Brewed by Grolsche Bierbrouwerij Ned. (SABMiller)
Style: Malt Liquor
Boekelo, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 301   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.31/5   EST. CALORIES: 348   ABV: 11.6%
Strong pale lager.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
zacgillbanks (4386) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2016
Bottle from Man and Dad’s holiday Amsterdam. Bright golden coloured with a sugary spicy warming fruity flavour with toffee and malty notes followed by an extremely powerful, warming boozy finish. Not bad but far too high ABV for the flavour.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Godzilla_7370 (8) - - JAN 16, 2016 does not count
From can bought in Amsterdam. Poured to glass, served very cold. Aroma is not bad at all, just like a normal lager. The taste is sweet and with a lot of alcohol. Head is not much. High in carbonation. I expected a strong beer at 11,6%. I did not expect it to be so strong in alcohol flavor. The rest of the flavors are a strange mix that I cannot make out. Not recommended.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BenWesthof (196) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 11, 2016
Another strong lager. Definitely not my favorite. In spite of its ABV, it lacks a strong and complex taste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
DrNosha (1601) - Baden Württemberg, GERMANY - DEC 26, 2015
30cl Flasche. Schwarzes Bier mut hellem flachem Schaum. Sehr süsser Malzduft mut alkoholischer Note. Geschmack auch süss und malzig. Dickflüssig fast klebrig. Alkoholischer Abgang.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
tricksta_p (3336) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - DEC 8, 2015
Bottle at home. Aroma is sweet malt, bread, sugar, syrupy, alcohol. Flavour is massive cloying sweetness with some bitterness in the finish. Body is medium, sticky stuff. I truly dislike boozy malty sugarbombs like this one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ruigo (2226) - PORTUGAL - NOV 2, 2015
33cl bottle. Clear dark golden colour with a thin white head. Poor retention. Malts, caramel, sugar and alcohol in the aroma. Average to soft carbonation and medium body. Taste is sweet and alcoholic. Overall, is it a beer or a syrup?

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
acvdberge (11) - Goes, NETHERLANDS - OCT 17, 2015
Very sweet beer, maybe too sweet. Head was gone in a few minutes. The first taste isnt great but the second taste is nice.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Mackeon (163) - - AUG 31, 2015
A truly awful beer that seems to target the serious alcoholic with an enormous amount of alcohol and sugar. No aroma, no palate, nothing there to taste or smell, but it will get you plastered in no time at all.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
corkyrory66 (1359) - BELGIUM - JUL 9, 2015
Le canon faisait référence au gros vin rouge qui tache bien, et qui fait vriller les boyaux... Le mot est maintenant associé à une bière néerlandaise qui cherche à tonner aussi fort que le canon, avec ses 11,6 % abv. !! Oh crainte à l’approche de ce produit, qui est en plus réalisé par un grand groupe... Elle est catégorisée par ratebeer dans les « malt liquor » .. Qu’est-ce à dire ?? Le brasseur nous dit quant à lui « krachtig en machtig van smaak » … On ne demande qu’à le croire !!! Couleur doré moyen très brillant, à la clarté pure. Bulles en fontaine centrale de très fines bulles par centaines, joli. Mousse blanche bien crémeuse, stable à 2 mm. Arômes de malt, beurre, babeurre, pointe d’amandes, citron. 1ère bouche souple au bon ensemble malt/fruits blancs. Arrière-bouche très douce, quasi caressante. Mais pas complexe (il ne faut pas exagérer …). 2ème sur un ensemble fruité et un rien mielleux. Arrière-bouche vraiment douce, surprenante. 3ème sur fruit, malt, miel. Arrière-bouche douce(reuse). Longueur plaisante, où l’alcool se manifeste, mais sans soutien aux saveurs. Jambes finement marquées. Alcool assez brut de décoffrage. Finale très plaisante. CONCLUSION : une bière bien agréable, que je m’apprêtais à fusiller, mais qui mérite pas mal d’éloges... Elle a juste le défaut de sa conception (…), et un alcool sans concession (!!).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gorm (1899) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUN 25, 2015
Klar lys gyllen farve med lyst skum. Lukt av lys malt og karamel. Smak av malt karamell og alkohol. Lett bittersøt avslutning. Import.

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