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


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RATINGS: 213   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 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjansen1310 (34) - 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 (51) - 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 (705) - 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 (2331) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ansjelaah (1500) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle @ dutchdrebus. Nice color, orange / brown with a off-white head. Smells and tastes malts, sweet, caramel, dark fruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
sbron (230) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2014
30cl fles. Donkere bruin kleur. Witte schuimkraag. Eerste smaakimpressie : koolzuur, bittertje, licht zoetig.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gripweed57 (755) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - AUG 6, 2014
300 ml bottle from Super Food in Palm Beach, Aruba. Dark amber orange color small bubbly white head disappears quickly. Caramel malt nose has notes of earthy yeast and baked bread. Sweet and tangy with notes of nuts and brown sugar. Chewy mouthfeel with notes of dark fruit in mid taste. Finish is dry and slightly bitter.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
Mainuh_man (215) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 4, 2014
0.33L bottle. Clear amber with a small, light tan head. Sweet malt aromas: cereal, butterscotch, mild anice. Lightly sweet at first, quickly transitioning to a long, dry, herby hop character. Flavors are somewhat non-descript, just sort of sweet than dry bitter. Medium body with a creamy mouthfeel and mild carbonation. Overall, not much to report on this beer. Decent mouthfeel and nice amber color, but fairly muted aroma and flavor profile.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
fkoolen (342) - 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.

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