Brand Up (Urtyp) - Brand Bierbrouwerij
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3.68/5 rDev +1.1%
UP, Urtyp Pilsner, 'original type pilsner'. 30 cl bottle.
Looks straw colour, with thin head, good lacing. Good carbonation in a clear lager.
Smell of pilsner: malty and yeasty, with grassy hops. Also present is a more complex smell of citrus and garden herbs.
Taste similar, but a bit less pronounced.
Mouthfeel is pleasant smooth of bittersweetness. Balanced malty sweet and hoppy bitter.
The 5.5% abv is well integrated into the whole experience.
Recommended in the style of lager. Very nice overall.
03-29-2011 14:49:18 | More by RuudJH
United Kingdom (England)
3.23/5 rDev -11.3%
Brown 33cl bottle reviewed during on of my 'Pilsner/Lager' tasting evenings. It had two months life on being poured into my stemmed 'La Chouffe' tulip.
Really pale, just like a Helles should be, medium sized white head.
Usual odourless lager/pilsner, gets my regular score of 3 for smell.
It may well be clean and clear, it is also almost tasteless, but strangely I enjoyed it.
Refreshing and drier than I normally prefer my lager based beers, this one however touched the spot as it were.
10-06-2010 21:43:04 | More by BlackHaddock
3.25/5 rDev -10.7%
Poured from a 300 ml bottle. Colour is faded yellow, that of hay, totally transparent. Small quantity of bubbles at the bottom of the glass. One finger head that quickly dissolves but not entirely, thus still covering the beer's surface.
Smell of malt.Taste is bitter and leaving an equally if not more bitterness after the sip has gone down. Also, a bit metallic..
Thin bodied on palate and dry. Thankfully, not as watery as I was expecting from its colour. Medium carbonation.
Overall, not that different from your typical lager, except maybe from the stronger bitterness.
02-04-2012 16:50:28 | More by Douberd
4.03/5 rDev +10.7%
A clear golden beer with a small head and some easy going carbonation.
Smell is flowery and light fruity, malt is light and there is a hoppy smell, which probably also causes the flowery smell, along with the yeast.
Taste is bitter and flowery, herbal, almost like green tea or cactus. There is a slight sweetness that balances the above-average bitterness. Great balance and interesting taste. Body is medium to thin. Drinkability is great. A great beer, one of the best pilseners in Holland.
08-14-2007 17:53:11 | More by Absumaster
3.85/5 rDev +5.8%
I enjoy the golden color with good lacing of this beer, it got a malty noise with just enough hop (saaz?). Also a bit fresh fruity flavor. Nice bitter taste, hoppy and a little spicy.
Somewhat dry, light body. Good average length aftertaste containing hops and spicy elements.
Good German pilsener style.
04-29-2006 22:21:38 | More by Redteketed
3.73/5 rDev +2.5%
Urtyp is the "replacement" for the Up beer from Brand. Has a very good and lasting head and beautifull clear golden color. Nose is very good also being malty and lots of probably Saaz hops. Taste is a bit of a dissapointment then being lightmalty, flowery and moderate bitter. Is litle empty then in mouthfeel also but a good and very easy drinking Pils/Helles witch I enjoyed more then one at the Beyerd in Breda.
07-03-2005 01:50:40 | More by paterlodie
3.53/5 rDev -3%
Had this beer in a Grolsch pint glass. Beers pours like a typical lager (yellow-straw color) with nice two finger-thick, snow-white head.
Smell: malts, flowery-bitter hops and some fresh fruity hints (lemon?)
Taste: Bitter, herbal with some hints of sweetness, which as other users also mentioned, nicely balance the beer. Bitter aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: like a typical lager. Medium-high carbonation with thin body.
Overall: Nice and refreshing. I like the bitterness in the beer. Very good for the style.
09-20-2009 19:44:41 | More by rvdoorn
Brand Up (Urtyp) from Brand Bierbrouwerij
83 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.