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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 2.04/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.14/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
Formerly brewed by Ottweiler/Karlsberg, Germany; since 2001 brewed by Martens, Belgium.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
Bornyensis (234) - BELGIUM - SEP 21, 2015
Een zeer flauw bier, weinig of geen smaak. Ik zou het geen tweede keer drinken.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Hamirubi (365) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - SEP 18, 2015
33cl can at home (18 IX 2015), drank as "Buval". Bright, clear and very pale looking yellow lager with beautiful fluffy white collar. The aromas are nearly non-existing. Maybe some subtle yeast and malts flavours... yet I can’t tell from the very faint features. The taste is flat, that’s foru sure, but the lager is not as watery as one would expect. It has a light body of malts, corn, some yeast. A thin weak pilsener. A good drinker though. It only lacks body, bitterness and some interesting carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kraddel (4952) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - SEP 17, 2015
Can. Pours clear blonde, no real head. Smell is chemically sweet. Taste is more to the bitter side, grainy and crispy. Much lager yeast. only mildly sweet. Actually, this is very ok ...

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Koelschtrinker (14112) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - AUG 12, 2015
Nahezu wässriger Antrunk, in dem mit viel Fantasie....auch nichts erkennbar ist. Ab dem hellen Mittelteil getreidig, süßlich, so etwas wie Herbe. Dies steigert sich im Nachgeschmack, so dass man vorsichtig "würzig" schreiben kann. 6/5/7/7/4/6

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
McWorta (1136) - LUXEMBOURG - JUL 6, 2015
Pours clear straw yellow with a frothy white head. Aromas, straw, dusty, grainy and mais. Bit lively, thin and watery texture, light body. Very short sweetness is followed by a hunch of hoppy bitterness. Short finish. Boring.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Alengrin (3675) - BELGIUM - MAY 29, 2015
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2015 Next to Hopvil, the Aldi supermarkets also sell this 5% ABV lager now called Buval, but it is apparently an alias of Karlsquell Edel-Pils, under which name it was previously sold. Very cheap lager from a 33 cl (’Belgian export’), red can with a bold eagle depicted on it, no idea why, but there seems to be a horse version as well, which has now raised a lawsuit initiated by the bankers of AB InBev, who find the looks of the new Buval can too similar to those of their beloved Jupiler (perhaps they are just trying to make money from a lawsuit in order to buy SAB Miller?). Rather thin but quite stable, very pale greyish white, nicely lacing head over a very pale, cristal clear beer with slight greenish hue and a steady stream of bubbles rising up. Very, very weak aroma, which nevertheless reveals that this one is doubtlessly less ’pure’ than Hopvil; malt extracts are almost certainly there, and I suspect corn too. I do not get much else: something very vaguely sourish (sourdough - perhaps the use of wheat extract?), wet newspaper, grass, iron, but all very, very faint; I guess you’d have to let this warm up to room temperature to get more aroma, but this is probably not a good idea in this case (or in the case of nearly all pale lagers, as a matter of fact). The taste is strangely a bit less neutral than Hopvil’s, but that does not mean ’better’: there is that dull corn sweetishness, present in so many cheap lagers from around the world, fading away towards the end, with almost no discernible hop bitterness for balance; there is a ’microscopic’ trace of grassy hops somewhere in the finish, but otherwise this beer finishes primarily watery, with the same powdery ’starch effect’ I experienced in Hopvil. Mouthfeel is thin and a little bit metallic, slightly oily, with strong carbonation, though less so than in Hopvil. Clearly the lesser of the two in terms of concept and ingredients, but still drinkable for what it is.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
Renobob (1334) - Besançon, FRANCE - DEC 24, 2014
Bue en canette de 33cl le soir de mon 33ème anniversaire. Pas chouette quoi...

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
freretoc (1289) - Besançon, FRANCE - DEC 16, 2014
Bue dans un garage dans un village paumé, pour l’anniversaire de Renobob, rien que l’endroit où on l’a bu exprime la caratère de cette bière triste et loin de tute vie !

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Wim (3274) - Weelde, BELGIUM - DEC 5, 2014
ath home can gold blond coloured sparkling body with a white head a herby hop aroma a herby hop bitter sweet taste with a bitter finish

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Camons (8407) - Hasselager, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2014
Can @ Hotel Adagio, Caen, France. Pours dark yellow with a white head. Aroma of malt grain, grass, little metalnotes. Flavor is malt, grain, little sweet, little hay. Medium body, average carbonation. 050814

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