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Downright Pilsner - Port City Brewing

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BA SCORE
81
good

69 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 69
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 9.58%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Port City Brewing visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mdfb79 on 06-20-2012)
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Reviews by HattedClassic:
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HattedClassic

Virginia

3.53/5  rDev -0.6%

Appearance:
The beer pours a nice bubbly and foamy white head that last quite a bit and leaves some decent lacing. The beer is a clear gold but seems a little dark for a Pilsner.

Smell:
A strong pale malt smell that nearly drowns out the hops. However, the hops begin to dominate once the beer becomes slightly warmer. The hops are a crispy pine smell.

Taste:
The hops are a fairly bitter and come out strong into a lemony finish. The malts have a slight role that is barely noticeable but still manage to show up.

Mouthfeel:
Medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish

Overall:
Not half bad but definitely room for improvement. Probably worth picking up every now and then.

09-29-2013 18:38:05 | More by HattedClassic
More User Reviews:
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BeerIsland

Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev +10.7%

My nephew brought a growler of this up to Lancaster this weekend along with one of the Wit. It's a very pretty beer in the glass; a slightly hazy gold with a generous head that scattered into lacing. The beer is actively generating a nice stream of bubbles. The aroma is not the best characteristic of this beer but is malty and pleasant. I liked the flavor which is well balanced and not assertive. There is a decent, lingering finish that tends toward the hoppy. The conditioning is very good, just enough to perk up one's thirst quenching but not enough to crowd the subtle pilsner flavors. A good beeer to drink while writing on the porch.

06-24-2012 16:38:58 | More by BeerIsland
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Loveyourbeer

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

07-01-2014 02:01:15 | More by Loveyourbeer
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Psberrier

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

08-10-2014 21:07:05 | More by Psberrier
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tclipse

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

04-15-2014 12:29:55 | More by tclipse
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HuntDaddy540

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

08-21-2014 21:33:52 | More by HuntDaddy540
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DOCRW

Washington

4/5  rDev +12.7%

04-25-2014 23:07:55 | More by DOCRW
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Swift989

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

05-31-2013 02:47:59 | More by Swift989
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zp6167a

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

04-20-2014 03:54:28 | More by zp6167a
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DavidHume

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

06-11-2014 00:30:53 | More by DavidHume
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.38/5  rDev -4.8%

Poured from the bottle into a pilsner style glass.

Really nice looking pilsner here, a huge column of rising uniform pinhead bubbles, all lining up and dancing through an eighteen karat gold body. Head is a real nice clumpy bright white, with some staying power, the beer looks very inviting.

Real nice bready malts, with a big and controled hop floral action it seems. There's a little bit of woody smoke in this which is really odd but I seem to dig it. So far looking forward to this.

Dang what happened? Palate hits, but there's just nothing really going on. Mid palate doesn't really fill with anything, no sweetness, no malt taste, it feels completely empty. Finish has some mild hop bitter taste, and some slight bread dough. Mouthfeel is solid for a nice density in German territory, but the palate just doesn't come forward.

Overall, a bit of a disappointment compared to most German pilsners I've had, but an ok beer.

07-24-2012 23:28:58 | More by smakawhat
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Oasis

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

06-11-2013 15:25:23 | More by Oasis
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metter98

New York

3.53/5  rDev -0.6%

Appearance: 3.5 | Smell: 3.5| Taste: 3.5 | Mouthfeel: 3.75 | Overall: 3.5

A: The beer is relatively dark yellow in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high bright white head that died down, leaving a patch of bubbles in the center, a collar around the edge, and a thin film in between along with some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light aromas of grainy malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of bready hops along with notes of grainy malts and floral hops, the latter of which contributes a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little clean on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. There is some dryness in the finish.
O: This beer is easy to drink and has a good balance between the malts and hops. There's nothing overly interesting about the taste, but it would make for a good beer to pair with food.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2014 00:40:16 | More by metter98
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beoirific

New York

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

08-04-2014 01:25:29 | More by beoirific
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cbalbrecht


3.8/5  rDev +7%

08-29-2014 01:37:51 | More by cbalbrecht
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calcnerd

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

11-06-2013 17:36:07 | More by calcnerd
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

07-23-2013 19:40:00 | More by Rhettroactive
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bubseymour

Maryland

4.03/5  rDev +13.5%

A- pale yellow/orange with plenty of carbonation and a 1 finger very nice white billowy head and great retention.

S - Pleasant grassy and earthy scents balanced with some bready notes.

T - A fine and easily drinkable pilsner with a nice flavor profile of hop crispness in finish (but not out of balance), with malt/bready back to it.

M - Very good moutfeel for a light pilsner style.

O - I think Port City made a very nice summer beer here. Its got a fine balance of drinkability and flavor to make it quite a refreshing Pilsner to enjoy.

06-09-2013 00:30:22 | More by bubseymour
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JamieDuncan

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

12-15-2013 19:19:21 | More by JamieDuncan
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Dave_Treat

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

06-01-2013 18:35:03 | More by Dave_Treat
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Drknight

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

06-24-2013 22:36:11 | More by Drknight
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erogers

New York

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

01-17-2013 07:04:03 | More by erogers
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.35/5  rDev -5.6%

On tap at Rustico Alexandria. Standard version and an unfiltered keller version (cask) served in mini snifters side-by-side. Review for the standard version. Pours a clear straw-golden color with a good white head and a bit of lacing. The nose has some nice herbal and floral hops atop a pilsner-malt base. Flavor is crisp and clean. Could use a bit more bitterness and hop character, but it’s still clean. Light crisp body. Pretty good.

12-15-2012 19:11:01 | More by Thorpe429
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BH712

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +12.7%

01-29-2014 14:18:07 | More by BH712
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KevMo84

California

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

06-07-2014 08:17:12 | More by KevMo84
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Downright Pilsner from Port City Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.