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Downright Pilsner - Port City Brewing

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BA SCORE
81
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68 Ratings
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Ratings: 68
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 9.86%
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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navin

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

06-05-2013 19:30:20 | More by navin
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delta490

Virginia

4.11/5  rDev +15.8%

A-a clear pale gold with a creamier white head. Great retention and some effevesence

S-rich biscuit tones and mild earthy hops

T- rich malt flavors, big bread balanced against the milder noble hops. There's a pleasant fruity aspect on the finish

M-a little thinner, but with a nice fullness to it. No noticeable "bubbly" feeling from the carbonation

O-a really good, lighter but full-flavored Pilsner.

01-27-2014 22:50:30 | More by delta490
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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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DOCRW

Washington

4/5  rDev +12.7%

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

Virginia

4/5  rDev +12.7%

07-24-2012 14:10:09 | More by Navalartichoke
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cyguyjg

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +12.7%

07-25-2014 23:56:56 | More by cyguyjg
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cbuckl14

Virginia

4/5  rDev +12.7%

06-18-2014 22:29:05 | More by cbuckl14
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Chaney

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +12.7%

Bought a couple of sixers for a recent Halloween party I hosted. Finally getting around to trying this.

Served in a DFH, ribbed condom glass.

A: Poured a light orange color with a lot of fog pouring off this bastard. The head was small.

S: Infinitely bread with some understated fruit funk in there as well.

T: I'm glad this wasn't an overly sugar, Americanized version of this style. As it stands, this was pretty tasty: European flair with a hint of grapefruit just to let us know that Florida is indeed a state in the US of A.

M: Thick bubbles in terms of carbonation bill, which I appreciated. Mild splotchy lacing. This one rests well on the palate.

O: Not much love for this one on here. I suspect lots of outer homerism might be to blame.

11-06-2013 03:55:32 | More by Chaney
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kylehay2004

Florida

4/5  rDev +12.7%

Enjoyed at the brewery tap room in Alexandria, VA.

A: single finger and excellent lacing on a slightly hazy bright golden body.

S: grains, pale malts, saaz hops.

T: nice degree of bitterness throughout but remains clean. Very nice malt and grain base to this one.

M: lighter side of medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: this is a very nice flavorful and bitter Czech pilsner. One of the better brews from this brewery.

07-29-2012 16:38:25 | More by kylehay2004
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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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siege06nd

Virginia

3.9/5  rDev +9.9%

From bottle to nonic pint...

A. Pours a fairly cloudy, pale straw gold. About a half finger of eggshell white head, tightly beaded and uniform. Lacing is pretty good as well.

S. Grains, bread, and some mild spiciness from the hops. Little bit of lemon, no real grassiness.

T. Pretty good, with more grains, bread crust, and a good does of herbal bitterness on the finish from the hops. Very nice.

M. Crisp, refreshing, light.

O. This is pretty damn good. Wasn't expecting much, but was pleasantly surprised by the pleasing grain bill and a nice hop and herbal character. Impressive.

07-01-2012 18:42:45 | More by siege06nd
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cbalbrecht


3.8/5  rDev +7%

08-29-2014 01:37:51 | More by cbalbrecht
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billab914

Virginia

3.78/5  rDev +6.5%

12oz bottle poured into a Sam Adams glass. It poured golden in color with a foamy white head filling the top inch of the glass. Nice looking lacing on the glass as I drank it.

The aroma is crisp with a mix of pale, grainy malts and some earthy, slightly peppery, European hops. I get a little bit of a sweeter, light fruit qualities to it as well.

The taste shows a little more of the herbal, peppery, European hops throughout. It's crisp and a little bit fruity and grainy up front, but the hops give it a little more of a bitter kick in the finish.

The mouthfeel is on the lighter side with carbonation being a little above average. Overall, it was a pretty decent and drinkable beer of the style. It was light, crisp, flavorful and showed a good amount of hoppiness to it for the style. Pretty good beer overall.

06-29-2012 21:53:17 | More by billab914
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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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zp6167a

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

12oz Bottle.

Hazy golden, heavy white foam.

Pleasantly bitter with noble hops, but easy tasting. No sulfur characteristics. The finish is clean, and of light malt.

Carbonation is slightly too heavy for me.

Enjoyable take on a pilsner.

08-15-2014 20:55:16 | More by gabrielsyme
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IPA1978

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

07-27-2014 18:38:33 | More by IPA1978
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scottDC

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

01-28-2014 00:47:07 | More by scottDC
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2dogbrew

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

06-22-2012 00:59:53 | More by 2dogbrew
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ShepardCommander

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

05-10-2014 16:48:04 | More by ShepardCommander
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Jacobob10

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

05-07-2014 00:20:48 | More by Jacobob10
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Downright Pilsner from Port City Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.