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

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RATINGS: 152   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.17   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - JAN 6, 2008
(on bottle)Having not that big a choise, I was suckered into buying not one, but two bttles of this awfull stuff. Calling a Belgian Strong Ale is a joke, this is pure Malt Liqour. Stingy, sweet aroma, colored like horsepiss and with a big white heaad, this brew continues to be a cloying, powdereating musclebunch of forced alcohol and nothinhg else.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fonefan (34741) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2008
Draught @ Kulminator, Antwerpen, Belgium. Clear light to medium amber orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, toasted, light hoppy, flowers, perfume, sewer, moderate yeasty. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and light bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (131207)

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeMcPhee (8411) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2008 Very pale golden beer with a thick creamy head. Aroma is very spicy and loaded with cinnamon, clove and nutmeg. Fairly peppery with a fresh spicy aroma. Flavour is quite boozy and alcoholic though. Pepper and a soft spiciness. As it warms some light strawberry aroma comes up along with some white grape and cherry. Surprisingly drinkable for a beer with so much alcohol in it. Some sharp cinnamon flavour on the back. Not a bad beer and quite a bit more subtle than it ought to be.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
swoopjones (5725) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 22, 2007
out of a red bull can while roaming the streets of Brussels. 12 percent at a little store? high in alcohol and medium booze flavor; sweet and not really reccomended

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElGaucho (2201) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - SEP 10, 2007
On tap at Ma Che Siete Venuti a Fa in Trastevere, Rome. Smells high in alcohol; almost vinous. Dark gold body with some carbonation. Thin white to slightly off white head. Some lace. Higher alcohol flavor. Smooth and strong. Somewhat sweet. Pretty good overall. Doesn’t taste like 12%. A nice understated sipper that gets you where you want to go quickly. Strong.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 3, 2007
on tap at the Kulminator. pours almost clear golden with white head. nose is sweet grains, candy sugar, subtle spicyness and funk. flavor is sweet alcohol and candy sugar clash with wet grains and coriander. not much balance and beauty here. lots of alcohol in the finish. mouth feel is watery. this is really is an alcohol bomb. why did I waste a tasting at kulminator on this? man I guess I assumed they wouldn’t have a beer this bad on tap, but whatever, i guess i had a bad beer at kulminator once.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Enjoyit (3455) - Vadum, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2007
Pale yellow of color with a weak off white head. An aroma of cucumber, fresh notes, hints of sweets and apples. A flavor of sweets, spice and dry finish.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - AUG 11, 2007
Bevuta alla spina al John Martin a Busalla; nel bicchiere molto fashion. Aroma alcolico, sapore tipo alcool da lavare i pavimenti, accentuatissimo nel retrogusto. Fastidiosa, birra da fighetti per ubriacarsi subito; peggio della Bičre du Demon: almeno quella lo confessa di essere una cacata, questa se la tira.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Wim (2734) - Weelde, BELGIUM - AUG 4, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2013 gold blond coloured body with a white head a spicy sweet hoppy aroma a sweet hoppy alcholic taste with a sweet alcholic bitter finish

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Grovlam (4154) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2007
Bottle 75 cl. This was served very cold, and it was actually quit nice as long as it was cold. As soon as it got warmer, the alcohol became overwhelming in a bad way. That said, it was still quit nice when served cold. Large fizzy white head that mostly lasted. Light cloudy at the very end, else clear and sparkling body with a pale almost citrus like color. Aroma was very pepper and spice with notes of light citrus, caramel, fruit, yeast and when cold light notes of alcohol. Medium bodied with an average to lively carbonation and alcoholic texture. Light sweet notes with some bitter and acidic notes. Light sweet and alcoholic finish. When warm, the alcohol pretty much destroys the experience of this beer. It was rated for its Palate and overall when it was cold!


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