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Brewed by Brand Bierbrouwerij (Heineken)
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Wijlre, Netherlands

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RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (6432) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 5, 2011
Dark amber to brown color, white head. Smell caramel, malts and some sour. Taste malts, spices and too much sweetness. Good carbo and body, but the beer itself is just above average.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (7717) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 28, 2011
Very thick-set, mango-yellow, very persistent head, medium, over very slightly veiled orange-chestnut beer. Roasted & sweet malts, cake, autumn leaves, hint at cinnamon and gingerbread. Chocolate, sweet, but with a slighlty bitterish, walnut-like flavour as sweet bread, stuffed with walnuts. At least medium bodied, quite slick, bit chewy even. Definitely good winterbrew, no damage done by Heineken - Brand is still going strong.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
DutchDrebus (3491) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUN 25, 2011
Dark amber coloured beer with a nice cloudy foam head. Lacks a bit in taste and didn’t really like the mouthfeel.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Martinus (2630) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 6, 2011
Dark amber caramel colour, white head. Pronounced caramel aroma, sweet with slightly sour malts. Some spices and fruitiness, banana, cinnamon, cloves. Flavour of malts, quite sweet, only little hops. Same spices and fruits. Rather sticky mouthfeel, lingering caramel in the aftertaste. Bit spicier Imperator it seems. (from 33cL bottle)

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrHangover (2142) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 29, 2011
Brand Sylvester is a beer specially brewed for the new year. It is a classical winter beer. The tasting starts off really sweet with hints of cinnamon. But the after taste is really Brand-ish. Too bitter. This is too bad but it also distinguishes the typical Brand flavour."

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Christian (10779) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 25, 2011
Amber with a small white head. Aroma of banana, berries, and bubblegum with a touch of vineous alcohol. Dry and alcoholic flavour with fruity and grainy notes.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - APR 15, 2011
Pours a clear and copper beer with an offwhite head. The aroma is malt, sweetness and fruit. The flavor follows the nose with additional alcohol. The palate is sweetness. Overall an average beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
sfhodense (4791) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2011
Pours dark amber with a beige head. Aroma is caramel, alcohol and fruit. Flavour is caramel, alcohol, fruit and yeast.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dedollewaitor (13390) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2011
Bottle @ Norweigan Tasting, Odense. Pours amber with a small off white head. Sweet alcohol and fruit. Bubblegum, fruit and alcohol. Sticky and cloying.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kappldav123 (4588) - Nordhausen, GERMANY - MAR 15, 2011
Bottle looks simple and a bit complex. Beer in the glass brown, red glimmer, nice head. Starts malty and very spicy, like chrismas spices, some cinnamon. Finish warming with a soft alcoholic touch, well balanced. I really liked it!


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