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

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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.14   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.


2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
thewolf (11207) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2010
Can, bought @ LIVA, Kolding.
Pours lightly pale yellowish golden. Few lazy bubbles. Firm, bubbly and frothy, light off-white head. Nose is fairly malty, some brewing cereal, light sugary maize notes. Medium carbonation, relatively fine mouthfeel. Flavour starts fairly nice before it descends into a heavy metallic off-flavour. Sweet at first, then light citric bitter, then the heavy metal notes and a short aftertaste with a slight malty and fruity touch. Not good, but would have been fine, had it not been for the metal.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JulienHuxley (3344) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - MAY 28, 2010
Can. Aroma is very grainy with notes of corn and fresh bread dough. Taste is quite sweet, palatable beer. Went down really well despite it’s very average caracteristics.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Tessic (886) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 13, 2010
This lager poured a crystal clear yellow colour with a head that appears almost spore like. To the nose there are scents of corn, cereal, dough and cheese. First sip was very watery and thin with flavours of corn and a little dough. Finish is corny with a bit of malt thrown in... Almost a drain pourer.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
JohnBarleycorn (537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 7, 2010
Can. Medium-gold with a hint of red and good head retention. Springtime aroma of fresh-cut grass and mild hop/grain. Pin-head-sized carbon bubbles and a generally refreshing palate. Overly sweet beginning and middle, vague grain/cereal feel and a mild hop finsh with a slight oily texture. Average to below-average.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Papillon (379) - Sudbury, Ontario, CANADA - APR 5, 2010
500 mL Can sampled Apr.2, 2010. Clear yellow body with a foamy-frothy white head that settles to a clingy rocky layer. Aroma of grains, earth, grassy hops, and a very astringent tang to it. Corn and sweet malts seem to vie for attention flavor-wise. There is a metallic aftertaste along with whatever hops are there. Forget it.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strangebrewer (891) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - APR 4, 2010
can. Poured clear amber with a receding white head. Light grainy hop aroma. Crisp mouthfeel. Creamy & malty, mellow bready flavour but a bit grainy. Tinny metallic bitter finish.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
mabel (5805) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 13, 2010
[2685-20100111] 500mL can. Toasted grass clods and over-cooked ham steak aroma. Clear, dark yellow body with a medium-lasting creamy white head. More of the same aroma in the flavour, grassy and muddy and porky. Medium body. Poor.
(From LCBO; Toronto, ON; w/ jerc)

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
rederic (3049) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 21, 2010
500ml can, bright honey gold golor, with a bubblely white head, and leaving some belgian laces, clean mild toasted, pale, pilsner malt nose, with a soft hay accent, and light grainy cereal note and a hint of mineral water in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a crisp honeyed biscuity, pilsner, pale malt character with a hint of flowery hop grassiness, a bit watery, leading towards a honeyish pale malt, lingering hop leafy bitterness finish.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
wilderthanyou (758) - Guelph, CANADA - FEB 21, 2010
Meh. Poors straw yellow, short lived white head. Aroma is grassy and grainy, flavour is grassy and grainy. About as average as average gets.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
AWS9 (500) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 21, 2010
Can. Bland hop aroma. Mild sweetness and bitterness. Overall dullness. Some seemingly German pilsner influences, but kind of odd how subdued the hops were.


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