In a blind tasting by BJCP trained experts, this beer rated


Left Hand Brewing Company Polestar Pilsner

Aroma: “Corn sweetness. Spicy hops aroma with slight sulfur. Some paper-like oxidation and mineral notes (could the bottle be older?). Woody like a Bavarian forest.”

Flavor: “Sweet corn and bready sweetness. Slight lemony hops character with mild bitterness but little hops flavor. Finishes clean, but oxidation detracts from an otherwise pleasant flavor.”

Overall: “Jeez, that is crystal clear! A refreshing Pilsner, but corn flavor holds it back, and the oxidation mutes the character. More like a light American lager than a Pils. Lemony hops accent. Clearly an American hand in the hops additions. Tasters were divided.”