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Brewed by Carlsberg UK
Style: Pale Lager
Northampton, England

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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.09   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.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sim81 (16) - - APR 19, 2015
Not bad, and certainly has more body than a lot of other mainstream lagers. The main problem for me though is the sweet taste.

1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
CalumScotland (172) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - APR 18, 2015
Did not enjoys this very boring average lager definitely would not drink this again

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
EAGLE82 (198) - Röslau, Bavaria, GERMANY - MAR 26, 2015
An average beer. Nothing special to say about it. Better than water I guess...

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
davidtjm (884) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 7, 2015
Can. Aroma is sweet, malty, earthy. Taste is sweet, grass, malty, gentle bitterness. Average

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (13826) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2015
Enjoyed this by the can many a time - mostly recently at the Covent Garden Odeon, last night. This beer pours pale yellow (I’ve poured it before!) and has a quick, foamy white head. The nose is crispy cereal, light metal, pale bread. Light-medium sweet flavor with with lightly biscuity pale bread, some simple sugars, mild grain husk bitterness, some hay. Light bodied with average carbonation. Pretty crisp to finish with some further bitter grain notes, cereal and biscuits. Solid available-everywhere pale lager.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Cimbasso (328) - - JAN 3, 2015
Sampled from a 275ml bottle. Typical boring lager. Some malt taste, but very light. Also some grassy bitterness, but this beer is very standard and boring. Worth getting a proper German-made Pils if you are looking for this style.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
jamesie1857 (1643) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2014
330ml bottle complimentary in the boardroom at Sutton Coldfield Town FC - Yellow, fizzy, clear with a nice white head. A bit syrupy in the mouthfeel, but that actually gives a boring lager something a bit extra. Not much, but it is there.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stout4stout (24) - neath, WALES - SEP 1, 2014
A very nice lager with a defined but balanced taste. This was a ’passage of rites’ drink and was much more popular when I was a teenager. It’s a shame it doesn’t seem to be so popular in the UK now. On the plus side this also keeps the price down.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Deane (2) - Newcastle, NORTHERN IRELAND - AUG 22, 2014 does not count
Really enjoy the taste of this beer, easy drank, nice taste and quite smooth.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
McTapps (5554) - Ruhrcity, 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.


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