Holsten Pils | Hanseatische Getränke-Industrie (HGI) Holsten-Brauerei AG

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hanseatische Getränke-Industrie (HGI) Holsten-Brauerei AG
Germany
holsten.de

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by CAMRAhardliner on 07-31-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
62
Reviews:
29
Avg:
3.06
pDev:
19.28%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
7
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Photo of tesguino
4.55/5  rDev +48.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

An example of good pilsen premium beer, i try this beer in christmas, with mexican food and is so good its presentation in a 5 liter Keg had mor flavor than its other presentation 12oz bottle; appearance like a sundown, smell and taste well ballanced; mouthfeel fantastic, 100% recommended.

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Photo of aaronm1991
4.3/5  rDev +40.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Such a nice and refreshing lager

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Photo of Beerman1977
4.25/5  rDev +38.9%

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.1/5  rDev +34%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Crystal clear and bright golden in color with a bright white head that holds well and leaves some nice lace at the outset of the glass. Very nice appearance! The aroma is nicely hoppy - grassy, floral, herbal. (It should be noted, however, that more often than not this beer is found "skunked"/"catty"/"lightstruck/isomerized. A bottle directly out of a fresh, sealed case is best). Some light, grainy malt aroma is present as well. The body is medium-light with a crisp carbonation that softens quickly. The flavor starts with a burst of hop bitterness and flavor, and then settles into a supple, lightly sweet maltiness. It finishes drying as the lightly sweet malt fades and some lingering hop character emerges. This is a very nice example of the southern German pilsner style.

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Photo of sim0n17
4/5  rDev +30.7%

Photo of SERENGETI
4/5  rDev +30.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had two pints of HOLSTEN just recently together with some seafood. The beer matched the meal very well. There is nothing negative to report. The beer has a lot of "moreness"! ;-) A good north-german Pilsner with a pleasant bitterness. A beer for each occasion.

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Photo of TheDeuce
3.76/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Holsten Pilsner...

Appearance-pours out a solid golden color, fizzy and large white head which sticks around for a good five minutes and then phases out.

Smell-light hoppy aroma with grains surrounding it, not much else but what's there is fine.

Taste-Heavier than some other German pilsners, hoppy and grainy, slick on the toungue but not watery, goes down very smoothly.

Mouthfeel-easy enough to drink down, the light hoppiness is welcome, good stuff.

Drinkability-a little added kick at 5.20% ABV yet still flavorful enough to gulp down on a hot summer day.

Overall-a little bit more ballsy than your average German Pilsner, but it's a good one at that. Another true German pilsner that is refreshing and flavorful.

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Photo of Chadhowie
3.75/5  rDev +22.5%

Photo of IRONRakkasan
3.75/5  rDev +22.5%

Photo of joecast
3.66/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

green and gold 500ml can. dated aug 06. 5%abv.

pours a standard clear pale yellow color with little head despite the large number of large bubbles coming to the surface. pretty uninspiring start.

good spicy/grassy aroma. comes across as fresh even though its only a month before its bb date. a light sweetness accompanies the hoppiness, but doesnt distract.

flavors stay pretty light with a good balance. crisp bitterness at the start gives it a very refreshing feel. minimal hop or malt flavor gives it a quick finish.

well, pretty happy with this one. nothing too complex or ground breaking, but would make a great summer afternoon session beer.
too bad its the middle of winter :(

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Photo of KoG
3.5/5  rDev +14.4%

Photo of cdwil
3.5/5  rDev +14.4%

Photo of Duncanster
3.5/5  rDev +14.4%

Photo of vinivini
3.43/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brewskifan55
3.38/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Drunk from a can, then later from a glass. This was our standard "walking beer" in Scotland and London.

A: Golden with a half finger head that dissipates pretty fast. Some lacing.

S: Citrus-y, yeast, hops. Fresh.

T: A nice clean taste, goes down easy. Lemon, yeast, slight hops. Good malt body.

M: Medium with medium carbonation.

O: I've always been impressed with this easy drinker when in the UK. It's cheap and tastes great. Perfect for seeing the sights while walking...or sitting

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Photo of Foley67
3.37/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Viggo
3.3/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden yellow, small white head forms, no lace to speak of, pretty bubbly. Smell is sweet and malty, pretty light, not really any hop presence. Taste is malty, theres a bit of grassy hop bitterness near the end but otherwise its pretty bland. Smooth, easy drinking, not a lot of flavour but slightly better than most crap pilseners.

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Photo of plaid75
3.27/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a medium straw hue with a quarter finger foamy white head. There was decent retention and lacing.

The smell consisted of an upfront spicy noble hop with a soft biscuity malt.

The taste featured a mild hop spice and a thin malt, which was a bit watery.

The mouthfeel was clean and crisp, but again thin.

Overall an easy to drink but nothing too interesting. It could use a deeper hop presence.

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Photo of EBeckett3
3.25/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of endless1408
3.25/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of dmcclurejr
3.25/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of bitterandtwisted
3.22/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dylan_r
3.2/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of trevorwideman
3.17/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml Can, pours with very little head or carbonation, I was expecting this one to be a bit prettier, but it looks a bit flat. Straw coloured, as a pils should be. Nose is very malty and sweet. Yeasty and bready. Not a bad smelling beer. Taste is a bit metallic off the bat, slight lemony sourness, and a subdued maltiness. More subdued than I thought, from the smell I expected a more bready taste. I think this brew is a bit unbalanced on the side of bitterness/sourness. Anyways, mouthfeel is a bit thin for my taste, weak carbonation, slides down the throat easily though. Certainly not my favorite pils...

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Photo of BillyBoysPie
3.16/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at a bar in Berlin. In a tall pilsener glass.

Tall and clean straw golden color. Nice lacing from the quickly settling two inch head. Average appearance.

Bitter hops. That's about it. Not out of character for a pils, but, just OK.

Bitter hops. Get the picture? Not bad, but nothing to counterbalance it, and the hops are just dry. So, it's a bit like drinking bitter soda water.

Well carbonated, but too much for the lack of flavor. Well, they're damned if they do damned if they don't by this point.

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