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


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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.85/5   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
Strong pale lager.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Dorwart (2542) - 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 canít 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!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
bitbucket (2165) - 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?

   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.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
JoeMcPhee (9325) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
NJBeerman013 (1054) - 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.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
djd07 (10520) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
legion242 (2344) - 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.

   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.

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