grainy and fruity aroma. The flavor is clean and crisp with bisquit, peach, and pear notes. Medium body with a smooth refreshing palate. High carbonation level. Dry finish.
alobar (2715) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cloudy straw yellow color with a white head and excellent lacing. Aroma of pear, grain, and lemon. Great body for a pils. Flavor of grain, pear, and lemon. Very nice for a pilsner.
Cornfield (5437) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is my first "new" DFH beer since my semi-retirement from rating in the last couple of years. What better way to go than a Czech Pils (for some reason listed as a generic Pils on the site) brewed with pear juice and pear tea (whatever the heck that is)? Very niced pour here, a golden body with myriad bubbles rushing up to support a stately, creamy head. Chunks of "lace" coat the sides of the glass (of course, a Pilsener glass) as I drink. The aroma has a soft grainy sweetness, some grassy hops, and a touch of fresh pears. Very smooth mouthfeel. The flavor has a light grainy sweetness and a touch of the grassy hops (Iíd expected more). Thereís no trace of the pear juice or tea (?) until the finish, and Iím not sure if itís really there or only a product of label suggestion. This is certainly a repeatable beer, sliding down so easily on a warm June night. Not great, but quite good.
MattH (635) - California, USA - JUN 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy straw colored pour. Aroma of saaz hops, pear and white grape. Taste is a pleasant sweetness coupled with a nice saaz counterpart and some pear. I enjoyed this one a lot.
bbbeer (577) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy yellow-orange with medium white head. Aroma grassy and fruity. Medium-light body. Just a little carbonation. Flavor is a little sweet up front, fruity although I canít claim to pick up any pear specifically. Transitions to light herbal/floral hops with dry crisp finish although not too bitter. Good.
reverendj (182) - Brunswick, Georgia, USA - JUN 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Curiosity killed the cat. By Dogfish Head standards this is pretty tame. Very smooth and refreshing while grilling in the heat of South Georgia. Nice balance between the sweet malt and the crisp Saaz hops. The pear is not really apparent yet, it lends a nice fruitiness to the overall picture.
Howlader (593) - - JUN 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle served in a Goose Island pint glass. Pretty decent pilsner.
knights97 (104) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 4, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is by far my favorite pilsner through everything Iíve tried. Itís clean, crisp and goes down easy Not much carbonation to this, though the head was a little foamy. The beer really comes into itís own after letting it breathe for 20-30 minutes. Strongly recommend this.
essjay (9) - Alabama, USA - JUN 3, 2014 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2014 Bottle. Didnít think I would like it, but this really works. Good example of a standard Pilsen but zapped up by the tea and pear. Not pronounced, but a subtle overlay.
Jrwhitney6 (270) - - JUN 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy light gold - darker than a typical pils. Nose is mostly malt. Taste is more complex than normal pils. Malt backbone is there, not quite as light, and some sweetness (maybe pear? Probably wouldn't have picked it up if not on the label). Pretty good.
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