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RATINGS: 698   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92/5   IBU: 33   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
A brilliant, refreshing lager; hand crafted using traditional method & ingredients. A zesty, German style pilsner with a dry, crisp finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
canary dog (733) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - AUG 22, 2015
Drab and lifeless pour with little, if any, head. This is an interesting Pilsner. It is very light-bodied-- and its presentation is certainly week-- but the flavor is surprisingly rich for such a weak bodied brew. Noble hops top off the finish, and the appropriate lingering bitterness is present. However, sometimes there is a slightly metallic or the noticeable presence of alcohol slipping into the finish. That is indeed rare for a pilsner, but at 5.5% this is not your everyday German style pils. Light and enjoyable, I would put this in my top 10 favorite (towards the bottom) American craft brew pils. The brewers’ note on the bottle label is especially important (I’m paraphrasing): "a Pils is a true testament to a brewer’s expertise." So true. I’m gald to see those in the industry get it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ahuth (295) - - AUG 5, 2015
Bottled, golden brown. Bold fruit hops with a roasty malt after taste. Pretty good Pilsner.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maekchu (3400) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JUL 16, 2015
Bottle from World Beer Market (Sake no Taniguchi). Light grassy nose, pale malt. Light lemony yellow color, thin filmy head. Gentle malty sweet initial, grain, light mineral or metallic note, small bitter finish. Thin body. Fairly run-of-the mill stuff. Okay.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tillmac62 (684) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - JUL 15, 2015
BBD 10/11/15. Clear golden pour. Outstanding head volume and lacing, normal retention. Nose of lager yeast, lemongrass and a touch of noble hops. Almost medium body with a texture so smooth it approaches light creamy. Above normal carbonation with a bit of effervescence in the middle and a finish that has a nice burst. The outstanding flavor profile is intense, slightly complex and very well balanced. It begins with a blend of light hop flavor that yields to an ascending biscuit sweetness. This sweetness is, however, overtaken by a mild bitterness in the middle. The bitterness is of the noble hop family in terms of flavor. As the bitterness fades, biscuit comes to the forefront and provides balance. The finish is almost crisp and leaves you with a nice lemongrass flavor over a mild bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
GreatDane1632 (1168) - North Dakota, USA - JUL 11, 2015
Rated based on notes taken 21 July 2012 -- A pretty good pilsner. Good malts, good balance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
johnnnniee (3735) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 2, 2015
Bottle from The Drinkery Derry. Brilliantly clear light golden color with a smallish bubbly white head. A bit of skunk escaped from the bottle as I popped this open but quickly subsided. Light grainy malt, light fruitiness, light floral hops, and hints of sulfur. Not as clean as this should be for the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (43533) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2015

Bottle 12fl.oz.

[ As Left Hand Polestar Pilsner ].
Clear medium yellow color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, moderate hoppy, grass - green grass, silage. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a long duration, green grass, silage, pale malt. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20140813]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
justsayswell (260) - Mission, Kansas, USA - JUN 12, 2015
Clear pale straw pour with a medium white head. So-so lacing. Cracker and faint noble hops in the nose. Light body, active carbonation. Tart apple, malt, decent noble hop bitterness. Mineral and slightly astringent finish. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cladinshadows (49) - USA - JUN 8, 2015
Very nice looking. Aroma is hay, leaves, vegetal. Little bit of sulfur. Taste is a bit metallic and bitter. Very authentic tasting in that it tastes a lot like most German pilsners - but those beers had to come all the way from Germany. I would guess that this beer tastes quite a bit different on draft. Seems to be a well-crafted beer, but I probably won’t pick up bottles again.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (6201) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2015
27th May 2015: on-tap @ Pizza Port, Carlsbad and @ Surfside Tap Room, Oceanside. Drank to cleanse my palate which sipping stronger, darker brews (did not fancy using water). Most likely the best lager/pilsner based beer I had during my month in Southern California, I thought it looked the part: clean, clear and golden with a snow white topping. It was both crisp and dry in nature and although it had the usual weak pilsner aroma it had enough maltiness within the hop profile to stay true to it’s stated German style.

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