Holsten Premium - Hanseatische Getränke-Industrie (HGI) Holsten-Brauerei AG
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Reviews by evlu1441:
3/5 rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
It pours a pale golden lager colour with a nice bubbly head that quickly settles down. Nothing drastic, but still alright.
The aroma is dominated by grassy hops and faint sweet maltiness.
The taste is mostly grassy hops with a hint of sweet grain. Bitterness is quite strong in the end, and not well balanced with the malty flavours that were developing. I finished with a kind of buttery flavour.
Overall, not a bad lager, but a bit watery for my tastes. It doesn't really nail all of its flavours and suffers as a result.
Serving type: bottle
11-05-2011 07:07:01 | More by evlu1441
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2.96/5 rDev +1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
500 ml can from LCBO poured into a pint glass.
Appearance - Clear golden colour. 2 fingers of head, but dissapears quickly. Some carbonation appears to be evident based on the visible carbonation bubbles in the pint glass.
Smell - Light grassy notes but malts are a bit stronger here. There is also a funky metallic smell, that isn't strong but is there. Otherwise good smelling beer.
Taste - Clean and crisp, some vague hints of spicy flavors. Malty backbone as the bready and yeasty tastes move forward on the tongue. Nothing bad here, but nothing terrible inspiring.
Mouthfeel - decent mouthfeel, moderately rich in feel, but the thing that surprised me was the lack of carbonation in my mouth, especially considering much of its is visible. Was expecting more here honestly.
Overall - A decent German brew and used to be one of my favorites before I started to try many of the others in the style. Probably won't be buying this one again.
Serving type: can
10-02-2013 00:35:32 | More by DenisKolkin
Holsten Premium from Hanseatische Getränke-Industrie (HGI) Holsten-Brauerei AG
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