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Polestar Pilsner | Left Hand Brewing Company

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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

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Added by maxpower on 07-10-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#33,651
Reviews:
385
Ratings:
1,168
pDev:
14.48%
Bros Score:
4.3
 
 
Wants:
47
Gots:
212
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,168 |  Reviews: 385
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 StoutSnob40
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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Photo of Kingcurio
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of JamLand
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tubeyes
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of CUBeerBuff
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of ninaturner
4.75/5  rDev +29.8%

Photo of tjsmith910
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of deonreds
2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

Photo of RDW
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Polestar Pilsner from Left Hand Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 1,168 ratings
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