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Brand Pilsbrouwwedstrijdwinnaar 2012

Formerly brewed at Brand Bierbrouwerij (Heineken)
Style: Pilsener
Wijlre, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 2.91/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Met trots presenteert de Brand Bierbrouwerij het frisse pils van hobbybrouwer Marc Vriens. Tijdelijk verkrijgbaar in zeer beperkte oplage. Een pils van constante kwaliteit brouwen is een uitdaging. Hobbybrouwer Marc Vriens ging die uitdaging aan en won de Brand Pilsbrouwwedstrijd. Samen met de brouwmeesters van Brand heeft hij zijn pils bij ons gebrouwen. "Geniet van mijn pils! Het heeft die typische hoppige neus en frisbittere smaak door de juiste balans van aroma- en bitterhop. Door het gebruik van pure zomermout heeft het een mooie goudgele kleur zoals een pils betaamt. Proost!" Marc Vriens, hobbybrouwer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mike_77 (5563) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - DEC 9, 2012
A pleasant enough Pilsener. Light fruity, malty flavour with a hint of dry, bitter hop in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
LomYst (823) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 6, 2012
In taste and aroma quite like the normal brand pilsener, but more dry hops and even more bitterness... nice, were it not for some nasty flavours in the finish (amstel like?)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
deanso (9211) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 4, 2012
Bottle at the paas. Verybtgin read. Clear golden pour. Nice pills smooth aftertaste

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bierkoning (12570) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - DEC 3, 2012
Bottle. Pale golden color. Soft grassy aroma with hints of malt, Fairly dry pilsener with a soft but persistant grassy hopbitterness and some distant bready notes. Well balanced. Perfectly acceptable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
goozen (3844) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 25, 2012
Bottle 0,33ltr: Good initiave brew from Heineken subsidiary, clear golden looks with light fruity bitter taste. Not that hoppy as the regular Pilsener from this brewery.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Countbeer (6222) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 24, 2012
Bottle: Medium sized, thicker and vast but also a bit lively snow white head, which changes slowly into a vast lacing on top of a clear brighter yellow colored beer. Smell hops, citrus, grains and sharper grains leaning on glue ish tints, hint of cardboard, some hoppy herbs and a hint of something like cara malt. Taste is a decent mix of hops, floral notes, lots of grains, close to sharper hops and grains, nice bitter touch, hint of malts and something like a hint of meat in the far far distance. Aftertaste is pretty nice, a fine mix of bitters, hops, floral notes and hay/grass. Medium carbo, soft but also light spicy mouthfeel, low to medium body and a light creamy texture. I expected more hops!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MaartenRF10 (1869) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2012
Clear golden beer with a lot off bubbles and a decent white head. For a pilsener it has quiet some hops in both aroma and taste. Nice pilsener.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Douberd (4911) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - NOV 21, 2012
This was brewed by the winner of the pilsener brewing contest, allowed to use the facilities of Brand to make enough beer for 50.000 crates. Poured into a footed pilsener glass. Colour is golden yellow, with a constant stream of bubbles in the body and a soapy, thick white head of two full fingers, with excellent retention. I have it now about ten minutes in the glass and there is still about half a centimeter of foam covering the beer. Very good. The smell on the other hand is not anything extraordinary, and it could use some more hops for the aroma. Neertheless, above the average pilseners. The taste is where this one shines, hoppy bitterness straight from the beginning to the very finish, and a long one too. Medium to thick crisp body and just about the right carbonation. Overall, a great pilsener, maybe Brand could learn a thing or two from this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benzai (14267) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 17, 2012
33cl bottle thanks to Dutchdrebus. Clear golden color, medium sized white head. Smell and taste malts, some grains, lightly bitter. Nothing special but a decent, solid pilsener.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
bierbeek (97) - Beek, NETHERLANDS - NOV 17, 2012
33cl bottle. Yellow colour, white head. Aromas of lemon and hops. Taste is predominantly hops, some citrus fruits. Short dry finish. A bit like brand up. Refreshing beer, nice.

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