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Polestar Pilsner | Left Hand Brewing Company

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Polestar PilsnerPolestar Pilsner

Brewed by:
Left Hand Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by maxpower on 07-10-2005

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From a 12 oz bottle (best by September 13, 2013) into pokal.

A-This brew is pale yellow/gold and crystal clear with a pretty impressive display of carbonation. The bubbles sustain a one-finger head of white head that sticks around for a bit and leaves some lacing on the glass. Nice looking.

S-The smell is clean, crisp, and packs a decent buttery biscuity punch. There is also some grassy hops and a touch of lemon.

T-The taste is crisp and pleasant, but sweeter and more fruit-forward (lemon and apple) than I would like to see in the style. Hops are mild and provide a grassy, light bitterness.

M-The feel is crisp with refreshing carbonation and a light body befitting of the style.

O-I like my pilseners to be chalk-dry and sharp with lots of cracker and biscuit, but this pils did not fit that bill...it has too much sweetness and fruit flavor. Nevertheless, it is a good-looking brew and the mouthfeel is spot-on for the style. I have tried it twice now (with a gap of eight months in between tastings) with consistent tasting notes.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12 oz bottle into a Stone tulip glass.
Straw gold with big head that fades fairly quickly leaving little bubble islands.
Light aroma of grains.
Significant carbonation and moderate mouthfeel.
Flavors of light grains, minerals, straw, grassy hops. All in all a light body with some crisp, penetrating hops and a dry finish.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Better than a typical Pilsner pour, with a page golden body, lively carbonation streamers full of tiny bubbles, and a two finger thick, craggy head. The smell was flowery, grassy, and had a hint of cooked corn in it. The taste was a mixture of simple sweetness with a lemony and spicy hop presence. Easy to drink, due to a light, aired out body, and clean lemon drop like finish. I just wanted a lighter diversion this week from the usual ales I drink, and this was just what I expected. Nothing spectacular, but who buys a Pils expecting that?

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