Brewed by Carlsberg UK
Style: Pale Lager
Northampton, England


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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.11/5   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.

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harrisoni (19024) - 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. It’s not as bad as some pale lagers commercially made, in fact there is a touch of lemon which is quite decent.

rlgk (18851) - Göteborg, 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.

The_Bish (1123) - 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.

DandyLion (518) - 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

SilkTork (5781) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, 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]

BlackHaddock (7518) - 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.

AshtonMcCobb (6785) - 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.

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...

markas101 (2483) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 20, 2011
27.5 cll bottle, Sheffield, UK. Medium gold, nice hoppy aroma of spice and grass, with some skunkiness in there. Sweet flavour, then some pepper, and a funky finish.

tommann (3859) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2011
275ml bottle. Pours light golden with a medium head. Aroma is some grassy hops and some vegetables. Not much to taste, cooked veg, grass, corn in the finish.

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