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Brand Pilsener - Brand Bierbrouwerij

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75
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26 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 26
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.14
pDev: 15.29%


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Netherlands

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-10-2004)
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Reviews by Douberd:
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Douberd

Netherlands

3.15/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Another easily obtainable beer in the Dutch supermarkets, that I haven't reviewed.
Bottle of 300 ml of course.
The colour is golden yelo, with a nice creamy two finger white head, with very good retention. Average activity in the glass. The head disappears leaving light lacing oaound the glass.
Smell is almost non-existent, very faint malts.
Taste is not bad, quite on the hoppy side.Aftertaste is also bitter.
Average thinness on the body, slight carbonation.
Overall, this is one of your better options in a dutch supermarket, if you want to stay away from Heineken and Grolsch.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2012 13:58:55 | More by Douberd
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3.18/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short bright white head that quickly died down and left a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Faint aromas of Pilsener malts are present in the nose along with notes of floral hops.
T: The taste has flavors of bready malts along with hints of adjuncts and a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and clean on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is clean and goes down very easy. It isn't a bad representation of the style.

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04-17-2013 20:03:03 | More by metter98
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BlackHaddock

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2.4/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

22 Oct 2012 saw me, my wife and 26 other members of the CAMRA Investors club have a wonderful afternoon as guests of the brewery: after a film show and giuded tour of the brewery we adjourned to the tasting celler bar where we were given seven different brews to taste: I had plenty of each!

This was the most tasteless of the beers offered: I had to have two glasses (on-tap), just be sure it was as bland as I thought it was after the first glass.

Looked like Mr Average Pilsner, golden, clear and of course it was as fresh as you are going to get: but it was just a wet fizzy drink that a few hops and a hand full of malts had been dropped in. Very disappointing, especially as we were being looked after so well. I've been kind with my scoring!

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Netherlands

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08-23-2012 22:36:46 | More by kevinhughes
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Netherlands

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Germany

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Netherlands

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dasenebler

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2.85/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This lager seems to be the beer of choice in the Limburg region of the Netherlands. Let's see what it has to offer.

Pours a crystal clear yellow-gold with short-lived fizzy head. No retention, lacing. Boring.

Aroma is hardly fragrant: sweetly grainy, with a touch of grassy hops. Not a whole lot here.

Flavor is lightly bitter and quenching, with a sort of contrived sweetness that bears no real malt flavor. Grainy, almost corny. Not bad, just uninspiring. Finish is nice and clean, though, and the mouthfeel was spritzy and refreshing. With this beer's unoffensive character, I could throw a few back no problem.

I guess this is better than some mass-produced, northern European pilsners, but it's still pretty much par for me.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2010 20:22:39 | More by dasenebler
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Brabander

Netherlands

4/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drank this one in Amsterdam in bierbar in de Wildeman. Tapped in the original glass from Brand this pilsener shows itself from its best side. A very nice pilsener for the warm day we had in Amsterdam.

A nice big white head with a lightyellow fluid and almost no carbonation.

Fresh, tasty and 'can i have another one?' This is definetly one of the better Dutch pilseners.

Serving type: on-tap

07-02-2010 11:41:44 | More by Brabander
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PapaEugene

Netherlands

3.43/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Regular pilsener that you end up with at a restaurant most of the times.

A: The wellknowm yelow/white pattern.

S: Grains, hops and some hay/grass.

T: Grains, hops and a slightly bitter aftertaste.

M: Medium carbonation and a very light body.

D: Good enough to flush away some shoarma and on warm summer days.

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11-06-2009 19:59:53 | More by PapaEugene
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rvdoorn

Netherlands

3.53/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a regular pilsner glass. The beer pours a clear yellow-golden color with a big fluffy white head.

Smell: Grains, hops and some grass (yeast) and some very well hidden fruits.

Taste: Typical pilsner taste, although in this one the grains are a bit more present, nice, fresh and hoppy (slightly bitter) aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Medium-high carbonation and a watery-body (typical for a pilsner)

Overall: Nice pilsner, perfect football beer.

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BarryNL

Netherlands

4.1/5  rDev +30.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: It's filtered, so it looks good. You want a 5.0 for appearence? Make it look like this without filtering!

S: Good noble hop aroma, nice fresh and earthy smell - hints of flowers. Also, some malt aromas underneath.

T: The flavour is well-balanced, though certainly at the hoppier end of the scale as a proper pilsner should be (none of yer bland Heineken nonsense here). Strong bitter finish. This beer is certainly all about the hops, though the malt does support well with slight underlying sweetness detectable.

M: Good, dry, well-carbonated and refreshing. Perhaps a little too much astringency.

D: Very drinkable beer. This would be a good one for the summer.

All in all, I think this is one of the best pilsners from the big Dutch breweries - I believe they're actually owned by Heineken now but fortunately you'd never know it from the beer.

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Brand Pilsener from Brand Bierbrouwerij
75 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.