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Hertog Jan Pils - Arcense Stoombierbouwerij (Hertog Jan Brouwerij)

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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 16.87%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Arcense Stoombierbouwerij (Hertog Jan Brouwerij) visit their website

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 01-06-2004)
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3.75/5  rDev +13%

Appearance – Pale golden colour in the glass with a soapy head. The head starts off large but dissipates quickly and leaves some lacing but not much. Plenty of carbonation is evident.

Smell – It smells very like Becks with maybe a slightly stronger sniff of the booze in it. Malts dominate the nose but it is all rather faint and hard to determine what flavour to expect from the smell alone.

Taste – The malts are again here but they do not jump out of the glass. There is some floral/leafy freshness to the taste and maybe a tiny hint of bitter hops in there as well.

Mouthfeel – Well carbonated so there is plenty of tingle and the body is medium as you would expect.

Overall – Once again I have to begin by saying I am a fan of this beer. If sipped then this one is sharp, even bitter on the tongue. The grain and malt is not over powering but definitely they are there none the less. I would probably describe this one most accurately as crisp.

Given what it is supposed to be this beer does its job well.

BeerDrinkersWorldTour, Sep 23, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +43.1%

ZeppelinNL, Aug 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +28%

MarcWeijmar, Aug 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +13%

Carpetsmoker, Aug 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -9.6%

RCH1, Aug 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -9.6%

Bozz22, Jul 29, 2014
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3/5  rDev -9.6%

boudeysbigbrew, Jul 20, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

GentleKnight1, Jul 12, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

outoffocus, Jun 01, 2014
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3/5  rDev -9.6%

biernack, May 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Wessel, May 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -9.6%

bostonryan, Apr 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

BJSmit, Feb 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Sirre, Dec 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -9.6%

TubbyDullard, Oct 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Sinedd, Sep 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

DutchBeerDrinker, Jun 09, 2013
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3/5  rDev -9.6%

Thunder, Jun 08, 2013
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3/5  rDev -9.6%

RueSailmana, May 20, 2013
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3.93/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On-tap at the Beer Temple, on to the beer:

This pilsner has a pale gold color with thick soapy head which retains well and leaves patchy lacing around the glass. Its aroma gives a kiss of hoeny, hay, grass, the three mixing together well. A little more intense in the mouth as the nose, the sensation of crisp hops hits along with a modest pale malt base and a snap of grass.

I liked this quite a bit.

DoubleJ, May 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

One of the better pilseners out there. One of the more popular, and somewhat more premium, beers in The Netherlands. Fresh, tasteful and easy.

It won't be like any special beer or anything, but it's better then the Weihenstephaner original which has like 90+ rating here ... Hard to understand.

Arno, Jan 26, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -54.8%

gnikola, Jan 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +13%

jeroen2555, Jan 06, 2013
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3.4/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Tir Nan Og in Kingston. A new addition to the tap lineup for the summer season that they ended up continuing.

Poured into a branded Hertog glass (sort of a stein with concave sides). Light golden, good head of froth, decent lacing. Carbonation visible.

Nose is faint malt, bittering hops, apple and herbs. Emphasis on the faint.

Not a bad macro pilsner by any stretch. Tastes fine, nothing jumping out at me as being out of place. A touch above the usual canned suspects out there. A touch of hop bitterness to the finish. Light bodied, mild-to-vigorous carbonation.

There's some flavour here, I'll give it that, and I drank the pint happily with incredible ease. Still, I can't help but feel that his brew could really have been something special, if it had gone more than a single trepidatious step beyond the run-of-the-mill.

JohnnyBarman, Oct 17, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

4ster, Aug 17, 2012
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Hertog Jan Pils from Arcense Stoombierbouwerij (Hertog Jan Brouwerij)
77 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.