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


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RATINGS: 173   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.15/5   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MaartenRF10 (1817) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 23, 2012
Clear orange, fast fading white head. Aroma is sweet and artificial, and so is the taste. Itís strong, alcoholic, sweet. Like most cheap strong beers, itís pretty bad, but drinkable.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Camons (8733) - Hasselager, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2012
Can @ Christers, Pours clear yellow with a fading white head. Aroma of sweet malt, sugar, alcohol. Flavor of sweet bready malt, alcohol, sugar. Medium body, soft carbonation, burning alcohol finish. 230812

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Rasmus40 (15189) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2012
Clear golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, fruity and alcohol. Flavor is quite sweet. Sweet finish with burning alcohol. 230812

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
saxo (15684) - HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2012
Can. Tiny head with zero duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are sugar, alcohol and malt.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
chrisv10 (13815) - DENMARK - AUG 23, 2012
Can, 12%. Clear golden with tiny fully diminishing white head. Aroma is malt and strong alcohol. Flavour is malt, medium sweet and strong burning alcohol.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
note666 (1213) - Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS - AUG 12, 2012
2012 - 08 - 12 500ml can. golden colour. small, fading white head. bread and alcohol in aroma. light sweet taste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ratcav (2) - Pontedera, ITALY - AUG 11, 2012 does not count
Good Beer, 12į But Not too strong with a Very Good taste. Found in piombino at 4 euros

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
kevnic2008 (10523) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - JUL 15, 2012
Cloudy yellow color, medium beige head. Aroma of oatmeal cokie. A bit unbalanced.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BigMomma (223) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JUL 12, 2012
Details: 50cl can.
Tasting notes: Pours a clear golden color with a tiny white head that fades away and leaves a headless beer. Aroma is sweet but almost not apparent. The flavor consists mainly of a slight sweetness, maybe some malts but in the end an alcoholic metal finish that ends dry but leaves some sticky sweetness in your mouth. Medium body, too few carbonisation in my opinion.
Conclusion: Quite a dissapointment. From al the íGorden Finestí beers Iíve had this one has the least flavor but the most alcohol. This makes me conclude that this beer is interesting if you want to get drunk easily, however considering the high price there are better alternatives.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Noctilucus (106) - All over Belgium, BELGIUM - JUN 29, 2012
Golden blonde colour with an amber gleam, quickly dissappearing head. The smell is very strong as of the first pour, reminds me of sweet aperitifs, fruity, alcoholic and with only a hint of beer. The taste is strong but canít hide that there is actually not that much body considering this is a 12% beer; itís alcoholic, some malts but mostly warming alcoholic. Rather bitter but not excessive and at least itís a proof there are some hops in there so this is really a beer. The sweet fruitiness that was at first apparent in the nose is not reflected in the taste. Little carbonation, maybe too little as that would help to take away from the predominant alcoholic impession. The aftertaste is bitter and still alcoholic but not very strong for a 12% beer. Strong but too little body and far too one-dimensional to be rated any higher. And I still wonder who on earth drinks 50 cl cans of such strong beer... canít be aimed at the student population since itís not a cheap alternative to better brews.

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