Hertog Jan Grand Prestige | Arcense Stoombierbouwerij (Hertog Jan Brouwerij)

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Jason on 12-18-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
124
Reviews:
44
Avg:
3.91
pDev:
10.74%
 
 
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5/5  rDev +27.9%

Photo of aaabbbccc
5/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

It is a comprehensive review on Jan Hertzog, Dubel, Tripel and Grand Prestige . As I understand it is Dutch of being Belgians. But, from what has been presented in Krasnoyarsk from the Belgians, Hertzog Jan the best example

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Photo of montbason
4.79/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of vrtx64
4.78/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Gottesverachter
4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

Photo of lllarzzz
4.63/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Great appearance, with a subdued head and a dark, reddish-hue that bring about thought of sherry.

Wonderful smell of semi-sweet fruit with a woody edge. Full-bodied with strong hints of cherry and dark chocolate... giving a moderately complex taste with a great blend of sweet and bitter without conveying any spicy undertones.

Flavors are refined and consistent across the palate from start to end. The mouthfeel is very good... just enough bubbles to give a great texture without spoiling the mildly-creamy viscosity. The finish is quite easy and dry... exceptionally smooth and drinkable to have 10% ABV.

This is truly one of the best glasses of beer I've enjoyed in a long time... this is a must-try for anyone who can access a bottle.

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Photo of Mike_Aguirre
4.52/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours deep red, very dark with a wide white foam head, excellent retention. Aroma is complex, fruity, malty, spicy and alcoholic, no hops. Taste is rich and complex too, lots of fruits, nuts and malts there, no hops. Great belgian strong, this one was cellared for two years. Cheers

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Photo of frontalot
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Campodog
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of JerryH
4.48/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of nout72
4.44/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very cheap and very good. Just like the Dutch La Trappe beers you get an exceptionally good beer for a low price...if you live in the Netherlands or Europe that is.
I recently did a blind tasting test with this beer, Rochefort 10, St. Bernardus 12, La Trappe Quad and Chimay Blue.
Seriously, they all are exceptional. Which one did I favor? Well at that day I prefered the Chimay.
And was it a clear winner? Nope, I tried and tried again. What does this say? That rating beer is ridiculous, because enjoying them is much more fun. It also depend on the mood, your preferences that day...well I chose the Chimay that day because I felt it had the best non-obtrusive sweet after taste, the sweets weren't lingering and it was more spicy than the Rochefort and La Trappe. I rated the St. Bernardus the lowest, because of the highest carbonation and the alcoholic taste, it just wasn't as smooth as the rest, although I liked the spicy taste very much.
What about this Grand Prestige? It finished 3rd, after the Chimay blue and Rochefort 10, while costing only a third of a Rochefort 10.

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Photo of Freepack88
4.42/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sammyslick
4.41/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Schweitzer21
4.4/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of Iaido
4.36/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wessel
4.34/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 123321123321
4.33/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SkylerShores
4.33/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sinthoras
4.32/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of davidperez
4.29/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer's presentation has changed since the time it was uploaded here on BA, or at least the bottle I got is way different than the one depicted here.
It is a 500 ml black ceramic bottle, with a black and golden label and a cork. Rustic and yet somewhat elegant. Needless to say, the style is also wrong; it is a dark belgian strong.

Served in a Chimay chalice, it pours a mahogany of a very dark hue, tilting towards black, but some lighter-colored glare is visible. It forms a two-finger head, ecru, foamy with good retention. Lacing is noticeable too.

The bouquet is assertive and alluring.
Dark fruits as in prune, raisins and dates, cherry, spices as in cinnamon and pepper, caramel, some vanilla and a booze note. A slight spicy hoppiness became present too after some energetic swirls.

Very tasty.
Upfront you get a thrust of sweetness, lots of dark fruits, cherry, molasses, caramel. The alcohol presence is strong, and it gives the sweetness a liquor character. The spiciness blends well with the subdued bitterness from the hops, giving this beer an interesting undertone.
The aftertaste is long, a decaying and complex sweetness.
Low and pleasant carbonation, medium to full body, very smooth and velvety.

Very nice beer.

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Photo of 50wolves
4.29/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - credit has to be given for the bottle it was bought in, very interesting. Pours chocolate / toffee dark into a dimpled beer mug, no head at all. Some bubbles with a murky appearance. Aroma - scent of honey sweetness, 10% abc given off in the smell. Almost reminds me of a bourbon. Taste - toffee, caramel extracts come through in the taste, alcohol is there however deceiving noting the presence in the scent. Goes down very easy. Feel - presence of very minimal astringency, somewhat silky smooth to the feel with a warm finish. Overall - was attracted to the beer based on the bottle. Overall would recommend, worth. $15 price tag for a 500ml bottle.

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Photo of redmagik99
4.27/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

picked this up in a supermarket in amsterdam last march, so its been in my cellar for about a year. dark brown, amber tint, small head. smells great - prominent brown sugar with some honey and dates or general dark fruit. definite brown sugar in the taste - very similar to some dubbels - with a bit of toffee and cherries. a touch of harsh fusels at the end. low carbonation + medium-light bodies = great drinkability. this beer reminds me of what I imagine a chimay red and blue blend would taste like, although a bit less refined considering the elevated perceivable booziness. Glad I aged it a year - I would be interested to taste it at 2 years. Solid brew.

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Photo of carlborch
4.26/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful, dark-mahogany it pours, forming a 1.5 inch, creamy, off-white head that settles to the 1/8 inch. The nose suggests Madeira, dried fruit, and high alcohol. In fact, I detect significant notes of dried dark fruit, molasses, coffee, cough medicine, and cherry pits! Sweet, rich, evidently alcoholic (warmth), palate with indications of caramel, licorice, vanilla bean, and chocolate. Carbonation is low, but the sweetness and richness is very high. It makes me think of spiced, whipped, cream, including allspice, cinnamon, and mace. While the body and flavors are rich and melodious, they only play on 3/4 of my palate. The rest disappears in a high-alcohol haze. While delicious, this is neither a session beer nor a moreish beer, however, it is a perfect beer to end the meal or other activities, The ABV is high, so if you have this beer, do not drive!

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Photo of BWE
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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