Brewed by Brand Bierbrouwerij (Heineken)
Style: Dunkler Bock
Wijlre, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Brand bierbrouwerij is de oudste brouwerij in Nederland. Liefde voor het brouwersvak en een hecht gevoel voor traditie staan bij Brand voorop. Brand Imperator is een amberkleurig bier met een volmondige moutsmaak en een uitgebalanceerde hopbitterheid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (2737) - BELGIUM - JAN 10, 2015
Famed bottom-fermented (so German style) dark Bock from an established brewery in the southeastern Netherlands. Clear orangey copper colour, indeed looking a lot like the average German Bock, under a thinnish, lacing, yellowish light beige head. Aroma of cookie dough, warm toasted bread, butterscotch, bourbon, hazelnuts, ’speculoos’, dried cranberries, leather, baked banana, biscuit, straw, tea, earthy hops, iron. Taste begins sweetish, clean, caramelly, nutty, with a light sourish touch and medium carbonation; low fruitiness as expected from a lager, the basic fruitiness from the malts notwithspoken. In the middle, the malty sweetishness continues, becoming a bit doughy and bitterishly toasted, bit metallic, lean and supple mouthfeel, leading to a finish of earthy and leafy hops (but subdued, as expected from the style), lingering malt sweetness and some warming, brandy-like alcohol, though in all still well hidden; sourishness continues in a gentle way, as well as the sweetness, which manages to stay under the ’cloying’ level. In all, this is a technically well-made lager Bock, without any noteworthy flaws. A good introduction to the style, and justly a kind of classic.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mjik83 (755) - - DEC 4, 2014
************************************************** + Matig Niet mijn smaak ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dutchguy (2) - - NOV 28, 2014 does not count
Decent beer almost fro everyone. Nobody should be dissatisfied with one! Dutch people know how to make a beer!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
sjorsvdg (106) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 9, 2014
Een gezoet bier, met schuim dat snel wegtrekt. Misschien te kenmerken als een lichte bockvariant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JorgeLee (1314) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2014
Bottle in Geneva, probably looted by Lakshmi at a trade show. Deep amber colour, quite low carbonation. Malty and a little boozy, quite heavy and sweet, mild bitterness. Not bad but the sweetness is a bit hard work.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PsychoGunnar (200) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 11, 2014
Amber ale, deeply red with yellowish foam. The taste is very malty with heavy notes of yeast. Hint of prunes, raisins, maybe some red cabbage (?); very full body and a lot of everything that it includes. The aftertaste is a bit lackluster - an awkward shadow of the main taste. However, the oldest brewery of the Netherlands know what they are doing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rikstar (1062) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2014
Robijnrood helder met een.crème schuimkraag. Geur en smaak zijn kruidig speculaas en cacao en caramelmout. Mooie Body, lekker.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
markoijelena (781) - Belgrade, SERBIA - SEP 9, 2014
Bottle 0.33l at Basilica Maastricht Netherlands.Pour it red color with small white head.On the nose caramel.Taste and aroma of cherry, honey and caramel.Bitter on the end not bad

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wouterlip (31) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 10, 2014
Lekker biertje van brand. Niet zwaar en een zoetje. Goed verteerbaar. Niet gek. 10082014

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Slaz (55) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2014
Pours golden brown. The store said ’mild and bitter’ but the aroma is more sweet and caramel-like than I expected. A slight bitterness is still recognizable though, it’s an enjoyable beer.

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