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Brewed by Carlsberg UK
Style: Pale Lager
Northampton, England

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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.02   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Bottle and Can: Filtered.
ABV changed from 5.5% to 5.2% to 5%.
Production moved to Northampton in 2005. Holsten Pils is one of the most widely distributed premium packaged lagers in the UK on-trade sector.


2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
McTapps (3883) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 4, 2014
Bottle bought at an international food store in Eastbourne, Seaside Road ( luckily it was available there as a single and not as a fourpack like at Tesco’’s). Pours out in a clear light golden colour with low head and medium body. Aroma of hops and grass. Taste of mild hops, grains, bread, grass, citrus and basement. Boring and unexciting finish. Refreshing and drinkable though.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
MichaelAwesome (3885) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 4, 2014
Bought in a shop in Eastbourne and shared with McTapps. Compared with the german Holsten this one is quite dull and sweetish missing that classic bitter Holstern aftertaste. Some corn mixed up with a bit of malt and easy going finish. Not bad at all.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Sjohnh (142) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2014
Drinkable, slightly sweet, some malt, some cardboard. Mildly carbonated. Little else to say...

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
s_hartshorne (1168) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2014
Bottle boot and shoe ossett. Yellow slight head. Aroma is sweet pale malts taste is same light hops. Ok body and carbonation for lager. Decent lager.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerandBlues2 (9588) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 22, 2014
Can. Pours clear gold with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is Pils malt, light corn, and faint spicy hops. Flavor is malt dominant with light hops and bitterness and a dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
BLADT (577) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Poured from can. Clean gold with thin white head. Aroma is cheap. Lots of hay and coin jar. Mild carbonation. Taste is cardboard (but the nicer type) and general malt. If you focus, you can make out some hops. Ever so slightly bitter. Drinkable.

1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
beeebon (171) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2013
I have drank this from both bottle and tin over the years. It is fizzy and has a coiny sweetness with a bit of malt and graassy hop in there. Not particularly nice but I can drink it!

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
allmyvinyl (3096) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 29, 2013
440ml can from Scotmid. Pours clear yellow with a decent enough white head. Aromas of corn, cereal, dusty. Taste has an unpleasant industrial mouth-coating astringency. Watery and thin. Pretty bad.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DruncanVeasey (7134) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2013
Yellow can. Yellow beer. Fizzing. Nose of rice water, plain crisps, cheesy gastric belches. Happoshu-like with an incidental, throwaway watery cereal character; stale milk, rubber band. Flattens fast. One for the true connoisseurs amongst us.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
berkshirejohn (4443) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2013
500ml can at home. Amber with a fading white head and heavy carbonation; grassy aroma; grassy taste with a touch of citrus, and a robust and unattractive malty body. Not exactly unpleasant, but not pleasurable either.


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