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:
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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:
0
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Photo of nkaran
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Exiled
4/5  rDev +2.3%

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

Poured into a Westmalle glass. The beer pours a dark-brown-ruby color, with a thick light-brown head that lasted very short.

Smell: Mainly sweet candy, caramel, malts and quite some spicy (sharp) alcohol

Taste: Sweet-bitter overall. Mostly caramel, sweet malts, brown sugar, clear hints of dark fruits and a malty, sharp spicy alcoholic aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation, medium-bodied, smooth and sweet

Overall: Although the alcohol is quite present, it is not too disturbing. By far the best Hertog Jan brew. Last year I had a 1991 vintage, and that one was fantastic. So I can only recommend all BAs, keep this one in the cellar for some years!

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Photo of Vsarmatov
4/5  rDev +2.3%

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

Photo of stevenpiers
4/5  rDev +2.3%

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 rekel
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Kiro
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Bocharel_27
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Arno
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Had this one after a Hertog Jan Karakter.
The similarities are quite clear. It has that same sweet caramel / brown sugar base with spices like clove, but all more subtle and more balanced. It's like a more aged Karakter somehow.

It has a higher ABV, although you don't get much of that. It's still easy to drink, although not as easy as Karakter. Also i'm unsure i like this more or not. People probably will call this one more balanced. It's not as sweet and less malts and yeast. This one comes with a mellow bitter hop kick to balance out the flavors better, but also making it somewhat more neutral.

Also a bit thicker. It's just the "sipping version" of Karakter. I like it, but it depends on the mood which one i prefer.

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

Photo of Carpetsmoker
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of RobertRedmoon
4/5  rDev +2.3%

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 Filosoof
3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The smart thing about Hertog Jan beers is also mentionable in this beer: Hertog Jan wants to be bought by a big public and they have chosen to succeed by deleting elements that could frighten the regular drinker.

This is a real winter beer. Heavy, but very accesible.

L: dark brown, very good, nice lasting, thick top;
S: interesting, ripe banana, raspberry;
T: round, malts, caramel, maybe a bitbit too sweet, but with a nice tartness though,
M: could be feeling a bit stronger;
O: another very good beer of the only big Dutch brewery I like.

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

Photo of dogfooddog
3.97/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this bottle from a trade with Absumaster in NL, thanks again for the first batch of dutch beers!

pours very dark copper/orange with a very small (3mm) light tan head. nose is very malty, a bit dry,slightly sweet, and a bit bready. overall very attractive on the nose, if my description doesn't convey that. Curiously, ingredients include E150c, which single malt scotch drinkers might recognize as an artificial colorant(?).

taste is sweeter than the nose, a bit dry, with some hint of a very dark sugary or sweet taste. This is quite distinct from a belgian brune or dubbel, and works quite well.

Overall a very pleasant beer. Until I scrolled up to make a comment on the alcohol I had assumed this was a 5-6% beer based on taste. I had absolutely NO idea this was a ten-percent ABV beer! You cannot tell at all.

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Photo of Flogiston
3.97/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice round taste, a bit sweet. Tough because of the 10% alcohol, but acceptable. No deposit in bottle, so if you buy it in a supermarket, don't worry if they shake to scan it. If cooled sufficiently, foam will not collapse as soon as pored. Easy accessible for first time drinkers.

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

Photo of joannavandenhaag
3.97/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving type: bottle poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance: Opaque pecan brown with fluffy tan head which collapses after a couple minutes leaving a very thin lace cap. Not excessively carbonated.

Smell: Sweet boozy blackberry and sour cherry top notes on a cashew and pecan core with a spiced caramel vanilla finish. The alcohol scent is immediate.

Taste and mouthfeel: Crisp, fresh caramel sweetness followed by a complex spiced, peppery vanilla and a nicely balanced bitter and toasty malt finish. The mouthfeel is medium-bodied and crinkly at start and finish with very sharp alcohol.

Drinkability: I like this beer quite well. Its complex flavours are very nicely balanced, but the high ABV cuts very quickly to your head through this sieve.

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

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

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 DeanBB
3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Hertog Jan Grand Prestige from Arcense Stoombierbouwerij (Hertog Jan Brouwerij)
3.91 out of 5 based on 126 ratings.
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