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

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RATINGS: 204   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.


2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
fkoolen (252) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 16, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2014 Deep dark reddish brown colour, off-white head. Thin aroma and taste, but a good balance between sweet and sour and a little hint of bitterness. Mouthfeel?s a bit oily, medium carbonation, medium but watery body.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Holmen2 (704) - NORWAY - JUL 14, 2014
Amber. Off-white head and lacing. Fruity aroma with candy sugar, berries and hops. More berries in taste, but also caramel. Metallic aftertaste. A bit unfresh.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Erzengel (2399) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JUL 8, 2014
Schöne rötlich-braune Farbe, scharf-süßlicher Geruch. Der Antrunk ist etwas wässrig, danach süßlich-malziger werdend, leichte Ansätze alkoholischer Schärfe. Der Hauptteil ist einerseits angenehm malzig-süßlich, andererseits wässrig und alkoholisch scharf. Der Nachgeschmack ist vollmundiger, angenehm malzig-süßlich, vielelicht schonzu süß. Allerdings fehlt mir die Tiefe – vor allem bei diesem Alkoholgehalt. Es könnte auch ein gesüßtes „normales“ Dunkel sein. Erst ganz zum Schluss kommt eine dürftige Herbe auf.
→ Viel zu langweilig und zu laff. 8+11+9+8

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ShivanDragon (1441) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 18, 2014
donker bruin met vrij lichte wit/kaki kraag aroma van zoet, mout, caramel, donker fruit smaken zijn licht fruitig, zoet en moutig en iets caramel redelijke co2, zwakke body, iets droge afdronk mwaah

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
MonsterMagnet (158) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 11, 2014
Bottle. Pours amber with an off white head. Aroma; sweets, malty, brown sugar. Taste follows aroma with burnt sugar bitterness and a slight sour. No character as far as i?m concerned. Fail.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SVD (489) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2014
33CL bottle at home, amber beer small head, aroma is malty, taste is sweet/bitter and malts, drinkable and not too bad.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jvhemert (330) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 18, 2014
Clearly a miss from Hertog Jan; even if it won the vote by the public. Too sweet and bitterness does not complement this. Drain pour.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VincentKabel (152) - Haarlem, NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2014
Copper colored beer with a nice white head. Medium carbonation. A slightly fruity and sour taste. With some bitterness in the finish. Decent beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (6917) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 8, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein leicht trübes dunkel bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch hefig, sehr fruchtig malzig, leicht würzig, alkoholisch. Geschmack trocken malzig süß, fruchtig, alkoholisch, hefig.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
keeszorge (27) - - MAR 4, 2014
Roodkoper bier. Matige schuimkraag. Matige afdronk met fruitige smaak. Hertog Jan zegt 'volwassen bittertonen', maar dat kan ik niet beamen. Leuk om een keer geproefd te hebben, maar geen bier om op wensenlijst te zetten.


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