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Downright Pilsner - Port City Brewing

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80 Ratings
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Ratings: 80
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 10.83%
Wants: 2
Gots: 7 | 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:
Beer added by: mdfb79 on 06-20-2012

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Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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3.99/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a pretty, cloudy, golden yellow color with a quarter of a finger of white-colored head that quickly dissolved away into a lacing of foam that completely covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Very aromatic, with very strong aromas of bready, toasted malt, imparting notes of freshly toasted French baguettes or English muffins. I also get notes of caramel, black pepper, and lots of grassy, citrusy, herbal floral aromas.

Taste: Very nice! Lots of bready, toasted malt flavors up front, imparting some biscuity, pretzel-like flavors, followed by some orange and lemon-like citrus, spices of black pepper, cilantro, coriander, some caramel-like sweetness, finished with a touch of grassy, slightly piney hops.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and creamy, as there is very little carbonation. With an ABV of 4.8%, there is no alcohol on the palate.

Overall: I’m not a real fan of pilsners, as I usually find them to be too hoppy and harsh. That being said, I really, really, really like Port City’s Downright Pilsner. It’s beautifully balanced between malt and hops, is very refreshing and is absolutely delicious!

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3.52/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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2.32/5  rDev -33.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.52/5  rDev +0.3%

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.8/5  rDev +8.3%

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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3.53/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 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

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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.

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Downright Pilsner from Port City Brewing
80 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.