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Hertog Jan Grand Prestige - Arcense Stoombierbouwerij (Hertog Jan Brouwerij)

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87
very good

62 Ratings
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Ratings: 62
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 10.74%
Wants: 7
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Arcense Stoombierbouwerij (Hertog Jan Brouwerij) visit their website
Netherlands

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 12-18-2003)
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GentleKnight1

Netherlands

2.5/5  rDev -36.1%

07-12-2014 12:44:36 | More by GentleKnight1
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Kiro

Russian Federation

4/5  rDev +2.3%

07-06-2014 17:32:12 | More by Kiro
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Brabander

Netherlands

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

06-19-2014 18:49:40 | More by Brabander
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Gottesverachter

Russian Federation

4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

05-26-2014 13:30:41 | More by Gottesverachter
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Hayley_86

Netherlands

2.75/5  rDev -29.7%

05-24-2014 17:35:14 | More by Hayley_86
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sfore8

Netherlands

4/5  rDev +2.3%

02-05-2014 16:59:08 | More by sfore8
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BJSmit

Netherlands

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

02-01-2014 15:34:23 | More by BJSmit
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Bocharel_27

Panama

4/5  rDev +2.3%

02-01-2014 06:24:32 | More by Bocharel_27
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Saind

Netherlands

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

01-06-2014 12:08:49 | More by Saind
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safaricook

Netherlands

3.36/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2014 13:46:28 | More by safaricook
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Vsarmatov

Russian Federation

4/5  rDev +2.3%

01-02-2014 18:24:20 | More by Vsarmatov
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nkaran

Greece

4/5  rDev +2.3%

09-19-2013 12:24:03 | More by nkaran
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Vladimiriuz

Netherlands

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2013 18:15:28 | More by Vladimiriuz
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svanet01

Netherlands

4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

08-13-2013 20:57:01 | More by svanet01
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MTNboy

Germany

3.73/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2013 05:22:02 | More by MTNboy
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Twal

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

08-04-2013 16:09:31 | More by Twal
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RobertRedmoon

Florida

4/5  rDev +2.3%

08-01-2013 02:02:16 | More by RobertRedmoon
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IPA35

Netherlands

4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2013 18:19:06 | More by IPA35
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BWE

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

06-25-2013 21:40:24 | More by BWE
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RueSailmana

Netherlands

5/5  rDev +27.9%

05-20-2013 06:24:14 | More by RueSailmana
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dmorgan310

Panama

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

05-18-2013 22:25:16 | More by dmorgan310
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Elbrownbag

Netherlands

4/5  rDev +2.3%

04-13-2013 19:28:49 | More by Elbrownbag
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stevenpiers

Netherlands

4/5  rDev +2.3%

03-19-2013 10:49:35 | More by stevenpiers
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supermeniscus

Netherlands

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

02-16-2013 21:29:37 | More by supermeniscus
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Arno


4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Had this one after a Hertog Jan Karakter.
The similarities are quite clear. It has that same sweet caramel / brown sugar base with spices like clove, but all more subtle and more balanced. It's like a more aged Karakter somehow.

It has a higher ABV, although you don't get much of that. It's still easy to drink, although not as easy as Karakter. Also i'm unsure i like this more or not. People probably will call this one more balanced. It's not as sweet and less malts and yeast. This one comes with a mellow bitter hop kick to balance out the flavors better, but also making it somewhat more neutral.

Also a bit thicker. It's just the "sipping version" of Karakter. I like it, but it depends on the mood which one i prefer.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2013 20:33:28 | More by Arno
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Hertog Jan Grand Prestige from Arcense Stoombierbouwerij (Hertog Jan Brouwerij)
87 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.