Brewed by Martens
Style: Pilsener
Bocholt, Belgium


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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.38   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 3, 2011
Can from the LCBO- Pale sparkling gold, with a tiny white head. Simple nose of pale malts, some biscuit, lemongrass. Sweet and grainy, a bit of grassy bitterness. Very quick finish, light bodied. Good for the price.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
SlovakSniper (3563) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 29, 2011
500 ml. Le liquide a une robe jaune. La mousse forme un col plus ou moins épais et très peu durable. Une dentelle éparse s’accroche au verre. Le nez est bien pauvre, un peu métallique et sucré avec un profil houblonné pratiquement inexistant. En bouche, on goûte des principalement des céréales sucrées. Le corps est léger avec un pétillement plutôt bas et une texture aqueuse. Finale peu convaincante et très peu appréciable. Sans aucun doute une pils plus ou moins fameuse.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cfrancis (2612) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2011
Pours a clear straw yellow with a big frothy white head. Aroma is grainy with a small hop profile. Taste is dry hop profile with a nice grain/grassy malt. Solid pilsner.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
czar (5013) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 23, 2011
pours a clear bright golden with a decent and slightly rocky white head, little retention. cereals, some light grassy hops, malt structure is ok, cardboard. aggressive carbonation, light body.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Raistlin (158) - London, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 21, 2011
Not worth going into detail. This beer while drinkable is totally forgettable. Well below Belgium standards.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
probstblueribbon (3179) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2011
500 ml can from LCBO, served cold in a tulip glass.

App.: Clear golden with a decent white head. Aroma: Faintly metallic, some grassy hops, weak cereals/grains, that’s about it. Palate: Medium body, fine effervescence. Flav.: Wet cardboard and weak cereal/grain, much less hops (not that there was much on the nose to begin with), still a touch metallic, boring; dry with a little bitterness and a fairly lacklustre finish, a touch of fruity malt and a touch of metallic note.

Certainly not Belgium’s best.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Spab (2673) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 28, 2011
500 ml can from LCBO. Pours a clear golden colour with average-sized white head. Flavour has some grassy hops and bland grains. Flavour is sweet grains and some light grassy hops. Nothing terrible but totally forgettable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
matt7215 (2262) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 25, 2011
500ml can from a 4 pack purchased at the lcbo for $7.60. pours clear yellow with a lasting white head. simple lightly sweet nose with a touch of light hopping. the flavour has some light cereal sweetness. the body is fluffy and the finish is blalanced. pretty drinkable for $1.90 per can.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pootzboy (1609) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 24, 2011
Pours a lightly hazed pale gold lager in the glass with a 1 finger white rocky cap. Moderate carbonation, weak lacing. Aroma is subtle - light wafts of malt, earthy hop notes and a light dextrin (LME?) sweetness. Flavor is rounded but balance tends toward the hopping. Fairly 2 dimensional but clean, some LME dextrin notes and a weird piercing hop bite in the end - probably the product of hop extract. A pleasant inoffensive commercial Euro-lager. I detected some portion of malt and hop extract as is expected in a commercial vollbier. It is inoffensive, quenching but at $1.90 a half liter can there are better choices in traditional beers for the same price or less..

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
JesseM (1151) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 20, 2011
500mL can from an LCBO 4-pack. Pale gold with a small white froth. Aroma is not much, some pale malt with no hops and no skunk. Flavour is a tad overly sweet with the pale malt body, green apple and not enough bitterness in the finish to balance it out. Ingredients list ’unmalted cereals’ which is likely a fancy way of saying shitty corn and rice. There’s just so little to say. I’ll have to inhale the other cans after working up a heavy sweat. Figures the LCBO would go ahead and bring in the least interesting beers from the most interesting beer countries. *rolles eys*

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