Velkyal (270) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 30, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a slightly hazy gold, topped with an inch of firm white foam. Aromas of fresh bread, lemograss and hay abound - very promising start. Taste is classic pilsner malt, grainy, lightly toasty, with a solid hop bite to give perfect pilsner balance. Wonderful drinkability, and definitely a class rendition of the style.
RobertDale (2601) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - SEP 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours slightly cloudy gold with a nice white head. Aroma of malt, hops, and grass. Taste is similar with a touch of citrus. Well done and spot on.
SpringsLicker (2933) - Tennessee, USA - SEP 12, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours hazy gold with a tall, long lasting, sticky white head.
Spicy hop nose.
The flavor is quite subtle, there is a bit of sweetness and some hop dryness in the finish but overall it lacks the clean crisp hp bitterness and supportive malt base I like to find in good Pilsners.
DasBierChef (1080) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Simple, straight forward, crisp. Downright tasty and true to style, if you ask me
RogInVA (2) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - AUG 26, 2012 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Like everything else from Port City, their Downright Pilsner is super-fresh and completely down-to-earth. One of the qualities I like best about this brewery is that they don’t fuss around with fancy flavors and hipster tweaks on the basic four-ingredient beer bible. Instead, they make super-high-quality, fresh, delicious beer that everybody can enjoy -- without the cutesy trickery that so many other brewers fool around with.
jgb9348 (4274) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 19, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Crisp golden coloured body with a nice, two centimetre tall white head. Aroma of fresh malt, light metal, a bit of sugars and a hint of dry grass. Light-bodied; Sharp pungent malt shows some depth with a hint of sweetness, a little yeast and a good dry hay character. Aftertaste shows a touch more sugars, a hint of bitterness from the malt and a little dry finish - nice. Overall, a nice beer, very refreshing with still strong hits of malt. Definitely worth trying if you can find it and it’s hot outside - a respectable beer! I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Elisir Restaurant in Washington on 17-August-2012 for US$7.
Travlr (9809) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Cloudy yellow orange color, white head, nice lacing. Aroma of orange juice. Taste is spiced orange peel. Decent. P
kassner (1291) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at te galaxy hut in DC. olden color, fair ead for an american pilsner, plenty of crisp hops and clean finish
Nickls (1702) - SE DC, Washington DC, USA - AUG 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Mostly clear golden hue, with a smallish white head that dissipates quickly. Clear grassy and hay hoppiness with some minerals as well as slight breadiness in the aroma. Same hay and lemony hops in the flavor and a light bready sweetness. Though a light body, it’s a bit heavier for the style. Not bad at all, especially in this heat.
andyburnette (26) - - JUL 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice pilsner over all. A little sweeter maltier than others I’ve had. An above average baseball beer.