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Polestar Pilsner - Left Hand Brewing Company

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Polestar PilsnerPolestar Pilsner

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987 Ratings

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Ratings: 987
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: 987 | Reviews: 344
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look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear light yellow color with very little head. Scents has that great grainy pilsner smell. Taste is light, grainy, and slightly dry as to be expected. After taste is slightly chalky and dry. Light and easy drinking beer but could be better. Personally I was expecting something a little better from Left Hand.

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On tap at Varga Bar in Philadelphia on 8/4/12, served in a shaker.

Pour: Clear light straw yellow with a finger of white head. Leaves great lacing.

Smell: Bready sweetness bursts out, along with a light grassy hoppyness. Can already tell the mouth on this is going to have a biscuit profile.

Taste: Very bready with a grassy/floral bitterness. Some light citrus in there as well. Entire flavor lingers.

Mouthfeel: Light and refreshing. Light bitterness lingers very well.

Overall: Refreshing but forgettable.

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I’ve been waiting to have this one fresh for a while. Cheers to young beer.

About four months until the best-by date (BEST BY 06/05/13).

A: I never thought I’d be so happy to see fizzy yellow beer in my glass. This one’s more of a gold, with a half-inch of white cream accented with strings of lacing. Man, those bubbles just don’t stop coming up from the nucleation site…

S: Crusty French bread, mineral water, and herbal, Noble hops – standard pilsner nose. Hints of sage, sugary banana, and even a slight butteriness add some complexity.

T: A hoppy, well-rounded palate that starts with a crisp hoppiness, lemony, gingery, and peppery. Perfectly balanced with a taste of sweet, weightless bread (like angel food cake) and light banana-clove yeastiness; nothing overbearing here. Vanilla and soft fruits (pear, red apple) appear, as well. Finishes crisp and dry.

M: Smooth and insanely drinkable. Refreshing, but with heft to the body – just perfect.

O: One of the best American pilsners I’ve ever had. It won’t win any awards for complexity, but every little thing about it is enjoyable. Sessionable, and then some.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a mug and I got a very nice crystal clear beer with medium carbonation and a thick white head that slowly dissipates into a thin layer of bubbles. Mild lacing dresses the mug as the beer moves around inside, its got the distinct German pilsner aroma to it, very fresh and crisp; lemon zest, wheat smells come through. Its light on the tongue, some lemon flavors are present along with some other mild citrus fruits like orange, apple and wheat flavors are present but I didn’t pick up any hops. Its goes down really smooth and leaves a slight tangy aftertaste with just a hint of alcohol.

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Polestar Pilsner from Left Hand Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 987 ratings.