Brewed by Arcense Bierbrouwerij (InBev)
Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Arcen, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 439   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Zwaar donker-bier met een rijpe volle zoet-bittere smaak.
Grand Prestige wordt door ons met zorg gebrouwen met de beste ingrediënten. Het is één van de zwaarste speciaalbieren van Nederland. Grand Prestige is een bijzonder bier, dat ook wel "gerstewijn" word genoemd. Het heeft ook veel eigenschappen gemeen met een goede wijn, zoals de volle, rijpe smaak. Wanneer u de tijd neemt voor uw Grand Prestige geniet u van de volle romige schuimkraag, ruikt u de hop en kunt u zoet en bitter duidelijk onderscheiden. De smaak en de geur hebben de rust nodig om zich te ontwikkelen. Dus u kunt Grand Prestige best een tijdje bewaren, tot u de gelegenheid heeft er eens rustig voor te gaan zitten.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
StoutHead (776) - DENMARK - OCT 5, 2014
Bottle. Pours an unclear red color with a one-finger beige head that disappears fast. Aroma of malt, caramel, dark fruits and sugar. Taste is of malts, caramel, dark fruits, chocolate and oak. Medium body and low carbonation. Starts out sweet but the finish is bitter, oaky and a bit tart. Complex and very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HopfenWeisse (1193) - - OCT 3, 2014
Really dark amber color with medium bit beige head. Aroma is dark fruits. Flavor is dark fruits, bit sweet. Pretty tasty belgian ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tfredvik (1246) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 28, 2014
Pours a very dark, crystal clear copper body with a small, beige, short-lived head. Strong, malty, sweet and sugary aroma of caramel, dark dried fruits and Belgian yeast. Also notes of brown sugar, anise and herbs. Strong flavour of sweet caramel that dominates the profile from start to finish. In addition I get Belgian yeast, brown sugar, herbs and alcohol. Very sweet taste and a light to moderate bitter, long-lasting finish. Full body, syrupy texture, moderate carbonation. A tasty brew if you like really sweet stuff. And some extra points go to the lovely ceramic bottle.
[50 cl bottle, 2013 edition, from SuperSpar Lønstrup, Jylland, Denmark]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wedgie9 (2486) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 19, 2014
From old notes, tasted with Curtis and some friends in Nashville, probably some time near the summer of 2012, from a bottle. Pours clear auburn with a thin beige head that leaves very thin lace. The nose is sweet, very toasted malty, with some raisin and caramel. The flavor is sweet caramel malt with toasted bread and some raisin, plenty of alcoholic heat. The body is full with lively, stinging carbonation, and a long raisin and lightly nutty caramel finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kleurplaatje (71) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 14, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2014 Bottled in November 2013, drunk mid-September 2014. 50cl bottle poured into tulip glass. Dark brown beer with minimal to absent head. Pretty low carbonation and slightly creamy texture. Aromas of chocolate, brown sugar, bit of oak, dried fruits and caramel are present. Smells quite loveable actually. Taste is pretty sweet and lightly bitter. Bit warmish in the aftertaste, which lasts not that long. It is mainly the sweetness that survives. Overall, the beer suprised me in a positive way. It is quite nice to drink, but maybe a bit too sweet and less ’alcoholic’ in the aftertaste. Nevertheless, the beer is pretty well-balanced. I wouldn’t hesitate to drink it another day.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Icedwarf (485) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2014
Zwart bier met weinig schuim. Smaak is zoet en hoppig met sporen van chokolade, caramel, drop en anijs. Een erg goed en smakelijk bier wat lang blijft hangen. Gedronken van de tap op terras van café Non Plus Ultra in Woensdrecht.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerViking (2810) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2014
30cl bottle, pours a dark red with a lasting fine tan head. Nose is burnt caramel, tart red fruit and a touch of earthy wood, body is rich and syrupy at first, swiftly turning dry-bitter and faintly tart with plum notes. An alcohol warmth joins lingering dry-bitterness and candy sugar in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsniclas (5820) - Billdal, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2014
Bottl from Gaal&Gaal, Amsterdam Brown with a small head. Sweet aroma with brown candidate-sugar. Some sourish notes from vinegar and oak. Sweet and vicious flavour. Burnt sugar, oak, vanilla, fudge.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MonsterMagnet (377) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 27, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark ruby brown with a tan head. Aroma: candy sugar, spices, cherries. Taste: brown sugar, cherries, chocolate, raisins, spices, dough, light alcohol. Sweet, full bodied, slick mouthfeel, slight sourness in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (2722) - BELGIUM - AUG 19, 2014
Classic Dutch ’massive ale’, dark, with malty profile, candied fruits, explicitly sweet taste, bit cloying even, yeasty, agreeable spicy notes, quite complex, warming finish. I liked this years ago but I’m not sure how it evolved since then, viewing the fact that Arcense is owned by AB InBev - time for a re-rate.

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