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

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RATINGS: 461   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   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.


Canuckistani's rating

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Canuckistani (41) - Dundas, Ontario, - JAN 23, 2008
Bottle: Dark brown, medium bodied with strong malts. Alcohol noticeable but not overly so. There’s better beers in this genre.


3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lokitje (4) - - MAY 18, 2015 does not count
The style of this beer is a barley wine instead of a quadrupel according tot the bottle aroma faint color Ruby dark, little foam and clear taste alcohol, relatively full some caramel missing some body, intensity and complexity it a fine drink though and i will certainty buy it again

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
emartell (270) - Zapopan, Jalisco, MEXICO - MAY 17, 2015
Aromas a malta tostada, caramelo y manzana. Color obscuro con destellos granate a contraluz, cuerpo medio, carbonatacion baja, Corona de espuma media de baja retención. En boca sabores a ciruela, higo, pasas y uva, con un retrogusto dulce, pero muy agradable En general una cerveza fácil de beber, sabrosa y que esconde muy bien su potencia alcohólica.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Maakun (1236) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 15, 2015
Shared bottle. Dark brown with medium sized ran head. Lots of marzipan, red apple, bubblegum, spices, gingerbread, brown sugar. Like my mothers apple pie... Very boozy. Very sweet with alcoholic bitter finish. Full bodied. Better then I expected, especially for a beer that needs artificial coloring. Still a nasty alcoholic mess though.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (18904) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2015
Bottle. Vintage 2004. Pours a dark brown amber color with a small off-white head. Fruity malty dark fruit caramel aroma. Sweetish malty spicy caramel dark fruit flavor. Has a sweetish malty spicy dark fruit caramel finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
flying_pig (1094) - SCOTLAND - MAY 8, 2015
330ml Bottle at Arendsnest Proeflokaal, Amsterdam (€4.50):
I wasn’t sure about this one straight off the bat but it certainly grew on me, perhaps it was the 10% alcohol content finally catching up with me but the beer was a well-balanced one with some nice touches of sweetness that helped it go down easier than it should have. Despite not being a beer that is really going to stand out from the crowd, Hertog Jan Grand Prestige is a very pleasant & highly drinkable offering that is well worth trying at least once but I’m not sure it’s one that would warrant a second visit.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
corkyrory66 (838) - BELGIUM - APR 26, 2015
Cette bière n’est pas une quadruple, mais une brune forte que le brasseur classe lui-même dans les « gerstewijn », donc les barley wine … Niveau abv de 10 %. Couleur brune et rousse en transparence, aidée par du E 150 C, caramel ammoniacal... Pourquoi ?? Bulles partout, assez vives. Mousse qui est un nappage au relief curieux sur 2 mm. Arômes de malt cara, vin rouge, prunes mûres, candi, pointe de figue. 1ère bouche à la texture douce, voire moelleuse, sur un malt chocolat, fruits mûrs. Arrière-bouche pleine, maltée, mais sucrée. 2ème aux belles nuances, mais grand manque de complexité. Arrière-bouche toujours pleine, douce, mais sans vraie surprise. 3ème très douce, mais quelque chose manque pour une vraie personnalité. Arrière-bouche longue, mais très linéaire. Longueur qui a tendance à descendre sérieusement, manque singulier de complexité. Jambes très difformes. Pas de refermentation !!! Alcool bien, mais sans apport réel au sujet … comme indifférent au sort du duc de Brabant … Finale du même acabit, sans surprise... et sans gloire !! CONCLUSION : bière qui n’a de prestige que le nom … Même le E 150 C n’a pu la sauver de l’indifférence, c’est dire !!!

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
MMR (476) - NETHERLANDS - APR 24, 2015
Quite a let-down. It is a Quadrupel with a rather bitter, hazel-like aroma. It isn’t as rich and complicated as one might expect from a Quadrupel with this kind of alcohol percentage.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (10240) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 13, 2015
750ml ceramic bottle - shared by ElviraS - thanks
Pleasant slightly bananaey belgian aroma. Nice deep orange, brief head. Full sweet palate, some nice biting bitter hops, a bit extracty and thin. Some almondy sticky esters, anna describes it as gluey, but it’s no saying quite 10%. Pretty classic over-produced Belgian, has the InBev fingerprint definitely. Sells itself as being more than it really is. Even though I don’t like InBev, I did quite like the beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
heavy (2270) - Split, CROATIA - APR 12, 2015
Oct. ’14. A 0.75 l bottle (2009 vintage), thanks to Borresteijn who gave it to Marko and me! It poured hazy copper brown body with quite a small head. Strong alcohol presence in the aroma. Other than that, I got caramel and some rusty notes mixed with raisins. Flavor was lightly bitter at first, from alcohol bite, then fine sweetish malt came into the focus, dried fruits, caramel and brown sugar. Less complex actually than expected from an aged ale. Oxidation (metallic note) was still present, unfortunately. Since it’s heavy, body was rather full, but long finish omitted, emphasized only some light but pleasant sweeter caramel. Warming for sure. Although not bad, didn’t impress me for a Belgian-style ale; if it’s truly a quadruple, even worse.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gangstergafje (152) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - APR 1, 2015
Beautiful dark colour. When seen in plenty of light, you see the beautiful dark reddish brown colour. When pouring the beer, a little layer of brownish foam appears. This disappears quite quick, leaving almost no foam. The smell is delicious: a deep, sweet fruity smell. You can smell grapes and some alcohol. The smell is similar to the smell of a good, red dessert wine. The beer tastes different from the smell. Were the smell is very sweet, the taste is less sweet and more bitter. If you inhale trough the nose at the same moment you take a sip, smell and taste are in perfect harmony. The taste is very complex. There are some touches of caramel and toffee. The taste is quite perfect. Only the finish could have been better. The bitternes predominates the finish. I wish there would be more of the caramel and toffee.


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