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Brewed by Arcense Bierbrouwerij (InBev)
Style: Pilsener
Arcen, Netherlands

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RATINGS: 312   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.74   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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Hertog Jan is a brand for beer lovers with an appreciation of natural, tasteful beer. This is a fruity aromatic bottom-fermented pils characterised by a golden color, full body and pleasantly bitter aftertaste. It should be served at 4 to 6C (39 to 43F).


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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Grima (2122) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, - FEB 12, 2012
Sorry for the german rating, but this is a lousy rating from my "newbie" time (2007-2009), and it’s not worth of being translated. I just added it for the statistics, and to complete my backlog!
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein kräftig goldgelbes Pils mit hoher, mittelporiger Krone und viel emporsteigendem CO2. Der Geruch zeigt sich hopfig süßlich. Der Antrunk erfolgt angenehm frisch aromahopfig, leicht sü. Der Abgang ist angenehm herb hopfig ausklingend. Überraschend gutes Pils!


3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheFoamhead (77) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 17, 2014
The back label teaches us, that this beer is a Pilsener. Sorry guys, but I don’t agree. This is a very good and pleasent Lager. Sure, it’s brewed with Saaz hops, but it’s too descent to be called a true Pilsener… On the other hand, this beer has much more character than other Dutch lagers. The full maltyness in combination with this descent hop taste make this beer easy to drink without giving the beer lover the idea that it’s just colored water. Accessable without dividing, I would say. Pleasant and rich taste. This beer is not afraid to show a bit more character than most other Lagers (I wouldn’t speak of a pure Pilsener…).

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ruigo (1240) - PORTUGAL - DEC 16, 2014
On tap from a PerfectDraft machine. Clear golden colour with a nice white head. Malts, cereals and light caramel in the aroma. Average carbonation and light body. Taste is light with some bitterness towards the finish. Overall, a nice refreshing beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjik83 (640) - - DEC 4, 2014
************************************************** + Redelijk Matig Niet mijn smaak ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Martin243 (795) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2014
Cans grabbed in a hurry in an Amsterdam Supermarket. Stella is the nearest reference point, but maltier and with more body.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Theydon_Bois (9915) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2014
Keg at the Tulip Hotel bar, Bodegraven cos I can’t stop fucken ticking, 27/09/14. Clear golden with a decent off white covering. Nose is pale malts, straw, cereals, paper, light caramel. Taste comprises pale malts, more paper, straw, light caramel, hint spice. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Decent enough for style.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Mainuh_man (238) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 28, 2014
0.33L bottle. Clear pale with a thin white head. Aromas of bready malt, slight bubblegum, sulfur, minerals. Flavor is mild sweet with some nuttiness and cereal grain, but then quicky to herby hops that grow, developing into a mild, dry hop linger. Light body with a thin mouthfeel and active carbonation. Overall, drinkable, but not noteworthy. Standard continental lager.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ippers (17) - - OCT 14, 2014
Goede pilsener met een frisse afdronk, licht fruitig. Prima biertje om de hele avond te drinken !

3.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mjansen1310 (41) - Soest, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2014 An apple juice coloured liquid comes from the bottle. It’s definitely on its own between the other dutch pilseners taste wise. This is one you can drink all night, without any problems

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Pacool (41) - - OCT 8, 2014
Średniej klasy pilsner niczym nie zaskakujący. Plus za treściwość i głęboki lekko ciemny kolor.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
adamnowek (250) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 14, 2014
Of all the pilseners commonly on offer in Dutch bars, it’s hard to go wrong with Hertog Jan. Not a special beer by any stretch of the imagination, but that’s probably not what I’m looking for in this category.


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