Brewed by Carlsberg UK
Style: Pale Lager
Northampton, England


on tap

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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 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
wheresthepath (1532) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2009
[Bottle at the Hook & Tackle, Reading] 275ml bottle with yellow label at 5% ABV. 20 years ago, all UK pubs seemed to sell this, but now you rarely see it. I vaguely remembered it being one of the better mass-market lagers at the time. So... how does it taste nowadays? Well.. pours the usual gold with a small white head; soft carbonation. Slight sweet, grassy aroma. Dominant flavour is honey; thereís a slight bitterness in a muted, leafy finish, and an oddly cloying coating is left inside your mouth. Itís certainly a little different to the other mass-market lagers in that it actually has something of a distinctive flavour and character. Itís probably this fact that itís not crisp and clean (ie not tasteless), combined with the dated-looking packaging, that has caused this lager to decline in popularity. For my part, I thought it was OK as lagers go, but with the sweetnes and cloying mouthfeel Iím not sure I would have wanted to drink much more of it.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
RateBeerMan (42) - , Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2009
I am pretty sure it was in a yellow can? Not sure when it had a silver can or am I reviewing the wrong beer. Anyhow, nasty aftertaste and generally nasty taste in general. crap lager.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
undercurrent25 (1413) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2008
I use to love this beer when I was younger, however drinking it from a glass the aroma ia awful, it smells of piss which was really off putting

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
cellar (508) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 12, 2008
light amber, short lasting head, malty notes of some fruit and toffee, sweet short taste.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
downender (6290) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2008
330ml bottle. A standard Euro lager. Looks pleasant enough, but the sweet malt aroma and flavour and slightly dry finish hold few surprises. Dull.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2008 Too dry for my liking and average at best in the falvour department. Iím not really a pilsener fan, I had no other choice. Didnít like it much but I did get to stare at a fit chavvy lady while I drunk it. And United won.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
greenmanalishi (468) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2007
a bit flat. certainly not the best in itís category - a dryer finish, some oats/corns in flavour aside from the usual.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2006 1. Bottle at the View, Frodsham 28/09/2002 Golden coloured crisp on the palalte and hoppy. Slight malt finish. 2. 275ml Bottle at the Cavern Club, Liverpool 28/08/2006 Clear golden coloured crisp on the palate and hoppy with some dryness in a malt finish.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2005
i got this from my work as it had been opened an hour before and was never going to sell. Though i dont think this did very much to the taste. And this is holsten pils at 5.2% out a bottle also, though these bottles used to be 5.5%.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Garrat (1258) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2006 From a Bottle,Can,Tap.Golden in colour,small head,light hop aroma,some sweetness,hops and pale malt.Clean and easy going,a favourite from years back,still ok.

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