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Starr Pils | Starr Hill Brewery

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Starr Hill Brewery
Virginia, United States

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Jimmys on 03-16-2012

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

A- dark yellow w small head. Nothing out of ordinary for a pilsner.

S- slight hint of the noble hops and slight malt.

T - a very nice pilsner. Pronounced flavor from the hops and crisp finish. Mild bitterness but not as strong as some others. A little more refreshing on a hot day.

M - fine for a pilsner

O- I definitely recommend this one. It's well crafted, and easy to drink as well.

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look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bought a six pack of Starr Hill Northern Lights and someone must have swapped one for the Pils. Nice surprise really, as I wasn't really blown away by the IPA (not bad, just nothing to write home about). Now I get to try another one from this brewery. Pours a pale yellow. Its hard to get excited by the appearance of a pilsener, but this does have a frothy, bright white head that drops to a solid film and leaves nice lacing down the glass. Nice grassy hop aromas. Malt is not very apparent in the nose, but it shows up a bit more in the taste. Light biscuit underlies the predominate hop flavors. This is, overall, a bit too hoppy for a traditional German pilsener, but I like where its going. Good, refreshing pilsener that hits the spot on a warm day. I could knock back a couple of these on a Saturday afternoon.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked this up in a mix-a-six from Wegman's, enjoyed chilled in a cervoise from the 12oz brown bottle.

The color is golden with great clarity and thick white cream with very good retention and average bead with carbonation visible and lace sticks on the glass. The smell is very hop dominant which is nice with some herbal odors and light hint of spice with some mineral esters from the yeast. The feel is very good moderate bitterness with medium high carbonation and light sweetness with herbal quality in the hops with semi-dry finish and medium light body.

The taste is very good with some spice from the hops up front which becomes more herbal and melds well with the pilsner malt which is toasted and dry with some mild sweetness accenting. The yeast flavor carries a mineral essence which augments the the lightly bitter hop flavor in the finish. Overall I was very pleased with this and would certainly drink it again, a good representation of the style from an American brewer.

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3.78/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

new seasonal from Starr Hill. 12oz bottle into tulip. bottled on 2/23/12. on a complete side-note, i am loving this label. definitely a old-school-macro look from a VA craft. awesome.

A: very clear golden yellow body. head is frothy with good retention and lacing.

S: earthy and herbal german hop aromas. not exactly a slap across the face, but definitely present. a little bit of bland, corny grain.

T: a little bit of dry, chewy grain mingles with spicy, black pepper notes from the hops. finish is dry and clean with a minor lingering bitterness.

M: moderate, zesty fizz on a light body.

D: not as hop centric as a lot of American made German Pils, but definitely truer to your traditional German made, German Pils. meh, not bad, but certainly not a standout in my opinion.

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Starr Pils from Starr Hill Brewery
Beer rating: 3.27 out of 5 with 126 ratings
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