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.
Velkyal (320) - 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.
ordybill (1340) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAR 1, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Has a nice presence of malt, grass, caramel and citrus.
Appearance- This beer is a murky golden yellow color with a small white head.
Taste- Has a great toasted malt flavor with a bready aftertaste.
Palate- A medium bodied beer with low carbonation, has a creamy to oily texture.
Overall- A nice pilsner, that is well balanced.
rgf001 (323) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
At NHC 2016 banquet. One of the best pils in America. Saaz and pils malt aroma. Flavor is a bit oxidized but otherwise spot on.
SrSilliGose (3328) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap at smoke and Barrel in DC. clean, fresh, grass and herb hop presence. touch of lemongrass. pleasant, dry, cracker malts. real nice. didn’t have much choice in the matter of getting a second pint of this.
ContemplateBeer (2006) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Open City, DC. Aroma of hay, cracker, light noble hops. Appearance is royal gold with a sticky, 1/3 inch white head, spot-on carbonation. Flavor matches the nose; crackery dry, light/moderate noble hops and a dry, slightly fruity finish. Palate is medium, bubbly and very soft. Very well done.
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, 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.
OnTheTrail (362) - Virginia, USA - MAY 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
from non existent notes - had at the taproom, after a bike ride on a warm day, it was tasty and refreshing. The tall pilsener glass was not ideal for smelling the aroma.
brownaler (553) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - SEP 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From draft at Lucky Bar. Clean and crisp finish with light, sweet vanilla notes.
tsd08460 (838) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - JUN 30, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the brewery
Aroma: spicy hops, bread
Appearance: clear golden with a white head
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
Palate: medium body, sticky, average carbonation, bitter finish