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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.29/5.0   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.


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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (9599) - 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.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TylerGreenDC (293) - - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ben4321 (3864) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mjhall89 (36) - - APR 26, 2014
Wheaty tasting. I don’t understand why this has such low grades. Not a bad tasting beer, just a little flat bitter taste.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewBoxer (1989) - 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

3.2
   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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jde123 (764) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 27, 2013
A pretty decent pilsner, seeing as it is post holidays—though pre-New Years—I am fairly sick of all the wonderful, though heavy, holiday ales. This was one of the only options at the bottle shop I frequent that caught my eye AND was not an ale. Quite decent, hits the spot after a long work day.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DCLawyer (1423) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 14, 2013
Draft->shaker at new Bonchon-Arlington. Light gold with small white head. Grass, grains, cracker. Typical pils.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Emeister84 (936) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Aromas of grassy hops and crackery malts. Clear, pale gold with a mostly fading, white head. Dry and balanced, with the hops slightly out in front. Light and clean.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ContemplateBeer (1531) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 9, 2013
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.


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