Polestar Pilsner | Left Hand Brewing Company

BA SCORE
83
good
1,152 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:
1,152
Reviews:
378
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
14.48%
 
 
Wants:
46
Gots:
202
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Garrett092112
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of TownDunkel
3.72/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pilsner the ultimate hot day beer.

A _ light gold yellow with tons of white head bubbles

S _ mild hops with not much else wished there could have been more

T _ noble hop forefront with chamgaign like dryness in the middle then back to a bitter hops. Quenched the thirst quick almost too fast.

M _ long lasting carbonation goodness..

Not the biggest fan of pulsners but this is one to have

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Photo of jgunther71
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of Kyrojack
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of emwild12
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of Stignacious
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of ryan1788a5
4.35/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into a pilsner glass.

A: Dull straw/golden color. Three fingers of rocky white head retain extremely well. Lacing is very stubborn, sticky, and foamy.

S: Fragrant nose of grass and hay, slightly lemony, touch of sulfur, sweet and grainy pilsner malt. Very authentic.

T: Pronounced herbal and slightly metallic hop edge up front. Oily and spicy. Hops tastes soften a bit toward the middle as grass and citrus zest begin to come through. Sulfury minerality. Biscuity and doughy pilsner malt form a nice base. Finishes with a lingering oily, spicy hop bite.

M: Light bodied, but with that textbook firm and round feel. Ample scrubbing carbonation. Great.

O: I had this beer years ago and wrote it off completely. I ordered a bottle of it at a bar, and it tasted skunky and stale. Since then I've passed it over on store shelves countless times. Holy Christ, what a mistake. i never realized Polestar had this type of game. This is right up there with the best American-made pilsners, and it could challenge the best imports too. Goes to show you how much of a difference beer freshness can make.

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Photo of jmccullough108
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of Liquoric3
3.22/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

My first American Pilsener!

Looks a little bit paler than your average German Pilsener, but it has light golden beautiful colour with a foamy white head. Moderate carbonation.

The smell is suprisingly sweet for a pilsener with some mild hop flavour in the background.

First you get some sweet almost grainy malt flavour. The body is light. Then in the middle of the beer the earthy hops try to dominate to end this beer with a slightly dry finish. I somehow miss a clean and crisp flavour in this beer, because I can taste the sweet malts until the end.

More bitter hops and less sweet malts, please!

Don't know how old this bottle is though.

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Photo of stella77artois
4.11/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Drank from a 12 oz bottle.

A - Drank from the bottle. Assuming it looks like most lagers/pilseners. Didn't notice much carbonation.

S - A very slight bit of dank, touch of hops and lemon, also a hint of fresh cut grass. Nice smelling beer.

T - Pretty darn tasty lager. Can notice a touch of hops, quality malts, and a very light citrus taste. The bottle describes the beer as "spicy", and I agree, there is a bit of spice. A general peppery spice. Very flavorful lager.

F - Extremely refreshing, as a quality pilsener should be. Didn't notice a lot of carbonation, but there was still some fizz.

O - Wish I could find this in 6er's or 12er's, as this is an excellent pilsener. Lot's of flavor yet stil refreshing. Highly recommend this beer.

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Photo of Cynic-ale
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of mpayne5
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of Danno48
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of zbloom
2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

Photo of alexanf
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of DiscGolfRobot
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of krome
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of puboflyons
4.17/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on July 16, 2013 when it was 91 degrees outside.

It looks the way a good pilsener should with a straw yellow appearance and a full, foamy white head that sticks around in the short time it takes me to drink it.

The aroma is of grainy malts, moderate sweetness, and a notable clean, crisp hop scarf to wrap everything up in.

The body is light and creamy.

The taste is a bit bolder in hops which creep up after the grainy and sweetness tickle the tongue. Dry at the finish. This is an ideal pilsener for a hot, humid day like today. I could drink several of them.

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Photo of Kahlstrom
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of dwagner003
3.91/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of radiofish
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of pathman
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of das_Bier
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of barczar
3.55/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a brilliant light golden yellow with an almost non-existent ivory head that dissipates into a slight ring of foam.

Floral hops and biscuity malt dominate the aroma. There's a bit of earthiness, but the aroma is fairly subtle.

Flavor is very floral throughout and decidedly bitter at the finish. Cracker-like dry pilsner malt and notes of grain surface mid palate, drying out the final impression. The initial impression is of bready malt, but this succumbs to the hop bitterness and flavoring. Peppery spice emerges late.

Body is moderate, with carbonation on the low side, and slight alcohol warmth.

Fairly bitter and dry, but there's enough malt sweetness early to keep my interest. Carbonation is off. Wonder about the age on this one.

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Polestar Pilsner from Left Hand Brewing Company
3.66 out of 5 based on 1,152 ratings.
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