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Holsten Pils | Hanseatische Getränke-Industrie (HGI) Holsten-Brauerei AG

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3.05
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Brewed by:
Hanseatische Getränke-Industrie (HGI) Holsten-Brauerei AG
Germany | website

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by CAMRAhardliner on 07-31-2004

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Photo of BeerNutta
3.1/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Holsten is one of those beers in which I categorise with Heineken, Bud, Grolsh etc...

In australia, its part of the premium range. But it is neither here nore there. Ain't great. Ain't crap.

A = Light amber colour with mild foam head.

S = Hop and a grassy smell.

T = Hop bitterness with a skunky aftertaste.

M = Moderately carbonated.

D = Moderately priced. Not offensive. Ok beer.

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Photo of TheDeuce
3.76/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Holsten Pilsner...

Appearance-pours out a solid golden color, fizzy and large white head which sticks around for a good five minutes and then phases out.

Smell-light hoppy aroma with grains surrounding it, not much else but what's there is fine.

Taste-Heavier than some other German pilsners, hoppy and grainy, slick on the toungue but not watery, goes down very smoothly.

Mouthfeel-easy enough to drink down, the light hoppiness is welcome, good stuff.

Drinkability-a little added kick at 5.20% ABV yet still flavorful enough to gulp down on a hot summer day.

Overall-a little bit more ballsy than your average German Pilsner, but it's a good one at that. Another true German pilsner that is refreshing and flavorful.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.1/5  rDev +34.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Crystal clear and bright golden in color with a bright white head that holds well and leaves some nice lace at the outset of the glass. Very nice appearance! The aroma is nicely hoppy - grassy, floral, herbal. (It should be noted, however, that more often than not this beer is found "skunked"/"catty"/"lightstruck/isomerized. A bottle directly out of a fresh, sealed case is best). Some light, grainy malt aroma is present as well. The body is medium-light with a crisp carbonation that softens quickly. The flavor starts with a burst of hop bitterness and flavor, and then settles into a supple, lightly sweet maltiness. It finishes drying as the lightly sweet malt fades and some lingering hop character emerges. This is a very nice example of the southern German pilsner style.

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Photo of tatterdash
3/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a golden colour with a white head that dissipates quickly. Smell is akin to Warsteiner, with a little less hops, but that same sweet malt. Taste, hmm... Hops, some weird burnt taste, which is odd for this style, which unfortunately ruins the crispness I am expecting, bit more hops in the finish though. Definitely not as smooth as the beer I just had, and sadly less drinkable... I want another Warsteiner.

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Photo of CAMRAhardliner
2.95/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

comes in a yellow and green can with classy writing all over it. Pours a pale golden color with a very shortlived head. The smell is dominated by sweet malts, like gram crackers with a little bit of noble hops as well. The taste is sweetish and not dry enough for a pilsner. It has a strange gram cracker like feel with DMS veggies and some bitter astringency. The hops are too weak. The finish of this beer is sweetish with a bit of bitterness. OK, but nothing more than average as far as pilsners go.

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Holsten Pils from Hanseatische Getränke-Industrie (HGI) Holsten-Brauerei AG
74 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.