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

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77
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114 Ratings
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Ratings: 114
Reviews: 75
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 15.36%
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | 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:
Beer added by: canadianbarman on 07-29-2002

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3.05/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Bit of a letdown. Its trying to be a Bock style of beer, IMHO despite what the label says. I believe the caramel flavor is fake, or "enhanced."The flavor dissipates across the palate nicely. Sweetness is adequate, low end of carbonation scale, and initial mouthful is pleasing and fruity. Just not rich enough in body and not satisfying enough. Note: I lived in Germany for about 10 years and have sampled many beers in this genre...so without trying to sound like a snob, I speak with some perspective.

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3.8/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Fluffy sticky eggshell coloured head, nice trailing on the glass as it recedes, gorgeous deep amber/light reddish color, gentle carbonation, clear as a bell. Sweet malty nose, lots of breadiness and a light whiff of caramel with a subtle hop flower backing. Bittersweet with great balance of the two. Perfectly balanced with the hops, neither dominates..makes for a smooth easy drinking Lager. Finishes long and strong, this is a great example of the style and worth looking for.

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Holsten Festbock from Hanseatische Getränke-Industrie (HGI) Holsten-Brauerei AG
77 out of 100 based on 114 ratings.