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RATINGS: 299   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 (516) - 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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
delnoche (443) - Alamogordo, New Mexico, USA - AUG 23, 2014
12fl oz bottle poured into a Dogfish Head pilsner glass. Golden orange with a tall white head. Aroma is light citrus. Flavor is basically pears and hops. Nothing very exciting about this one. Decent pilsner but not really my thing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tpaz1913 (10) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Bottle. Pours a hazy gold, less clarity than a classic pilsner. The aroma has some grain notes and a spiced hop with almost a hint of chardonnay grapes. On the taste the pear is subtle, but present. There is a nice body of grainy German malt that lingers under the somewhat tart, crisp forefront. A very interesting take on a pilsner, certainly unique.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
chinchill (1813) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 19, 2014
From a 12 oz bottle. This cloudy amber brew has a fairly good head and a surpisingly smooth and full feel. Fruity, although the specific contribution from pears is a bit subtle. A little more bitter and tart than sweet.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
conway (1403) - - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle. Gold with white head. Aroma and taste are pear and lemonade. Slightly thin mouthfeel. Very tasty.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Elwood (3092) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Serving: Bottle from Wegmans Leesburg. Hazy light orange pour with a thin white head. Odd nose of pear and grass. A touch sweet up front with pear juice notes. A little grassy bitterness on the back end. Fairly bright and crisp. I don’t dig pear in my Pils though.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
coyforce (602) - Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Wow what a nice flavor on this pilsner. The aroma is a nice hoppy lightness. Flavor is smooth and lightly hoppy. The pear juice is not coming through much, but the hops is a nice great refreshing addition.

4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bjhawar (2) - - JUL 31, 2014 does not count
Loved this beer. The best pilsner I have tasted. Would strongly recommend this beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigtaster (551) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 28, 2014
Pours a golden clear color white head. Citrus and pine hops. Sweet start slightly dry finish, can taste the peach and grapefruit hops. Smooth and delicious.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (6141) - 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.


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