Brewed by Carlsberg UK
Style: Pale Lager
Northampton, England


on tap


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RATINGS: 71   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 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
The_Osprey (6350) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2013
Nov 2012 - tasteless lager, generic, boring and uninspiring. Drinkable and fine, like all lagers. No complaints, but wouldnít have again.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ManVsBeer (8689) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2013
Ordinary but also passable lager which can feel a little dry in its character.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DylansDad (586) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 14, 2013
Aroma: hints of corn and bleach. Taste: bleached corn with a little pepper. Itís the same old story with this generic, soul-less shit: if you cool it to near freezing, then knock it back before it has any chance of warming up, and if you have a group of friends with you to keep your mind off the beer, you could have more than one of these before you have to break out the good stuff. But thatís it. Rise up, O, Germany! This piss is brewed in your name!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
leaparsons (9837) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2013
Can. Golden with a large white foam. Aromas are grain, corn and metal with biscuit and grain. Lemon with peppery carbonation. Flavours are sweet corn with light lemon and apricot. Sugar with grain and a dry mellow hopped finish. Mediocre yet drinable if at zero degrees

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
tampierre (1275) - Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 16, 2013
Canned 440ml ; Devon ; UK ; Golden color with minimal head ; Bit of hoppy aroma ; Lightly floral taste ; Not good.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
FatPhil (13867) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 11, 2013
500ml can (Snow@ChrisO)
Iím denying any knowledge of this shit. Anna had it, not me. You didnít see me drink any of it, so you canít prove anything. Anna liked it. I thought it tasted of nothing - which proves that I couldnít have had anything in my mouth!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Theydon_Bois (16877) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, 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!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (17282) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2015 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 2.1/5 re-rate. I drink about 8 cans of this a year so I must quite like it. Itís not as bad as some pale lagers commercially made, in fact there is a touch of lemon which is quite decent.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
rlgk (18189) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2013 Can at Chrisoís 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.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
The_Bish (1123) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2012
21 ratings? Whatís 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 doesnít work.

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