Thursday, 4 October 2012

Holsten Festbock

The Holsten-Brauerai in Hamburg, Germany builds Festbock, a brownish-copper coloured brew. It's quite clear and pours with a foamy ring of tan head. It has a boozy aroma that encompasses prunes and raisins. For a strong beer, there really isn't a tonne of flavour--notes of dried fruit sitting atop a malty base. The aftertaste has a slight cherry cola ring to it.
Holsten Festbock definitely doesn't taste like a beer containing 7% alcohol, but that's what the cheery 500mL can says. It's not an outstanding beer, but not a bad one either. I've had better bocks than this one, but I certainly wouldn't turn down a pint.

Rating: 6.5 out of 10.

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