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Starr Pils | Starr Hill Brewery

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Brewed by:
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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Ratings: 126 |  Reviews: 26
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3/5  rDev -8.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

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2/5  rDev -38.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -23.5%

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4/5  rDev +22.3%

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3/5  rDev -8.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

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3/5  rDev -8.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of Slatetank
3.84/5  rDev +17.4%
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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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.29/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a crystal clear yellow to light yellow-gold with a thick, pure white head and high carbonation.

Aroma of lukewarm milk or light over ripe citrus and grassy hops.

Taste of sweet malt with coarsely bitter hops, and a bit of spice in the back. Better as it warms.

Light to moderate in feel with peppery carbonation. Light astringency.

Starr Hill seems to have matched the style pretty much spot on. A bit coarse for my taste, but I could session it.

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3.5/5  rDev +7%

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2.63/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

A - Hazy bright yellow for me. Solid 1/2 inch of foam that sticks around forever.
S - Mild yeasts, skunky twang, some hops and mostly corn.
T Hops are ok mildly acidic with a twang of chemicals that hit the mouth and leave a WTF taste in your mouth. Not... that... good...
M - Well it's light to medium but it felt like I was chugging medicine,

Overall I got this for $1.75 so I am not even mad. I hate the style but damn even when its done bad it taste like battery acid...

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4.5/5  rDev +37.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +7%

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3/5  rDev -8.3%

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3/5  rDev -8.3%

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3.31/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: The beer is clear straw yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger and a half high white head that died down but consistently left a quarter finger high head covering the surface and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light aromas of grainy malts and grassy hops are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and also has some hints of bready malts and lemon citrus along with a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light-bodied (but not watery) on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very light and easy to drink, although the taste is not overly interesting. I couldn't see myself buying this beer again.

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2.5/5  rDev -23.5%

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3.28/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.
A--Pale golden color. Absolutely crystal clear. Minimal head, no real retention or lacing.
S--Malty, crisp, exactly like you'd want/expect a Pils to smell.
T--Clean & crisp. Just like you'd want/expect a Pils to taste. Bready with grains.
M--Fairly highly carbonated. A light feel with a slightly dry finish. Really kind of nice feel to it.
O--100% fully functional Pils. Exactly what you'd expect from the style. Nothing exceptional, but not a flaw to be found either. All around, a quality beer.

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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

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