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 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
seymour (1903) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - DEC 18, 2011
Tasted from tall-boy can into nucleated pint glass. Poured a pale golden color with a weak, white head, very little lace. Not much aroma to speak of. Definitely couldn’t smell adjunct sugars or harsh alcohol, though, which is saying a lot for a 9.5% ABV lager in an aluminum can. Vastly better than any malt liquor. Further proof that Belgians brew better than American macros. Malty sweet but not cloying. No real complexity, but simple and strong with a mildly fruity, crisp and refreshing lager finish. Cheap: a lot of bang for the buck. A couple of these cans around a campfire and I’d be feeling pretty good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BillKismet (3866) - 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 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 isn’t 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 wouldn’t mind drinking it again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Aubrey (3509) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 4, 2011
White wine-like nose. Big, lasting, bleached-white head; golden and clear. Sweet (honey, sugar cereal), fruity (apples, white grapes) and slightly herbal. Very weak bitterness; not nearly enough to balance things out. Kind of like a sweet malt liquor. Alcohol is hidden pretty well, though it does warm the throat. Drinkable but unexciting.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mmmbeer (1392) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kennydiaz (356) - 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 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 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bhensonb (14178) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Signalwriter (86) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2010
Poured into a pilsner glass from a green plastic bottle, here’s a small but recognizable head over a nice, even pale golden color. Honestly, I thought the nose is what a lager should be (not really understanding about the whole high-alcohol ‘malt liquor’ thing). Refreshing, I thought. The taste is less dry and therefore more appealing to me than a classic pilsner, with a medium mouth feel and light but consistent carbonation. Unfortunately, the ‘middle’ of the drinking experience is marred by solvent- or fuel-like aroma/taste, which moderated toward the end of the glass. The 78-cent price tag makes this an odd one: not a superior beer but darned good value.

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