Holsten Maibock - Hanseatische Getränke-Industrie (HGI) Holsten-Brauerei AG
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Reviews by IronDjinn:
1.98/5 rDev -29.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5
From a 500ml can with a freshness date on the bottom, and the ingredients on the back in around 11 different languages. It's a clear amber colour, hardly any head to it at all, and that disappears the moment you blink. The aroma is sweet and boozy, but nothing really more distinct than that. The flavour can only be described as when you accidently drink La Fin Du Monde out of the bottle, and even that is being very generous (at least Monde has some character either way). The farther down the glass I go (why am I doing this to myself?) the more cidery it starts to taste. I would actually rather drink a domestic macro than this stuff.
Serving type: can
06-22-2003 08:58:14 | More by IronDjinn
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2.85/5 rDev +1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
500 ml can purchased from LCBO. Served cold into pint glass. Revisiting this as I happened to see it and wasn't sure if I had tried it before or not.
Appearance - Nice clear golden / honey brown colored beer. 2 finger head rests on top and has decent retention time but very little in the way of foam is ultimately retained. Virtually no lacing left behind. Plenty of effervescent bubbles.
Smell - Sweet and malty although muted and very little else. Slightly vegetative. Hoping that this isn't indicative of the quality.
Taste - Rather sweet with some nice caramel maltiness. Wish there was more bitterness, to counteract it. Kind of a nasty alcohol and sugary combination to finish if the beer is anything other than ice cold. Other than that it tastes pretty clean and refreshing.
Mouthfeel - Fairly lively carbonation, medium-light bodied and a pretty non-descript finish.
Overall - Definitely not terrible and the alcohol is virtually imperceptible (when cold) but otherwise not terribly exciting.
Serving type: can
06-20-2014 17:26:21 | More by DenisKolkin
Holsten Maibock from Hanseatische Getränke-Industrie (HGI) Holsten-Brauerei AG
68 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.