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

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Holsten FestbockHolsten Festbock

Brewed by:
Hanseatische Getränke-Industrie (HGI) Holsten-Brauerei AG

Style: Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by canadianbarman on 07-29-2002

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2/5  rDev -39.6%

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3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of beerluvr
3.8/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Fluffy sticky eggshell coloured head, nice trailing on the glass as it recedes, gorgeous deep amber/light reddish color, gentle carbonation, clear as a bell. Sweet malty nose, lots of breadiness and a light whiff of caramel with a subtle hop flower backing. Bittersweet with great balance of the two. Perfectly balanced with the hops, neither dominates..makes for a smooth easy drinking Lager. Finishes long and strong, this is a great example of the style and worth looking for.

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3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of FadetoBock
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of KStark
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of patre_tim
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of JokineAugustus
3/5  rDev -9.4%

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3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of LampertLand
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of Scrylol
3.15/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a dark copper color with a one finger creamy head.

Slight grassy hops and caramel malt on the nose, some slight sweetness to it.

Big caramel malts and grain notes come forward on the tongue, slight hop bitterness throughout the mouth. Some hints of earthy notes. Leaves a dry, bitter aftertaste.

Bit too much carbonation, but the body felt right; medium body.

First time I've tried a beer from Holsten. Not much going on in this beer, but it wasn't too bad.

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Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev -9.4%

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3/5  rDev -9.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of andrenaline
3.37/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A random can I picked up on the east coast.

A - Pours a dark amber colour, finger of head with little retention and no lacing.

S - Scent is dominated by toffee and caramel, raisins and toasted grains.

T - Much like the nose with the toffee and caramel flavors dominating, the fruity flavors come through on the finish alongside some burnt toast which lingers.

M - A tad thin and watery, could use a carbonation lift.

O - A tasty bock and a pleasant surprise from this brewery. Te flavors fit the style, but there's a few tweaks needed to make to push this into the next category for points.

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3/5  rDev -9.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

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2/5  rDev -39.6%

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5/5  rDev +51.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Stocean1
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A surprisingly decent bock from a generally poor brewery. Poured a two finger head upon an amber body with some patchy lacing. Quickly melted a thin collar of foam.

Smell is earthy hops, sweet molasses, licorice.

Taste follows the nose with some carmelized sugar coming through and dark fruit.

Light to medium bodied with some carbonation there is little in the way of bitterness. Very easy drinking and the alcohol was well masked.

Again, not a bad brew from Holsten and worth a try.

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3/5  rDev -9.4%

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3/5  rDev -9.4%

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