Starr Hill Starr Pils
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Brewed by Starr Hill
Style: Pilsener
Crozet, Virginia USA


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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.86   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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Starr Pils is a classic German Pilsner. This beer is crafted with Pilsner malt, German hops and Bavarian lager yeast. It is golden in color with a subtle malt backbone and noticeable hop aroma.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerandBlues2 (9681) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 21, 2011
Tap. Pours clear yellow with a large, creamy white head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (grainy, hay, straw, cereal), light hops (spicy), and light esters (fruity) with notes of vegetables. Flavor is heavy malt (grainy, hay, straw, cereal), light hops (spicy), and light esters (fruity) with notes of vegetables. Light body, low warmth and creaminess, medium carbonation with a dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Drake (8536) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2011
They’re calling this a pilsner now, but it still seems pale lagerish to me, so that’s where I’ll leave it. Growler from the brewery. Pours a clear golden color with a large frothy head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of grassy hops, grain and a bit of corn. The taste is bitter grassy hops, some toastiness, corn and a grainy finish. Thin-medium bodied. Actually not minding it... it’s decent for what it is.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DocLock (7854) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2012
Bottle from Wine Sellar. Pours gold with 2-finger white head. Nose is honey, hopcitrus. Tastes of pale malt, Saaz hops, citrus fruit, with a crisp finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
deyholla (6633) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 17, 2012
Sampled from the tap at Nashville Flying Saucer. Pours a clear light yellow with a white head that dissipates slowly to the edges and laces. Aroma has light grain with a hint of sweetness and crisp hops. Flavor is a bit thin with earthy sweet grain and earthy grass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (6366) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 8, 2012
12oz bottle, thanks to Andrew. Bottled 5/21/12. Clear yellow color. Thin white head. Some ropes and dots of lace. Nice, crisp lighter carbonation. Tasty peppercorn aroma. Lightly spicy hops, some multigrain malts. Definitely a spice - leaning pils, but I don’t mind that. Nice light bitter taste. Very satisfying. Would recommend. Didn’t care for the DIPA, but these Starr Hill guys make a nice pils.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blipp (6111) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - OCT 22, 2012
Bottle. Pours light gold with a white head. Grainy, light floral hops, and low-medium sweetness. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5141) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 1, 2012
Bright yellow, with a thin white head. Grainy, grassy hop aroma. Nicely sweet at first, then grass, biscuit, and a nice crisp hop bite. I think I’ve gotten hung up on the word "grassy" as a descriptor. I never used t use it, but now I say it all the time. Weird.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kramer (4939) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2014
Bottle. Pours a slightly cloudy yellow gold body under a small fizzy white head. The nose is pretty nice, bready pale malt with a light noble hop aroma. Smells pretty clean and to style. The flavor is a little less clean than the aroma, there’s a little bit of a sweet, almost grape juice like note that’s a bit off. The hops are a little too subdued as well, not quite as fresh and clean as I would like. Lighter bodied with soft fizzy carbonation and some lingering bready malt. Not as clean and crisp as I like for a Pilsener.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EithCubes (4885) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 8, 2013
Bottle. Nose sweet and floral with dusty malt that reminds of corn. Very pale clear yellow body with a fizzy white head. Taste is firmly bitter with the feel of very hard water, some mild astringency which levels off and cedes tract to floral and even lightly bready notes. Dusty full body. A little dirty, but not terrible.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (4869) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 15, 2013
On tap at Irish Times in DC. Yes, Irish Times. Grassy nose, straw, lemon, cracker. Decent nose. Flavor is crisp, grassy, light metal, heavy lemon. Crisp finish. Pretty good.

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