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Brand Weizen - Brand Bierbrouwerij

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Brand Weizen
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79
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15 Ratings
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Ratings: 15
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.3
pDev: 14.85%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brand Bierbrouwerij visit their website
Netherlands

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Filosoof on 10-24-2011)
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Tomblerone, May 27, 2012
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3.58/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

In 2010 Brand got the idea to brew a new beer. Though: new? After all those German wheat beers and the imitating Dutch guys (Grolsch, Hertog Jan - who introduced Dutch weizeners) Brand obviously wouldn't miss this train.

I can be short about the result: an impressiveless beer, almost an insult of the German wheat beers with which the brewer wants to compair it with.

Characteristic is that even their own brewer cannot tell exactly what it tastes like (two short phrases on their site) and that the site needs 8 phrases to tell you how you should pour the beer in a glass. As if there's any difficulty of chucking a wheat beer in a big glass. A blind man could do it.

L: golden blond; lasting top ofcourse;
S: a touch of hop round a quite weak smell;
T: according to theire site there should be clove in it; I'm sorry that I didn't find it;
M: poor, flat and thin, the little hop makes it a not-completely-dead-one.
O: a big brewer wants to compete, but can't.

Filosoof, Oct 24, 2011
Photo of PhillyStyle
2.78/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

On tap in a pub (Cafe Hoppe, I think) in Amsterdam, May 2012:

Served in a tulip glass, the beer appeared a hazy yellow in color that produced less than a finger of foamy white head, which was not well retained. The beer gave off a nice strong aroma, sweet, fruity malt aroma with no hop. The taste was weaker than expected, given the aroma, but it seemed to be a bit watered down. The beer had a light feel to it, with good carbonation, but the weak taste reduced the drinkability of the beer. Overall, this beer is not the worst here that I have ever had and by no means even close to the best that I have tried, but I might give it a shot again if I ever found myself back in Amsterdam.

PhillyStyle, Jul 11, 2012
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2.05/5  rDev -37.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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 apart from this one.

I don't want to be unkind to the brewery because we were looked after so well but: this beer is a poor imitation of what I expect a good Weizen to be like. It may look the part: a cloudy light orange brew with a thinning head but it lacks aroma, flavour and depth. Weak vanilla esters in the nose and a slight yeasty feel to the taste don't add up to a good beer, sorry.

BlackHaddock, Oct 29, 2012
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2.93/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

ABV 5,1%

300 ml bottle, poured into its original Brand Weizen glass. I expected a huge head with good retention but instead I got one two fingers in size that didn't last long. Colour is hazy orange, quite transparent for the kind.
Aroma is fruity as expected, with banana, clove and bubblegum the most obvious smells.
Taste follows the aroma, only less sweet than someone would expect from the smell. Some slight bitterness on the aftertaste too.
Carbonation is average and it's quite thin on the body.
A bit dissapointed by this one on the appearance and on the body, but other than that is a pleasant beer to drink.

Douberd, Feb 04, 2012
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3.2/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottle consumed at Grand Cafe Central in Gouda, and served with its own branded weizen glass. On to the beer:

This is toasted yellow to yellow-orange in color, topped with a large two inch head. It retains itself well, and several strings of lace appear around the glass. The aroma of mild banana and a decent spice shows some display of the classic German style. Taste is decent; the banana flavor is there, but it tastes watered down. There's a decent bread and clove note which adds needed character. It's wheat base is solid and makes itself known. What it also shows is its light body and watery character.

Brand Weizen is decent. It doesn't beat the Germans, however it doesn't cost a pretty penny in the Netherlands.

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