Holsten Maibock - Hanseatische Getränke-Industrie (HGI) Holsten-Brauerei AG
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 95 | Reviews: 69 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by ThinkAgain:
More User Reviews:
2.85/5 rDev +1.4%
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
3.33/5 rDev +18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
Short-lived, diminutive head that settles to rim bubbles. Absolutely no lace whatsoever. The color is dirty gold. Clear.
Smells earthy and sour. No deep malt aromas that I have come to expect from this style of beer.
Starts off neutral, mostly pale malt. There's a creaminess to the flavor. The swallow sours a bit and the aftertaste is brief. I note a brief spice of hop just after the swallow. The body is proper; the carbonation tilts toward the higher side.
Serving type: can
08-23-2012 23:10:54 | More by smcolw
Holsten Maibock from Hanseatische Getränke-Industrie (HGI) Holsten-Brauerei AG
67 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.