Dismiss Notice
Get 12 monthly issues of BeerAdvocate magazine and save $5 when you select "auto-renew."

Subscribe now →
Dismiss Notice
Join our email list →

And we'll send you the latest updates and offers from BeerAdvocate, because knowing is half the battle.

Brand Zwaar Blond - Brand Bierbrouwerij

Not Rated.
Brand Zwaar BlondBrand Zwaar Blond

Educational use only; do not reuse.
no score

Awaiting 10 Reviews
no score

(Send Samples)
Reviews: 4
Hads: 26
Avg: 2.9
pDev: 85.52%
Wants: 2
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brand Bierbrouwerij
Netherlands | website

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale | 8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Carpetsmoker on 06-27-2014

No notes at this time.
View: Beers (11) | Events
Beer: Reviews & Ratings
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Reviews: 4 | Hads: 26
Photo of Zet
3.12/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Very pale yellow colour, no haze and a thin layer of foam. Promising smell of flowers and yeast. The taste doesn't live up to its expectations however. Malt, citric and alcohol, though the latter isn't dominating and complements the others quite well. Quite refreshing for a beer with such a high abv, but a bit too bland as well. Tastes a bit too much like a strong euro lager to me. Not a bad beer, but not an impressive one either.

 434 characters

Photo of RuudJH
2.23/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Sweet bubblegum smell. Makes me worry a bit as it could be boozy now.
Taste is harsh alcohol with malt. Sugary alcohol. It's clear to me this beer isn't flavoured enough to justify the extra abv.
Overall this is like an ordinary strong euro lager taste.

 253 characters

Photo of Hoodlumbreaks
4.75/5  rDev +63.8%

This Beer has an amazing good taste, first i heard it would be a limited edition but because of the great succes it will become a regular brew ! And thats very nice :)

 167 characters

Photo of wilcockJD
3.78/5  rDev +30.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

For an offering from a mass-producer brewery it's a very good effort. It pours well, with a generous head which does not disappear immediately, and leaves delicate lacing. The smell is that typically spicy smell one gets from the stronger Belgian-style blonds (think Duvel). the taste is citrus, with hints of cloves, and there is an efervescence in the mouth that leaves a tingle on the tongue. Overall a very satisfying beer.

The category listing for this beer is wrong. It's a blond, not a dark ale. The name translates to "heavy blond" which is a reflection of the high alcohol content.

 591 characters

Brand Zwaar Blond from Brand Bierbrouwerij
- out of 100 based on 4 ratings.