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

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


1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
bitbucket (2159) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - JUN 23, 2009
Plastic bottle. Pours clear gold with a thin but lacy white head. Plastic aroma.... hmmm. The aroma is otherwise sweet pear and cotton candy. Light body and moderate carbonation. Boatloads of fusel alcohol overwhelm the little bits of bready taste. This stuff is not so Grand. Olde E tastes marginally better, and is way cheaper, and even if you prefer this stuff where are you going to find a brown paper bag of the correct size?

1.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
jokingkong (1) - Old Bridge, Alabama, USA - MAY 15, 2009 does not count
I bought this ale knowing Belgium beer is suppose to be the best in the world, but Grannd 95 had a very nasty taste. I donít know if this was made to be a drinking beer or possibly made to use in a Belgian beef stew or other reciopes. I know one thing, I wonít ever drink it again but may try cooking with it one day to see if itís good there.

0.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
JoeMcPhee (8411) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 9, 2009
#2 in a disgusting Larine beer tasting. Very fusely aroma. Lots of sweet plasticy esters and sweet apple/pear cider character. Sweet pale, slick and quite nasty. A bit of ethanol on the back of the palate. This is pretty damn crappy, even by malt liquor standards.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
NJBeerman013 (1047) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2009
Bottle.. plastic.. green.. Have the Belgians gone mad? After unscrewing the plastic cap... What the crap? Pours a warm orangish amber in color with a decent white head which actually leaves some decent lacing in the glass. The aroma is malty, somewhat sweet fruity, with a bit of a grainy corn note. The flavor isnít all that bad considering I read what has been written so far. I get a sweet caramel, really ripened apricot note, and somewhat of an astringency. The finiish is a bit weird like burnt baked yeast, like over baked bread. Although, a completely average beer and highly unremarkable, I wouldnít mind drinking it again.

0.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
djd07 (3553) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 7, 2009
Bottle as shown. Pours a clear orange golden with a medium frothy white head that diminishes quickly with a lot of carbonation. The aroma is a skunky fruit malt. The taste is an awful fruit mess with a horrible aftertaste that stays. Avoid this malt liquor.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 7, 2009
Poured a light clear yellow gold color with a small white head. Skunky european lage smell Sulfur and skunk flavor.. Bitter finish.

1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
lordmeat (12) - Aransas Pass, Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2009
Bottle. When open and poured it looked like soda. Color resembles human urine with a light fizz around the top. It tastes like cheap champagne mixed with really bad high gravity beer. Itís a sipping beer, but in a very, very bad way. Not recommended, but it was only $2.

0.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
legion242 (2186) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2009
Really? What niche does this beer fill? Is this the O.E. of Belgium? Me thinks so. The scariest part to me was how well hidden the 9.5% is- this must be the drink of choice for Belgiums hobos.

0.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JAN 9, 2009
Bottle. Pours a weak, thin amber with bubbles aplenty and an aroma of plasticised apple and candy. Flavor is plastic grain, apple, retarded caramel, and hooker sweat. Mouthfeel is about as pleasant as PeeWee Herman teabagging you after a two mile jog. This stuff is disgusting.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 1, 2009
Upon perusing the score of the brews, looks like this is the brewery gutter of Belgium. My past two experiences from this place have not been memorable (at least not in a good way). I continue. A weak escape of gas as I unscrew the plastic bottle cap. One pour, and I think I will save the remainder for later "enjoyment". Clear light golden color with a tall lasting, slightly rocky off-white head. Baked pretzels and some herbal hops back notes. Just an odd scent. A strange rotting fruit smell in the background as well. White grapes and grain flavors. Sweet malt liquid. Not catching a big alcohol flavor, but a woody flavor seems to suggest it’s presence. Actually not that bad for a low grade malt liquor. Lacks "good" flavors, but not that many bad flavors, if that makes any sense.


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