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

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RATINGS: 189   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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A taste festival! Holsten Festbock is a full- bodied dark beer, aromatic and flavourful. Brewed in accordance with the German Purity Law it contains only natural ingredients. This beverage is characterised by its high original gravity and strong 7% alcohol content.


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jayseppi (154) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 25, 2014
Interesting beer. Reddish brown hues and a light beige head. The aromas are very caramel-y with slight licorice and tobacco notes. There is a metallic taste at work here that makes the flavour of the beer interesting. No hop profile to speak of and very low bitterness. The licorice and metallic carry through to the after taste. Not great, not bad, just a little interesting.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
a_sully (108) - - JUN 22, 2014
Rich amber colour with a white but almost tan head. Malty aroma, and a malty taste with caramel notes. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hidden_Pooch (276) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - MAY 23, 2014
Can. Definitely some sweet liquid bread here. I bit heavy on the tongue and finishes quite strong as well. I expected worse from the look of things, but not too bad, would try again.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewGoblin (261) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - MAY 20, 2014
Not bad enough to be terrible but too far from good to be great. I’d never turn one away but would never buy again. Copper adorned with an ivory cap, a wee bit of nondescript spice tap dances on mild hops and a decent, sweet caramel malt. Creamy and a bit slick.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bunget (506) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 12, 2014
500ml can. Deep amber body, medium crème brûlée head with average retention. Aroma has a strong malty character: rye bread, caramel, herbs, a touch of licorice. Taste is exactly what you would expect from the nose: caramel malt, herbs, plums. Not bad.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
exeter (261) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 12, 2014
Festbock presents a very nice blend of caramel, chocolate and coffee tones, with a nice blend of malts and hops to make this more than just a little enjoyable. As mentioned earlier, there is a slight hint of the alcohol coming through, but the above characteristics help to gloss over that minor drawback.

1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
Masterkush7 (501) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 6, 2014
pours clear dark copper-reddish with a nice creamy light beige head, some retention and lacing. brown sugar, maple, fruity grassiness, some dry caramel and toastiness, sweetness. average carbonation, light to medium body

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cunningham (4342) - Halden, NORWAY - JAN 5, 2014
Appearance: Clear deep nutty brown color with an off white head that leaves an ok lacing.
Aroma: A bit sweet malty and fruity.
Palate: Medium + body. Slightly sweet and a moderate bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: Malty and fruity. Well hidden alcohol.
Overall impression: Not very fancy. But Ill have another if somebody gives me one.
Personal stats: Can Espen brought with him from Dortmund.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pictoman (456) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 2, 2014
Poured from 500mL can. Clear copper brown with off-white head. Aroma right out of the can was almost like 7up, but became more like mild caramel and molasses after sitting in the glass. Taste of sweet malt and very subtle dark fruit. Quite light. Alcohol is hidden.

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
solidfunk (3674) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Way too much sweet malt and caramelized sugar in this one. Overpowering. Not been good in a seasonable way. Tall can.


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