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

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BA SCORE
77
okay

107 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 107
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 15.66%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hanseatische Getränke-Industrie (HGI) Holsten-Brauerei AG visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Bock |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: canadianbarman on 07-29-2002)
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JustinBathurst

Ontario (Canada)

2.8/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Okay, pours a a dark cola brown-black with a cm head of frothed cream. This head fizzed away to nothing but lace quickly.

Aroma is cut grass, a strong alcohol, and a slight bready malt.

The mouthfeel was slick and slightly water with very little carbonation.

Roasted flavour dominates the beer, a bit malt sweet with a tiny bitter finish. A wee bit watered-down tasting despite the 7%ABV, which is unusual. The aftertaste keeps the roasted flavour, but knocks up the sweetness just a tinge after a moment.

An enjoyable beer, but so middle-of-the-road average it hurts. I won't recommend it to anyone, but I won't turn down an offer either. A sidenote: in the Ruhrgebiet area of Germany altbier was usually suggested as served with cola. First thing I thought of when I poured this.

Serving type: can

03-05-2004 05:42:01 | More by JustinBathurst
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Holsten Festbock from Hanseatische Getränke-Industrie (HGI) Holsten-Brauerei AG
77 out of 100 based on 107 ratings.