Day 12: Left Hand Polestar Pilsner

For our lighter beer of the week I’m going with Left Hand Brewing’s Polestar Pilsner. Left Hand is out of Longmont Colorado and is as far East as I’ve ventured in the United States of Beer drinking for this project. I have had the darker offerings that Left Hand has put out but nothing this side of brown from them. So lets see if their “lighter” options are anything to write home about.

-Appearance: Crisp, Clear, barely a yellow tint to it at all. Has the “Traditional” beer look to it. Not that big of a head but carbonation through out the pint for the duration of the session.

-Nose: Yeasty, ripe bananas, But not like the clove and ripe bananas that you might find on a belgian beer.

-Palate: You get everything as advertised by the nose of this beer. Retro-nasally you get the stale wet dog flavor on the back palate. Your average Bud-Light drinker could get behind this brew. It is crisp and it is refreshing, but doesn’t mean it tastes good.

-Rating: 2/5: This is just unimpressive. I would drink this beer as a last resort. I have enjoyed most of what I’ve had from Left Hand but those were all darker beers. If asked to choose between this and one of the mega light beers I’d probably choose the mega brand. Save the extra buck and a half.


This post is part of a series of posts in the 30 Beers in 30 Days project. Enjoy! 


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