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Polestar Pilsner - Left Hand Brewing Company

Polestar PilsnerPolestar Pilsner

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BA SCORE
82
good

765 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 765
Reviews: 324
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 14.56%


Brewed by:
Left Hand Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: maxpower on 07-10-2005)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 765 | Reviews: 324 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Bonhoeffer:
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Bonhoeffer

Alabama

3.9/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Solid beer. We just recently started seeing this on shelves in Alabama, thanks to the fine folks at Birmingham Beverage distributing. Also now have Left Hand's Milk Stout, Sawtooth Ale, and Ginger.

Nothing particularly remarkable about this, but it is a nice change of pace from macro lagers. Light graininess, free of unpleasant adjuncts. Very, very light hopping. Makes me wish LH had decided to take a stab at Classic American Pilsner instead of a German Pilsener. Would love to have some more hop character in this.

Quality, lawnmower kinda beer for those hot summer days. I suspect i'll revisit it then.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2006 13:49:04 | More by Bonhoeffer
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capuchinpilates

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -17.6%

04-23-2014 01:28:39 | More by capuchinpilates
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Hobbit

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

04-22-2014 03:20:50 | More by Hobbit
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kschm628

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

04-21-2014 17:19:38 | More by kschm628
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4.75/5  rDev +30.5%

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Frobozz

Ohio

3/5  rDev -17.6%

04-15-2014 23:14:14 | More by Frobozz
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neckwrestler

Arkansas

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

04-14-2014 15:34:35 | More by neckwrestler
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RichardMNixon

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

04-13-2014 02:11:26 | More by RichardMNixon
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ZachT

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +9.9%

04-13-2014 01:04:00 | More by ZachT
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WDJersey

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +3%

04-12-2014 20:37:49 | More by WDJersey
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mendvicdog

Maryland

2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

04-12-2014 14:14:11 | More by mendvicdog
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robertjskelton

Alabama

2/5  rDev -45.1%

04-11-2014 04:44:06 | More by robertjskelton
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BigJim5021

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

04-11-2014 04:38:24 | More by BigJim5021
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sammy806

Maryland

4/5  rDev +9.9%

04-08-2014 23:01:55 | More by sammy806
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tmcarter23

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

04-08-2014 02:57:25 | More by tmcarter23
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nearengine

Arizona

3/5  rDev -17.6%

04-07-2014 09:50:36 | More by nearengine
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DenverHopHead

Colorado

3.38/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle with a best by date of 7/30/14; into a pub glass.
Appearance - flat, white grape juice. Thin white head that vanishes very quickly. Lacing is nonexistent.
Smell - lemon bread and a hint of mango.
Taste - some lemon zest and sour dough.
Feel - a bit tangy, but too light.
Overall - a nice pils; the styles just not for me.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2014 23:31:11 | More by DenverHopHead
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Mojo

Alabama

3.89/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle -> pilsner flute glass

A - very clear light straw colored with a small one finger head, good retention, and good lacing.

S - very light aroma, floral and biscuit notes.

T - light and flavorful, subtle malt profile with a bit of a rye and hop finish

M - good carbonation, bit of an aftertaste

O - A refreshing easy drinking offering.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2014 01:53:59 | More by Mojo
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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Ohio

3.05/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

A: Clear golden color akin to a light champagne or white grape juice. Minimal, stark-white head which covers the top of the glass well.

S: Smells light and refreshing with hints of malt and hops.

T: Taste was a big letdown for this brew and leads me to think that I may have picked up a bad bottle. Starts off as a good example of a pilsner and what I expected but finished very metallic-like.

M: Nothing exceptional but in no way disappointing either.

O: Would try again, after reading reviews, possibly a bit of an older bottle that wasn't treated too well before I purchased it.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2014 00:28:59 | More by jmw4437
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Illinois

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Polestar Pilsner from Left Hand Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 765 ratings.