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


on tap


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RATINGS: 145   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   IBU: 27   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thebeertourist (5187) - Oslo, - JAN 18, 2013
On tap at Schiphol. Deep clear amber, medium head. Fruity and nutty caramel, semi-sweet. Not bad for a macrobrew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (17352) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2016
On tap at Stadsbrouwhuis Leiden. Clear red orange colour lasting beige head. Sweetish. Toffee. Bocky flavour. It’s like the 3 Brand beers ive had this evening all clean competent and lacking any faults and even with a little character. Fine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (7837) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - SEP 21, 2016
Bottle at the Nieuwe Morsch, Leiden. Poured a clear medium amber with thin broken white head. The aroma is toffee caramel malt. The flavour is moderate bitter with a fruity metallic hop bitter palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tricksta_p (3617) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - AUG 3, 2016
Bottle at home. Aroma is malt, caramel, bready, notes of ripe apples, ripe fruits, bit toasted malt. Flavour is sweet, a tad cloying, and light bitter. Body is medium. A bit too sweet for my taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JPDIPSO (5670) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 10, 2016
Amber/orange color with a diminished off-white heat head. Earthy sweet grain and some floral hops aromas. Hints of caramel, toffee and marzipan. A bit too simple and sweet for my …ator. Sweet malt and some woody sap flavors in the front. Some sweetness builds in the middle with some brown sugar and dark candi. Not the complex malt and melanoidins I am looking for in my DB. Still a decent strong sweet heavy lager. 6/10

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ZodiacM (870) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 6, 2016
Gisteren gedronken (5-6-2016). Redelijk van geur en smaak, mout en caramel, verder weinig bijzonders kunnen aantreffen wat dit bier boven de middelmaat kan verheffen.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
PeatyPete (953) - NETHERLANDS - APR 27, 2016
UPDATED: APR 27, 2016 Amber coloured beer with cream-colored head. Light aroma. Taste is bready, light sweet and roasted malt.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
schavuitje (114) - APELDOORN, NETHERLANDS - MAR 26, 2016
amber kleurig maar geen bier , slap aftreksel van wat ooit broodpap was , mout verdunt tot er waterige thee van mout over bleef. bij het uitblijven van smaak is een schande om te verkopen

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
emandkey (74) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markschiedon (596) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
77ships (8211) - 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.

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