Holsten Pils - Hanseatische Getränke-Industrie (HGI) Holsten-Brauerei AG
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Reviews by Osiris9588:
3.1/5 rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Out of a can, sent via mail by a friend of a friend from Hamburg, poured a paled gold. The head formed rather frothy and thick for a pils, with decent retention, and left traces of lacing.
Them smell offered plenty of yeast, a strong sense of grass, and a hint of citrus and spice. The flavor was dominated by grass and yeast, semi-bitter hoppiness, and then complemented by suggestions of lemon and corriander.
The mouth is very light with ample carbonation and a semi-bitter hoppy finish. The drinkability is high, and the flavor solid. Not a bad example of the style at all .
Serving type: can
09-09-2006 04:07:02 | More by Osiris9588
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United Kingdom (Scotland)
1.9/5 rDev -38.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.75
Costcutter, London (£1.29 for 275ml):
Light straw with touch of gold. There is a thin, half centimetre tall and bubbly head that is bone white in colour.
Corn with cheap lager malts and a strongish alcohol aroma to begin with. There is a few hints of grassy hops and a touch of lemon but there is also a very skunky smell.
A sweet taste but laced with a lot more alcohol than the label suggests. There is some grain and faint lager hops with a biterr kick at the end. Slightly better than the smell but not by much.
Dry with moderate carbonation and a very bitter, alcohol laced feel. There is a citrus tang on top of a very light, thin body.
Very poor cheap. A hard beer to drink with the smell coming across even worse. The only thing it had going in its favour was the touches of grassy hops and lemon but these were overpowered by the skunky taste and smell far too easily. After trying this one I can now understand why most people stopped drinking it years ago.
Serving type: bottle
04-18-2013 13:28:21 | More by flyingpig
3.4/5 rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Drunk from a can, then later from a glass. This was our standard "walking beer" in Scotland and London.
A: Golden with a half finger head that dissipates pretty fast. Some lacing.
S: Citrus-y, yeast, hops. Fresh.
T: A nice clean taste, goes down easy. Lemon, yeast, slight hops. Good malt body.
M: Medium with medium carbonation.
O: I've always been impressed with this easy drinker when in the UK. It's cheap and tastes great. Perfect for seeing the sights while walking...or sitting
Serving type: can
07-25-2012 17:05:04 | More by brewskifan55
Holsten Pils from Hanseatische Getränke-Industrie (HGI) Holsten-Brauerei AG
73 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.