Brewed by Martens
Style: Premium Lager
Bocholt, Belgium
Serve in Lager glass


on tap


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RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.15/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Born to create a fine lager: When your name is Berthold ’Beer’ Keller, it seems inevitable that you become a master brewer. Berthold was born in Bavaria and brought up in Belgium. He has a truly continental approach to brewing. Fusing styles he created this premium crisp, smooth lager with a rounded continental finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
probstblueribbon (3717) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 12, 2009
500 ml can from LCBO, served cool in a Scotch Irish taster glass.

App.: Clear deep golden with a fair white head. Aroma: Messy corn/grain/cereal, a fair hit of dusty cardboard, musty, toasted cereal (like puffed wheat), not really much else. Palate: Medium body and carbonation. Flav.: Tired, stale, cardboard, cereal, dusty, grain, devoid of anything interesting; dry with a touch of bitterness, light, watery malt finish.

I guess like Canada or the US, you have to expect Belgium to produce some shit. This is some shit.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
GRM (3735) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 12, 2009
Can, 500 ml, best before 15/08/10, purchased at the LCBO on November 3 2009, savoured on November 12 2009; eye: golden, clear, minimal effervescence, white head made up of rather large bubbles, good lacing; nose: corn, caramel; mouth: corn, caramel, finale in grain with light presence of caramel, light body, rather carbonated, lightly acrid texture; overall: ordinary FRANÇAIS Canette, 500 ml, meilleure avant 15/08/10, achetée à la LCBO le 3 novembre 2009, savourée le 12 novembre 2009; œil : dorée, claire, effervescence minime, mousse blanche formée de bulles plutôt grosses, bonne dentelle; nez : maïs, caramel; bouche : maïs, caramel, finale en grain avec légère présence de caramel, corps léger, plutôt carbonatée, texture légèrement âcre; en résumé : ordinaire

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
bright77blue (1) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 6, 2009 does not count
Vile excuse for a so called Euro beer. It tastes as if someone made a bad, watery beer and added alcohol to comply with the label. This is a ’paint by numbers’ liquid. I should have read the label more carefully.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
berkshirejohn (5988) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2009
50cl can bought on Mill Road, Cambridge. Amber with a dense, loose, off-white head; unimpressive aroma of corn and stewed vegetables; very watery with a grainy flavour and a little sugar; before a blotting paper dry finish. This is enough to give Eurolagers a bad name. The ingredients list says it all :- Water, Barley Malt, UNMALTED CEREALS; Hops; HOP EXTRACT.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Radek Kliber (7165) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - OCT 30, 2009
Can 500 ml
Appearance: clear dark golden look with fine , good dense medium top. Some lace. 3+
Nose: Faint note , bit leafy green hop , light grainy base.6+
Flavor/Palate : Soft bodied , fairly dry. Leafy bitters ,fruity , citric hop character. Softer finsh with fruity hoppy top. Light malty body with interesting blend with citrus of hops. Overall bit dry and mineral. Felt bit unfinished yet with nice profile given from hops.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
robinvboyer (4138) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 29, 2009
500ml can from my local LCBO. Wow big aroma of corn, and cooked veggies, with some dry straw. Flavor is quite bitter, and loaded with cheap corn, and grains, wow, this is a mess. Corny, and quite bitter with nasty corny, sweet veggie after taste. drain pour.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JesseM (1158) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 28, 2009
500mL can from the LCBO. Nice looking can. Pours a pale gold with a huge white head. Aroma is largely just pale malts and corn, vegetal, tinny floral hops, nothing too revolting. Flavour is mostly empty malty sweetness with a strong off flavour of metal. Not much in the way of vegetables. Peppery hop characteristic in the aftertaste. This really isn’t anywhere near as bad I was expecting. Keller is the name of the guy who originally brewed it, so just don’t expect it to be an actual Kellerbier.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 24, 2009
Can from my local ’BO- A very pale straw pour with a bleached white cap. Nose of corn, pale malts, vegetables, grains. Tastes sweet, and of grains. A bit of biscuit and bread comes to the front, but it is really quite vegetal. Prickly carbonation, weak finish. I wonder which asshole approved this for sale?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
pootzboy (1690) - Hopville, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 23, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2009 500ml can: Pours a crystal clear pale gold lager in the stein. Puffy 2 finger white cap, good retention and lacing, small bubbles. Aroma is relatively fresh and unpretentious; pungent breadyness, wet hay and a light sulfurous mustiness from lager yeast. Nicely hopped but malts are weak and mouth feel is thin. Fast watery finish with the unmistakable dextrin sting from malt extracts. A cheap partial extract brew sold at import prices from a commercial Belgian high gravity contract brewer. Not bad, not good either. Too pricey for this cheap brew, buy a Wernesgruner for the same price.

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