cazort (551) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
blklab2007 (2052) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 5, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured a lighter golden in color with a thin coating of white head. Aroma has grains, aged hops, tea tannins, and yeast. Mouth feel is light with low carbonation. Flavor has funky minerals, aged hops, grains, and some bitterness.
TBone (13273) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 4, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle in Nyc. Golden color, small white head. Grassy, cut grass aroma. Medium-bodied. Fruity sweetish maltyness, fruity grassy hops. Hints of tea found, not much of pear. Saaz is evident.
Padron4KM (600) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAR 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle from Total Wine.
Hazy dark golden, tight white head and nice lacing. Maybe too dark and hazy for the style.
Aroma is bready malts, fruit juice, grassy hops.
Flavor is soft bready malt, sweet fruit juice, tea, spicy hop bitterness. Quite tasty.
malvrich (56) - durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 28, 2015
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
A: Dark gold pour with a 1 finger head of tight pillowy head. Light Carbonation. Decent retention and good patterns of lace left.
S: Almost nothing but a little fruit. More grape than pear.
T: Dry, fizzy and juicy. Not bad but more like a Kolsch. No hops register in smell or taste to me. Pear is also pretty subdued.
M: Light, champagne carbonation. I like champagne and Kolsch beers so what’s not to like? A bit sticky on the finish though which seems out of place.
O: Interesting but too expensive generally and too strong for the style. If you like Kolsch beers though, you wil love this. However if I want a Kolsche I’ll buy one. Recommended mostly as a new experience.
jlioi (13) - - FEB 25, 2015
2.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
The smoothest beer I've ever tasted. Plus, it has some some flavor for benefits. It's not enough for me, it tastes bland.
ej1oo1 (15) - New York, USA - FEB 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smooth Oh my goodness smooth. It’s sweet and flavorful for a pilsner. Not particularly refreshing but I like it.
Jayb0 (1068) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - FEB 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Looks good, maybe a bit dark color-wise, but a nice frothy white head formed in my pilsener glass. The pear juice is there, but for me that wasn’t really a good thing. I liked the spritzy dry bite up front, but then the slightly juicy feel and sweetness were just a little much at the 1/2 to finish point.
TaktikMTL (6177) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
En fût. Verre de 12 oz dégusté chez Farmhouse Tap & Grill (Burlington, VT) au coût de 6,50$. Arôme: Légère odeur d’épices et de thé. Apparence: La couleur est blonde-orangée avec une très faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un moyen col mousseux et d’une large dentelle le verre. Saveur: Léger goût de céréales avec une pointe de furité et de thé. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement fruité. (Rating #6150)
Poolieo (10) - Washington, USA - FEB 16, 2015
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Super mellow. I expected it to be sweeter but it's a very smooth beer. It's also light of flavor. It's an ok beer but not Dogfish Heads best.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
AdamJackson (3080) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 16, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. fridge temp, hazy orange beer. Nose is bitter orange peel, intense hops and a sweet juicy tone. Not bad, apple or grape juice is present. light european hops, the finish is a bit unrefined but overall, not a bad beer.