Brewed by Arcense Bierbrouwerij (InBev)
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Arcen, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 246   WEIGHTED AVG: 3/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
With 60 % of the votes, the GvdB/009 has won the battle. It is now in stores under a new name: Hertog Jan Karakter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bijl (271) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 24, 2016
Donker ambergeel, helder, crème kleurige schuimkraag. Aroma: Karamel, zoete mouten, zoethout, iets kruiden. Smaak: Zoete karamel mouten, hint van Belgische gist, banaan, rietsuiker/siroop, kruidige hops geven een licht kruidige bitter. Body is medium, weinig koolzuur, afdronk is bitterzoet karamel en iets droog. Mwoah!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Inoven (337) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - AUG 13, 2016
Flesje gekregen van Heidie. Amberkleurig, helder bier met matig schuim. Aroma van drop en zoethout. Smaak is een beetje bitter en een beetje zoet. Hoppige bitterheid en kruiden blijven even hangen.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rubin77 (1104) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 24, 2016
F: big, off-white, good retention. C: dark amber, red tones against the light, clear. A: malty, nutty, caramel, toast, hint of alcohol. T: malty, nutty, toast, light grassy bitterness, some fruity tones, chocolate, dark bread, cherries, medium to full body, normal carbonation, not bad at all, 500ml can from Spar in Westkapelle in Netherland.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vighals (3255) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - MAY 21, 2016
Mørk brun noe tåkete med fingerhøyt beige skum. Lukter søt malt og nøtter. Middels fylde. Søtlig maltig, noe nøtter og tørket frukt. Kort

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hamilton_w (249) - - APR 18, 2016
Clear brown color, very small head. Sweet malt aroma and some herb notes. Caramel sweet taste, no obvious bitterness. Medium body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Vili (245) - FINLAND - FEB 25, 2016
50cl can. Dark amber pour with thick, frothy, white head, lots of lacing. Aromas of herbs, wet leaves and cellar. Taste is weirdly strongly malty and watery at the same time. Some bitterness as well. Low carbonation, bland palate. Aftertaste is weak and malty, alcohol pushes through. Drinkable, but not very enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tderoeck (8187) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 3, 2016
10/I/16 - 30cl bottle @ my parents in law’s place - BB: XII/2016 (2016-27) Thanks to Mattie and George for the beer!

Clear amber beer, small creamy off-white head, unstable, falls down quickly, non adhesive. Aroma: malty, some banana, bit metallic, caramel, sweet. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: sweet start, sugary, banana, caramel, metallic, pretty bitter. Aftertaste: hoppy, metallic, sugary, sweet, bit artificial, some yeast, lots of banana.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BenWesthof (196) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 11, 2016
Nice beer with indeed lots of ’Karakter’/’Character’. Sweet and bitter tones. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Yves (2850) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - DEC 23, 2015
Alone at home. Clear amber colored beer with large diminishing white head and only few carbonation. Herby aroma hopped aroma; Full sparkling palate. Finish is sweet bitter caramel hinted.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
sjogro (2848) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 9, 2015
Ik krijg het gewoon niet weg. Dit is er eentje voor de gootsteen. Bah. Backlog from 2015/03/18.

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