lelisboa (62) - Amsterdam, - AUG 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
cobellig (31) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasty blond beer, very well made and superior to common blonde beers,Hertog Jan makes quality beers imho
TheFoamhead (80) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"ZWAAR" is marked on the back label, which means ’heavy’ in dutch. And this beer is heavy, in deed. It’s a barley wine or, what I like better, a winter warmer. It’s not winter yet, still this is a beer to taste layed back with a lot of time. Pay attention not serving it too cold, you would destroy all it’s aroma and taste. And that would be a shame. The bitter sweet taste warmes your palate with it’s heavy alcoholic body. Just like anIrish coffee. And the taste of coffee beans and dark chocolate dominates this beer. For a beer of this alcohol percentage, the body could be richer and the aftertase better pronounced.
Dutch winters can be harsh. So you need something to warm them up. One possibility could be a Hertog Jan Grand Prestige. Surely not the best Barley Wine, but nevertheless a very good beer.
GenkiGonzo (365) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Liquor Mountain. Deep ruby with small beige head. Aroma has plums, loads of alcohol and some soy sauce. Not too heavy, perfect winter beer.
thomat (2165) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish brown with no head. Fruity and malty tones. Fruit, malt marmelade and hops. Full body with a nice bitter sweet finish.
mjik83 (645) - - DEC 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2014 30cl flesje bij Kaffee Naovenant, Maastricht
Alcoholpercentage van 10%
Uitgeschonken in blanco bokaal
Uiterlijk: donkerbruin met redelijke schuimkraag
Aroma en smaak: donker fruit, rozijnen, zoetje, bitterzoet, caramel
Conclusie: lekker bier lokaal gebrouwen in Arcen, prima
Gerardbeer (2) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2014 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Super lekker, top bier met de echte Hertog Jan smaak.
Vooral lekker als het buiten al wat kouder is
martin00sr (879) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear, dark brown. Tiny, offwhite head. Aroma has dried fruit, figs and prunes, brown sugar and alcohol. Malty flavour with more brown sugar and fruit. Light spicy and sweet finish.
RichardW (1547) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
30cl bottle from somewhere online! Pours a deep ruby red colour with a pale beige head. Aroma of plums and cherries, also very obvious in the taste. Very full flavoured and rounded, maybe a little thin, body-wise but still an impressive beer. Quite boozy and warming.
holdleder (194) - Kongerslev, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
50 cl. keramik flaske. 10 %. Mørk mahogni farvet øl. Klasseøl. Virlkelig et godt bekendtskab, smager fantastisk, en af de bedste øl, jeg har fået i år.
Mainuh_man (241) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
0.33L bottle. Pours clear deep mahoganey with a thin tan head. Aromas are all malt: caramel, brown sugar, some butterscotch. Flavor is quite sweet, with lots of brown sugar coming through at the beginning. Transitions to some herby hop and roasted malt bitterness. Full body with a sticky mouthfeel and active carbonation. Overall, this beer is all about the malt. It’s sweet, uncomplicated, but balances off well-enough, and is pretty dern tasty.