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


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RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Winnaar Brand Bierbrouwwedstrijd 2013 Brand Zwaar Blond is gebrouwen naar het recept van hobbybrouwer Jacques Bertens. 5 Hopsoorten en 3 moutsoorten (caramout, tarwemout, gerstemout). Vanaf eind oktober vindt je Brand Zwaar Blond in de winkel (horeca, Mitra en Jumbo)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
EvNa (128) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 1, 2016
Bottle. Color: Clear amber gold, thin white head. Taste: Starting with sweet malts, after that the hop comes in, hints of yellow fruits and alcohol. Bit ’chemical’, not my style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (17352) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2016
On tap at Stadsbrouwhuis Leiden. Clear gold amber lasting white head. Some esters some peach some spicy hop on the finish. Standard belgian blond but thats no bad thing. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tjeerd (314) - GERMANY - AUG 19, 2016
I must admit: brand beer is not my beer. Nothing wrong with this beer but I just do not get happy from it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TrefwoordPunk (983) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2016
Bottle 33 cl. Pours a clear yellow to orange with a small white head and an aroma of toffee, brown sugar, sweet malts, banana, citrus and spices. The taste is medium to heavy sweet with a serious amount of hops for a mainstream high-abv beer. Medium long bitter finish. Pretty nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GvanGool (42) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 2, 2016
Heavy blond. Goes quickly to the legs. A little sweet but nicely compensated by the hops. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Louke (78) - Swalmen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 28, 2016
Redelijk bier maar flink hoppig. Hier moet je van houden. Mijn vrienden heb ik er geen plezier mee gedaan.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bijl (274) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 14, 2016
Goud geel, helder, witte schuimkraag die snel zakt. Aroma: Mouten, iets zoetig, kruiden, een hint van vers brood, iets gist / banaan en iets fruitig. Smaak: Mouten, gist, banaan, kruidig en peperige hops, bloemig, tikje zuur. Een redelijke nabitter en een kruidige licht bittere afdronk met flink wat alcohol. Medium CO2 en medium body, afdronk is droog en tikje bitter. Best redelijk voor een massageproduceerd bier.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hamilton_w (249) - - MAY 7, 2016
Clear blond, a bit dark. medium head. Sweet malt aroma and obvious alcohol aroma. Medium sweet, light bitter in the finish. Thin texture, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
avdboom (9) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 1, 2016 does not count
bread, cereal, grass, dough, banana, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, Quite nice a beer with the sweet and bitter in harmony. For my taste I like a bit More bitter, but this is a good midle of the road in bitter/sweet/alcohol/Body if you aan me. Not bad for a mass production beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kavieeeen (6) - Panningen, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2016 does not count
Vol, Stevig blond bier, beetje zoetig - gedronken bij Café de Tump in Heythuysen

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