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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

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Beer added by: mdfb79 on 06-20-2012

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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.

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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.

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.

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.

Medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish

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

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