Brewed by Carlsberg UK
Style: Pale Lager
Northampton, England


on tap

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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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DruncanVeasey (7768) - NUNEATON, 3rd, 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
berkshirejohn (5282) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
teddybeer (2847) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 15, 2013
Bottle. Clear golden colour with a minimal and short duration white head. Aroma is cerealish, grassy and slightly hops. Flavor is light, crude cereal. Mild bittery in the final.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
nilsas (2511) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUN 15, 2013
Et friskt řl. Litt sřtlig smak. Lite skum, lyst pĺ farge. Et greit standard řl som passer til det meste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
SudsMcDuff (7085) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2013
pours a light gold .. . mild lacing .. . medium head .. . thin mouth .. . cheap feel, mostly hay .. . a lower tier lager .. . . 75% of children under 5 have used crayon. sad indeed.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
Dommod2011 (704) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2013
100. There it is folks, a filthy achievement. No fanfare, no certificate, just four blokes sat round a table talking about a man who was shat and pissed on by his mates when he died because he would have wanted it that way. Perfect.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
MalcolmTucker (864) - SCOTLAND - MAY 7, 2013
500ml can at Miggy’s BBQ. Indistinguishable from any other UK macro lager.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Rob_D_UK (1278) - Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2013
Clear medium orange yellow colour. Aroma is light to moderate malty, hay, pale malt. Flavour is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average duration, malty, fruit. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
flying_pig (1191) - SCOTLAND - APR 18, 2013
Costcutter, London (Ł1.29 for 275ml):
Corn with cheap lager malts and a strongish alcohol aroma to begin with. There is a few hints of grassy hops and a touch of lemon but there is also a very skunky smell.
Light straw with touch of gold. There is a thin, half centimetre tall and bubbly head that is bone white in colour.
A sweet taste but laced with a lot more alcohol than the label suggests. There is some grain and faint lager hops with a biterr kick at the end. Slightly better than the smell but not by much.
Dry with moderate carbonation and a very bitter, alcohol laced feel. There is a citrus tang on top of a very light, thin body.

Very poor cheap. A hard beer to drink with the smell coming across even worse. The only thing it had going in its favour was the touches of grassy hops and lemon but these were overpowered by the skunky taste and smell far too easily. After trying this one I can now understand why most people stopped drinking it years ago.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
SarkyNorthener (3160) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2013
Bottle. Pale gold, small head. Slight sulphur aroma. Taste is a little grainy and sweetish. Quite a dry finish. Average mass produced lager.

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