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Hertog Jan Pilsener - Arcense Stoombierbouwerij (Hertog Jan Brouwerij)

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Reviews: 15
Hads: 62
Avg: 3.46
pDev: 33.53%
Wants: 1
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Arcense Stoombierbouwerij (Hertog Jan Brouwerij) visit their website

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Jason on 01-06-2004

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Reviews: 15 | Hads: 62
Reviews by rudyarmand:
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4.45/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I recently spent a couple of days touring the north part of the Netherlands and had never heard of Hertog Jan. But, since trying new beers was my goal, I drank this beverage almost every day in cafes in Groningen, Zwolle and Apeldoorn.

I know that some people who review beers are pretty snobby about what beers get an excellent rating, but I have to say that if this beer was available in the states and as inexpensive as it is in the Netherlands, it would be my everyday beer. I was very impressed with the drinkability and the taste.

I always have one or two Westmalle Tripels each day, but they are pretty powerful and the Hertog Jan Pils was a nice surprise.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Zet
3.2/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Clear golden yellow with lots of bubbles and a thick and steady head of foam. Fresh grassy smell with some malt. The hop shows itself well in the taste and gives this beer a nice bitterness. Other flavour is lacking though. A decent pilsener, but a bit standard.

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Photo of JohnnyBarman
3.38/5  rDev -2.3%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.53/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

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3.42/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of Absumaster
3.53/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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1.5/5  rDev -56.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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2.88/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

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3.23/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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2.63/5  rDev -24%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Can, 0,33 l
A - Golden with white foam, staying couple of minutes. High carbonation.
S - Adjuncts, corn, citrus, bad aroma.
T/M - Cheap and watery malt. Medium bitterness with citrus at the back. Medium carbonation.

O - Classic cheap lager, far behind real Pilsener.

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Hertog Jan Pilsener from Arcense Stoombierbouwerij (Hertog Jan Brouwerij)
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