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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
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Slacks (615) - Bolton, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 19, 2010
500ml Can: I bought it because the can is extremely attractive in a matte baby blue with a single red K. I once had great luck buying a matte blue CD by Kelly Joe Phelps and hoped this good luck would continue a decade later. Pours yellow, carbonation so thick I thought it was raining upside down inside my glass. The white head is nice, albeit thin. Ah crap, I’m getting bad vibes.. the aroma is like tin can apple juice. Surely this isn’t what Berthold meant by "fusing styles". And so I sip. Extremely mild, tastes like sweet rice, slightly metallic, straw. Smooth enough despite the upside down rain, but this is just another in the seemingly endless line of lame pale lagers thrust upon Canada. There’s a picture on the side of the can of a little man throwing something in the garbage. It was my fault for not heeding the warning.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
TaktikMTL (6031) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 17, 2010
Canette de 500 ml achetée chez LCBO (Ottawa, ONT). Arôme: Légère odeur de maïs. Apparence: La couleur est blonde avec une faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de maïs avec une pointe métalique. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est mince avec une texture légèrement heuileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement fruité. (Rating #2879)

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 4, 2010
Nice can. Otherwise a wholly unremarkable lager. Pale, almost scent free with a taste that was closer to mineral water than a well made beer. But, a clean aftertaste which, I guess, puts it way ahead of all the macro lagers that leave a chemical tang on the tongue. Only way I’d buy again is if I have to decorate a room in light blue.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 1, 2010
Nose is corn and rice, with a bit of malt, clear yellow, tiny, short lived white head. Taste is corn and malt. Light bodied, balanced, bitter. Fair.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Cartoonkhaki (1220) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 14, 2010
Golden yellow with puffy off white head. Grassy metalic aroma almost like a wet bar towel. Flavour is grassy and very metalic, bready and is very lacking overall. Poor body.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jercraigs (8070) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 11, 2010
2009-01-11. Crisp yellow body with a nice white head that fades. Aroma has a strong industrial grainy malt character, and smells like adjuncts even though I suspect it is all malt. Light floral oddness. Flavour is less odd, mild pale malts are muted, grainy straw character, light bitterness. More bland than offensive, which is the reverse of what I expected. Still, not particularly appealing. Brief pale malt sweetness sneaks through in the finish. Average to light bodied palate. Meh. Bottle from the LCBO, Toronto

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
GregClow (2912) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 10, 2010
Can from the LCBO. So it’s a beer created by a Bavarian, contract brewed in Belgium for a UK company, and exported to Canada. Well, hooray for globalization! Too bad the beer isn’t great, though. Pours a nice honey-golden with a persistent white head and very active carbonation. Aroma is grainy with some slight cardboard notes and an oddly artificial hop character - ah, I see "hop extract" on the ingredients list, perhaps that’s the culprit. Body is suitably crisp when it’s cold, gets a bit sticky as it warms. Flavour is better than I expected from the aroma - simple, but pleasant and balanced in that inoffensive canned Euro-lager kind of way. OK, it’s not awful, but I can think of at least a half-dozen easily available "premium" lagers that I’d choose before it,

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
cyrenaica (1062) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 7, 2010
500ml can
5.0% ABV
I tried this beer on December 20, 2009 after purchasing from one of my local LCBO outlets. The beer poured a clear gold colour with a very thin bubbly/rocky head, and mild effervescence. The aroma is grainy malt with some metallic notes. The mouthfeel is weak to medium bodied with medium carbonation. The flavour is grainy malt, sand, and wet metal. A below average beer.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jimmay (807) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2009
500 ml can from LCBO. Pours golden in colour, large white, frothy head, which lingers. Aroma is corny. Taste is decent, sweet, very little hops. Proabably a lot better on a patio, in the summer!

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
cfrancis (2510) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 15, 2009
Nice can! How many times do you say that? Aroma is grain and wet newspaper. Pours a bubbly pale yellow. Taste is somewhat skunky. Although there are flavours of cereal and barley. Passable lager.


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