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


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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.8   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
peteinSD (1280) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 29, 2013
On tap. Light yellow color with a slick of white foam. Aroma is light toasted malt with biscuit and some background herbal hops. Taste is clean with biscuit, toasted malt, minimal sweetness, and light bitter hops. Clean mouthfeel. NIce beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CH-303 (1312) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - AUG 21, 2013
Appearance: Light golden, clear. Some off-white head. Aroma: Light hops and malt, slight fruit. Taste: Nice hops, not overpowering, also good amount of light malt in there. Fruit. Good balance. Info: Draught, 21/8-2013

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (4902) - 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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (5016) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
essexcalf (172) - Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2012
Bottle brought back from the US, by a friend. 12 fluid ounces. Clear, light straw yellow. No head, just a few clumps of bubbles. Moderate carbonation. Aroma - Typical pilsner, but with some unusually fragrant, floral and lightly citrussy hops. Clean, light, lagery malt. Lightlly yeasty. Taste - As expected from aroma. Typical lager, but hoppier than usual and with more (dry) citrussy flavours. Light bitterness. Slightly dry finish, with some light noble hop aromas lingering. Medium-light body. Crisp, clean, refreshing. A decent lager, with some good hop flavours.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nick76 (4144) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2012
The aroma is standard latex - hay hops with a corn like malt and exactly to style. The appearance is golden with a clumpy head. The taste is like the aroma and yummy, The palate is average. Overall a perfect example of the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PotjeBier (1419) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2012
12 oz. bottle, gift from Bierkonijn, thanks Jan! Clear pale golden color. White head with not much retention. Aroma’s of grass, grain, malty sweetness. Flavor has malty sweetness with hints of grassy hops. Light bodied. Just a hint of bitterness in the finish, could have used a bit more of a hop-bite. Decent pilsener though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ben4321 (3559) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2012
Location: Draft at Capital Ale-Innsbrook, 11/21/12

Aroma: The nose is malty, with some cereal/grains, some grass, spice, and a little fruit
Appearance: This one pours a golden color with small white head and some light lace
Flavor: The taste is similar to the nose, but the malts and hops are a little more crisp and clean
Palate: The body is light-medium, it has a clean/crisp mouthfeel, and a lightly dry finish
Overall Impression: Between visiting a few Breweries/Brewpubs and making an effort to drink local, I managed to make this one my 25th VA rating of my Thanksgiving visit to my original stomping grounds, increasing my VA ratings to over 80. The local RVA (and the rest of the VA) beer scene has really improved from the days of Legend Brown and not much else. As for the beer, I thought this was a decent Pils, but it wasn’t a whole lot more than that.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tvazteca (20) - Brighton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 28, 2012
Alot about this beer disappoints. It doesn’t have a strong Hop (saaz) aroma that I love from my Pils. It’s not pretty at all. It’s a little heavy on the Carbonation. But in all honestly, it drinks so excellently. The taste is crisp and refreshing and it leaves a nice hop bitter aftertaste. Approved!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (4190) - 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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