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Starr Pils - Starr Hill Brewery

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Ratings: 100
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.29
pDev: 17.33%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Starr Hill Brewery visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Jimmys on 03-16-2012)
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bubseymour

Maryland

4.3/5  rDev +30.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A- dark yellow w small head. Nothing out of ordinary for a pilsner.

S- slight hint of the noble hops and slight malt.

T - a very nice pilsner. Pronounced flavor from the hops and crisp finish. Mild bitterness but not as strong as some others. A little more refreshing on a hot day.

M - fine for a pilsner

O- I definitely recommend this one. It's well crafted, and easy to drink as well.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2012 21:48:22 | More by bubseymour
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jadams11

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +29.2%

02-09-2013 14:20:14 | More by jadams11
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crwrunner

Virginia

4/5  rDev +21.6%

06-30-2013 12:11:24 | More by crwrunner
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norinco

Ohio

4/5  rDev +21.6%

10-25-2012 04:03:10 | More by norinco
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hyoung41

Virginia

4/5  rDev +21.6%

03-20-2012 23:40:33 | More by hyoung41
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Thomas0790


4/5  rDev +21.6%

07-22-2014 03:21:28 | More by Thomas0790
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Windigo

Virginia

4/5  rDev +21.6%

10-21-2013 19:41:55 | More by Windigo
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smalenberg

Michigan

4/5  rDev +21.6%

06-27-2013 17:56:13 | More by smalenberg
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jsh5771

Virginia

4/5  rDev +21.6%

03-16-2012 03:48:47 | More by jsh5771
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SlaughteredWolf

Virginia

4/5  rDev +21.6%

07-29-2012 00:29:22 | More by SlaughteredWolf
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Godot

Virginia

4/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bought a six pack of Starr Hill Northern Lights and someone must have swapped one for the Pils. Nice surprise really, as I wasn't really blown away by the IPA (not bad, just nothing to write home about). Now I get to try another one from this brewery. Pours a pale yellow. Its hard to get excited by the appearance of a pilsener, but this does have a frothy, bright white head that drops to a solid film and leaves nice lacing down the glass. Nice grassy hop aromas. Malt is not very apparent in the nose, but it shows up a bit more in the taste. Light biscuit underlies the predominate hop flavors. This is, overall, a bit too hoppy for a traditional German pilsener, but I like where its going. Good, refreshing pilsener that hits the spot on a warm day. I could knock back a couple of these on a Saturday afternoon.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2012 21:09:59 | More by Godot
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aqualung23

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +21.6%

02-22-2014 03:20:34 | More by aqualung23
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williahd

Virginia

4/5  rDev +21.6%

09-02-2012 23:06:16 | More by williahd
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

3.84/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked this up in a mix-a-six from Wegman's, enjoyed chilled in a cervoise from the 12oz brown bottle.

The color is golden with great clarity and thick white cream with very good retention and average bead with carbonation visible and lace sticks on the glass. The smell is very hop dominant which is nice with some herbal odors and light hint of spice with some mineral esters from the yeast. The feel is very good moderate bitterness with medium high carbonation and light sweetness with herbal quality in the hops with semi-dry finish and medium light body.

The taste is very good with some spice from the hops up front which becomes more herbal and melds well with the pilsner malt which is toasted and dry with some mild sweetness accenting. The yeast flavor carries a mineral essence which augments the the lightly bitter hop flavor in the finish. Overall I was very pleased with this and would certainly drink it again, a good representation of the style from an American brewer.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2013 13:53:11 | More by Slatetank
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Jimmys

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

new seasonal from Starr Hill. 12oz bottle into tulip. bottled on 2/23/12. on a complete side-note, i am loving this label. definitely a old-school-macro look from a VA craft. awesome.

A: very clear golden yellow body. head is frothy with good retention and lacing.

S: earthy and herbal german hop aromas. not exactly a slap across the face, but definitely present. a little bit of bland, corny grain.

T: a little bit of dry, chewy grain mingles with spicy, black pepper notes from the hops. finish is dry and clean with a minor lingering bitterness.

M: moderate, zesty fizz on a light body.

D: not as hop centric as a lot of American made German Pils, but definitely truer to your traditional German made, German Pils. meh, not bad, but certainly not a standout in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2012 00:59:48 | More by Jimmys
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4Socialanxiety

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +14%

06-11-2014 14:39:36 | More by 4Socialanxiety
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GinDC

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +14%

08-14-2012 00:19:11 | More by GinDC
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Cody101

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +14%

08-17-2013 22:35:15 | More by Cody101
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ShepardCommander

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +14%

02-01-2014 18:20:47 | More by ShepardCommander
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ChrisKayler

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +14%

08-18-2013 01:10:28 | More by ChrisKayler
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Beerfoot20


3.75/5  rDev +14%

05-06-2012 17:16:05 | More by Beerfoot20
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WDJersey

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +14%

07-03-2013 02:50:28 | More by WDJersey
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.58/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed at the brewery.

A: two finger head on a clear bright golden body. Nice lacing.

S: grains and pale malts, just right without offputting notes.

T: sharp grain flavoring, pale malts and light bready notes.

M: light body and high carbonation. Fairly refreshing.

Overall: very drinkable. No funk or sourness, a solid drinkable pils.

Serving type: on-tap

07-25-2012 23:18:49 | More by kylehay2004
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

3.55/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 12oz bottle to Bruges hybrid glass on 5/8/12
*From notes

A: It looks a bit like a lemon soda. Very pale, very clean. A standard pour yields a bone white one finger bubbly, loose head. No lacing and a minor white collar follow.

S: Some banana mash and untoasted pale malts. Quite a traditional presentation.

T: Very similar to the nose. It's rustic, almost Kolsch-like. Bready, dry grains and a touch of bitter hops round out the profile.

M: Light and fun. Properly carbonated and easy to put back.

O: It may not be the best German style Pils I'ver ever had, but it's certainly one of the better beers that I've had from Starr Hill. Quaffable, crisp and something I'd eagerly seek out on a hot day in the yard. For those looking to go old school with their Pils, it's easily recommended.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2012 22:21:12 | More by Rhettroactive
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cyclonece09

Maryland

3.55/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Beer poured from a 12 oz bottle into a 14 oz "pint" glass. Pours a translucent straw with lots of bubbles and a small white head. Smells of sweet grain and possibly some corn, grain dominates. Tastes of barley, not much else, but with a bit of an aftertaste. Beer goes down great, really light bodied, heavy carbonation. Overall, an above average beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2013 01:55:23 | More by cyclonece09
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Starr Pils from Starr Hill Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 100 ratings.