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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.3/5.0   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (30747) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2012
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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (14062) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 10, 2012
bottle at home ... golden ... thin white lacing ... soft grassy lager hop ... soft floral hop ... light grassy ... soft fruits ... ok for a lager

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11349) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (9998) - 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

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (9446) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUN 12, 2013
Tap @ Boundary Stone. Pours clear gold with a medium, frothy white head with light lacing. Aroma is Pils and straw malt and spicy hops. Flavor is malt forward with medium hops and bitterness and a dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (8270) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 1, 2012
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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 20, 2012
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5178) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUL 3, 2012
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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2012
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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jgb9348 (4655) - 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 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.


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