on tap

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 43   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Share this beer with friends!
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 (1382) - 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 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 (4487) - 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 (29683) - 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 (1764) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Elwood (2960) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11181) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SpringsLicker (3046) - Tennessee, USA - SEP 12, 2012
Pours hazy gold with a tall, long lasting, sticky white head. Spicy hop nose. The flavor is quite subtle, there is a bit of sweetness and some hop dryness in the finish but overall it lacks the clean crisp hp bitterness and supportive malt base I like to find in good Pilsners.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (13148) - 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

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 2  3  4

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50