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Brewed by Holsten-Brauerei (Carlsberg)
Style: Heller Bock
Hamburg, Germany
Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein

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RATINGS: 196   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.42   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Holsten Maibock is a strong full- bodied beer, amber-golden in colour, aromatic and richly malt flavoured. 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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
PlainsDrifter (83) - Adelphi, Maryland, USA - APR 4, 2015
Pours dark honey color with large white head. Aroma straw, grass. Low carbonation, medium body. Slick feel with soft carbonation. Smooth malt flavor, low bitterness. Good malty beer.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gregorymconway (218) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 23, 2015
Not bad, quite strong with great sessionability, some honey aroma. Really don’t understand the low reviews, maybe because it’s a macro :/ Some cereal aroma and some nice carbonation for the brew. No head retention is a takeaway, overtop a golden/slightly amber tinted body. Well integrated alcohol for sure. Underrated.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
exeter (447) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 24, 2015
Poured it with no head and no lacing. Taste very sweet, like it’s made for kiddies. Boring and mass produced. Yuck!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kevinsenn (1377) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 26, 2014
Can from LCBO. Sweet honey aroma. Sweet honey taste. Decent, but by no means exciting or special.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BrewGoblin (538) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - OCT 2, 2014
Holsten makes the best shitty-good, drivin’er intaya beers that are (or were) available here. As a young boy of ten, these were my favourite beers to get plastered on half-classily. Golden, sweet and malty with a light pissiness to them. I can never say I was lead astray by a Holsten beer. I know better now, then I was but a wee lad. Many a night. Many a night.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
samzim (311) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 10, 2014
Yeasty aroma with caramel notes. Clear copper colour. Sweet front with malty middle and slightly sour finish; flavours of caramel, biscuits, and butter. Medium in body and carbonation. A nice beer.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Strangebrewer (957) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2014
can. Poured clear gold with a thin white head. Sweet grainy aroma, cornish. Medium-light body, smooth buttery mouth feel. Caramel malt, grainy with diacetyl present and alcohol in the finish.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
MunBro (731) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 3, 2014
Yechh. Can. Yellow. Wheat. Aroma of corn and syrupy booze. Not too sure who would drink this or why.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
a_sully (224) - - JUN 23, 2014
Yellow and translucent with a white head. Aroma of grass and wheat, taste of bread and corn. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Hidden_Pooch (410) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - MAY 23, 2014
Can. Not a huge fan. I find these Holsten bocks really show their syrupy alcohol flavour. This one has some bread, caramel, and raisin flavours to it. Don’t let them get to warm, because the aftertaste increases and it is not that good when it is cold.


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