Brewed by Carlsberg UK
Style: Pale Lager
Northampton, England


on tap


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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.1/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
peponi (1414) - Mainz, GERMANY - MAR 5, 2016
Aroma: corn, malty and herbs. Appearance: clear golden color and white head. Taste: very low bitterness, thin malty backbone, DMS, semi-dry. Palate: medium body and medium carbonation, bitter finish. Overall: Really poor pils.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Towey1989 (1751) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2016
Bottle at The Black Swan, Leek. Pours a clear golden colour with a fizzy white head. Aroma of grain, bready malts and subtle grassy hops. Taste of grain, bready malts, slight cardboard and subtle grassy hops. Light bodied and moderate carbonation. A short, bready malt bitterness in the finish. A bog standard malty lager, decent body, that’s all.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
lokis333 (374) - Biržai, LITHUANIA - DEC 28, 2015
Somewhat more solif wheat/gold color with medium white foam. Aromas of malt, green peas, wheat, straw and quite generic. Palate, Lightish body with oily, thin texture and turns into waterish taste quickly leaving mild wheat aftertaste. Taste wise it is bit try and yeasty/malty on the tongue, taste of wheat. Overall, generic nothing special lager (meh).

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
prawlie (1499) - ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2015
Bottle. Golden and gassy. This isn’t particularly impressive. It just tastes adjuncty. I can’t recommend this, its poor.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MarcinG (397) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2015
Jasnozloty o bialej duzej pianie. Kolejny dyskontowy lager o raczej malowyrafinowanej glebi smakowej. Chmielowy posmak z slodkim finiszem.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Joakgust (1334) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2015
Can. Clear golden beer with a large white head. Aroma is spicy with notes of bread, toast, herbs and hay. Flavor is malty with notes of toast, bread, cereal and some herbs. Well balanced.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Alexi91 (437) - Bristol/Romsey, Hampshire, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2015
Origin: Can. Vessel: Can. Supplier: Gift (Bristol). Tight carbonation and sweet overtones.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
biir (742) - Berlin, - SEP 13, 2015
transferring old data - had this when it was still at 5.5%. sweeter version of the german Holsten. not very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Garrold (4104) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2015
500ml can from the local offy. Clear yellow. Decent head. All you’d expect it to be, aroma, and taste wise. Pounded it down, whilst the missus turned her nose up, telling me how much it stinks. So I did the same with the next can. Probably won’t bother with a third, though...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
Alengrin (4439) - BELGIUM - AUG 14, 2015
English lager with Danish pedigree apparently, can from some nightshop in London. Medium thick, off-white, irregular head initially sustained by fiery fizz rising up through a deep ’old gold’ colour, clear beer, but dissipating after a relatively short while to almost nothing. Aroma of dry and sourish grains, apple peel, old cookies, iron, bread crust, touch of grass and something faintly chemical (glue). Expectedly spritzy in the mouth, grainy sourishness paired with a light bready, even somewhat biscuity barley sweetishness, thin body with a metallic ’zing’, late and brief, shy grassy hop bitterishness showing up somewhere in the finish but fading quickly, leaving the ending a bit watery, with a certain degree of chemical wryness, fortunately only mildly so. Bland, but I had worse lagers than this and it does qualify as a premium lager due to its somewhat higher barley malt content, visibly, aromatically and taste-wise.

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