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

Holsten MaibockHolsten Maibock

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BA SCORE
67
poor

92 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 92
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 2.8
pDev: 19.29%


Brewed by:
Hanseatische Getränke-Industrie (HGI) Holsten-Brauerei AG visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Maibock / Helles Bock |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: canadianbarman on 11-30-2002)
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Reviews by JustinBathurst:
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JustinBathurst

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2.15/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured clear straw gold with a slight tan head.

Smells of cider, honey, and a floral/strawberry licorice.

Mouthfeel is watery and under-carbonated.

Taste? Well, aspirin. This beer was so astringent that I could barely make out anything else for around 10 minutes. Then I noticed some honey sweetness. Obviously, it's hoppy, but it's far too astringent to be enjoyable. However, you couldn't detect the higher alcohol content. I'm not sure if that's a plus or not.

Serving type: can

11-04-2007 14:32:38 | More by JustinBathurst
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Holsten Maibock from Hanseatische Getränke-Industrie (HGI) Holsten-Brauerei AG
67 out of 100 based on 92 ratings.