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Brewed by Martens
Style: Belgian Ale
Bocholt, Belgium

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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.63   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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In this bottle is Belgian brewery know-how dating back to 1867 - the year the recipe was created. Itís a crisp, golden ale brewed using only water, malted barley, hops, and yeast. The dry-hopping procedure, in which uncooked hop heads are added after the brewing process, gives this beer its unique floral aroma and taste.


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1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
nealblind (521) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Clear gold pour nil head. Smells slightly yeasty mostly like barley and pale lager hops. Tastes like a beany pale lager. Overhopped, watery, and barely drinkable.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
benfergy (191) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - APR 11, 2014
The aroma is of grassy malt, plus some hoppy notes that are tough to describe. The taste is OK , but has some undesirable bitterness. This beer is decent. There are more interesting Belgian beers out there, though.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
pkbites (643) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 12, 2014
Average looking pour, with a weird metallic malt aroma. This isnít bad tasting but itís so weird and average that itís hard to rate it higher than I have. Not horrible, I recommend you try it. For $1 a bottle @ Trader Joes itís worth one or two, right? Give it a shot and decide for yourself!

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BVery (5616) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 8, 2014
Bottle. Yellow, slightly fizzy looking pour with a white head. Grain, malt, little bit of floral aroma. Taste is grain. Pils like. Meh.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
oxbn (2) - - FEB 7, 2014 does not count
Clear, golden beer with a short white head that doesn't stick around. The aroma has a small bit of herbal hops, but it's mostly about the malt. It almost reminds me of a helles. Surprisingly assertive bitterness. The malt on the nose doesn't come through in the flavor. Very dry. Very clean. Nothing objectionable, just a bit boring.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maddmatt639 (164) - Belmont, California, USA - JAN 15, 2014
Light retention with no lacing. Smells of wheat grass and sweet cloves. Tastes of sweet biscuit and cereal, surprisingly. Decent aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CanIHave4Beers (2908) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JAN 15, 2014
Pours a very clear pale blonde color with a gigantic loose fluffy white head and nice lacing on the glass.

The aroma is sweet & boozy, itís got some odd lavender and dryer sheet thing happening. Itís got some honey & some malt... itís defiantly pungent but presents itís self as heavy to the point of uninviting.

The flavor is weird, itís kind of lavender forward but less soapy than a lot of lavender-forward beers. Itís got a touch of herbal bitterness & some bright malty character. Itís fine enough beer, and better than the aroma lets on.

Itís not a great beer by any stretch, but it is a shelf beer. Iíll stick up for it a little since itís not nearly as bad as the cumulative score here seems to suggest. I had plenty of beers that are worse in this style, many of them similarly from Belgium, that are rated especially higher than this one.

1.2
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
blinesam (235) - USA - DEC 5, 2013
Really did not enjoy. The beer has a sharp taste of a pilsner but more burnt than a regular pilsner. I would say the smell like hay and the taste is like straw. Its possible the beer was degraded in the light bottle. Not sure, either way I didnít like it.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Headbanger (3001) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 5, 2013
11.2oz bottle 12/5/13 (Trader Joeís-Naperville)-42į in Trappist Glass-Poursa clear golden with a small white head. Aroma of pale lager, yeast, grains, and hops. Taste of the same with some grass. This light bodied brew is not very tasty. A bit of a disappointment from TJís.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JK (4284) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - NOV 29, 2013
Yellow. Well carbonated, a good looking beer. Dry with hops, giving a medicinal, herbal flavor. It is ok.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
bytemesis (2577) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Bottle - thanks Razvan?? Pours a clear golden amber with a small white head that dissipates quickly with some lacing. Aroma is grass, grain, caramel, floral. The taste is grassy, caramel, medium sweet and lightly bitter, a bit of a pale lager graininess going as well.. Light body.


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