Martin | Brok Brewery

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Brok Brewery

Style: Euro Strong Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-30-2003

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by emerge077:
Photo of emerge077
3.05/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Brown .5L bottle.

Pours a cloudy yellow orange, with a steady plume of carbonation from the base of the plisner glass. Foam settles quickly to a skim.

Inital cannabis whiff, later a honey aroma, and not much else.

Taste is on the sweeter side, honey is there, and a light malt in the background. Odd grain aftertaste, not sure what, it's almost artificial. No real indication of actual hops. Not great, just so-so.

Mouthfeel is thin and carbonated, it's easy enough to drink, once you get past the sweetness. Couldn't finish the bottle though.

Bottle lists importer as "Gryf Beverages Ltd." Chicago IL.

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Photo of Thrasher
2.97/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

My bottle claimed to be 7.8% abv. It tastes like it, too. Yellow with full head, freshly aromatic of herbs, grass, and mint. Alcohol flavor is initially strong and rides through, numbing the beer and taking away some of the spritziness, making it velvety. The aroma gives evidence that the hops used would be very tasty, but they are completely obscured by the alcohol. A beer to get wasted on, I guess. Unappealing. Perhaps I will have better luck with the Brok Premium which seems to be a more conventional lager/pilsner.

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Photo of Jredner
2.15/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

1 pint .9 oz bottle. Aroma is sweet powdered malt with a mild nose tingling sharpness that I suppose could be aroma hops. Body is a murky yellow/gold and holds a diminishing pinky thin white head. fore is a huge wallop of sugary powdered malt-like flavor. Scant hops. soft mouthfeel with low carbonation and a sustained sweetness well into the finish. Not something I’d reccomend.

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Photo of canadianbarman
2.92/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

--The beer poured a nice golden color, which not much head. It had all the typical lager smells.
--Upon first tasting I had not realized that it was a stronger beer, so the alcohol taste shocked me at first. Then once I realized it was a stronger beer the taste was actually not bad. I am not a fan of the stronger beers so I wouldn't rush out and get another of these, but I wouldn't say no either.

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Photo of belgbeerdrinker
3.35/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a: clear yellow with little head at all, carbonation activity
s: sweet smell like honey with bits of herbs
t: starts very light, but finishes with a bit of whiskey; sweet honey flavor to go with smell
m: body started very light but finished with medium body - a pretty good mix that surprised me
d: pretty easy to drink given the balance of light & medium body & it packs a nice little punch at ~8% abv, would be happy to have another

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Photo of feloniousmonk
3.07/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: a clear, pale yellow, with a small, but resilient white head that maintains a thin ring.
Aroma: sweetness incarnate, notes of honey and lemon, a bit syrupy and candyish, and still containing vegetable, herbal hints, as well.
Body is light and airy, finish short, taste subdued, to speak politely.
Bright, sweet honeyish flavor rings through, though, and actually, this flavor profile becomes more pronounced as we go...super-sweet, extra-strong. I hadn't realized it was 7.8%, and started wondering if it was supposed to be a blonde doppelbock. Or is it a "malt liquor"?
A nice, tasty thirst quencher, but as we down the drink, the alcohol becomes more and more evident, the flavor, as it is, gives way to the sweetness and strength, and it becomes warmer and less delicious as we go along.
This is a beer that worked at the front, but the deception employed at the start becomes it's undoing, as it fails to fulfill any brighter promise, than a sweet, strong device for deadening brain waves.
Cheers to JohnnyDuvel for the sample...

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Martin from Brok Brewery
2.92 out of 5 based on 6 ratings.
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