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RATINGS: 291   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   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 (514) - 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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (5969) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 22, 2014
Bottle from Casanova. Hazy light orange pour with a small sticky white head. Hay and grass, with some sweetness as well. Really good in the style.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Idigguns (15) - Davie, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2014
12 oz bottle into a pint glass, 2013 release.
Aroma: hay, fruity, toast.
Appearance: clear, yellow with moderate white head and medium lacing.
Taste: grass, a little fruity, mild hops.
Palate: crisp, light, medium carbonation with a quick finish.
Overall: I’m not big on the lighter beers, but it tasted okay. I could smell/taste a little fruit, but no discernible pear at all. It wouldn’t be my first choice of a pilsner.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ESBob (355) - Indiana, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle. Pours a very light, mostly clear golden orange. White head with slightly bitter fruit aroma. Taste is a semi sweet, semi sour fruit, grassy with oily feel. Mostly smooth dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
gsmitty80 (1794) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 10, 2014
On par with the other ’big’ craft brewers pils’. Enjoyable but nothing stood out...maybe thats a better thing than I am giving it credit for.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jethro6191 (421) - Indiana, USA - JUL 9, 2014
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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alobar (2730) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2014
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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cornfield (5452) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2014
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 (I’d expected more). There’s no trace of the pear juice or tea (?) until the finish, and I’m not sure if it’s 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
MattH (635) - California, USA - JUN 26, 2014
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bbbeer (583) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 20, 2014
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 can’t claim to pick up any pear specifically. Transitions to light herbal/floral hops with dry crisp finish although not too bitter. Good.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
reverendj (183) - Brunswick, Georgia, USA - JUN 15, 2014
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.


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