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 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
JPDIPSO (5670) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
puzzl (3259) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 19, 2008
Bottle shared by Eugene! Nice! Sweet, honey-mustard pretzels aroma. Yuck! Nothing else is noticed at all. Very vegetal, nasty flavor, undrinkably bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - DEC 4, 2008
Bottle at Pauls, thanks Eugene! Pours a fizzy pale golden with a wispy white head. The aroma is all sweet corn and a subtle husk note. Has a cardboard flavor, along with lots of sugary corn syrup, DMS, straw and only a touch of bitterness. Pretty bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 30, 2008
Pours from a plastic bottle- deep yellowish golden color with a fluffy white head which fades quickly. Aroma is thick sweet pilsner malts, cereal, artificial sweetness, stale crackers, light metallic, and some herbal and stale hops. Flavor is bready, ok pils malt, then turns to drying crackers, skunked hops, and a metallic aftertaste with some vegetables and a wierd astringency- and an overall fake sucralose sweetness all around. Not entirely horrible, but not good either.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2008
bottle from metzlers in denton tx. poured a crystal clear yellow with a thin white head. aroma of citrus, green apple, and alcohol. flavor had some sort of spice in it or maybe it was just the alcohol. not to bad but not worth the 4 bucks i paid for it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
dwyerpg (5683) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 28, 2008
Smells somewhat like a malt liquor. Looks okay. First sip is okay and then this beer goes downhill quickly. Doesn’t taste goo at all. It’s has a sickly sweetness to it. Not good. Plastic bottle!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - NOV 28, 2008
Bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. Pours a gold with white head. Aroma of alcohol and apricots. Flavor has some malt, band aid, astringent, alcohol. Light-medium body with med-high carbonation. Overall.....no comment.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BillKismet (3860) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 27, 2008
Blonde-bronze with a decent foamy head and good carbonation. Little aroma. Some perfumey notes. Not too unpleasant. Somewhat flowery aroma and flavor profile. Not bad by any means. Dank malt liquor gaseous quality on finish. Drinkable, but dangerous.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 18, 2008
Bottle. Pours with a small fizzy white heead that fades over the clear golden body. Aroma of cereal, honey and alcohol burn. Taste is wet dog, alcohol burn, cardboard, corn, skunk and a clear metalic note in the aftertaste. Alcohol burn, fizzy and dry.

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