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Polestar Pilsner - Left Hand Brewing Company

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Polestar PilsnerPolestar Pilsner

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988 Ratings

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Ratings: 988
Reviews: 344
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 14.88%
Wants: 31
Gots: 95 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Left Hand Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: maxpower on 07-10-2005

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Ratings: 988 | Reviews: 344
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4.07/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Available as part of the Left Hand Mixer Variety 12 Pack. Polestar Pilsner is brewed in the German Pilsener style. Bottled on 5/08/12. No bottle info.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a pilsner glass. Served at 47º Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a frothy clean 1 inch head, near white with above average retention. Body is a largely clear pale straw yellow with sparse active carbonation. Spotty lacing throughout the drink. Overall a pretty nice looking pilsner, not superb in appearance but it certainly looks to be a pilsner. 3.5

(Smell) Rich biscuity malts with a touch of sweet honey and a fainter, albeit still full clean grassy hop profile with a mild bitterness. Well rounded aroma, potency is high and drink smells bright, clean and balanced. 4

(Taste) Flavor is quite nicely balanced, too. A mildly sweet but flavorful and clean light malty pilsner base with a complimentary grassy hop blend that adds some flavor complexity but none take a front seat to the malt base. Bitterness is relatively low, just enough to compliment the malt character. Finish is clean and abrupt with little hop character in the aftertaste, but a slight sweet drop of malt nectar prevails. Overall, its a simple, yet delicately balanced pilsner, and an enjoyable one at that. 4

(Mouthfeel) Crisp, spritely carbonation with a near crystal clean finish and a touch of creamy froth. It's a good compliment to the pilsner style in general as well as the flavors in this beer and not overdone. Body is medium amongst pilseners and light overall. Alcohol presence is low. The texture is spot on for this beer. 5

(Overall) A very enjoyable German-style Pilsner with a great balance of malt and hop presence and a lively carbonation to match. This is a great pilsner lager for those who don't like bitter pilsners and are looking for a beer with high drinkability. A great beer by Left Hand, and highly recommended. 4

Left Hand Brewing Company's
Polestar Pilsner

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.48/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Extraordinarily clear brass color, with a very quickly disappearing head.

S: distinctly pilsner aroma, with touches of whole wheat, sour apple and floral notes.

T: First profile is comprised of walnut, citrus and big pilsner malt. Secondary notes are banana, sour cherry and more pilsner malt. Distinct german hops come through right before the end flavors. Moderately dry finish.

M: Light and moderately carbonated, with no alcohol ethers, and low bitterness.

O: An above average pilsner. I wouldnt recommend anyone to go search this beer out, but if you're in the mood for a good pils, this is the place to grab it. I really do like left hand brewery, and i do plan to search out more of their brews in the near future.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Polestar Pilsner pours to a clear, pale straw/yellowish color with a good amount of foam that leaves broken lace on the sides of the glass as you consume. The nose on this beer is similar to what you expect in a pilsner beer, with grassy/spicy hops dominating along with a touch of sulfur.

Tasting Polestar Pilsner reveals flavors of biscuit malt, bread, a touch of lemon, and grains. The hops make themselves known in the finish, adding a nice degree of balance with their grassy and herbal notes. The beer is crisp, clear, and clean all the way through.

Among the qualities of Polestar Pilsner, the ones I find most memorable are the crispness and cleanness. The carbonation is just right and the crisp, refreshing qualities make this a good pilsner for a warm summer day. The balance is also quite good, with the hops providing a good bittering edge in the finish that lingers on in the aftertaste.

Pilsners are a popular beer style the world over and Left Hand Brewing Polestar Pilsner is one of the better I have sampled. There is a certain sulfur- like quality in the nose that some may not like, but I found it more than tolerable and the overall taste is generally smooth and very drinkable. It is a fine pilsner beer that most fans of the style will find to their liking.

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3.78/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into pilsener glass, bottled 7/7/2012. Pours fairly crystal clear golden straw color with a 1 finger fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing on the glass, with a good amount of carbonation streaming up retaining a head. Aromas of pear, lemon, herbal, floral, bready malt, grass, pepper, and light earth. Nice aromas with good balance and decent strength. Taste of lemon, pear, bread, herbal, floral, grass, pepper, and earth. Fair amount of spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of light fruit, bread, cracker, pepper, grass, herbal, and earth on the finish for a short bit. Nice balance of flavors with decent complexity. Fairly dry on the finish but does not feel watery at all. Medium carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a fairly crisp and smooth mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with almost zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very good Pilsner. Not quite as bold as some others I have had. However, it is nicely balanced with a good amount of flavor; and very smooth to drink as expected. Nicely enjoyable offering.

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3.88/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - clear, bright yellow with a soft, short, white head

S - lemon, faint grass, faintly herbal

T - herbal, grassy, light malt; rather hoppy and well balanced

M - crisp, light bodied, well carbonated

This is a nice, hoppy, sessionable beer. The flavor is solid and the drinkability is great. I'll definitely have this again.

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3.98/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a bright gold with an appealing white head leaving plenty of lacing and bubbles dancing for the drinker's pleasure. Smell is of grain and foliage, overall earthy. Taste expands with a deliciou,s and complex hop profile. Mouthfeel is a bit dry and extremely refreshing. Overall, a great lager.

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Polestar Pilsner from Left Hand Brewing Company
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