Brand Pilsener | Brand Bierbrouwerij

Brand PilsenerBrand Pilsener
BA SCORE
3.09/5
64 Ratings
Brand PilsenerBrand Pilsener
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brand Bierbrouwerij
Netherlands
brand.nl

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-10-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,852
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
64
pDev:
16.18%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
15
Trade:
0
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3.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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2.83/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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3.29/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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2.75/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

C+ / ABOVE AVERAGE

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Brief notes taken in Amsterdam in Summer 2012:

Served on-draught into Brand-branded glassware.

HEAD: 2 fingers worth of head. Soft and creamy. Of fair thickness. Good retention.

BODY: Clear yellow. Obviously filtered.

AROMA: Light creaminess. 2-row barley. Helles malts. Rather plain and uninspired, suggesting an insipid brew. Very light in terms of aromatic intensity.

TASTE: Soft creaminess and stale 6-row barley. Just 2 notes here and that's it...this is dreadfully simple. Lacks balance in spite of its plainness and simplicity. Shallow. Just downright bad.

TEXTURE: Smooth and wet, but too thick and lumpy to feel refreshing. Fails to complement the flavours or to elevate the beer as a whole.

OVERALL: Difficult to drink given its low quality. Maybe I got a pour from a bad keg or through dirty tap lines?

F / AVOID

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3/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.25/5  rDev +5.2%
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Beer rating: 3.09 out of 5 with 64 ratings
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