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Brewed by Brand Bierbrouwerij (Heineken)
Style: Heller Bock
Wijlre, Netherlands
Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein

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RATINGS: 138   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   IBU: 27   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
emandkey (67) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - FEB 10, 2016
Aroma: malts, brown sugar, caramel. Appearance: light/medium brown colour, with small short lasting head. Taste: light to medium sweet, medium to heavy biterness, light sour. Palate: soft carbonation, light to medium body, slick to a little bit sticky texture. Overall: light aromas and strong taste, mainly dominate bitter, dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markschiedon (475) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 10, 2016
Drinking from a 33cl bottle. In the aroma alcohol, flowers, caramel, malt. The clear copper beer has a medium off-white head. In the taste singer spices and caramel. Medium carbonated.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
77ships (6539) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 28, 2016
Draft glass @ some Holiday Inn in Amsterdam post work presentations. Clear darker amber with an off-white head. Nose is massively metallic, industrial & thin, herbal thin industrial burned caramel affair. Taste is the same, massively industrial thin herbal metallic caramel, processed to death. Thin, industrial caramel body. Promotion material proclaims this to be the oldest specialty beer of the Netherlands, marketing rubbish in the way that this tastes purely like a modern industrial affair. I actually enjoyed the Heineken that I had after this one more to my surprise.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Godzilla_7370 (8) - - JAN 12, 2016 does not count
On tap Amsterdam Schipol. Quite nice. High on the caramel malt so a little outside of what I like. But still a nice beer. I would have a couple.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zlotta (838) - Amstelveen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 7, 2016
0.3 l bottle from local ’Gall & Gall’, best before June 2016. Clear, copper with a thin, frothy, slowly diminishing, tan head. Sweetish-malty aroma of caramel, honey and grains. Sweet, malty taste of honey, caramel and grains, followed by a medium long, dusty, slightly warming, medium bitter finish. Medium to full body, creamy to oily mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Quite tasty, thick and creamy, only a bit boring. Nice!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
androman (1294) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 13, 2015
On tap at de Pannekoekenbakker, Maarssenvesse Plassen. Body is clear amber, head is big, beige, creamy, mostly lasting, excellent lacing. Nose is fruity, caramel, flavor is caramel, tea, light toast, light roasted malt. Medium sweet, light roasty bitter, hint of fruity sour. Finish is medium lasting roasty medium bittersweet. Light body, thin texture, soft carbonation. Easy, refreshing, simple, quite good, not a big deal though.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DraftDodger (728) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2015
Amsterdam 11/12-2015. 33 cl from tap on L'Opera Grand Cafe. Pours amber orange with white head. Massive lacing. Aroma is sharp and sour. Fermented fruit and and tart berries. Medium carbonation and watery palate. Taste is quite round and sweetish compared to the smell. Caramel and fermented fruit and berries. Sour aftertaste with medium bitterness. Actually quite ok for a Heineken Beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
R4N5H (525) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2015
25cl draft at Cafe Loetje, Amsterdam on 24-Sep-2015. Clear amber pour with a nice creamy head. Aroma of sweet malty biscuit and caramel. Medium body and carbonation. Flavour of barley, sweet malt - some cookie dough and spices. Not bad, but a full bodies bock, suitable for the European autumn.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KyotoLefty (8492) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 29, 2015
Bottled. Amber-orange, clear. Sweet caramel nose, peaches, brown sugar. Sweet, bland flavor, caramel anf raisin. Ok. Nt a bad bock for a major, but nothng memorable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gangstergafje (416) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - JUL 16, 2015
The beer pours a modest layer of almond colored foam. The beer has a beautiful amber color and is very clear. The beer has a cellar smell, just like the German Altbeer. It is bitter and a little penetrant, not in a bad way. It also reminds a little of wood. The taste is nice. It also tastes like Altbier, and has a little wood taste. There is a hint of stout/porter, caused by the roasted barley. This porter/stout like sensation is also present in the smell. It is quite unique. The beer gives a mouth filling sensation and has a nice tingle. There is a little raisin and bread taste as well. Nice.


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