Polestar Pilsner | Left Hand Brewing Company

1,151 Ratings
Polestar PilsnerPolestar Pilsner

Brewed by:
Left Hand Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a nice crisp pils. pours that classic pale yellow clear with a happy 2 inch white head. smells like german malts and grassy hops in equal proportion. flavor is well balanced too, with the malt in the front and the hops in the back. i would compare this to victory's prima pils in flavor and in mouthfeel. very very refreshing, especially when its ice cold. quick mildly hoppy light finish, high drinkability. not the most exciting lefthand brew, but a very quaffable article. this will be good on the golfcourse this summer.

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3.54/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes:

Clear bright yellow with a small pure white head that disapates quickly but leaves a film that lingers and coats the glass. Smell is muted malt, grain, and hop. Typical smell for a 'good pilsner'. Clean taste with some malty grains and slight hop bite. Medium body with a good amount of carbonation.

Overall a tasty session beer, but not something I would seek out again unless it was a few dollars cheaper.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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4.23/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A great pilsner. Beautiful golden color, thick head and even, heavy lacing. Smells mild as a pilsner should, fresh grass, slight mint, some citrus. Tastes very good, clean, crisp, the slight citrus is there, and crisp, dryish hops. A malty, grainy richness is in the background holding it all together. Mouthfeel is sublime and superb. Everything a great pilsner should be. Excellent work by Left Hand. Highly recommended to fans of the style, of which I am definitely one. All hail the mighty Pilsner!

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3/5  rDev -18%

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3.23/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear light yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin bright white head that quickly died down, leaving a patch of bubbles in the center of the glass and a thick, dense ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: There are light to moderately strong aromas of biscuit and grainy malts as well as grassy hops in the nose. The smell isn’t very pleasant and seems awkward for the style.
T: A moderate amount of bitterness stands out in the overall taste from start through finish. Flavors of grainy malts are also present along with some notes of biscuit.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a somewhat clean on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: Provided you can get past the smell (or just hold your nostrils), this beer isn’t that bad and is relatively easy to drink. It doesn’t have any overpowering flavors so it would probably make a good accompaniment to food.

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3/5  rDev -18%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

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4.03/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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bottled 9/27/11
A- This beer pours a crystal clear golden yellow with some lacy snow white head that clings to the glass for a bit before sliding back into the beer. There is a gliding wave of microbubbles pushing to the surface.

S- The soft aroma of wet rocks and green hops is dry and clean but full.

T- The touch of Pils malt has a dry corn note to follow that is soon covered up by a green Noble hop flavor that is just a touch on the dry side.

M- The tight fizz in the medium mouthfeel is crisp with a slightly creamy texture as the beer warms a bit.

O- The crisp and refreshing beer has nice balance of between the fizz texture and the full crisp hops with some nice malt support.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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Polestar Pilsner from Left Hand Brewing Company
3.66 out of 5 based on 1,151 ratings.
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