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 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stout4stout (31) - neath, WALES - SEP 1, 2014
A very nice lager with a defined but balanced taste. This was a ípassage of ritesí drink and was much more popular when I was a teenager. Itís a shame it doesnít seem to be so popular in the UK now. On the plus side this also keeps the price down.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (18526) - 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 (Iíve 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Garrat (1332) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Garrold (4249) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2015
500ml can from the local offy. Clear yellow. Decent head. All youíd expect it to be, aroma, and taste wise. Pounded it down, whilst the missus turned her nose up, telling me how much it stinks. So I did the same with the next can. Probably wonít bother with a third, though...

   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
davidtjm (1074) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 7, 2015
Can. Aroma is sweet, malty, earthy. Taste is sweet, grass, malty, gentle bitterness. Average

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AshtonMcCobb (5241) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (17281) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sim81 (17) - - APR 19, 2015
Not bad, and certainly has more body than a lot of other mainstream lagers. The main problem for me though is the sweet taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Joakgust (1351) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2015
Can. Clear golden beer with a large white head. Aroma is spicy with notes of bread, toast, herbs and hay. Flavor is malty with notes of toast, bread, cereal and some herbs. Well balanced.

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