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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 43   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
malvrich (283) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 27, 2016
2 month old bottle into a tulip. A: Tawny mostly clear gold pour with a small tight frothy head. A few big slow bubbles rising. Decent retention and spotty lace. S: Lightly toasted white bread/dough smell. Faint spicy floral hops. T: Very bready but with a nice strong hop kick providing bitter bite and resin without overwhelming the malt. Bold flavors (for a pils) in very nice balance. M: Lively carbonation. Refreshing and drinkable but not too light. Dry resinous finish. O: Very good pilsner that I will buy again when I can find it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
climberbob (455) - Virginia, USA - JUN 17, 2016
Bottle into Pilsner glass. Golden w white head. Light bready aroma. Clean balanced w mild grassy floral hop notes. Decent pils ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
notalush (5796) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 28, 2016
Tap at the brewery - well-executed, hoppy, Czech-style Pils - clean, bready malt, leads to a dry, crisp finish - floral and grassy hops swell to a bitter, but not abrasive finish - lacks nuance, but a straightforward take without flaws, which is more than a lot of American Brewers can pull off.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mansquito (5849) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUN 30, 2012
Total Wine, Fairfax 355ml ($1.80): Pours a golden colour with a white head. Aroma is grass, grain, German hops, and straw. Taste is moderately bitter, but not that intense. Sweetness is minimal, if at all present. Body is excellent. I suppose that the freshness of this beer gives it an extra point or two, but this was a very nice crisp, bitter pils. I think Port City is really getting its act together and is putting out some very well-made sessions.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (6123) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 29, 2012
Simple, straight forward, crisp. Downright tasty and true to style, if you ask me

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (6688) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 27, 2016
14 oz pour on draft at the District Drafts stand (Section 130), Nationals Park in DC. Cardinals vs. Nationals. Served in a clear plastic cup. Slightly hazy golden yellow with off-white head. Aromas of citrus, wheat, herbs, stone fruit. Tastes of citrus fruit and peel, malt, wheat, some bitter floral. Medium-light body with a dry finish. Nice enough for a ballgame on a hot summer day.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cybercat (5393) - Georgia, USA - JUN 15, 2016
Pours clear golden with a frothy and thick but not long-lasting eggshell head. Crisp aroma presents fruity and fresh malt notes, typical but inviting. Flavor delivers crisp malt, pear, hoppy and subtle apple tones - a little bitter for a pils, and I like it! Mouthfeel offers firm, smooth body and good fizz. Im not a big pilsner fan, but I downright like this one.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (14789) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 15, 2016
Sampled from bottle @ ChrisOs after GBBF Day 1. Clear pale golden color, small white head. Smell and taste some malts, moderately bitter, hayish and lightly grainy. Decent body and carbonation. Quite decent Id say.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (18837) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2016
Bottle at Shnoodlepip after GBBF 2016, Tuesday. Clear golden beer without rich lasting offwhite head. Malty caramel aroma, citrus, floral notes, spicy, some herbal notes. Hoppy citrus flavor, grapes, hay floral, herbal notes, slightly spicy. Quite nice. 747414


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