Brewed by Carlsberg UK
Style: Pale Lager
Northampton, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.11/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (15381) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Cimbasso (487) - - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
jamesie1857 (1769) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stout4stout (29) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
McTapps (6045) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
MichaelAwesome (6008) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Sjohnh (539) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2014
Drinkable, slightly sweet, some malt, some cardboard. Mildly carbonated. Little else to say...

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
s_hartshorne (2531) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerandBlues2 (11063) - San Diego, California, 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.

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