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 jmisiewicz
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great beer with a conflicting smell

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Photo of Keene
3.88/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

5/24….pours a pale dirty gold with high white foam. Citrus nose, lemons and rinds. Sweet hoppyness, light pils flavor. Czech pils nailed. Perfect for the style.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.65/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lordofthemark
3.82/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nitty703
3.54/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DarthSlughorn
1.86/5  rDev -49.2%
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 -48.6%
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 VeganUndead
3.29/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of xmorgan
3.6/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Wheat beer hazy little head and no lacing

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Photo of PhillyStyle
3.24/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Has a nice presence of malt, grass, caramel and citrus.
Appearance- This beer is a murky golden yellow color with a small white head.
Taste- Has a great toasted malt flavor with a bready aftertaste.
Palate- A medium bodied beer with low carbonation, has a creamy to oily texture.
Overall- A nice pilsner, that is well balanced.

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Photo of Jeffreysan
3.99/5  rDev +9%
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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Photo of freewheeln
3.52/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jophish17
2.32/5  rDev -36.6%

Photo of lillitnn92
2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

Photo of hophugger
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of thewilliamhart
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Ngntjp
3.52/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of wrightst
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of EN27
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of NJBeer265
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of Beerasaurus
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of freshtojeff
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of cbalbrecht
3.8/5  rDev +3.8%

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