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


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RATINGS: 136   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
MADpalace (219) - Budel, NETHERLANDS - DEC 30, 2011
Rose red collor, semi-transparant. Not a particular smell with light sweetness. Strong bitter sweetness with mild acid after-taste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Tmrobotix (40) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2011
First off: Expected more, really enjoyed Brand’s duppelbock. Aroma: Very yeasty! Appearance: Beer looks amber, slightly sparkling, beautiful head, cool! Taste: The yeast takes over but there’s no bitterness very profound nor sweetness. No sourness. Just watery yeast. Palate: Decent, nothing special. Overall: Very dissapointing, it doesnt has the dryness of other Belgian Strong ales, nor does it has any intense aromas. There’s nothing that makes this beer special except for the waterness that normal pilsners have. ALl in all, a watered down version of a Belgian Strong ale. The duppelbock of brand is really good, shame this one is.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
erickok (4928) - Leuven, BELGIUM - DEC 11, 2011
Mahony red with small off white head. Clearly clean and filtered, which also shines through in the clean, sugary and boring aroma. Little bready and soaked raisins. Yeasty and sugary taste, but not much else. Almost as if a minimal of ingredients was used. Sugar water and still too alcoholic. Cheap but really not good enough.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
GSAP (658) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 11, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2015 Fijn kruidig aroma met vanille. Kraag verliest snel zijn vorm; wellicht te koud ingeschonken. Smaak is tevens kruidig en peperig met zoete tonen, met een fijne bitter in de nasmaak. #2 oei, iets minder rooskleurig na vele andere, smaak met name wat ’chemisch’ zoet. -2

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thanatosti (1398) - Culemborg, NETHERLANDS - DEC 9, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2012 30 cl. bottle. Winter 2011-2012. Pours a dark amber with a thin off-white head. Roasted malts dominate along with some caramel. Was expecting some more body judging the rich colour and alcohol percentage. Decent enough winterbrew

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MaartenRF10 (1832) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2011
Helder rood/amberkleurig bier met goeie witte kraag. Vrij stevig van smaak, je proeft de alcohol. Verder fruit (appel, kers), kruiden. Smakelijk, maar er zijn lekkerder winterbieren.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (7944) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 26, 2011
33cl bottle from Mitra. Clear amber pour. Good white head. fairly good for a Heineken beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (12192) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (9083) - Ursel, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
DutchDrebus (5419) - 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.

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