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


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RATINGS: 185   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mile (3396) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2011
Bottle. Light golden, small and fully diminishing head. Light to moderate, malty and sweetish aroma, some grassy hoppyness. Body is light to medium, malty and sweetish flavor, some butter and light grassy hoppyness. Finish is short to average, malty and lightly sweetish, some butter and grassy hoppyness. Lightly sweetish pils – could use more hoppyness to balance the diacetyl.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
IluvatarMilan (281) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2011
Easily the best - and probably the only actually decent - macro pilsener in the Netherlands. Fresh grassy, lemon nose. Actual hop flavour in the body, and a nice crisp and hopbitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Countbeer (5242) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 6, 2011
Bottle: White head on top of a golden colored beer. Smell hops, malts, herbs, grains and hay Taste is a nice bitter spicy crisp mix of hops, malts, herbs, hint of flowers. Nice bitter aftertaste. Personally think this is better than most regular pilseners!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benzai (9898) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 3, 2011
Think I tasted this at KBC Den Bosch 2011. Nothing much to tell actually, just another pilsener as there are so many.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DutchDrebus (4663) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUN 22, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2012 Not too special. It’s a bit like a regular lager/pilsner, only a bit stronger in taste and smell. Easy to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Koelschtrinker (12439) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 21, 2011
Fruchtiger Geruch mit süßlich-hopfiger Note. Malziger, sehr bitterer Antrunk. Zum Mittelteil kommt auch der Hopfen hervor, die starke Bitterkeit bbleibt bestehen. Die erschnupperte Süße geht darunter allerdings verloren, auch im Nachgeschmack, wo die starken Aromen anhalten. Der Hopfen ist noch lange erkennbar. Einprägsames Bier. Test vom 24.3.2007, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 9,9,8,11,8,10 - 9,50

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Tranquillity (1453) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 4, 2011
Draught. Not a bad beer, but is like a normal lager. Taste a bit foul. Very pale. Thin palate. Not my favorite.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
MrHangover (3139) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 18, 2011
When draughted it gives a strong aroma, bit like a witbier. Lemon and fresh herbs. The taste is bitter and strong. This is a beer to get used to. Second one will taste better I guess."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mpulese (13) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 17, 2011
Good bitter pilsner with lots of hops. Very pleasant mouthfeel, taste of mout, hop and aftertaste nicely bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7482) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2011
On tap at Oosterling, Amsterdam on 7 April 2011. This is way netter than the "standard" Brand pilsner. There’s a touch of grassy hop here with a touch of bitterness (although probably less than in the old days). The malts are sweetish and a little bready. But it does have more weight on the palate and depth of flavour than the norm for a Dutch "pilsner" from the large brewers. Probably somewhat diminished from what t used to be but still a pleasantly drinkable and quite satisfying lager. Wish I’d had the opportunity to taste this before the Heineken takeover.

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