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RATINGS: 312   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 (549) - 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 didnít 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 Iíd drink it again.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strykzone (5071) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Two bottles at Cleveland Heath poured into a shaker pint. Golden with a little haze and some foam. A lot of fruit and sweetness in this beer along with some European hops that have just a little sulfur. A pleasant beer and all of the fruit definitely makes this different.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
flatmatt (1161) - Northville, Michigan, USA - DEC 19, 2014
12 oz bottle. Pours a hazy golden with a white head. Sweet heavy pear aroma. Flavor is (fortunately) much more balanced, with pear worked in with pilsener malts and light spicy citrusy hoppiness. Doesnít smell great, but tastes pretty good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nate (3778) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2014
On tap at Brunzies. Nice floral-fruity hop aroma, noble undertones. Deep golden amber clear with thin white lacing head. Medium body with medium carbonation. Starts sweet with pilsener malt and biscuit notes. Stays sweet with some nice hop presence. Mild bitterness with smooth sweet finish and clean after.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JStax (3242) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Draft pour. Pours a clear yellow with a white head of foam. Good retention. The aroma has floral, grassy hop notes with just a touch of fruit. The taste is somewhat bitter, with a hint at the pear. Medium body and medium carbonation. Liked this much more than I expected.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
demitriustown (1090) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - DEC 14, 2014
12 oz bottle: Aroma has got a nice light Saaz hops overtone, and I can notice the tea like aroma, but really subtle with the pear scent,. Appearance is a clear golden with a thick white head that diminishes slowly. Taste has definitely got a pear in there (hey, that rhymes), nice hop overtone with a light and juicy aftertaste. Overall, Good stuff. Cheers!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sturmthis (611) - Ohio, USA - DEC 11, 2014
On draft. Golden color with one finger head. Grainy aroma. Grainy taste with a slight hint of fruit. Good pils, a little different.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
notalush (4999) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 8, 2014
My wife brought home a four pack of this - itís been a while since Iíve had a DFH beer - at first, I was like, "cool, a pils" - then I realized that this was DFH so they must have done something to fuck it up - "pear juice and pear tea? Sonofabitch." - expectations were pretty low after that, so maybe thatís why I am actually enjoying this somewhat - pear is very mild in the nose, and actually works well with the moderate mineral character present - the saaz hops add a nice spice - flavor is clean pils malt, mild mineral, spicy saaz, and a mild pear and herbal character - itís nothing special, but itís a crisp and interesting beer, especially if you try not to think of it as a pils.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DialSquare (2917) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 4, 2014
on tap at daily growler, ua. aroma of faint part and pils malt. tastes are lightly sweet pear - pils with a little tart lemon and yeasty.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndyW68 (1156) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 2, 2014
Pours a hazy orange and dirty brown with minimal head and light sediment. Aroma is musty noble hops. Taste has hints of pear and apple. Not bad, not great.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
theOptimator (288) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Aroma is pleasant noble/Saaz hops and pear. Pear is light and is not as pronounced as expected. Appearance is hazy light orange with medium off white head that retains for a bit. Taste is light pear/apple with nice Saaz hopping, honey. Hop bitterness is there but it is slightly leaning toward the malt. Palate is medium and crisp. Sweetness and light bitterness linger. Overall this is a nice beer but not as unique as I expected. Comes across as a nice Pilsener with pleasant yeast derived pear/apple flavors. I was looking for a little more, but still nice to drink.


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