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Hertog Jan Karakter | Arcense Stoombierbouwerij (Hertog Jan Brouwerij)

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3.54/5
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42 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Arcense Stoombierbouwerij (Hertog Jan Brouwerij)
Netherlands
hertogjan.nl

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by paterlodie on 02-14-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#36,409
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
42
pDev:
12.71%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
10
Trade:
0
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3.6/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tottel
3.52/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Freepack88
3.56/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bird_soul
3.39/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BenBreeg
3.52/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of danflux
3.85/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stevoj
2.52/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Aroma is stong, like rubbing alcohol. Caramal toffe flavors present but hidden behind the alcohol. Alcohol burn is at the forefront, even though it is not that strong. Was hoping for something a little better....

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Photo of Dutchcraftbeergeek
4.44/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Erwin_Sakkers
3.66/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mark_vds
3.92/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zet
3.55/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of Hayley_86
3/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BPHL
3.6/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of SVD
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of petewheeler
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of Carpetsmoker
4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of RCH1
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of IPA35
3.84/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A red amber beer, white head that quickly vaporises. Filtered.

Smells quite nice sweet malts mainly, caramel.

Taste follows the nose. This is a rather sweet beer (sugar is used as well as wheatstarch) with a sugary, caramel taste. Spices and a little bit of fruitiness. Not much bitterness but prehaps a hint of leafiness.

Goes down smooth, medium bodies and the medium carbonation is very good for this beer.

Good beer.

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of MTNboy
3.45/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

It is a dark amber beer with a red hue. There was a little less than average head to this beer and about average lace. The aroma is simple and complex at the time. By that I mean there are a lot of different tones but nothing overpowering. You really have to get a good sniff. It is fruity and sweet. The flavor has a little more to it. Very dry and fruity like with not much hop influence. It is the malt and yeast that drive this beers flavor. Medium mouthfeel with mild carbonation. It is not bad as dinner beer when you are not sure what to pair the meal with.

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +34.2%

Photo of Arno
4.09/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I can imagine this isn't a well received beer looking at the ratings.
It's a bit of an in between-er. Too easy and simple to call it a special beer while all the flavors are suggesting it. It's not like a regular pilsener.

But if you just want a simple special beer, this is just lovely. Not too many layers or complexity. Just some brown sugar / caramel mixed with spices like clove. Fresh, not too thick and easy with a nice linger.

It actually reminds me of a more mellow version of "Gouden Carolus" beer.

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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Hertog Jan Karakter from Arcense Stoombierbouwerij (Hertog Jan Brouwerij)
Beer rating: 3.54 out of 5 with 42 ratings
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