Brewed by Holsten-Brauerei (Carlsberg)
Style: Pilsener
Hamburg, Germany


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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.33   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
Edel und doch bodenständig: mit dem unverwechselbar frisch-würzigen und echten Geschmack. Die norddeutsche Heimatmarke – hergestellt nach dem deutschen Reinheitsgebot. 11.2°

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Hermod (4779) - Vantaa, FINLAND - SEP 30, 2015
50cl bottle. Poured pale golden with a thin white head. Cereals, hay and mild buttery notes in aroma. Flavor has sweetness, cereals and hay. Mild bitterness. Meh.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
DrNosha (119) - Baden Württemberg, Germany, GERMANY - SEP 25, 2015
0,33l Knolle. Hopfen und Gras in der Nase. Antrunk bitter mit schwachem Hopfen. Im Abgang etwas Süße und dann lange bitter. Könnte schlechter sein, aber auch besser!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beerhunter111 (11540) - Hasborn, GERMANY - AUG 26, 2015
Klare goldene Farbe, mittelgroße weiße Schaumkrone. Geruch muffig hopfig, nussig, würzig. Geschmack unangenehm hopfig bitter, muffig, leicht metallisch.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sigmund (5830) - Tau, NORWAY - MAY 14, 2015
330 ml bottle, from CITTI-Markt Flensburg. BB date 04.2014. ABV is 4.9%. Clear pale golden colour, moderate white head. Aroma of sweetish corn and a little herbal hops. Fresh pilsener flavour, with a nice balance between the malts and hops. An okay refreshment, no more, no less.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BlackHaddock (5069) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2014
33cl bottle: BBD 11th Feb 2015, drank in my Hamburg hotel room on 13th Dec 2014. Clear, light golden body with a fading white crown. Not a lot going on to be honest, mild hop front with a subtle, soft palate that just made the body feel weak and thin really. OK, it was refreshing enough, but i wanted flavour and oomph not the delicate offering this beer gave me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
stevoj (3019) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 17, 2014
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
KoNrRiI (820) - Århus, DENMARK - AUG 1, 2014
0.33 bottle. Clear, gold color and a medium, white, creamy head. The aroma is very commonplace - hay, cereals, a small hint of hops. Taste is bland and dull - a little bit of sweet hay and wet clothes. Light body, thin texture, and average carbonation. Finish is short-lived and just as uneventful. Overall the beer is very typical for a pale lager but lacks proper hopping to be rightly called a pilsener.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
abemorsten (3288) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - FEB 21, 2014
0,33 l bottle from Citti Flensburg. Clear golden body with a small white head. Fresh lemon and herbs on wooden light malts fill the nose. Malty sweet, Light to medium bodied. Well balanced bitterness that lasts and reveal cardboard way towards the end. Matched well with taco and a guacamole flavored with crushed coriander seeds..

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nagasunoru (2) - Bremen, GERMANY - DEC 9, 2013 does not count
In the eighties in Hamburg I had some nice experiences with a few litres of this, though it tends to give one a hard time the next morning. "Holsten Edel sprengt den Schädel" (detonates the skull) as the saying goes. But its still very much better than Astra, the other popular beer of Hamburg.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Astaldo (165) - Bremen, GERMANY - AUG 8, 2013
A bottle from Hamburg. Dark golden beer with a decent head. A bit more grainy, but overall not much difference from a normal pils.

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