Dogfish Head – Piercing Pils

A Perry-Pils hybrid, Piercing Pils is a Czech Style Pilsner brewed with a White Pear Tea and Pear juice.  Both the juice and the tea were added in the kettle during the whirlpool (after the boil) for maximum flavor and aroma contribution.  The Pear fruit complexity pierces right through the spicy Czech Saaz hops beautifully, adding a gentle acidity to this pale lager that makes for a crisp refreshing sipper.  Amarillo hops add nuanced citrus notes that meld perfectly with the fruit.

Breweries: Dogfish Head.
Flavor Elements: Honey and Pear.
Beer Types: Pilsner.
ABV: 6%
Roasted: 1/5
Dry: 5/5
Heavy: 3/5
Sparkling: 5/5
Bitter taste: 3/5
Sweet taste: 1/5

Mama’s Little Yella Pils

Oskar Blues’ Mama’s Little Yella Pils is an uncompromising, small-batch version of the beer that made Pilsen, Czech Republic, famous. Unlike mass market “pilsners” diluted with corn & rice, Mama’s is built with 100% pale malt, German specialty malts, and Saaz hops. While its rich with Czeched-out flavor, its gentle hopping (35 IBUs) and low ABV (just 5.3%) make it a luxurious but low-dose (by Oskar Blues standards) refresher.

Breweries: Oskar Blues.
Beer Types: Pilsner.
ABV: 5.3%
UBUs: 35
Roasted: 1/5
Dry: 2/5
Heavy: 3/5
Sparkling: 3/5
Bitter taste: 2.5/5
Sweet taste: 2/5