Hertog Jan Weizener
Arcense Stoombierbouwerij (Hertog Jan Brouwerij)

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Arcense Stoombierbouwerij (Hertog Jan Brouwerij)
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3.59 | pDev: 14.21%
Nov 24, 2023
Apr 23, 2008
This beer is a cross over in between a German Weissen beer and a White Belgian, made by Hertog Jan ( a Dutch brewery owned by AB INbev). 5,7% abv, flavoured with dry lemon peel and coriander.
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Reviewed by Hephaistos from Netherlands

4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
330 ml can, 5.7% abv, poured in a Texels Skummkoppe glass at around 6 degrees celcius.
Opens with some fuzz, highly carbonated, small bulbs, pale yellow hazy colour, 3-4 finger white head, dissolving at medium pace.
Smell, sweet biscuits with some citric fruit notes. LIttle bit of hopy bitterness.
Taste follows the smell, orange peel becomes clear, mid-way the coriander spice kicks in, not too strong, with a pleasant bitter after taste. I understand it is not for all, as real Weissen lovers would be appalled by the lemonade taste and Belgian Witbier lovers would compare to the benchmark Hoegaarden and say it not so good.

Mouth feel round and balanced,

Well made beer, refreshing, balanced, and kind of unique as cross over in between a white belgian and a german weissen.
A solid round 4 overall to me.
Like being remarked below, probably one of the best if not the best in the HJ brew specials. And yes, also remarked here, this should be rather in the Belgian White category than the German Weissen. (And certainly not the Hefe Weissen -the yeast here is making the flavour).
Nov 24, 2023
Rated: 3.3 by guidodewaal from Netherlands

Mar 18, 2023
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Rated by jeffdr123 from Florida

3.28/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
From a can after a long bike ride in Basel. It has all the flavors described here: bread, sweetness, clove and coriander. But not my cup of tea.
Jul 11, 2022
Rated: 3.69 by misteil from Ireland

Jan 26, 2022
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.31/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
300 ml bottle, from a grocery store in Rotterdam. ABV is 5.7%. Hazy straw colour, moderate to small white head. Wheaty sweetish aroma of yeast, coriander, cloves, banana and orange peel. Citric mouthfeel. Medium sweet wheaty flavour with the same elements as the aroma, also notes of lemons, minimal hops.
Jan 05, 2022
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Reviewed by Daniel473 from Netherlands

4.35/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Marvelous beer, has the classic qualities of witbier and still remains unique. I'd call it a splendidly wrought witbier in classic manner with a unique twist that brings it up to great standard in terms of taste. Overall a very pleasant beer with an exquisite quirk in my honest opinion. Reminds me of honey ale except white.
Aug 07, 2020
Rated: 3.68 by Roberto11232 from New York

Aug 13, 2019
Rated: 3.5 by jeschaefer from Texas

Sep 23, 2018
Rated: 3.54 by DylanBrkhff from Netherlands

Jan 17, 2018
Rated: 3.59 by Dactrius from Netherlands Antilles

Oct 06, 2017
Rated: 3.16 by greedysoul from Netherlands

Mar 26, 2017
Rated: 3.6 by BdM from Netherlands

Jul 25, 2016
Rated: 2.99 by Euroglot from Belgium

May 14, 2016
Rated: 3.56 by lhwjanssen from Netherlands

May 07, 2016
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

3.1/5  rDev -13.6%
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...
Jan 08, 2016
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Rated by Dutchcraftbeergeek from Netherlands

4.98/5  rDev +38.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
The greatest from the HJ series, imo.
Nov 24, 2015
Rated: 3.82 by wc94wc from California

Sep 22, 2015
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Reviewed by Zet from Netherlands

3.6/5  rDev +0.3%
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.
Sep 14, 2015
Rated: 3.5 by Marius from Netherlands

Sep 13, 2015
Rated: 4.3 by Erwin_Sakkers from Netherlands

Jul 25, 2015
Hertog Jan Weizener from Arcense Stoombierbouwerij (Hertog Jan Brouwerij)
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 45 ratings