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


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RATINGS: 217   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cobellig (31) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 19, 2014
Well done beer,tasty and good overall, very easy to drink, perfect middle way btw heavy and light beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheJvd (919) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 12, 2014
33 cL bottle at home. Best before January 2013. Pours hazy brown with a medium off-white head. Aroma has caramel, quite some dark fruits, raisins, malts and yeast. Taste is quite sweet with caramel, dark fruits, some yeast and a soft to medium bitter finish. Medium body and soft to medium carbo. Quite nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
coldbrewky (1457) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - DEC 8, 2014
Bottle: This beer was brought to me by.....my wife, as a welcome to the Netherlands gift. It looks like dangerous brandy in the glass. Apple juice looking head. Nose of sugar coated malts. Body has an initial second of sweetness that touches upon booziness and the disapears entirely. Second half is thinned down and drier. Thine abrupt finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mjik83 (645) - - DEC 4, 2014
************************************************** + Matig Niet mijn smaak ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cunningham (4914) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 30, 2014
Amber color with a beige head. Light roasted malt, caramel and light fruity nose. Light sweet and roasted flavor with a well balanced bitterness. Unusual mild and easy drinkable strong ale.
[Bottle from Slijterij Barrique Odijk in Odijk, Netherlands]

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjansen1310 (41) - Soest, NETHERLANDS - NOV 14, 2014
Amber coloured beer with small head. Smells a bit caramel like. Sweet sou taste, nice but not real special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Slaz (53) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 15, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2014 Red-brown with a white head that dissipates quickly. Smell and taste is like forest fruits combined with yeast and a hint of caramel, and aftertaste has some bitter and sweet tones. An easely drinkable beer for it?s kind.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RW80 (790) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 31, 2014
300 ml bottle Appearance: Dark amber with a small 1 finger sized white head, having poor retention. Aroma: Caramel, bread and some yeast a Taste: Sweet caramel and nuts with some bread and dark fruits.Finish is dry and slightly bitter. thin to medium body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alengrin (2436) - BELGIUM - AUG 19, 2014
One of two beers that made up the "Dilemma of Hertog Jan" and the one that won the cleverly marketed battle. Yellowish white, sticky head, warm deep copper colour, clear. Complex malt aroma, toasted bread, hazelnuts, caramel, banana, apple, liquorice, flowery hops, leather. Fruity onset with a strange kind of saltiness, like ’drop’, nutty and caramelly malt base, bit of roasted bitterness in the finish, even a bit smoky, dry finish. Though an interesting brew, I have the impression they tried to blend different styles together, and did not quite find the right balance.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
theDude0815 (10) - Hesse, GERMANY - AUG 17, 2014
Nice beer with some sweet sour taste. Dry bitter aftertaste. Low carbonation.

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