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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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1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
chrisv10 (12976) - 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.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
note666 (1202) - Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS - AUG 12, 2012
2012 - 08 - 12 500ml can. golden colour. small, fading white head. bread and alcohol in aroma. light sweet taste.

4.5
   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

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
kevnic2008 (9892) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - JUL 15, 2012
Cloudy yellow color, medium beige head. Aroma of oatmeal cokie. A bit unbalanced.

2
   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.

3
   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.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 9, 2012
The head is medium. It smells like rum, wooden-oak. The taste is alcoholic, gasy and a bit malty. To strong alcoholic. 10/2/3/3/12/2

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BlackHaddock (4972) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2012
Bought in Brussels from some night store (along with some others I didnít have in my hotel room, thank goodness). Best by mid Dec 2007, drank mid Dec 2006. This 50cl can was poured into two Thistle glasses, both halves look good, pale gold with a thin wispy, white head. Aroma of lemons and other citrus type fruits, slight bleach smell also. The alcohol takes over completely, but before it does their is a hoppy flavour that is also very pronounced. This is not an English Pale Ale, I donít know what it is either, but if you like your beers strong and getting waisted swiftly, this is your babe. It is like a good lager with an idiot dropping a double vodka in when you are not looking!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgBeerGeek (1297) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JAN 5, 2012
From Backlog , used to be on draft @ Kulminator

Head: white, bubbly, medium
Colour: deep gold
Smell: mostly malts, alcohol, sweet and yeast
Taste: Sweet malty start , next thing is the highly pearling of the beer with a very boozey sweet flavour , end is dry with oily mouthfeel , after is malts , not THAT bad .... offcourse if you drink on draft instead of cans :-S

1.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
rosenbergh (8690) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 31, 2011
500 ml can. From finestshop.be.
Clear pale golden colour with small white head. Malt, alcohol, almond and play-doh in aroma. Very boozy flavour with alcohol, almond and sugary sweetness. This XXXtra strong beer is XXXtra bad. Who is this for? One of the worst Belgian beers ever.


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