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

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RATINGS: 181   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
DutchMark (230) - NETHERLANDS - APR 26, 2015
Nice. Almost like a Belgian ale. Malty with a bit more hops than a standard pilsner. Decent.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gangstergafje (134) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2015
Very nice beer. The beer is a pilsner for beer lovers. It is a crystal clear golden beer. The snow white foam disappears quickly, like on every pilsner. The beer is way more bitter than a regular pilsner. It also has a fruity tone. There is much more taste in this brew than in a regular pilsner, much mor sophisticated.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Alengrin (2939) - BELGIUM - FEB 17, 2015
Tasted as Brand Urtyp years ago, rating from old notes. Clear pale golden blonde, frothy snow white head, good fizz. Malt sweet character, grainy and a bit bready, bit metallic, with some grassy hops in the finish establishing a subtle bitterness. Not great and not on the same level as the best actual Bohemian Urtyps, but clearly of better and more ’pure’ quality than the regular Brand Pilsener and to be preferred over most other Dutch macro lagers.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ZodiacM (230) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 3, 2015
Gedronken uit een fles 33cl. Iets bitterder en hoppiger dan een gewone pils met een beetje grassige nasmaak. Lekker.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Erzengel (4968) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JAN 9, 2015
*Old rating, best before Sept.10. Bitter-crisp Pils. Smooth, hints of grain, nice bitter aftertaste. Nice.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tricksta_p (1706) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2014
Aroma of malt, grain, hint of citrus, fresh hops. Flavour is moderate sweet with a distinctively bitter finish. Quite nice Pilsener, a huge surprise.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
gnoff (8173) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2014
Bottle from Jan Linders, Eindhoven, on December 13, 2014.
As I can remember the bottle only had a neck label, from which I wrote down "Brand Up Urtyp Pilsener" at 5.5% ABV, this entry looks to be that one though.
Clear straw yellow color, fluffy white head. Malty, grainy scent. Malty, a bit hoppy taste. Bitter aftertaste. Weak thin mouthfeel, low bitterness.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
zvikar (3903) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - NOV 22, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks kerenmk. Pours yellow with a small head, aroma of grain, honey, corn, flavor is bitter with grain, sweet with herbs, light bodied.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
RW80 (1111) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 8, 2014
33cl bottle Appearance: Crystal clear light gold, with a white fluffy head of 2 fingers. Aroma: grass, grains, light herbal tones Taste: bready malts and a light but a bit dusty gass hop finish comming from the Saaz hops. Thin body, average carbonation. Refreshing good pilsner.Probably the best Pilsner you can find in a Dutch Supermarket.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pjotrbeer (2) - - OCT 13, 2014 does not count
Suberb pilsener. Nice bitterness very refreshing, some citrus tones. How a pilsener should be.


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