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Polestar Pilsner - Left Hand Brewing Company

Polestar PilsnerPolestar Pilsner

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BA SCORE
82
good

761 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 761
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: 761 | Reviews: 324 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by tito42:
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tito42

Missouri

4.05/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into an imperial pint. Bottled 08/05/2010.

A: Light straw with gold hues, and a foamy white head with very good retention. Active carbonation.

S: Grassy hops, malt, and warm citrus.

T: Bitter hops with a strong malt presence. Very nicely balanced. A refreshing citrus flavor that doesn't take away from either the hops or malt. Very light grapefruit or orange flavor. Balanced wonderfully.

M: Light-bodied, slightly watery, nice zestiness from the carbonation and hops.

O: Seems like a great pilsener to me, though I'm no expert on the style. A great hops selection balanced with a nice malt profile and some interesting citrus flavors going on. Reviewed from one bottle out of a mix and match pack, I'd go back and grab a sixer of this, especially in the summer.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2011 02:25:42 | More by tito42
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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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kingslotty

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

03-28-2014 04:14:35 | More by kingslotty
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Brew33

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

03-27-2014 15:48:49 | More by Brew33
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jmw4437

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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ralerwen

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

03-26-2014 19:16:42 | More by ralerwen
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VeganUndead

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

03-24-2014 22:20:13 | More by VeganUndead
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bconsidine

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +3%

03-24-2014 15:19:44 | More by bconsidine
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Gerred

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +3%

03-23-2014 05:41:32 | More by Gerred
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TubaDan

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

03-23-2014 03:49:57 | More by TubaDan
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John_Squires

New York

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

03-22-2014 04:22:15 | More by John_Squires
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afsdan

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +3%

03-21-2014 04:44:03 | More by afsdan
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Act25

New Jersey

3.95/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I am a left hand fan. This pilsner is as good as any.

A: Dense white head atop a pale brass body, with pin point carbonation and a bit of lace.
S: Smell is the weakest link here. Grass, white biscuit malt, flowers, and bit of skunk.
T: Lovely. Could drink this all night. Authentic, lovely hop and sweet citric, grassy profile. Light and tingly refreshing finish.
MF: Lovely body and finish, good weight, leaves you in a great refreshing place, Great Food BEER!

As good a pilsner gets.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2014 01:21:38 | More by Act25
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Polestar Pilsner from Left Hand Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 761 ratings.