Holsten Edel
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Style:
Lager - European Pale
Ranked #266
ABV:
4.9%
Score:
69
Ranked #46,744
Avg:
2.96 | pDev: 9.12%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
14
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Year-round
Wants
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Gots
  3
SCORE
69
Poor
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Snowcrash000 from Germany

2.55/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a crystal clear light golden coloration with a medium, foamy head. Smells of sweet malts, grains, wet cardboard and light noble hops. Taste is a mix of doughy malt and light noble hops, with hints of grains, skunky grass and wet cardboard. Quite sweet and lacking enough hops for balance. Finishes with a light bitterness and light metallic aftertaste. Decent mouthfeel, with a medium body and lively carbonation.

All in all pretty poor.

Jun 11, 2018
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Shanex from France

3.35/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This is a Euro Pale Lager, from Hamburg, Germany. 5,9%abv.

I poured the 33cl bottle into a Pelforth glass. It poured a small 1inch white head fading almost instantly.

Bitter hops and spicy malt. Taste as usual for this style is a tad metallic. I am not blown away. It's a cheap Euro Pale Lager anyway.

Overall, it is slightly superior to most in this style. It was only 0,79€ for the single bottle so this had me giving an "okay" 3,35 overall BA rating. 

Feb 04, 2018
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drmeto from Germany

2.91/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

L:
-pours a clear straw golden with a small to medium,foamy,white head
-medium to high carbonation visible
S:
-spicy,grainy,corn,apples,honey,vegetables
T:
-Follows the nose+herbs and faintly metallic
-low to medium bitterniss for the style
F:
-medium carbonation
-light body
O:
A step above your average Euro Lager, still not particularly exciting.

Jun 13, 2017
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Evil_Pidde from Sweden

2.67/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: The pour is pale golden and the white head is medium large and compact. Dissipation leaves rich lacings.

S: Sweet malt and bitter hops, but there's a faint smell of corn that kind of ruins a good thing...

T: Light in taste; bitter hops and sweet malt.

M: Aftertaste lingers with some bitterness. Body is medium while carbonation is rich but smooth.

O: Started off quite nice, but is a below average product.

Jul 09, 2012
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stevoj from Idaho

2.89/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

The color is medium yellow. Large white airy head. The smell is quite weak. Some bitter notes as well as some herbs. A touch of sour dough. The taste is, as a German “edel” is supposed to be, mild. Some sweet notes, some anonymous bitterness. The aftertaste is quite malty with some bitter hops and butter in the finish. The carbonation is rather strong; small bubbles. The liquid is watery. More malt than in a standard Euro lager, otherwise a quite simple brew.

Apr 11, 2012
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Quej from Canada (ON)

3.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - light brown, bubbly white head and little visible carbonation.
S - Smells sweet with dark notes of caramel, toffee and chocolate.
T - Less sweet than it smells, the chocolate and caramel are only present in the finish which is very quick. There is some bitterness present, but not much. Tastes darker than it looks.
M - Heavy body, but heavily carbonated as well, like sparkling syrup.
D - Fairly decent, but perhaps too thick and too heavy.

Jan 11, 2009
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bark from Sweden

3.06/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The colour is medium yellow. The large airy head is white.

The smell is quite weak. Some bitter notes as well as some herbs. A touch of sour dough.

The taste is, as a German “edel” is supposed to be, mild. Some sweet notes, some anonymous bitterness. The aftertaste is quite malty with some bitter hops and butter in the finish.

The carbonation is rather strong; small bubbles. The liquid is watery.

More malt than in a standard Euro lager, otherwise a quite simple brew.

Aug 16, 2007
Holsten Edel from Holsten-Brauerei
Beer rating: 69 out of 100 with 14 ratings