Brewed by Holsten-Brauerei (Carlsberg)
Style: Pilsener
Hamburg, Germany


on tap

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RATINGS: 252   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.39   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
wimpie133 (380) - Brugge, - AUG 8, 2011
Draft, 50 cl. Clear golden coloured beer with nice white head. Nice aroma of hops, grains and some fruitiness. Taste of hops, grains and bad tasting malts, a bit metallic and industrial. Light bitter finish. Disappointing taste, not in accordance with the nice aroma.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Zarkam (458) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 19, 2014
470ml somewhat cool-looking bottle from a store at Torfyanovka, Russia, brewed at Baltika st. Petersburg and labelled as Holsten Premium, but I’ll rate it here as the abv matches and I doubt there is much difference to warrant a new entry. Clear sparkling yellow colour, small fizzy white mostly vanishing head, small amount of lacing. Moderately malty aroma of grain and hay with light to moderate grassy hops. Taste is initially lightly sweet and acidic, turning into a lightly bitter but a bit longer than usual cheap lagers finish. Light to medium body, slick mouthfeel, average carbonation. Nowhere near amazing but among the better basic lagers on the Russian market.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
imdownthepub (10581) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2014
Bottled, 500ml, not sure where it was obtained. Yellow gold with fizzed white head. Lightly roasted cereal malts up front, a light metallic hint, some damp cardboard, CO2 notes. On the close there is a herby, slightly grassy hop note. It is what it is.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
rosenbergh (7239) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 1, 2014
500 ml can. (Penny Markt) Mainz, Germany.
Enjoyed from a can in a park by the Rhine river... Metal, malt and mild grass in the aroma. Grassy hoppy and malty flavour. Easy-to-drink. Not the worst.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
ruigo (1158) - PORTUGAL - SEP 23, 2014
50cl bottle. Clear golden colour with a generous white head. Grain, malty and floral aroma. Average carbonation and light body. Taste is light bitter and light sweet. Overall, a normal pilsener.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Inbreak (2334) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - AUG 16, 2014
01.08.2014, 0,33l bottle @ Sakura Sushi, Hamburg:
Nice creamy longlasting head, light straw colored. Aroma is slightly grainy, light malts, hay, weeds, nuts, caramel, hints of dried grain. Taste is slightly dry grainy, hay, light malts, weeds, grain, hints of nuts and caramel. Medium bitterness, slightly dry mouthfeel. Fair enough.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Senka (539) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 31, 2014
On tap and bottled in Germany. Fresh pilsener. Simple beer that you enjoy on a summer stroll . Light and refreshing. Simple as most of the entry level pilseners. Not a bad beer. I actually miss it sometimes.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
StueyD (1207) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2014
A golden yellow coloured beer with a frothy but weak white head. A potent hop aroma, on opening the bottle, this soon calms to a mild fruit aroma plus a hint of malt. Dry mouthfeel. A tart hop flavour is matched by a dry biscuity malt flavour, both lasting into a lingering finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
OllieBBommel (1116) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 8, 2014
Bottle@home Appearance: clear yellow golden with nice white head. Aroma: flowery hops, vague malt. Taste: medium bitter sweet. Palate: refreshing, smooth, bittersweet finish, low CO2. Overall : nice.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
miquelcrush (1474) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 27, 2014
Cervesa bona, bastant equilibrada i gustosa. Cerveza buena. bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Douberd (2511) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUN 26, 2014
Bottle 500ml at home, poured into a lager glass. ABV 4.8% Clear golden yellow colour on the body with a small soapy white head on top. Average retention, light lacing left on the glass. Intense activity in it. Smells fresh, grass, noble hops. Tastes good too, although there are smoe light metal notes in it. Grass, some malts, nice bitterness with long duration. Medium thin body, average carbonation. Overall quite good.

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