Brewed by Martens
Style: Pale Lager
Bocholt, Belgium


on tap


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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 2.28/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.44/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Grand Belgie – Belgium Premium Lager 5%, Lager is made with a bottom fermenting yeast. Grand Belgie appearance is bright, lager Pilsener-type beer, with fine-pore foam characteristics and pale yellow color. It’s aroma is good balanced fresh lager with full body and malt character, moderate hop bitterness , slight ester character and a pleasant after-bitterness.

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bhensonb (15746) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 5, 2010
Pours light gold with a foamy white head. Aroma is bready with some mildly spicey hop. Near medium body with foamy, but sharp, carbonation. Flavor is mildly bready with a fair amount of noble hop. Finishes fairly clean and decently bitter. Not too bad for the style.

JoeMcPhee (9549) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 9, 2009
Pale golden beer with a thin white head. Aroma is fairly cidery with a touch of pale malt. Light bitterness with a bit of herbal character as well. Thin-bodied and quite cidery tasting with a plasticy bitterness. Man, this is like drinking garbage. Truly vile stuff.

dwyerpg (6410) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 29, 2010
Decent smell, very cloudy orange appearance. A quite malty flavor but strange, a bit of Belgian wit feel. Very odd, but I think I really like this. A very good finish.

JPDIPSO (6286) - Wauwatosa, USA - NOV 20, 2008
Scary soft pffft from the twist-off plastic bottle cap, but pours a straw colored liquid with a fluffy white head. Strong herbal to skunky hops. Trying to decide which way this one is going, a fresh noble hops or light struck mess. Actually settles down with some time, leaving a some minty hops along with a slightly buttery pale malt scent. A bit too much of a mess to think the smell is more deserving. Dry grain and flour start the flavors. Some herbal/wintergreen hops join in the gluey mixture. Fairly sharp bitterness in the finish, with fresh cut grass and weeds. Alcohol comes out a touch in the finish and linger. Very much like a eastern euro lager. I certainly would never have guessed this came from Belgium

Cornfield (5569) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2009
I picked up this oddity at the Binny’s in Orland Park, IL, for $0.99. It came in a green plastic 16.9 oz twist top bottle and listed the ABV at 5% rather than the site’s posted 6%. Frankly, I was surprized to see it listed as a Belgian Ale. It seems more like a cheap pale lager. Looks like one, golden bodied with a fizzy head that quickly reduced to a film. Smells like one, a bready, corny sweetness with a hint of pale malt and some grassiness. Tastes like one, some bland sweetness and a dose of grassy/herbal bitterness followed by a touch of metallica. The bottle calls it a "Premium Belgium Beer." I call it something that I won’t be drinking again, despite its cheapness.

BückDich (5477) - McCall, Idaho, USA - NOV 7, 2009
Plastic Bottle: Pours a clear copper color with a thin white head. The nose is metallic with some husky corn notes; lots of metal and very dirty malts. The flavor has a moderate body although with a corn and bad spent yeast note in the tail. Very rough, lots of off-flavors. Scary. Like bread on its way out.

IndianaRed (5029) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 7, 2009
High hopes on this one. It is after all a "Premium Belgian Beer". How could it not be. Plastic screw-top bottle and all. Very pale straw yellow and a decent white persistant head that leaves nice stringy lacing. Light sweet light malts slightly papery aroma. Honey. Low on the bitering hops for ballance. Tart slightly dry aftertaste. A sweet pale lager. And by "sweet", I dont mean....SWEET !

MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2011
Clear pour, metal / skunky aroma and taste with a splash of corn. and yeast. Ehh. I just thought all belgian beers tasted like Rochefort 10, guess I was wrong!

harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 24, 2013
A: pours a light golden ale with excellent clarity and flecks of yeast in suspension. Single finger white, loose foam falls to a thin quilt of the same. Cobweb lacing. S: Bread and butter. Somewhat sweet. No real hop presence. T: Again, bread and butter. Some sweetness in here, maybe even artificial. Again, no hop presence, but plenty of resonance. I like this beer. M: Light and high carbonation. Does not remain on the palate. O: I can’t really articulate why in many terms as you see, but I find this beer fun, simple, and enjoyable. I have had it many times, and continue to love it. Serving type: bottle 04-18-2011

pkbites (976) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 10, 2013
Wow. Just....WOW! I am completely perplexed by this. Green plastic bottle (from a Belgian????) Sniffing the bottle I detected no skunk unlike other posters. But it smelled like fresh cut grass and Bisquick rolls. Very strange and not pleasant. Pour is a cloudy yellow with a dead white head. Almost no carbonation. Like lawn clippings soaked in alcohol. Good lord this is bizarre. It tastes more like Boris French Beer than anything from Belgium. Almost all Belgian brew is good, really good. But this is bad, REALLY bad!

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