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Brand Bierbrouwerij

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-10-2004

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Ratings: 62 |  Reviews: 14
Reviews by DutchBeerDrinker:
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3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

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Photo of BlackHaddock
2.45/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

22 Oct 2012 saw me, my wife and 26 other members of the CAMRA Investors club have a wonderful afternoon as guests of the brewery: after a film show and giuded tour of the brewery we adjourned to the tasting celler bar where we were given seven different brews to taste: I had plenty of each!

This was the most tasteless of the beers offered: I had to have two glasses (on-tap), just be sure it was as bland as I thought it was after the first glass.

Looked like Mr Average Pilsner, golden, clear and of course it was as fresh as you are going to get: but it was just a wet fizzy drink that a few hops and a hand full of malts had been dropped in. Very disappointing, especially as we were being looked after so well. I've been kind with my scoring!

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Photo of petewheeler
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of ntomich
2.98/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of dcbeers
2.75/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of Tomblerone
2.5/5  rDev -22.6%

Photo of GentleKnight1
1.96/5  rDev -39.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.75

There are other products from this brewery that are among my favs, but this stuff is just undrinkable.

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Photo of wewantbeer
2.5/5  rDev -22.6%

Photo of frontalot
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of metter98
3.16/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short bright white head that quickly died down and left a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Faint aromas of Pilsener malts are present in the nose along with notes of floral hops.
T: The taste has flavors of bready malts along with hints of adjuncts and a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and clean on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is clean and goes down very easy. It isn't a bad representation of the style.

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Photo of biernack
3/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of Jose9e
2.5/5  rDev -22.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +31.6%

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of NeoClassicist
2.53/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of 54V4G3
3.29/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ThomasKoren
3/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of Dovers
3/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Douberd
3.09/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Another easily obtainable beer in the Dutch supermarkets, that I haven't reviewed.
Bottle of 300 ml of course.
The colour is golden yelo, with a nice creamy two finger white head, with very good retention. Average activity in the glass. The head disappears leaving light lacing oaound the glass.
Smell is almost non-existent, very faint malts.
Taste is not bad, quite on the hoppy side.Aftertaste is also bitter.
Average thinness on the body, slight carbonation.
Overall, this is one of your better options in a dutch supermarket, if you want to stay away from Heineken and Grolsch.

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Photo of bostonryan
3/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of gnikola
1.75/5  rDev -45.8%

Photo of safaricook
3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of kevinhughes
3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of kojevergas
2.75/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3


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?


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Photo of JTuomi
3.32/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Brand Pilsener from Brand Bierbrouwerij
3.23 out of 5 based on 62 ratings.
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