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

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126 Ratings
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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Jason on 12-18-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
126
Reviews:
44
Avg:
3.91
pDev:
10.74%
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
47
For Trade:
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Photo of YvesB
3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JTuomi
3.7/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SpongeHop
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L - black, no head. Molten liquorice
S & T - Cognac-y, liquorice, bay leaves
F - smooth, slight alcohol warmth

O - all-round solid beer in the quad style.

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Photo of Giangio
4.06/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 danflux
3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Everydayoff
3.99/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml ceramic bottle poured into a goblet. This one is 2016 vintage.

Mildly hazed chestnut brown in color with some copper tinge along the edge, the pour yields one finger of foamy tan head that stays for a while before collapsing to long-lasting bubble film atop and leaving lots of lacing patch and spot on the glass-side.

The aroma has wide varieties of character ranging from dark fruits in kind of prune and black raisin, black grape, dried-fruit, cherry, red wine, licorice, roasted malt, chocolate, dark bread, some vanilla, caramel, some spice and pepper, as well as hint of leafty and earthy hop.

The taste quickly reminds me of red wine/port-like with its grape-ish, berry and dryness. Fruity ester plays a leading role providing notes of prune, dark raisin, black grape, dark berries, and sour cherry. There is licorice too as well as some spiciness and pepper in the middle while same time malt reveals with the characters of dark bread, roasted, caramel, and some chocolate. Subtle hop kicks at the end by only just ghost-like bitterness that is well mingled with all those fruity and sweet profiles.

The palate is not that sticky with medium body and some lively crisp carbonation to carry all the things well under the smooth mouthfeel and dry finish. Quite complex and tasty brew, alcohol is very well hidden beneath its deliciousness.

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Photo of greedysoul
3.29/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of Themanfromvierlingsbeek
3.76/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Antyk
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lhwjanssen
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beer-Ed
3.81/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BdM
3.77/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beginner2
3.96/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Listed on the "1001 and deserves it. My notes were cryptic: "balanced, but too carbonated." MJ gave it 3 of 4 stars and said "arguably a barleywine."

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Photo of KitoUY
4.06/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Oleg85
3.91/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tottel
3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dzu
3.97/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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 Deltoro
3.27/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Nighthawk88
3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

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