Downright Pilsner | Port City Brewing

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3.51/5
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120 Ratings
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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:
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Added by mdfb79 on 06-20-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,197
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
120
pDev:
11.97%
Bros Score:
3.93
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
21
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 120 |  Reviews: 26
Photo of DarthSlughorn
1.86/5  rDev -47%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Port City claims they use a spicy hop for the pils, but unfortunately this translates to an intense pickle flavor. Disappointing

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Photo of everythingiszen
1.88/5  rDev -46.4%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

Not buying again. Has tasted skunky to me in the past, and this go-round is no different.

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Photo of BenMaalouf
2.3/5  rDev -34.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

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2.32/5  rDev -33.9%

Photo of Dave1999
2.68/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a hazy golden colour with a nice white head.

Not too much smell a little malt breadiness.

The taste was weak, a bit of breadiness and a little hop bitterness.

The mouth feel was light with medium carbonation.

Overall I was very disappointed, Port City is my local brewery so I really wanted to like this but the taste and smell was very weak.

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2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of hophugger
3/5  rDev -14.5%

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of Hanzo
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of KornWallace
3/5  rDev -14.5%

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of vtn
3/5  rDev -14.5%

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of breardon1776
3.02/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A generous average

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Photo of Bluecrow
3.19/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Gbpackers48
3.21/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance:
Pours a crystal clear golden straw color with a stark white head.

Smell:
Almost nonexistent, subtle wheat and bread aroma

Taste:
Crisp wheat and hops, incredibly inoffensive

Mouthfeel:
Medium body, heavier body than expected but still relatively light and easy-drinking as a Pilsner should be

Overall:
Inoffensive sessionable brew that stays pretty true to the style

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Photo of PhillyStyle
3.24/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.24/5  rDev -7.7%
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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Photo of DavidHume
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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Downright Pilsner from Port City Brewing
Beer rating: 3.51 out of 5 with 120 ratings