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RATINGS: 40   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.

   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.

   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 I’ve had. An above average baseball beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nickls (1887) - Washington, 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, it’s a bit heavier for the style. Not bad at all, especially in this heat.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ben4321 (4097) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Location: Draft at Matchbox in Rockville, 5/23/14

Aroma: This beer has a light aroma of grassy hops, pale malts, and some bread
Appearance: Pours a clear gold color with a small head and some average lace
Flavor: The flavor is light sweet and light bitter, similar to the nose and clean flavor-wise
Palate: The body is fairly light, it has some crispness, and a clean, lightly dry finish
Overall Impression: I thought this was a solid pilsner, but not a top-of-style offering. It doesn’t quite hit the level of crispness that I look for in the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Iphonephan (3650) - McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 13, 2014
From a 12 oz bottle. Pours a hazy gold with an off white head. Citrus nose. Flavors of lemon and orange. Slight bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2014
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a semi-hazy golden color. There’s about one fingers worth of rocky, white-colored head. It actually has slightly better retention than I expected, and leaves some lacing behind. S: One has to really bury their nose in order to find the aroma. Some faint lemon exists along side a touch of pale malt, with little else. Nothing is really bad about its nose...but neither is there much good. T: There’s a better showing here on the taste. It starts off with some faint noble hop bitterness, quickly growing into a sweet (and actually slightly juicy) lemony finish. Touches of apricot and peach also exist; also somewhat like sweet tea at times. This is the best part of the brew, even if it’s a touch too sweet at times. M: Way too astringent. Of course, that means it’s nice and dry, but I could do without it choking my tongue into submission. In spite of that, it’s light weight, well carbonated, and easy to drink. O: This wouldn’t be my first choice for a pilsner. If I saw this in a fresher state, I’d pounce on it more easily. It’s at least held up well for it to still be decent as is.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jgb9348 (4857) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (32186) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewBoxer (2147) - New York, New York, USA - APR 9, 2014
Draft at the growler NYC, pours a cloudy orange color with a light crisp taste and wheaty backbone. Light and drinkable with a flavorful taste ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TylerGreenDC (392) - - AUG 1, 2014
On draft. Lots of classic pils stuff going on here. If you like your pilsners hopped up, and I do, this underperforms the US standards.

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