Holsten Edel
Holsten-Brauerei

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From:
Holsten-Brauerei
 
Germany
Style:
Lager - European Pale
ABV:
4.9%
Score:
76
Avg:
2.96 | pDev: 9.12%
Ratings:
14
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Jun 11, 2018
Added:
Aug 16, 2007
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  3
SCORE
76
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Notes: None
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Photo of Snowcrash000
2.55/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
by Snowcrash000 from Germany

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
Photo of Shanex
3.35/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by Shanex from France

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
 
3 by hasse67 from Sweden on Nov 11, 2017
Photo of drmeto
2.91/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75
by drmeto from Germany

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
 
3.11 by Silke_Neryn from Sweden on Dec 09, 2016
 
3.02 by AmitC from New York on Mar 21, 2015
 
3 by Beerman1977 from Austria on Aug 20, 2014
 
2.75 by Ebichuuu from Germany on Jul 24, 2014
 
3.5 by dmcclurejr from Ohio on Nov 08, 2012
Photo of Evil_Pidde
2.67/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
by Evil_Pidde from Sweden

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
Photo of stevoj
2.89/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
by stevoj from Idaho

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
 
2.5 by chuckj76 from Texas on Jan 18, 2012
Photo of Quej
3.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by Quej from Canada (ON)

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
Photo of bark
3.06/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by bark from Sweden

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: 76 out of 100 with 14 ratings