Brewed by Martens
Style: Imperial Pils/Strong Pale Lager
Bocholt, Belgium


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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.88/5   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
Strong pale lager.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kennydiaz (355) - Manahawkin, New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2010
Now this high rating mostly had to do with the $.69 price tag accompanied to this one. It poured a nice golden color. Taste was slightly floral with hints of citrus and the 9.5 alcohol content is well hidden. This or Busch for the price is a no brainer. One of the best bargains out there if you are on a college budget or have too many kids.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bhensonb (13621) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 6, 2010
Bottle from ericandersnavy. Pours amber gold with a large, foamy off-white head. Malt aroma. Medium body with frothy carbonation. It is malt liquor, but it has an earthy maltiness I find appealing. The sickening grain aspect of many common malt liquors is rather covered by the almost toastiness. Not a great brew, but way better than the big cans of American glop.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
drjay44 (3274) - Salida, Colorado, USA - DEC 30, 2009
330 ml. bottle. Pours a non existent head, over a slightly hazy amber (SRM 8) body....nose is apple and fruitcake....taste is off putting with chemical overtones dominating, bit of hot fusel alcohol finish....mouth feel is light and watery, carbonation almost missing. This is a strange and very poor beer.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
icarus (57) - The Colony, Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2009
Oh my goodness this sucks so bad. I was fooled when I saw the sixer that said Belgum Ale... Cant go wrong right??? Sickly sweet smell. Its a real chore to drink.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 30, 2009
Bottle from Cavie... agh. Let’s just look at the bottle. It’s a clear plastic coke bottle with a gold twist cap. Look like an off-brand Canada Dry bottle. Then this shit poured brownish-yellow like the weird shit that my 2 month old nephew leaves in his diaper. Smells like honey and vomit. Taste is vomit, rotten malts, vomit, and ralph. Keep in mind this is before anyone actually did vomit. How could I throw up? It TASTED like upchuck.

Written in my notes, "Fuckyou beast horrific Fuckshiut the awful!" Take from that what you will.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Cavie (4196) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 28, 2009
Looks like a disgusting brownish orange pour. Smell is a crazy amount of hot honey, sweet malts and crazy ass grains. Oh Lord this is awful. Tastes of awful honey extract. Very rough to take in. I’m SOOOOOOOOO glad I saved this for the last beer of the tasting. *sarcasm off*

UPDATE: 5 Minutes Later: and I puked.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
daknole (10801) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 8, 2009
mmmbeer sent this funny bonus along. Plastic bottle. Aroma of honey and rotten fruit with some alcohol and stank malt liquor. Flavor is sweet and bad. Really strong alcohol, rotting fruit, nasty. Nasty. Nasty. did I mention nasty?

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
JFGrind (1972) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2009
99 cent buy @ Roger Wilco in Pennsauken, NJ. Wasn’t sure if this was a cheap malt liquor or Euro strong Lager. Swill Malt Liquor, dirty rag aroma, pours with barnacle bubbles clinging side of shaker and the look of apple juice. Pure alcohol bomb. Logo on the label has a ’King Barrel’ who looks like a member of Aqua Teen Hunger Force

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mmmbeer (1375) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2009
16.9 oz plastic bottle served in shaker- poured transparent extremely light brown, low carbonation, one finger white head became a 2mm head as I wrote this. Aroma of young corn (white/Pioneer mix?) and cheap booze. Hits the mouth with a low body, malt hides some of the corn which is nice, sweetness from the start but not as much as US malties- and it’s not rough by the previously mentioned standard, middle is where is starts to fall apart, finish is water like. Hides the alcohol well, give it credit for that. This is how the homies roll in the REAL far east, I guess. Heck, I wouldn’t mind recieving a free sixer of this- and I would drink it!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Dorwart (2498) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2009
I fear that I am actually doing a great disservise to this brew by actually pouring it into a glass. This is the kind of beer that deserves respect. The kind of beer that refuses to take a back seat, a beer that surely deserves to be drank from the exquisite green plastic bottle (with screw cap) that it comes in! Are you kidding me! Dirty dishwater brown in color with decent carbonation. A thin bright white head of fine bubbles flies to the top of the glass (probably because it can’t stand to be in the beer). Lets define the aroma like this...I have smelled worse! Dried flowers, plastics (gee where did they come from) corn syrup and some butter. Flavor is a nice combination of things that offend. More plastic, corn flakes, a tad of dry bitterness, some spices and a big synthetic alcohol kick. This is really loaded with the non natural flavors we have all come to love. Once again, my main man etowneraser comes through with flying colors and finds me a real top notch keeper. You da man!

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