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Starr Pils - Starr Hill Brewery

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Ratings: 124
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.27
pDev: 18.65%
Wants: 2
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Starr Hill Brewery visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Jimmys on 03-16-2012

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Ratings: 124 | Reviews: 25
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12 oz. brown bottle to a small pilsner glass
pkg on 05/28/14
A: Clear straw yellow. minimal head and retention. Nice amount of carbonation. Minimal lace.
S: Grains. Corn? Malts. A veg. note maybe.
T: Crisp, malty with still a vegetal (sort of cabbage-like) taste. A bit of cracker underneath.
Unusual and maybe not in such a good way.
M: Good average carbonation. Light watery but still crisp body. Easy drinking. Not enough to save this beer from being below average.
O: Disappointing. Not bad but this sort of wtf taste catches you off guard. Unfortunately there's not much else I can discern in the flavor. The unusual and not altogether pleasant veggie sharpness dominates. Will not purchase again.

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DATE REVIEWED: July 6, 2014... GLASSWARE: Paulaner pokal... OCCASION: 4th of July yardwork and party unwinding... APPEARANCE: pale, tawny, watered-down yellow body; white head sits with an appropriate pillowy arc, then settles out as a reasonable, albeit soapy ring; sporadic, tentacle lacing... AROMA: spritzy, light pale malts suggest pilsner; some bubblegum as well, but not much more in complexity... PALATE: medium-bodied, yet light in carbonation; a pleasant, lingering aftertaste; a good partner for post-mowing deck relaxation...in essence, a slightly uncomfortable mouthfeel... TASTE: a predictably clean, taut malt assertion; biscuity at the finish; hops are clean and balancing... OVERALLL: little distinguishes this beer from the myriads of pilsners within the genre, but that is a positive in some respects; as a fourth of a sampler, hopefully not the one to be rushed towards, but that will depend on the rest of the mix...for now, serviceable and palate-cleansing...

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12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a clear straw color. The head is about a finger high, with a white shade and a very bubbly texture. Quick to fade, it leaves behind a spotty web of lacing.

S: Fairly simplistic. The hops seem to take on a sulfury, vegetal tone instead of a grassy one, unfortunately. Luckily, the malt is clean, and the diacetyl is restrained. Not the best aroma for the style.

T: The flavor takes what I didn't like from the aroma...and amplifies it. The primary notes are mint, sulfur, bell pepper, and a faint hint of apricot. If I focus, I can pick up some nice Saaz hop flavors - in fact, the more I drink it, the more the vegetal flavors go away (being replaced with a more defined grassiness). Malts are nearly imperceptible.

M: Crisp and light, with a great finishing dryness. It also seems to be fairly soft for a pilsner. It's not intensely carbonated, either, which helps give it some beef for 4.2%.

O: Not a great pilsner. But, it goes down easily at least. At first, the vegetal notes ruined it; after a few sips, they only become a mild annoyance. Even though I wasn't a huge fan, I could legitimately drink a couple of these without complaint (usually with a mediocre beer, I'll have one and be done with it). Still, I wouldn't buy this again.

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Starr Pils from Starr Hill Brewery
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