Polestar Pilsner | Left Hand Brewing Company

BA SCORE
83
good
1,163 Ratings
Polestar PilsnerPolestar Pilsner
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Left Hand Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
lefthandbrewing.com

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by maxpower on 07-10-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,163
Reviews:
382
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
14.48%
 
 
Wants:
47
Gots:
206
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,163 |  Reviews: 382
Photo of Shraggy
4.82/5  rDev +31.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Bitterbill
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Best by January 7th 2018. It pours a pale gold, minimal amount of foam and by the time I wrote this far, there’s just a ring around the glass. Floral hop nose that’s kinda spicy, strong but pleasant aromas of bread. Nice hop profile, noble like, spicy, solid bread malt backbone. Hints of grass Good mouthfeel. Good Pilsner.

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Photo of John1985
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light golden color with ample inch and half head. Fragrant grassy aroma, Light bodied, hop accented and finely balanced with malt. Dry bitter finish. Upper tier pilsner

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Photo of SomethingClever
3.63/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can poured into a tulip glass best by date of 10/17

A: Light yellow gold with perfect clarity. Head was white huge and soapy looking.

S: light spicy floral hops give way to a sourdough greasy quality.

T: nice blast of floral spicy hops followed by light breadiness. Very light flavorwise finishes with a little sourness.

M: light clean and fairly crisp not that dry.

O: it's not a bad Pilsner it doesn't distinguish itself much from the pack.

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Photo of Thehills804
4.48/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Terrific pils. Light, crisp, and bitter with a clean and dry finish. Well done. My new favorite pilsner for the hot Richmond, VA summers.

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Photo of coopdog1000
3.87/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of boulderbrewser
4.98/5  rDev +36.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of robebo44
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TPZEM
3.64/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Excellent classic Pilsner taste and body. Smells of cirtusy hops and some earthy aromas. Pours a pale golden with a firm, two-finger head. Lots of lacing to the glass and retention seems to hang in there for a while. Tastes somewhat bitter, but not overly so. Definite citrus and pine notes. Lingers on the palate for a while after the swallow. Overall, a great pilsner. Not something I drink all the time, but would definitely try again and recommend!

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Photo of HopliteMpls612
4.24/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Branlott42
3.79/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Lucnifter
3.63/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brolo75
3.64/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce can poured into a pint glass

A: Pours a very pale clear straw color with a bright white creamy head, lots of carbonation resulting in good head retention.

A: Classic pilsner aromas, earthy, herbal, spicey aromas, light toasted bread, malt, biscuit, smells promising.

T: Short on taste, lemongrass, slight spice notes along with earthiness, low bitterness, finish has bready malts and lemongrass notes, very light.

M: Light, crisp, dry finish.

O: Looks solid, smells good but it really didn't do much on the taste, not as complex as the aroma.

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Photo of rarigney
4.31/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ObstinateOutcast
3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled
Drank: 05.11.17
L: A 1 1/2" thick, white head with a golden yellow body, showing light carbonation.
S: Crisp, light malt, light biscuit-y odor, with something wild in the earthy sense . . . I wasn't able to place it.
T: Slightly alkaline and bitter, slight hoppiness, malty, bready, crisp, and light.
F: Astringent with a hoppy/earthlike aftertaste, light, sticky, and a light carbonation.
This beer was enjoyable, but I've had better tasting pilsners.

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Photo of dental
3.94/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mancavebeercouch
3.97/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DocRoc
4.57/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - Wheat straw in color
S- malty and light floral
T- Wow! better than most German style pilsners (I lived in Bavaria for several years)
M- medium, lip smacking finish
O- Outstanding

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Photo of akolb
4.05/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.38/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Polestar has a thin, white head, a mostly clear, bubbly, straw appearance, with lots of tiny powdery sediment, and minimal glass lacing. Aroma is of sweet white bread (pale malt) and lemon. Taste is of those elements, with noticeable, yet mild, hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Polestar finishes crisp and refreshing.

RJT

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Photo of williamphelps
4.52/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bright yellow-gold. Steady lacing and rim of thin foam. Aroma of bread with some light staleness, croissant, flat bitterness, lemon zest. Palate of sourdough bread, spicy yeast, nutmeg, bitter/tart pine/grapefruit, light pumpkin spice, with grainy sweet finish. Pros refreshing, complex, fairly balanced, nice spice. Cons of grainy sweetness, sticky mouthfeel, some staleness. 92/100.

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Photo of thebeers
3.92/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Clear pale straw with a white head. Clean aroma of grassy hops and biscuity malt, that continues to the taste. Slight sweetness from the malt, very mild bitterness. Light to medium bodied. Decent carbonation. A very solid, no thrills pils.

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Photo of MinerBob
3.7/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer pours a beautiful golden color with a thin white head and a lot of lacing. The smell is somewhat different biscuit maybe. The flavor isn't great but I've had a lot worse. Smooth going down well worth a try.

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Photo of dacrza1
2.77/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

DATE: April 2, 2017... OCCASION: a nice weekend ends with possibly a nice spring beer... GLASSWARE: Penn State pilsner... pours a crinkling, crispy crackle of effervescence, with large bubbles clinging to the glass's edge and rocketing up to form a diminishing, erratic display of lacing... sallow, clear body... begins with a sharp tick of Saaz and noble hops before entertaining lemon zest and malty cracker.... otherwise, light and suggesting of easy drinking... which it is, with a soft, smooth mouthfeel that only pauses at the teeth before tingling with a swift flourish at the throat... moderate aftertaste.... the flavor profile is lemony, with grass, cracker, spring flowers, a bit of earthiness, and sweet malts... a pilsner that is fine in a mix pack, but not one I would seek out by itself... slightly more affecting than a rinser, but not a German approximation...

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Photo of WhiteHendrix
3.99/5  rDev +9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Polestar Pilsner from Left Hand Brewing Company
3.66 out of 5 based on 1,163 ratings.
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