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

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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.34   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Edel und doch bodenständig: mit dem unverwechselbar frisch-würzigen und echten Geschmack. Die norddeutsche Heimatmarke – hergestellt nach dem deutschen Reinheitsgebot. 11.2°


Astaldo's rating

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Astaldo (161) - Bremen, - 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.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
abemorsten (2593) - 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..

2.6
   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.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Camons (5610) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2013
Bottle @ Home. Pours yellow with a white head. Aroma of light malt, grain, grass. Flavor is malt, grain, sugar, cardboard, light grass. Thin body, lively carbonation. 160713

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
RuneStumo (2144) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - JAN 25, 2013
25.01.2013. 0,33l Bottle. Flensburg. Golden yellow colour with white head. Notes of grassy hops. thin body. Short aftertaste with bitter finish.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
culchiem (2405) - Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 7, 2012
Bottle. Clear gold with a thin short lived head. Aroma and flavour a kinda malty pale lager as opposed to a pils. Not up to much

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
nazzty (881) - Ödåkra - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2012
Fairly ordinary German pilsner with no taste sensations. Works well for bratwurst and sauerkraut.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bamsen78 (2886) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2012
Bottle. Pours clear pale golden, rather fizzy, with unstable white head. Light aroma of hop with a somewhat metallic finish. Quite watery. Bitterish taste of hop and not much else. A little dry finish. Nothing special.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jfb (3680) - GERMANY - OCT 13, 2012
(bottle) pours a clear golden colour with a frothy white head. aroma of powdered sugar, light pineapple, pale malts and straw, with a hint of oranges. flavour is mostly pale malts and straw, with a hint of powdered sugar, cardboard, herbal hops and a chewy finish. light to medium-bodied with average carbonation.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
MichaelAwesome (3558) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - AUG 29, 2012
Bottle shared with McTapps. A little bit darker than a usual pilsner. A bit more grainy and earthy but in the end just mediocre.


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