gsmitty80 (1791) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 25, 2012
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty light and crisp pilsener. Enjoyable and sessionable, a nice offering.
BenH (2149) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 10, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pale yellow with little head. Biscuit aroma, lager yeast. Taste of lager yeast.....
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
In bottle at Craig’s. Pours a blonde colour with a fair beige head. Aroma of candy sugar, yeast and caramel. Similar flavours with mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel.
cgarvieuk (13935) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 10, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle at home ... golden ... thin white lacing ... soft grassy lager hop ... soft floral hop ... light grassy ... soft fruits ... ok for a lager
yespr (30689) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 fl oz bottle. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is grassy and crisp hoppy. Malty base. Bitter, grassy and light hayish. Dry, grassy and light straw finish.
Velkyal (286) - Gordonsville, 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 (3306) - 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 (3116) - 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 (1083) - 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.