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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.


2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bhensonb (10814) - 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.

0.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
daknole (8949) - 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?

0.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
JoeMcPhee (8314) - 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.

1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
BMan1113VR (7835) - 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.

1.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
crossovert (7020) - Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2011
11.2 oz green plastic bottle (elegant huh?). Pours into my Unibroue tulip with a medium white head that initially struggles to form but turns out all right. It leaves a good amount of lacing as it recedes. The beer is a pale bronze/gold. It smells like fruity paint thiner. The taste is weird, it has a huge walnut flavor, with tons of caramel and a cloying sweetness. The alcohol burns. Is this Belgiumís answer to Malt Liqour? It is on par mostly with an american malt lager. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 03-07-2010 01:51:21

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
douglas88 (5841) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 20, 2010
Oh yeah, a Belgian Malt Liquor in a twist off green plastic bottle. Bought at Tres Bonne Cuisine. Too bad I didnít share this with Eric, but donít worry I saved some. Pours a clear copper color with almost no head, some bubbles. The aroma is repulsive; hot alcohol, almost like a shot of everclear, some more interesting Belgian notes struggle through. The flavor is basically like a hot and dirty liquor, some over-ripe apples, dirty water. Hot as hell.

1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - SEP 9, 2010
Plastic Bottle: Strong skunky malts and overpowering diesel fuel alcohols to pair with the funky finish and sweet overwhelming body. This really is that bad.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - 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.

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.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Strykzone (4837) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2012
Pint + can. Clear with lots of bubbles . A white layer of foam. This just isnít very good. It leaves an unpleasant after taste. Some yeast, grain, honey, and euro hops in the flavor. It is thin in the mouth. Not one I can recommend.


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