Hertog Jan Weizener | Arcense Stoombierbouwerij (Hertog Jan Brouwerij)

Hertog Jan WeizenerHertog Jan Weizener
36 Ratings
Hertog Jan WeizenerHertog Jan Weizener

Brewed by:
Arcense Stoombierbouwerij (Hertog Jan Brouwerij)

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Absumaster on 04-23-2008

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3.59/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.16/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.68/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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2.99/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.56/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stevoj
3.1/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Looks and tastes more like a German hefeweizen than a witbier. Body is heavy and bready, taste also. Thick, creamy head and hazy straw color. Not sure if this beer knows what it wants to be...

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4.98/5  rDev +39.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

The greatest from the HJ series, imo.

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3.82/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Zet
3.6/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Light orange with a decent head of foam that collapses steadily, leaving a steady lacing on top. Smell of cloves and herbs with hints of lemon zest. More citric in the taste: lemon and tangerine accompanied by coriander. Malt and lemon in the finish. Decent beer, more witbier than Weizener though.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.3/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.27/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BeerDrinkersWorldTour
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Appearance – Pale hazy amber colour. This beer raises a tall rocky head that dies quickly and leaves a fingernail covering as you drink. Some lacing in the glass.

Smell – Very fruity on the first wiff. There is citrus (lemon zest) and possibly some banana. There are also some spices such as paprika and a peppery note.

Taste – The taste leans more towards the orange end of the citrus than I expected banana flavour also pronounced. Some white pepper and paprika but it is not very pronounced. Some cereal grain and the distinctively bready, soft taste of wheat malt.

Mouthfeel – Medium to thin body leaves a dry feeling in your mouth

Overall – Nice and mild and very easy to drink but it does have a full flavour. Very fresh I suspect this beer is brewed with spring water and has been filtered to some extent. There is a tiny sweetness to it but not as sweet as some other wheat beers. Give this beer a day in court yourself I think you will be very pleased by the results.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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2/5  rDev -44.1%

Photo of IPA35
3.44/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A very hazy beer, rather pale but it has a banana coloured 'centre'. A white rocky head that vanishes surprisingly quick.

Smells typical weizen, very fruity forward. Citrus peel and banana. Spices too. Peppery.

Taste is below average compared to mainsteam German offerings. Malty (barley dominates) and some citrus and other weizen flavours. Average.

Mouthfeel is medium, smooth. The carbonation is rather strong.

Overall an average weizen.

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of biegaman
3.58/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at the Beer Temple, in Amsterdam.

Hertog Jan Weizener pours with waves of white head and a cloudy orange colour. The haze is not only anticipated but a requirement; wheat has more protein and protein causes cloudiness. It also supports a thicker, longer-lasting head, as is also evidenced in this example.

This beer has the expected smell of bananas that have been doused in cracked black pepper but it's not as aromatic as hoped for. Fact is if you don't use enough malt you're starting from a deficit; this beer would be considered a little malnourished by German wheat beer standards.

Weissbier is a style difficult not to enjoy; this one has a bland, commercialized quality but is still very drinkable (albeit not terribly refreshing). The taste features the same fruity banana flavour, one that's been stewed in clove and white pepper, though it's a bit numbed. There is also cereal grain and the distinctively bready, soft taste of wheat malt.

The mouthfeel features a notably creamy texture to go along with the tinge of sweet vanilla flavour. This 'banana and vanilla cream' combo isn't quite enough to induce chocolate cravings, but the beer is every but as suited to a hot day as any ice cream split.

Hertog Jan Brouwerij is not really depriving the world of anything by keeping their beers by and large within the Netherlands. Their Weizener is a very average offering. Still, it's something I'd prefer to pretty much anything by other large Dutch breweries like Grolsch or Heineken.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

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Hertog Jan Weizener from Arcense Stoombierbouwerij (Hertog Jan Brouwerij)
Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 36 ratings
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