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

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RATINGS: 128   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Icedwarf (599) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - MAY 17, 2015
Amberkleurig bier met weinig schuim. Smaak is licht hoppig bitter en wat zoet metheel lichte rookachtige invloeden caramel. Niet echt bitter maar gewoon goed.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ippers (46) - NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2015
Iets donker biertje, smaak is zoet en licht fruitig. Heeft niet het bittere van brand wat het normaal wel heeft. Lekker biertje

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
McSherman (275) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAR 16, 2015
Bewertung importiert von Bier index: 7 / 6 / 5 / 5 / 5 / 6 / 5 / 5 / 55

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (2985) - BELGIUM - JAN 10, 2015
UPDATED: APR 5, 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 aside. 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.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mjik83 (852) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 4, 2014
************************************************** + Matig Niet mijn smaak ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   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!

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
sjorsvdg (123) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 9, 2014
Een gezoet bier, met schuim dat snel wegtrekt. Misschien te kenmerken als een lichte bockvariant.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JorgeLee (1368) - 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.

4
   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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rikstar (1208) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2014
Robijnrood helder met een.crème schuimkraag. Geur en smaak zijn kruidig speculaas en cacao en caramelmout. Mooie Body, lekker.


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