Downright Pilsner | Port City Brewing

BA SCORE
83
good
116 Ratings
Downright PilsnerDownright Pilsner
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Port City Brewing
Virginia, United States
portcitybrewing.com

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by mdfb79 on 06-20-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
116
Reviews:
24
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
11.75%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
21
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 116 |  Reviews: 24
Photo of LoudRed
3.88/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.34/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Howlader
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mkyer
3.6/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DuaneL
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of UPMD_Bill
3.71/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Look: pale, clear gold, with visible bubbles. No head but some lacing.
Smell/Taste: not much smell. taste is cracker with some faint citrus and grass. Clean, earthy hop finish.
Feel: light, crisp.
Overall: one of the better pilsners I've had - not usually a big fan of the style and rating highly because of how clean it is.

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Photo of bobv
3.67/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of johnnnniee
3.52/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle at the table paired with the first course of the banquet at HomeBrewCon. Light bready pilsner malt light earthy spicy floral with a bit of mineral or seltzer water. Not bad.

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Photo of Bluecrow
3.19/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of woodchipper
3.72/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rjd722
3.61/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JamLand
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jason
3.93/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz brown bottle, sample from the brewery.

Deep golden hue, mild haze. Lacing leaves some rings on the glass. Spicy hop and a toasted cracker-like grain in the nose, clean. Deep crispness within the moderate sized body, on the dry side for sure. Prick of hop bitterness, spicy with a faint orange rind flavor. Bread crust, crackers, grapenuts, & more spicy hop. Dry and clean finish with more lingering spicy hop. A pretty serious pils, drinkable too.

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Photo of Cpmitchno1
3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TAClare
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fosters9
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of breardon1776
3.02/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A generous average

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Photo of osickeym
3.29/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of nathanmiller
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VABA
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaymo18
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smithj4
3.67/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.7/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Grille District inside Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington, VA.

Pours a murky yellow-orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grain, earth, grass, and hay aromas. Taste is much the same with grain, grass, and hay flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with solid aromas, but the grass and hop aspects are slightly better in the taste to me.

Serving type: on tap.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Latarnik
3.42/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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Downright Pilsner from Port City Brewing
3.66 out of 5 based on 116 ratings.
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