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Brewed by John Martin
Style: Strong Pale Lager/Imperial Pils
Genval, Belgium

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RATINGS: 155   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.17   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
OleR (4802) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 11, 2009
Draught@Kulminator, Antwerp, labelled as Platinum Barley Wine. Tiny mostely lasting near-white head. Body is crystal clear, deep golden. Strange aroma of dry metallic apple cider and sweetish malts. Alcohol is noticeable both in aroma and flavor. Taste is acidic-sweet fruits, caramellish malts and a earthy bittering hops. Mid-bodied. Chewy texture. Sweet, lightly spiced finish. An oddball, reminds me of a superstrong Eurolager.

1.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
skortila (4505) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JAN 5, 2009
75 cl. Magnum bottle. Really a beautifull bottle. Aroma has sweet caramel, raisin and bad hops. Clear, amber coloured beer with a cheap lookin head. The taste is very sweet, siruppy, caramel, some raisin. All in bad quality. An ugly wolf in pretty sheep wool. A Trabant engine inside an Ashton Martin. A Mcdonald’s burger in a 5 star restaurant. A Shania Twain cd inside a Rachmaninov package. And offcourse this list can be as endless as there are particles in the universe. Extra minus points for the contrast.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 4, 2009
25cl can, pours clear yellow with a thin white head. Smells sweet with some lemon and sugar cane notes topped off with some hop aromas. Flavors are very sweet with a big alcohol burn. This is unbelievably sweet, too much.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerledgend (1197) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 3, 2008
Bright orange in colour with small white head. Fruity saltana and rasin flavours. Short bitterness. Big alcohol, yeha!!!

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Ramenen (466) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - JUL 13, 2008
Thanks to rcasta who brought it all the way down from Porto, Portugal. Whew! This beer was created to get you drunk fast. Alcohol too overpowering.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rcasta (835) - EL SALVADOR - JUL 12, 2008
desde porto para el salvador - pero es belga (de las que le gustan al gordo) y de la misma cerveceria de newcastle. bastante alcoholica y tavez hay que dejarla respirar talvez. no hay que repetirla pero vale la pena probar, como la maredsous.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Embrouille (2827) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 10, 2008
Canned 50 cl. A fully golden beer. Nice white head. Decent lacing. Fruity malty alcoholic nose. Very strong. Slightly pleasant. Hints of marmite. Metallic taste. Malty. Too much alcohol in this one. Some faint hop character. For a malt liquor it’s rather good, but for a belgian strong ale, its poor. Way better than any Amsterdam malt liquor.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JUL 2, 2008
Thanks Beastie. I love the can. Malt Liquor Belgian style. Poured a clear gold yellow color with a small white head. The aroma was sweet and grainy with alcohol in the nose. Fairly sweet flavor. The finish was bitter and peppery from alcohol.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
bhensonb (11066) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 1, 2008
50 cl. can. Medium gold color with a frothy white head. Mostly corny aroma, but there seems to be underlying light stone fruit as well. Medium body with creamy carbonation. It’s all about the alcohol. It burns. The flavors, if any, are rather dissolved in it. Resembles high gravity American lagers, but definitely not so sickening. Drunk for little money. Who needs flavor for that?

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
stouby (3727) - Holbæk, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2008
Can at home. Golden. Aroma heavy malty (caramel, fruity). Flavor heavy sweet. Full body, heavy alcohol.


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