nimbleprop (2993) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle pours a lightly hazy, deep gold with some creamy white head. Nose of grass, lemon, malty, yeast, hay, a little metallic. Flavor is sweet, malty, hay, lemon, grass, light honey. Medium bodied, crisp finish. Exactly what it says... a down right, well done pilsner.
craftbeerdesign (2123) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - JUL 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Taster at Port City. Golden pour with a nice white head. Light Saaz hop aroma. Med body with light citrus bitterness, faint banana and light grass. Fairly full bodied for the style. Sweet finish with bright orange notes.
TheBeerGod (4630) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUL 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Golden bodied with a short white head. Aroma is floral hops, grassy notes, biscuit and sweet malt. Taste is floral and grassy hops, spicy hop zest, sweet malt, bread and buttered biscuit. Body is medium with a strong, fizzy carbonation. Dry finish. Ends with more sweet malt, spicy hops, grassy notes, floral hops, biscuit and bread dough.
GT2 (5657) - Riverslime, California, USA - JUL 1, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Meridian Pint for $2 on their 2nd anniversary. Pours light cloudy token with small white foam. Nose is sweet apple juice and sugar. Taste is quite hoppy, resinous, oily, sugary. Fairly rich. Some soapy hop bitterness and heavy floral pollen and lavender. Palate is rich, biscuity. Pretty good stuff. Palate is a bit powdery and apple skin astringent. Not too bad.
mansquito (2492) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUN 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Total Wine, Fairfax 355ml ($1.80): Pours a golden colour with a white head. Aroma is grass, grain, German hops, and straw. Taste is moderately bitter, but not that intense. Sweetness is minimal, if at all present. Body is excellent. I suppose that the freshness of this beer gives it an extra point or two, but this was a very nice crisp, bitter pils. I think Port City is really getting its act together and is putting out some very well-made sessions.
jcos (1173) - Maryland, USA - JUN 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location/Date:Bottle split with Bryan on June 28th, 2012.
Appearance: Pours a clear gold.
Aroma: Aroma is of light bready malt.
Taste: Malty sweet, bready, faint bitterness.
Palate:Medium light body.
Summary: Solid pilsener.
radagast83 (3098) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2012 Draft at NOVA BrewFest. Poured a mostly clear amber color with a white head. Aroma was grassy notes, touch of herbal hop notes, touch of bread. Flavor was mostly crisp malts, touch of grass, notes of citrus, bready malts. I think they may have nailed it, but pilsener is certainly not my favorite style, so this one is a bit tough for me to rate.
Drake (6488) - Ivy, Virginia, USA - JUN 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle from Whole Foods Market Charlottesville. Pours a hazy orange-amber color with a medium sized frothy white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of big grassy hops, pale malts, a little bready and some corn. The taste is grassy hops, grapefruit and other citrus, bready malts. Medium bodied. A little on the strange side but not bad.
Thorpe429 (4844) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Rustico Alexandria. Standard version and an unfiltered keller version (cask) served in mini snifters side-by-side. Review for the standard version. Pours a clear straw-golden color with a good white head and a bit of lacing. The nose has some nice herbal and floral hops atop a pilsner-malt base. Flavor is crisp and clean. Could use a bit more bitterness and hop character, but it’s still clean. Light crisp body. Pretty good.