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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.29/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 43   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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The beer is a deep golden color and medium bodied, with a soft round malt profile and crisp and spicy hop character on the finish. This lager is brewed in the traditional Pilsner style, using authentic Pilsner malt and noble Saaz hops.

Downright Pilsner gets its carbonation completely naturally as it lagers in our fermentation tanks for six weeks. A unique twist on this beer is the dry hop addition of Saaz hops. This additional infusion of hops gives the beer an extra refreshing bite on the finish.


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RogInVA (2) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - AUG 26, 2012 does not count
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 donít 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jgb9348 (4716) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 19, 2012
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 itís hot outside - a respectable beer! I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Elisir Restaurant in Washington on 17-August-2012 for US$7.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (11327) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 18, 2012
Draft. Cloudy yellow orange color, white head, nice lacing. Aroma of orange juice. Taste is spiced orange peel. Decent. P

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kassner (1349) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2012
On tap at te galaxy hut in DC. olden color, fair ead for an american pilsner, plenty of crisp hops and clean finish

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nickls (1829) - SE DC, Washington DC, USA - AUG 7, 2012
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, itís a bit heavier for the style. Not bad at all, especially in this heat.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
andyburnette (26) - - JUL 23, 2012
Nice pilsner over all. A little sweeter maltier than others Iíve had. An above average baseball beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SrSilliGose (3248) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 20, 2012
tap at smoke and Barrel in DC. clean, fresh, grass and herb hop presence. touch of lemongrass. pleasant, dry, cracker malts. real nice. didnít have much choice in the matter of getting a second pint of this.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SanfordBrewer (1391) - Sanford, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2012
slightly hazy gold with a foamy white head. sticky medium body with medium-high carbonation.

aroma: pilsner malt, noble hops, slightly metallic minerality.

taste: hop bitterness, noble hop spiciness (tomato plant or green pepper plant), sour minerality, crusty pilsner malt.

nice overall, but lacks the soft subtlety and floral hop character of a great pilsner.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11452) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 13, 2012
Draft. Lightly hazed apple juice body, large white head. Aroma is medium sweet, bread, light spicy/grass. Taste is medium sweet, grass, some bread, light spicy. Light body, some crispness.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Elwood (3092) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUL 13, 2012
Serving: Draft. Hazy gold pour. Light grain on the tongue with little to no hop presence as far as flavor is concerned. There is a light back bitterness. It seems to lack both the noble hops and crispness I normally associate with the style.


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