Hertog Jan Grand Prestige - Arcense Stoombierbouwerij (Hertog Jan Brouwerij)
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3.36/5 rDev -13.8%
very clear copper body and massive fine head
aroma is dominant alcoholic, dark fruits, and oxidized Madeira notes
Taste is a combination of sweet, sour and Rum that is rather harsh
Body is medium to heavy, oily and has fine carbonation
lots of rather harsh alcohol and still quite flat, would probably need more aging but already tastes and smells oxidized. Not nice.
01-05-2014 13:46:28 | More by safaricook
3.5/5 rDev -10.3%
Nice fully head, what will fade away in a couple of minutes, very good almost black colour. But when you look good, a pure dark ruby colour is in it classy beer of Hertog Jan.
This Grand Prestige, have a red fruit like cherry smell, also some redwine/port elements in it. Roasted barley, and hints of syrup.
a Wonderful texture of freshness brings this beer. With the alcohol of 10%, it is a very good drinkable beer. Indeed again the red fruits as cherry and berries are here as also sugary and caramel influences.
a Surely a good Grand Prestige from the masterbrewers of Hertog Jan.
09-18-2013 18:15:28 | More by Vladimiriuz
3.73/5 rDev -4.4%
I am not really sure how feel about this beers style category. Although it wasn’t bad I don’t know if I would call it a Belgian style. Maybe we should give the Dutch their own category. It was probably my favorite Hertog Jan. Very nice looking. Nice dark head and lace with a brown-red tint. The body was dark brown amber. There was cloudy carbonation haze at first that died down to nothing. The aroma was mild but chocolate roasted malt did dominate over the other esters. The flavor was very roasty at first with a lot of coffee and chocolate tones. The taste is earthy at the end. It has more of a medium mouthfeel and the alcohol in not that apparent.
08-09-2013 05:22:02 | More by MTNboy
4.08/5 rDev +4.6%
A cola like beer with an offwhite head.
No hazy, this is a macrobeer so filtered I guess.
Also uses artificial colouring. Shame.
Smells a bit like a doppelbock or a dark weizenbock. Reminds me of Aventinus actually.
Wheat starch is used as a brewing ingredient. The banana character must come from that.
As for the rest lots of caramel sweetness, spice, some alcohol and a bit of dark fruits.
Tastes nice even though a tad simple prehaps. A nice full caramel maltiness with dark fruits and spice. The alcohol is pretty well hidden.
The mouthfeel is medium and the carbonation is medium to low.
Overall a very solid beer. Hertog Jan has the best selection of beers (other that their flagship lager) of all the Dutch macrobrewers. Out there with La Trappe in the easily available good Dutch beers section. Cheap also, like € 1.30/40 a bottle or so.
06-29-2013 18:19:06 | More by IPA35
Hertog Jan Grand Prestige from Arcense Stoombierbouwerij (Hertog Jan Brouwerij)
87 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.