German Pilsner
Port City Brewing

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Pilsner - German
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3.97 | pDev: 5.04%
Port City Brewing
Virginia, United States
Notes: Port City German Pilsner is drier and blonder than a Bohemian-style Pilsner, this lager looks to Germany for inspiration. A long lager fermentation makes room for noble hops and pilsner malt to shine. Beauty in simplicity.
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Tripel_Threat from Michigan

3.79/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from crowler to glass. Pale yellow, clear, with a few fingers of light, fluffy head. Aromas of cracker and pepper, floral notes. Nice medium feel and flavor with clean malt and peppery /grassy finish. Clean, crisp.

Aug 23, 2019
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cjgiant from District of Columbia

4.12/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler, couple hours after pour:
Crystal clear after a little chill haze fades. Fluffy white head builds according to strength of pour. Nice thin white coverage that thickens greatly at the edge of the glass. Huge splotches of lace in this pour are disparate.

What started as a grassy hop nose slowly became more malty as the beer warmed. Specifically, by the time I was a third of the glass through, there was a nice Pilsner malt nose with a classic old world hop bitterness. This more classic nose is not a surprise coming from Port City.

Taste has a nice, semi-sweet Pilsner malt opening - perhaps a tad sweeter than expected. A grainy to hay like neutrality comes next before a lightly dry herbal note came to the fore. The beer seems to switch on me from slightly on the bitter side to slightly malty, with a nice, very lightly toasted grain aspect. Smooth even with a rolling carbonation that keeps the beer fairly light

Pretty much a classical German Pils - I've got to go with balanced as I sway from the bitter notes to the malty with each sip.

Aug 11, 2018
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HattedClassic from Virginia

4.18/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a nice and strong white head that takes a moderate pace to dissipate. The beer itself is a very good looking clear pale gold color with a really nice metallic sheen.

The taste and smell are both superb. There is a very good balance between the light herbal and earthy hop notes and the sweet pale malt notes. The hops tend to be forward in the nose and taste while the pale malts come out well in the finish during the taste.

The feel is good. It has a light body but has a nice noticeable enough heft to keep the beer from feeling thin as it goes down smoothly.

Overall, a very good addition to PC's Lager Series. This definitely one to get during the dog days of summer before it starts turning cold.

Aug 27, 2017
German Pilsner from Port City Brewing
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 6 ratings