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

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28 Reviews
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Reviews: 28
Hads: 57
rAvg: 3.09
pDev: 13.27%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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Hanseatische Getränke-Industrie (HGI) Holsten-Brauerei AG visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: CAMRAhardliner on 07-31-2004

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4.1/5  rDev +32.7%
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. (781 characters)

Photo of tatterdash
3/5  rDev -2.9%
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. (413 characters)

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2.95/5  rDev -4.5%
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. (502 characters)

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Holsten Pils from Hanseatische Getränke-Industrie (HGI) Holsten-Brauerei AG
75 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.