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

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RATINGS: 402   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


lelisboa's rating

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lelisboa (62) - Amsterdam, - AUG 14, 2012
Poured a dark ruby with reddish highlights. Smells roasted malts, sugar cane, caramel, dark red fruits. Tastes sweet malts, but... sour too. Cherries, strawberry, dark fruits in general. Alcohol is present but somehow obscured (despite of the 10abv). Medium carbonated. It gives me idea that it has not hops and a it is a bit watery what gives it a weak character. Being a cheap beer (more than 1euro though) bought at any Albert Heiner, I would say that is reasonable choice for drinking calmly in a fresh chilly night. I didn’t have too much expectations, so not bad at all.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsniclas (5596) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MonsterMagnet (183) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (1296) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wouterlip (30) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2014
Mooi prestige bier van hertog jan. Is van de tap veel beter dan van de fles. Zoet, hoppig en sterk.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Franksv6 (141) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - AUG 5, 2014
Dark beer with a creamy head that quickly disapears. Low carbonation. Taste is caramel, fruity, some cherry, small bitternes. Good sticky mouth feel.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kerenmk (2300) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at our place. Thanks vipinvelp. Clear brown with quickly dissolving beige ring. Malt, some dark fruit and a little spice aroma, but mainly malt. Heavy, sweet and a little fruity finish, carbonated.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MelvinKalksma (10) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2014
One of the, if not the, best beers I’ve ever tasted in my life. Dark and sweet beer with tastes of caramel.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
aleksander9 (403) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 29, 2014
Deep red with small tan head. Aroma is raisins, red fruit, caramel, vanilla and spice. Slick, fruity and sticky palate with low carbonation. Aftertaste is round red fruit, caramel, floral, cherry and lingering spicy alcohol. Overall: Well done! Its like Cuvee van de keizers younger brother. I especially liked the low carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fkoolen (272) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 28, 2014
Dark brown colour, off-white head that quickly disappears. Nose and taste are big on sweet and dried fruits (figs, dates, raisins), vanilla and roasted malts with some coffee, liquorice and chocolate. Wine-like aftertaste: fruity, a bit acidic and bitter and dry. Soft and oily mouthfeel, low carbonation, good body (but could be a bit bolder).

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Calisky (617) - ALSACE, FRANCE - JUL 19, 2014
Couleur cuivrée, legere mousse blanche. Nez fruité et caramel. Gout fruits noirs, figues, notes d’alcool. Fin rapide. Plus chère que les meilleures quadrupel, mais qd meme pas a leur niveau.


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