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

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RATINGS: 415   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   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.


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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.


4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
holdleder (185) - Kongerslev, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2014
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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mainuh_man (198) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2014
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.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PapaVillum (475) - Valby, DENMARK - OCT 16, 2014
30 cl, flaske, 10,0 % ABV, købt i Den Belgiske Ølbutik i Vanløse, 16. oktober 2014. Mahognifarvet belgisk og ufiltreret Quadrupel med 1-2 cm tyk moccafarvet skumkrone. Kronen svinder til overflade og kant efter en halv snes minutter. Masser af aroma af tørret frugt, solbær, portvin. Jo længere den står og varmer, jo mere beruser aromaen. Virkelig god. Smagen er sødlig med en mindre sjat bitterhed i udmærket balance. Smagsbilledet slutter en mere bitter/mørkt af. Opsummering: Middel til kraftig sødme, medium bitter og intet surt. Ganske stor krop med god fylde, men en tyndere konsistens end sammenlignlige Quardrupel'er. Karboneringen er fin og underspillet, hvilket giver blød mundfølelse. Eftersmagen lang og vedvarende. I feltet med Quadrupler på omkring 10 % ABV er der mange gode bud, men IMO er dette bud slet ikke så tosset, da den egentlig virker mindre kraftig med sin tyndere konsistens. Helt skjult alkohol. Sjovt og spændende bekendtskab. OG en øl, der burde prøves eksempelvis til risalamande eller skimmelost.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marko (3975) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 14, 2014
0.75l bottle of the 2009 edition, courtesy of Borresteijn who gave it to us several years ago (huge thanks Rob!). We figured that it had aged long enough. :) Opened with just a faint pop, but the carbonation was still there. Daaaark amber-brown body with a medium sized white head. Heavy malty taste, dusty - some oxidation, raisins, not much else but still pleasant. Nice, heavy malty taste, plum, well balanced, some "dusty" oxidized notes, not too complex, but the alcohol is hidden insanely well and the taste is very, very pleasant. Dangerously drinkable in a way, unless you’re a rabid hop head - but you wouldn’t go for a quad then, would you. In any case, a very good drink that I was damn happy to finally try!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
didierlewallon (109) - ponferrada, SPAIN - OCT 11, 2014
Es una cerveza de color marrón cobrizo intenso, con una espuma color beige, cremosa y duradera. Aroma con toque frutados, uvas, ciruelas, higos, notas de caramelo, toffee y especias. En boca, alcohol y caramelo, cuerpo denso, calor inmediato al estomago. Una cerveza que tumba y provoca transpiración. Muy buena cerveza.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
greenclansman (829) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - OCT 8, 2014
Dark, sweet, malty...Dark fruits as a main thing, with some caramel at the back. Sweet aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
StoutHead (675) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HopfenWeisse (1088) - - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tfredvik (1155) - 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]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wedgie9 (2007) - 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.


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