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

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RATINGS: 169   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.15   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Embrouille (2831) - 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 (12454) - 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 (4067) - Holbæk, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2008
Can at home. Golden. Aroma heavy malty (caramel, fruity). Flavor heavy sweet. Full body, heavy alcohol.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
haf (525) - Gijon, SPAIN - MAY 15, 2008
botella 750 Ml. Cerveza muy fuerte y con mucho alcohol (12%). Sabor a malta y pesado

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
daniele (6522) - ITALY - APR 30, 2008
oro intenso schiuma non molta non olto periostente note dolci fruttate e etilico in bocca dolce possente alcol piena ma la gradazione alcolica prevakle sugli aromi che ci sono ma di difficile percezzione bellissima bottiglia

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
janubio (527) - SPAIN - APR 25, 2008
750 ml corked bottle. Deep golden-amber color, poor head that doesn’t hold and no lace. Smell of fruits, candy, glazed fruits, marzipan, but rather artificial. Body is lighter than it should, flavor of fruits, spices, pepper, but again rather artificial. A wannabe champagned like beer, though not absolutely bad, in fact i wouln’t mind to have another for some other day.

1
   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 (38879) - 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)

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeMcPhee (9004) - 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.


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