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RATINGS: 384   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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A Czech-Style Pilsner brewed with pear juice, pear tea and Saaz hops.


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cazort (553) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2014
Like many of the beers brewed by Dogfish Head, this struck me as such an odd idea, but upon trying it I really liked it. The pear is subtle, and it really blends well with the beer. This beer had the light body and crisp hoppy bitterness of a real Czech Pilsner. The hops didn’t taste quite right for the style, but I always feel that way of American attempts at Czech Pilsners. The rich aroma of the malt, and a certain grassiness, struck me as authentic. But the pear was something completely different. It really worked and I’d drink it again.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DedicatedToFun (3600) - Santa Monica, California, USA - APR 26, 2015
Tap, gold pour, white head, nose is grassy, taste is grassy, wheaty, barnyard, citrus

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerRenter76 (25) - Texas, USA - APR 26, 2015
Pours a semi hazy burnt yellow with an inch of head. Grassy aromas with some pear, herbal and floral hops. The taste is sour bread with grassy and herbal hops and a good deal of malts. The pear comes out as it warmed. The pear flavor seems to be a nice compliment to this style without being too noticeable. Mouthfeel is light and crisp. Overall, pretty good twist on the style.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Barreras (1164) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - APR 25, 2015
Pours an electric yellow/orange color with a dirty water aroma. Taste is dry with a light fruit and slight hop flavor. A decent pils beer that was a little watery but had minor flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brenn79 (1665) - Idaho, USA - APR 24, 2015
12 oz bottle- Pours hazy golden with a crackly white head. Aroma is very citrusy, perfumy, floral, herbal and minimal hops. The taste is very floral, sweetarts, perfumy, some sort of juice, i suppose it’s pear, whatever pear tea is, not sure if i taste it or not. This is decent, i wish it was fresher, 2014 vintage, doesn’t give a month or day, let’s hope it was Winter of ’14.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mile (3314) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 22, 2015
Bottle. Golden, hazy, small to average and fully diminishing head. Light to moderate malty - lightly grainy and sweetish aroma, (pear juice)fruitiness, light grassy hoppyness. Body is light to medium, malty - lightly grainy and lightly sweetish - sweetish flavor, light fruitiness and grassy hoppyness. Finish is short to average, malty grainy and lightly sweetish, light (pear juice)fruitiness and graasy hoppyness. Pils + pear = why?

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mrjaxson (336) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - APR 19, 2015
Just an odd combination that never clicked for me. The pears and hops conflict more than blend, and the resulting sharp acidity of the pear juice and tea spoil the taste. I’ve enjoyed all others I’ve tried from Dogfish Head, but not this one. Pour it from a bottle (and didn’t rate it until after the third separate occasion).

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sregnar35 (1014) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - APR 18, 2015
Nice stuff pours golden with a foamy head. Aroma is euro hops, flavor is sweet and spiced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dacrza (584) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - APR 17, 2015
DATE TASTED: April 17, 2015... GLASSWARE: Paulaner pokal... OCCASION: a Star-Wars-with-the-boys evening... APPEARANCE: classic golden yellow body with steady, upward life; thick white head mushrooms above glass with a rocky iceberg jut;... AROMA: as the label promises, Saaz and pear--seems almost too easy, too straightforward for the folks at DFH to solicit; just the same, the scent is promising refreshment... PALATE: a heavy body leaves little doubt this pilsner’s intent is to pierce; aftertaste is long lasting on the teeth and lips--the 6% ABV can be felt by its lingering presence; ... TASTE: sweet, metallic Saaz at first sip, but the pear blasts at the profile and hogs the experience; malts suggest a lightly toasted cereal; reasonably balanced... OVERALL: given DFH’s usually unusual offerings, this seems subtle, simple approach--and one that wins, though its strength is in its clear profile; it gives what its label promises...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yourilevesque (172) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 16, 2015
Nez propre à la Pilsner auquel s’ajoutent quelques notes fruitées de poire, de pommes, de pépins de raisins et de jeune céréale blonde. Nez peu complexe mais agréable. Ça demeure une Pilsner. La robe de cette bière est toute jolie: d’un orange qui flirt avec le rose pêche, on est ici dans une bière d’une belle qui annonce une fraîcheur! La mousse, tout comme la dentelle, est de courte durée. En bouche, les saveurs sont délicates mais affirmées. Un petit côté légèrement piquant sur le bout de la langue est loin d’être déplaisant tandis que les malts jeunes et farineux adoucissent la bouche. Très intéressant au niveau du mouthfeel! Les saveurs sont peu complexes mais fort agréables et fraîches, parfaites pour accueillir le printemps qui arrive enfin!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (7501) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 13, 2015
Bottle (cool label art). Medium gold with a thick, lasting white head. Noble hops are prominent in the aroma. The palate delivers pale malts with a subtle fruitiness (not obviously pear in any way though), ending with a grassy and slightly earthy hop note. The Saaz hops save the day here.


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