Polestar Pilsner | Left Hand Brewing Company

BA SCORE
83
good
1,150 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:
1,150
Reviews:
377
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
14.48%
 
 
Wants:
45
Gots:
202
For Trade:
0
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5/5  rDev +36.6%

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5/5  rDev +36.6%

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5/5  rDev +36.6%

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5/5  rDev +36.6%

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5/5  rDev +36.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bought at Red White And Brew in Mount Holly at the reccomendation of Jeff Shaw

sweet malt aroma with a citrus hop boquet. no off odors.

some malt sweetness with a herbal hop presence. well balanced. bitter hoppy aftertaste.

good carbonation. medium body. leaves nice lace. good drinking beer. has a smoothness to it.

WHAT A GREAT BEER I WILL MOST ASSUREDLY BUY IT AGAIN

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Photo of ExplodingPopTart
5/5  rDev +36.6%

Photo of Rbeigl
5/5  rDev +36.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +36.6%

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5/5  rDev +36.6%

Photo of americancontrarian
4.97/5  rDev +35.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of macbethkid84
4.94/5  rDev +35%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Not too big on pilsners but this one is delish.

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Photo of JasonMcDrinky
4.84/5  rDev +32.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

What a beautiful Pilsner style lager, as close to perfection for this old drinkers palate. It's everything I want in a beer. Sharp, crisp yeasty malt flavor with a dry finish. It's what Budweiser would taste like if there was real truth in advertising. If you're a Pilsner lover, don't miss this one, it's a great beer.

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Photo of neillbelgium
4.83/5  rDev +32%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Fezfreak
4.8/5  rDev +31.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I could not resist reviewing this beer, mainly because it gets the same bad rap that all my other favorite Pilsners get. To love and appreciate the Pilsner style, one must understand how difficult it is to make one that is both drinkable and enjoyable.

For me, a typical pour of Polestar Pilsner is golden in color with a one and a half inch head that dissipates to about a quarter-inch and stays for the duration, leaving a nice lacing down the glass.

I'll describe the smell like this: smells like beer.

The flavor is well-balanced between sweet, breakfast-cereal-tasting malt and bittering hops; the hops having the edge at the start and finish with the malt kicking in at the middle. If I didn't know better, I'd say there was an "illusion" of dry-hopping going on (I doubt it really was though, given the fragility of the style).

Mouth feel is smooth and creamy with just the right amount of carbonation.

Overall, this beer almost identical to the one of my all-time favorite Pilsners, made by Portsmouth (Ohio) Brewing Company; aka Mault Brothers.

Polestar is a perfect Session Beer.

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Photo of SnacksGarces
4.77/5  rDev +30.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev +29.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +29.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +29.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +29.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +29.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +29.8%

Photo of AnalogReigns
4.75/5  rDev +29.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I had the good pleasure of having the first pint poured out of the keg at my local watering hole. I've spent a little time in Germany and Czech so I KNOW what good pils is supposed to taste like--and what a rare thing it is in the states.

Pilsner is known as one of the most delicate beers, hence it spoils quickly--hence also why good German or Czech pils just don't taste right in the USA, compared to in the old country--they're usually very stale. So my beer on tap, a couple weeks old max, is surely more representative of what Polestar is supposed to be than beer from a bottle several months old (one reviewer used a 6 month old bottle, for example). Anyway, in my opinion, this is about as close, as good or perhaps better than some, of what you get on tap in the Czech Republic. I say Czech, as this tastes to me like a Bohemian pils, extremely well balanced, but with slightly more emphasis on the malt than on the hops. It has that sweet bread-like taste one finds in good honest fresh pilsner--a very rare commodity here in America.

Pours well, with a perfect head. Nice clear light golden color.

Smells sweet and beery, the Saaz can definitely be detected.

Tastes very well ballanced, without the overhopping so typical of American craft beer.... The older I get, the less of a hophead I am--to me, it's a fad.... Again, this pils has the characteristic bready taste and aftertaste one finds in nice pilsners (a bit like Bitberger, but sweeter)

Nice full mouthfeel, but not heavy--a pils is not supposed to feel like an Ale!

Extremely drinkable. More than a lawnmower beer, still this beer is the kind that could convert your Bubba friends to throw away the mass-produced yellow fizzy water....

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4.67/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear straw yellow with a one finger white head.

Sweet pilsner malt and a spicy noble hop aroma.

Very crisp pilsner malt. Light and refreshing. Finishes dry with a nice noble hop kick.

Mouthfeel is perfect for the style and carbonation levels are medium-high.

My favorite pilsner. Perfect for a nice summer day. Crisp and dry just how I like it.

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4.67/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A - Pours a luminous golden yellow with brisk carbonation; large head with decent retention.

S - Hoppy and floral, little bit of hay.

T- Brisk and bitter, dry and curled. Comes in flat, curls around the back of the palate beautifully. Not as hoppy as the nose suggests; perfectly balanced.

M - Lithe but substantial.

O - A stellar pilsner to rival the great Czech offerings.

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4.64/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Wasn't immediately impressed with the look and smell of this Pilsner...but once I started drinking it improved greatly! Lot's of taste for a beer that, on the surface, doesn't appear much better than a Bud Light. Will definitely drink again if I see it on the menu

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Polestar Pilsner from Left Hand Brewing Company
3.66 out of 5 based on 1,150 ratings.
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