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

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154 Ratings
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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): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Bierman9 on 02-11-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
154
Reviews:
83
Avg:
2.95
pDev:
18.64%
 
 
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2
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Photo of tangoafterdark
2.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of DenisKolkin
2.96/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500 ml can from LCBO poured into a pint glass.

Appearance - Clear golden colour. 2 fingers of head, but dissapears quickly. Some carbonation appears to be evident based on the visible carbonation bubbles in the pint glass.

Smell - Light grassy notes but malts are a bit stronger here. There is also a funky metallic smell, that isn't strong but is there. Otherwise good smelling beer.

Taste - Clean and crisp, some vague hints of spicy flavors. Malty backbone as the bready and yeasty tastes move forward on the tongue. Nothing bad here, but nothing terrible inspiring.

Mouthfeel - decent mouthfeel, moderately rich in feel, but the thing that surprised me was the lack of carbonation in my mouth, especially considering much of its is visible. Was expecting more here honestly.

Overall - A decent German brew and used to be one of my favorites before I started to try many of the others in the style. Probably won't be buying this one again.

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Photo of cam477
2.25/5  rDev -23.7%

Photo of harpus
2.75/5  rDev -6.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -6.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +18.6%

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3/5  rDev +1.7%

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3/5  rDev +1.7%

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3/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.25/5  rDev +10.2%

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3/5  rDev +1.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -15.3%

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3/5  rDev +1.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -6.8%

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3/5  rDev +1.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -15.3%

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3/5  rDev +1.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -6.8%

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1/5  rDev -66.1%

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2/5  rDev -32.2%

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3/5  rDev +1.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of WoodBrew
2.78/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Trying a can of Holsten. The beer pours to a deep clear golden color with a thin head that is essentially dissapates. The smell is typical of a pilsner, light with Saaz type hops. Tthe taste follows most Euro pilsners with a light bitterness and slight malt. Although the carbonation is spot on, the mouthfeel is slightly watery and a little lacking even for a pilsener. Good lawnmower beer but nothing to write home about.

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3/5  rDev +1.7%

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3/5  rDev +1.7%

Holsten Premium from Hanseatische Getränke-Industrie (HGI) Holsten-Brauerei AG
2.95 out of 5 based on 154 ratings.
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