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Hertog Jan Pils - Arcense Stoombierbouwerij (Hertog Jan Brouwerij)

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43 Ratings
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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 16.92%
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:
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(Beer added by: Jason on 01-06-2004)
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Reviews by Robje:
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3/5  rDev -9.4%

01-10-2012 01:23:00 | More by Robje
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Ontario (Canada)

3.4/5  rDev +2.7%

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.

10-17-2012 16:20:40 | More by JohnnyBarman
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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

09-11-2013 08:56:39 | More by Sinedd
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3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

05-27-2012 17:14:18 | More by Tomblerone
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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

07-12-2014 12:45:40 | More by GentleKnight1
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3/5  rDev -9.4%

08-02-2014 21:04:25 | More by RCH1
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3/5  rDev -9.4%

04-11-2012 19:31:26 | More by brinch
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3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

01-06-2013 11:47:03 | More by jeroen2555
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3/5  rDev -9.4%

05-17-2014 12:25:28 | More by biernack
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2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

07-30-2012 11:47:08 | More by Jose9e
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3.43/5  rDev +3.6%

Bottle of 300 ml, poured into a pokal glass. Ingredients are water, barley, corn, hops. I didn't know that Hertog Jan used corn in their beer, must be a recent change.
Pours a golden yellow colour with a white, froathy head, with average retention, which leaves some light lacing behind. Average activity in the glass.
Nice sweet smell. More malts than corn, thankfully and maybe it smells more as it has rice instead f corn.
On the taste you find again more malts than any corn, although you may taste some between sips, nothing too insulting though. On the contrary, makes drinking it more interesting. It finishes with some bitterness, but it;s a very smooth and crisp beer.
Medium to thick body and average carbonation.
I think this is one of the best widely available pilseners in the Netherlands.

05-16-2012 12:34:16 | More by Douberd
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3.55/5  rDev +7.3%

This is the pilsener of the Arcener brewery and it is a fine example of a Dutch pilsner, being not very outspoken, but certainly not bland.
It pours a golden color with minimal lacing and a constant carbonation stream. I could not smell a lot, maybe some malty tones, but that is about it.
The taste however, was very pleasant, malty, slightly bitter and a little sulfur. The aftertaste was dry and refreshing, which is exactly what a pilsner should be.

04-08-2006 20:27:49 | More by Absumaster
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3/5  rDev -9.4%

04-11-2014 19:42:53 | More by bostonryan
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3/5  rDev -9.4%

06-08-2013 02:34:12 | More by Thunder
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1.5/5  rDev -54.7%

01-17-2013 13:11:32 | More by gnikola
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2.5/5  rDev -24.5%

06-01-2014 00:21:08 | More by outoffocus
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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

01-13-2012 23:36:45 | More by vollie
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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

This beer is sold at every Dutch supermarket together with the other readily available Dutch macrolagers such as Amstel, Heineken, Bavaria, Dommelsch, Brand, Grolsch and such. This one is the most expensive, the crate price is like 50 cents more than most others. A very minimal difference but as a result this one together with Grolsch I think is considered 'premium'.


It is more dark than most other macrolagers. Ofcourse all our macrolagers are more dark than BMC and that Mexican swill but this one to me is more dark than Heineken or Grolsch.
A white head with surprisingly good lacing. Slightly German-like rocky. Good.

It smells grainy with some hops. Nothing special obviously but it smells better than most other macrolagers.

It tastes better than most other Dutch macrolagers too, it has quite a strong grainy flavour and it has a good amount of hops, again, for the style. No chemical flavours or anything as you get with Heineken, despite the use of corn. Good. Even as it warms up a little it does not taste too unpleasant.

Thin mouthfeel with good carbonation.

Probably the best of the Dutch macrolagers.

12-11-2011 18:12:31 | More by IPA35
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United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

3.35/5  rDev +1.2%

330ml bottle

Pours with a yellow body, creamy white head with pretty good retention

Smell, little bit of rusk, some fresh grain, grassy almost

Taste, fairly crisp. Little dry on the finish, little sweetness. Some hint of corn on the finish also, but not excessive

A fairly ok pils, drinkable.

07-29-2005 20:04:07 | More by cypressbob
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3/5  rDev -9.4%

11-27-2011 01:02:08 | More by supermeniscus
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3.68/5  rDev +11.2%

A good example of the style, I prefer it to more well-known examples such as Beck's, Bavaria, and St. Pauli Girl. Malty and very carbonated, with a slight hops bitterness at the end that isn't as noticible as many others of this style. Crisp and refreshing overall. Give it a try!

09-02-2006 05:12:05 | More by thefenst
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3/5  rDev -9.4%

05-20-2013 06:25:39 | More by RueSailmana
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2.5/5  rDev -24.5%

08-15-2012 18:16:52 | More by BelgiumBob
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3/5  rDev -9.4%

10-27-2013 08:00:46 | More by TubbyDullard
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3.93/5  rDev +18.7%

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.

05-14-2013 01:53:52 | More by DoubleJ
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Hertog Jan Pils from Arcense Stoombierbouwerij (Hertog Jan Brouwerij)
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