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Brewed by Carlsberg UK
Style: Pale Lager
Northampton, England

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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 2   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.


1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
FatPhil (8603) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 11, 2013
500ml can (Snow@ChrisO)
I’m denying any knowledge of this shit. Anna had it, not me. You didn’t see me drink any of it, so you can’t prove anything. Anna liked it. I thought it tasted of nothing - which proves that I couldn’t have had anything in my mouth!

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Theydon_Bois (7000) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2013
Can at ChrisO tasting, thanks to Ian, 30/12/12. Clear pale golden with a thin white dissinterested head. Nose is pale malt, grain, light fart. Taste follows with less of the fart - ie not much doing! Light medium in body, some spritz in the carb. Cack in a can!

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
harrisoni (12674) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2012
Can at Chriso New Year 2012/13. clear gold lasting white head. has an aroma of not malt. some hop though. still ok drinkable. The corn is quite startling. some cardboard

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
rlgk (9492) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2013 Can at Chriso’s tasting in London, 121230. Golden beer with a quite decent lasting white head. Malty vegetable aroma, fruity, grass notes, cardboard notes, floral notes. Malty cardboard flavor, hoppy notes, very, very thin, papery, some fruits.

1.2
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
The_Bish (1124) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2012
21 ratings? What’s that all about? I used to like this stuff, thought it would be one of the better pales. But it is not. It smells of piss and tastes straw piss. Piss. Pissy pissy piss piss. The MORE I PISS. No, that doesn’t work.

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
DandyLion (473) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2012
Euro lager fizz. It's some lager yeah? Pilsner I think yeah? Tastes of horrible nothingness. Is that horrible? I'm getting fed up of tastes of nothing pilsner brewed for a crappy British palate. You could deffo drink loads of it. Lovely lout! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
SilkTork (5121) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2012

June, 2003 5.5% abv. Yellow can. Supported in 2003 by a TV ad campaign of Who’s The Daddy? Stewed hops with a vague malt base that gets nastier as you drink. No matter how many times I drink this, it doesn’t get any better. [1.2]
Dec, 2012 500ml yellow can. 5%. A clean and drinkable lager. Moderate sweetness. Moderate bitterness. Watery texture. [2.3]

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
BlackHaddock (3183) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2012
Jan 2007: Small brown 275ml bottle, 5.0%, brewed somewhere within the European Union for ’Carlsberg’. Looked good, crisp, clear, golden yellow with a head that was whiter than white (as the Daz adverts used to say). Do lagers smell of anything really? No, this one doesn’t either. Just a beery, yeasty, hoppy, malty, weak mix. Fairly dry in taste, I drank this while making a Beef Lasagne, this is a kitchen drink, not for serious supping. Can’t get excited about it, but it is not bad enough to slag off, all in all, a typical European fizzy lager.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AshtonMcCobb (2117) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 8, 2012
Bottle at the Lochview Motel. Pours lemon with some head. The nose is mostly pale malt - like porridge oats in a way. The taste has more of the pale malt but with a citrus zing on the end. The palate has a light body, with a creamier than expected texture and a dry refreshing finish. Overall, this was better to go back to than I expected.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2011
A - Light sweet grassiness A - Straw colored with lasting white head T - Light sweetness, where’s the bitter? P - Thin with medium carbonation O - Ehhh...


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