tmm313 (55) - Georgia, USA - MAY 11, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma- A light fruitiness (If I didnít know it was brewed with Pear juice, Iím not sure i wouldíve picked it out as pear). Light citrus, herb, and earthy, peppery hops. Bready malts.
Taste- Light grapefruit, pear, bready malts, cracker, big tea notes, and slight earthy hop. Sometimes a lemony flavor is there as well. Bready, tea-like aftertaste.
Overall- I was most impressed by the characteristics brought in by the tea, but the balance was well worth remembering as well. I loved the subtle grapefruit and earthy hop presence that popped in and out. Probably as complex as a lighter beer can get. Iíve never been much of a Pilsener man, but if I ever get the urge, this is what Iím buying.
BVery (5969) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Idigguns (15) - Davie, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
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: Iím not big on the lighter beers, but it tasted okay. I could smell/taste a little fruit, but no discernible pear at all. It wouldnít be my first choice of a pilsner.
ESBob (355) - Indiana, USA - JUL 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
gsmitty80 (1794) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On par with the other íbigí craft brewers pilsí. Enjoyable but nothing stood out...maybe thats a better thing than I am giving it credit for.
Jethro6191 (421) - Indiana, USA - JUL 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
alobar (2730) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Cornfield (5452) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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 (Iíd expected more). Thereís no trace of the pear juice or tea (?) until the finish, and Iím not sure if itís 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.
MattH (635) - California, USA - JUN 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
bbbeer (583) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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 canít claim to pick up any pear specifically. Transitions to light herbal/floral hops with dry crisp finish although not too bitter. Good.
reverendj (183) - Brunswick, Georgia, USA - JUN 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.