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Holsten Fusion Citrus | Hanseatische Getränke-Industrie (HGI) Holsten-Brauerei AG

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

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-04-2003

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 4
Reviews by tavernjef:
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3.38/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Color is a light clear golden yellow, thin white loose head that fades fast to leave a thin ring and very tiny spotty lace.
Smell is soapy musty lemon, straight up weird and not to pleasant.
What lacks in smell makes up for it in the taste. Its a quick little surge of lemonade, not to sugary but pretty darn sweet, partially artificial like those lemon drop candies. Actually alot like that but much quicker. Thin creamy feel and lightly crisp and quick. Over way to soon, I need more. Don't know what to think of this one, a bit hard to finish even though it plays around with a refreshing quality thats a bit nice, but its just to strange for me to really like. This concoction may have been the brain child for the Malternative style lemonade drinks, who knows?

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Photo of Popsinc
2.5/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pale golden pour, similar to gingerale. The nose had noticeable hints of citrus fruits. First sip, "hey this is a wine cooler!". My initial thoughts were of a mixed drink of some sort, not a beer. This reminded me more of a sweet sparkling wine (ie. Martini Asti) than a beer. Yes there were some citrus flavours throughout this beer but i found the finish sugary, like a soda pop. I guess by the name i was hoping for something more along the lines of a good Belgian fruit beer.

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Photo of canadianbarman
2.92/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

--Poured a light, golden straw like color.
--No head and no tracing.
I wasn't really sure what to expect when I tried this. I was expecting a lager tasting beer with a few squeezes of lemon in it. It tasted a lot sweeter than I expected. Even more so than that labatt/lime beer that came out a few summers ago. I didn't like it at first because I was expecting something else, but after a few sips it was not bad. It would definetally not be a session beer as I could only handle about one.

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Photo of TerryW
2.35/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Well, back when I was younger and looking for something summery and light I'd fill a big glass with a ton of ice, pour in half a beer, top it up with ginger ale, add a squirt of lemon or lime and maybe a wedge of the same.

That's basically what you've got here. More a beer spritzer than a beer. The lemon is a bit artificial, but overall, the thing works as a light fruity beer-based summer drink. Looks like pop, no meaningful aroma, drink it like a party punch.

Probably cheaper (and more fun) to concoct your own. That way you can tweak your recipe to your own taste.

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Holsten Fusion Citrus from Hanseatische Getränke-Industrie (HGI) Holsten-Brauerei AG
2.79 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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