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

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Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Bierman9 on 02-11-2002

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Photo of tang214
3.48/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Good german pilsner. I had this a pub in London and it turned out to be a better alternative to what they had on tap. It had a nice deep golden color and generated a nice looking head in the bottle. The aroma is very distinct with hops. Great bitterness and just enough malt which tasted fairly rich for the quantity. It was a very good brew and make seek it out to drink again, if i can find it.

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Photo of canadianbarman
3.5/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

--In all aspects this beer was average. It poured an average color, with small amount of head. It smelled nothing spectacular.
--The surprise came in the taste. It has a very smooth taste that left me wanting more. Again, it was nothing extraordinary, but it was a nice tasting beer that I would drink again, and again, and...

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Photo of SaunaKing
3.87/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A very pale golden colour with a thin light head. The smell is a little faint but what a pilsner should smell like.

I like this beer a lot, a very good pilsner. A little bitter without much aftertaste. It goes down very well, almost too smooth - you can barely catch the taste of this beer.

These characteristics make it a great session beer.

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Photo of ipogios
3.3/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Quite impressive pilsener. I had this beer for the first time at a steak house while enjoying my steak. It's actually very pleasant to drink and goes down easily. Pours a nice golden colour topped by a poor white head that settles down very easily. Standard pilsener flavour and smell. Average carbonation and also worth mentioning that it leaves no lace on the glass as you drink it.

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Photo of Shiloh
3.07/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is an interesting beer.....the colour is average at best, the taste is mild, weak, almost flat....well balanced with clean aroma.....What I find interesting here is the fact that the brew is really nothing special, yet the mouthfeel is exellent and I feel as though I could consume gallons of this beer and wish for more.

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Photo of bmacaskill
2.8/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

OK but not extraordinary German lager... I wouldn't qualify it as a pilsener.

Light in colour, light in taste, but otherwise refreshing. Noticeably short on bouquet, but tastes better than it smells.

Holsten has a reputation for under-achieving, and this beer bears that out: a lot of marketing, a nice pure beer, but not worth taking home to meet mama.

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Photo of goindownsouth
3.6/5  rDev +22%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A pretty good German brew. Not as high on the food chan as say Weihenstephaner, but not bas nevertheless. Very crisp and clean with a good aroma and a very good finish. Worth a try if you are just getting started in German biers. Prost!

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Holsten Premium from Hanseatische Getränke-Industrie (HGI) Holsten-Brauerei AG
70 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.
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