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


on tap


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RATINGS: 108   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 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
realbeeronly (1) - CANADA - FEB 17, 2011 does not count
Premium, I THINK NOT. I took 3 sips, got so angry I bought this crap, and tried to look online to see what garbage ingredients are used as there are none on the can, and none found online either. Guessing a ton of corn sugar is used. Cheapest laker or lakeport beer in Canada tastes better, and those are garbage beers too. This has a terrible white chalk taste that lingers in your cheeks and tongue. DO NOT wASTE YOUR MONEY, I want a refund, even though I bought just one can. The forst thing that ran through my head when i took a sip was "how could the LCBO import such crap"

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Metalchopz (2955) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 26, 2011
Belgian lager... two words that do not sound good together. Especially when the word "premium" is in front of lager. Not a good start. Even the can does not make it seem like a "killer" brew from Belgium. Pours a golden colour with a foamy white head that is big, has pretty good retention and creates a bit of lace. Smells like grain malt for a few seconds and then, chemical plastics and gross hay. Then, if you let it sit a bit, and calms down, and goes to a more normal hoppy-malt combination. Lightly carbonated (small bubbles) with some big bubble sitting at the bottom of the glass (waiting to come up when the glass is touched). Flat and sticky mouthfeel. Plain grain, corn and alcohol in the taste. Not refreshing like Euro swills, and not crisp like American lagers.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
harrisoni (16583) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2011
500ml can from corner shop on way home from work. Mid gold, thin near white head. It’s a half decent premium lager thing. Bit stale on the aroma. But there is some sweetish lemon. But its just a bit bland. But ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hammy78 (945) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 16, 2011
500ml can sample purchased at the LCBO. Pours a yellow gold, with a decent white head, some lace. Aroma is a little grassy and hops. Taste is light a little hops. Decent beer.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
PictouRx (160) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 8, 2011
having a bad night i think with these new beers. Anyway, got a blueish 500ml can at LCBO to try. Pours light gold color, thick puffy head, does not dimisnish for sometime. Aroma smells like mouldy wet cloths. I take a drink and wince, dreadful, sour. Then I get gassy belching afterwards and a terrible aftertaste that lingers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lubiere (12284) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2011
A blonde lager with a thick white head. In aroma, chalky malt with german hops, grassy notes, not bad. In mouth, a smooth eurolager with chalky notes, biscuitty malts, light bodied. Not bad. Tasted Dec. 24 2010.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
DuffMan (8808) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 28, 2010
Can. Pours a clear gold with an average white head. Aroma of sweet grains. Watery palate, bland graininess, metalic note in the finish. Not impressive by any standard, and certainly not worthy of premium lager status.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beer_fiddler (2) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 14, 2010 does not count
Im going to rate this on the first time i had this lager i was extreamly impressed, not so much the second time. the first can i bouught had such strong vanila, nut, and strong oat flavour i was so overwhelmed with awsomeness. a month later i realy thought this would have been a fav of mine now so disapointed, not the same not even close. i can just get hints of ingredients that is used. The consistency may be off not just the volumes in ingedients but the boil temp may be off i do know that the lower boil temp will produce more proteins in the wort (more body, less fermentables = more sweet flavours

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
tomtomtommy (1) - WALES - DEC 9, 2010 does not count
boring average lager but better than most in this really cheap price range (0.8£ a can)

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
yngwie (16227) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 9, 2010
Can, courtesy of Dedollewaitor. It pours a clear, pale golden body under a decent, off-white head. Weak nose with some pale malts and fruityness. The flavor follows the same path, avoiding most opportunities to have anything noticeable. Thin body. Short, fruity finish, but weak. Super-boring and tasteless as hell. 100814

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