Holsten Festbock | 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: Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by canadianbarman on 07-29-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
123
Reviews:
76
Avg:
3.31
pDev:
15.41%
 
 
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2
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9
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2.99/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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3.27/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.62/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4.03/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is pretty good. I like how it tastes. Yummy!

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4.25/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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2.46/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Attractive coppery color with a big foam in the Blanche de Chambly Pilsner glass.

This is so sweet and has a pervasive perfumey note that makes me think of fabric softener. It doesn't smell like much, but that taste goes to the brain. Wet wood, metallic dregs from the canned peaches, green bean cooking water, yet weirdly spicy. It all ends with a slightly bitter dishwater taste.

Oh, this is such swill I have to go to the sink now. From the 500 ml can purchased at the Provincial Liquor Store in Ladner, BC.

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3.05/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Bit of a letdown. Its trying to be a Bock style of beer, IMHO despite what the label says. I believe the caramel flavor is fake, or "enhanced."The flavor dissipates across the palate nicely. Sweetness is adequate, low end of carbonation scale, and initial mouthful is pleasing and fruity. Just not rich enough in body and not satisfying enough. Note: I lived in Germany for about 10 years and have sampled many beers in this genre...so without trying to sound like a snob, I speak with some perspective.

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3.24/5  rDev -2.1%

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3/5  rDev -9.4%

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3/5  rDev -9.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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3/5  rDev -9.4%

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Holsten Festbock from Hanseatische Getränke-Industrie (HGI) Holsten-Brauerei AG
3.31 out of 5 based on 123 ratings.
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