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


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RATINGS: 201   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ChadPoole (12) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 11, 2016
Golden colour with a white fizzy head.  Not much of an aroma. Sweet malt taste with a slight bitterness and mild carbination. Descent beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Bierdimpfe (100) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 6, 2016
Bright golden color going for amber. White 2 finger head dead in a minute. Average legs and activity. Faint aromas and flavors of corn, caramel and herbal spices. Invading highly sugary syrupy taste. Light body with prickly carbonation. Faint and short finish ending in sweetness and slightly dry. Overall : A little bland but some good freshness. Overly accessible with a clean finish and almost no alcohol feel.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
RD400F (223) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 6, 2015
I’m not gonna smash this...it’s better than I expected and cheap. $2 a can? Hoser beer, cheaper than a 2L of cider and isn’t half bad. It has a character and whilst not the most desirable it’s quite OK....a yearning for another sip is there...so uh...there.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
biir (454) - Berlin, - SEP 13, 2015
Can - Transferring Old Data - Holsten is definitely not a good brewey. Their beers are standard, easy to drink. This is an okay Bock, not much to say about it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
asheft (2825) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 14, 2015
Can. Sweet honey and hay grain aroma. Clear, slightly pinkish gold under lasting white wisps and a bubbly collar. Sweet grain flavour with some paper oxidized character and light ethanol. Warming, medium carbonation, smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
PlainsDrifter (90) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gregorymconway (216) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 23, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2015 quite strong with great sessionability, some honey aroma. Some cereal aroma and some nice carbonation for the brew. golden/slightly amber tinted body. Well integrated alcohol for sure.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
exeter (488) - 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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kevinsenn (1673) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 26, 2014
Can from LCBO. Sweet honey aroma. Sweet honey taste. Decent, but by no means exciting or special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BrewGoblin (633) - 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.

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