CH-303 (1623) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JAN 15, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Very dark brown. OK amount of tan head, shortlived.
Aroma: Heavy. Raisins and dark malt. Bit of alcohol.
Taste: Quite nice. Dark malt and fruit. Wood. Warming.
Info: 300ml bottle, 15/1-2009, 211/500
arhythmt (69) - USA - DEC 5, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice overall, but a few strange quirks. Perhaps a bit too sweet, not much aroma at first.
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - NOV 28, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, thank you very much jbrus. Warm rusty red with little tan head. Smells sweet with caramel, flan, and custard aromas. Low carbonation, good quaffable body. Interesting flavor profile with slightly chalky finish. Sweetness does not become cloying. Is nuanced. Quote Oakes "A Dutch take on an old ale" suits it perfectly-mature, solid, with strong Dutch character!
Straling (364) - Hoensbroek, NETHERLANDS - NOV 20, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a murky brown colour with almost no head and a small amount of carbonation.
Smell is grassy and also very much like a dubbel beer, sweet and bitter mixed greatly.
Taste is very good and clean, clearly some malts and hops there with some vague fruits.
Goes down very nice, no trace of the alcohol.
marios23 (16) - nicosia, CYPRUS - OCT 28, 2008
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
This tastes too much like red wine for my taste. Someone who likes their beer to taste like dark fruits might enjoy this, but it’s not for me.
jonas (6100) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - OCT 26, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Ruby red with a brown layer. Light dusty wooden port and grape aroma. Sweet sugar base, wood, cherries, raisins, dry tannin notes,
tilts into the molassis, lingering barrique notes. Medium body with a dry mouthfeel, sticky afterwards.
Wim (3092) - Weelde, BELGIUM - AUG 29, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
dark brown coloured body with a off white head a a roasted sweet spicy aroma a sweet spicy malty bitter alcoholic taste with a bitter sweet alcoholic finish
Ingevara (850) - SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2008
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark, small head. Sweet with a strong taste of alcohol. There are some nice desireable romas, but all the alcohol sort of take away the interest.
omhper (21272) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
<i<Bottled. Clear ruby, small creamy head. Raisiny madeira aroma. Sweet and sticky with roasty, chewy malt covered by some bubblegum esters and raspberry brandy. Towards the finish without bitterness it akll drowns in sweetness. More power than depth.
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 21, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My wife bought me a Hertog Jan sample pack of 6 beers. I had never had them before this and I have to say the Grand Pretige was a suprising stand-out beer that really opened my eyes. It’s so easy to drink but FULL of great flavor. I lucked out because the sample pack contained 2. I suggest trying this.