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


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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mariuszek (497) - Gdynia, POLAND - JUN 22, 2015
Not much going on here. Herbal aroma, malty sweet and spicy taste, some alcohol. Resembles a strong lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Martinus (3638) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - MAY 11, 2015
Clear warm golden colour, white head. Aroma of malts, yeast, apple yeast, caramel, light white pepper and ginger. Sweet malty flavour, slight hint of bitterness, light spicy, alcohol. Full body, sweet finish, bit cloying, spices. Not bad, not great either.
(From 33cL bottle @ home. Project Empty the Cellar)

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
skortila (4821) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAY 10, 2015
Bottled. had say 5-10 cl, rest went down the drain. Aroma has grain, alcohol and cardboard mainly. Clear, golden coloured beer with a frothy head. Taste is sweet, grainy, has that lovely cardboard as well as those pretty alcoholic tones you want to taste as an alcohol addict. Shit stuff.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
MMR (517) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 7, 2015
A bit of a let down. It lacks flavor and doesn’t has any reason to have this high alcohol percentage other than to attract alcoholics.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jerohen (2062) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - APR 25, 2015
Bottled. Clear golden colored, small rapidly disappearing head. Hoppy and spicy nose, typically Belgian strong blond. Spicy and alcoholic flavor, some bitterness. Lasting dry and alcoholic finish. I’m not very impressed, i think i prefer any of the well-known Belgians over this one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Vaiz (3796) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 6, 2015
Bottle at home. Clear golden pour, thin white head. Aroma is somewhat dusty, some cardboard, grainy malts, slightly spicy and a hint of peppery hops. Flavor is slightly sweet, rather bitter and a bit boring. Slightly swampy yeast. Not my favorite.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
fkoolen (567) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - APR 4, 2015
Bottle at home. Transparent golden ale, white foamy head. Refreshingly hopped lager, lightly fruity. Good body, medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kwik-lime (1472) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2015
Sweet beer, well carbonated with hints of fruit and spice and some hop bitterness in the finish. Nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Haterd (55) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 29, 2015
Niet echt mijn soort biertje. Vond het iets te hoppig voor blond, but then again, het heet zwaar blond. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gangstergafje (219) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - MAR 13, 2015
Nice golden color. Gas bubbles are dancing joyfully in the glass. The average layer of snow white foam disappears to leave a thin drape of soft foam. The smell is very sweet, which is nice. The sensation in the mouth is pleasant, thanks to the bubbles. The taste is bittersweet, with slightly more bitterness than sweetness, to balance the sweetness out. Over all, a nice beer.

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