Polestar Pilsner | Left Hand Brewing Company

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Polestar PilsnerPolestar Pilsner
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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
Once you have tasted a true Pilsner, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have seen the light, and there you will always long to return. Let Polestar guide you out of the wilderness, just as the North Star has guided explorers to their destinations and back home again. Light, crisp and elegant, pilsner is the true test of brewing process. Less is more.

Added by maxpower on 07-10-2005

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3/5  rDev -18%

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3.46/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Hops and Pie and served in a Polestar Pilsner glass. Bright yellow, appearance fits the bill. Smells like a pils, hint of earth, minerals, very subtle. Taste is refreshing, nice hint of mineral (why do I always taste this in pils and kolsch?), crisp. Great beer for a hot day, no complaints on this one.

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3.11/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

With a totally nonexistent haze this beer makes a good impression, and the carbonation is crisp and cleansing. The taste has that really dry biscuity flavor typical of pilsners. Overall its not bad, it's very refreshing but its biggest flaw is that it just doesnt really stand out.

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3.48/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

The beer pours straw yellow with a head that soon collapses back into the glass. It is very clear and no haze is present.

The beer has little aroma, almost none from hops and just a little bit from the malt. Very simple.

The beer is crisp and refreshing, it finishes with a little hint of hops but nothing major.

The beer is medium to light in body and very smooth on the palate.

Overall this is a pretty typical pils. There is no depth but the beer is crisp and refreshing and it would be easy to put a couple of these away in a night.

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2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

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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: Awesome yellow color with good amount of head and carbonation all the way thru.

S: Faint smell of hops, hint of malt and some grassyness and grains. Nice aroma.

T: Very good. Malt comes thru first with some lemon zest flavoring following up with the grains. Very enjoyable with mild bitterness from hops at the end. Very refreshing. Makes me wish I was at a baseball game in the sumer!

M: Good carbonation kept the bubbles coming up throughout, went well with the flavors coming thru.

O: Very good pilsner. Reminds me that summer is just around the corner. I'll def be picking up a case of this to have for family gatherings.

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4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lately, I've been drinking too many pale ales and darker, rich beers, and since hockey playoffs have started, I thought it'd be a good idea to try and find a good, refreshing and tasty lighter beer. I looked around for something German but finally spotted Left Hand's Polestar Pilsner. I also wanted to have something else Left Hand after finding their Milk Stout Nitro decent but not great.

Poured into one of my many pilsner glasses, the beer is a welcoming yellow straw color with a constant stream of bubbles rising to the top. It's entirely see-through. The head grew to about two fingers, white, and a bubbly, fluffy in appearance. There's some lacing that sticks to the glass while drinking.

This is one of those beers that makes you want to eat bread when you smell it. Toast, biscuit, sweet grass, lemon zest, and just the right touch of sulfur. Actually, for some reason every time I drank one of these I've wanted to eat a hot dog. Weird.

I like this beer. There's a bit of hop bitterness at the beginning but nothing too strong. Then comes a mix of grassy sweetness, slight fruity esters, and dimethylsulfide (DMS). Towards the end I pick up some diacetyl that adds a bit of funkiness.

Medium-light in body and a strong medium carbonation. This is a very clean-feeling beer that goes down easy. It's on the drier side overall but the sweetness makes it a bit slick as well.

Though not one of my preferred styles, this is a very good beer and one I'd definitely recommend for anyone who is going to spend a day out in the sun.

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Polestar Pilsner from Left Hand Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 1,179 ratings