Polestar Pilsner | Left Hand Brewing Company

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:
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Added by maxpower on 07-10-2005

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Ratings: 1,165 |  Reviews: 384
Photo of ChrisPratz
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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Photo of BeardedRiker
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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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3/5  rDev -18%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3/5  rDev -18%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +23%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3/5  rDev -18%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3/5  rDev -18%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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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%

Photo of StonedTrippin
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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Photo of jimmah120
3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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%

Photo of MNJR
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%

Polestar Pilsner from Left Hand Brewing Company
Beer rating: 50.5% out of 100 with 1,165 ratings
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