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


on tap


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RATINGS: 111   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.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jercraigs (10210) - 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

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
GregClow (3345) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 10, 2010
Can from the LCBO. So its 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 isnt 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 thats the culprit. Body is suitably crisp when its 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, its not awful, but I can think of at least a half-dozen easily available "premium" lagers that Id choose before it,

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
cyrenaica (1126) - 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.

   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!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
cfrancis (3313) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gilvanblight (821) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2009
Impressive cream like head. Rusty oxidized metal orange pour. Nice thick sticky lacing. Full nutty taste. Some hazelnuts. Fairly aftertaste free. Over-carbonated but rather good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Imperial-John (192) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 5, 2009
Aroma is fresh and sweet lager. Clear bright yellow with thick white foamy head that laces glass as it thins. Refreshing, fresh buttery watery lager. Easy drinking for an all day summer beer fest. Its a lager, it is what it is.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
HogTownHarry (6512) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - DEC 4, 2009
Can ( 500ml ). Kinda gay-lookin can. Why is this swill "Premium?" Pale gold, large lasting fluffy sticky white head. Boring aroma - dry straw, honey, hint of plastic. Taste is watery and stale - paper, plastic and dead weeds - wishy-washy mouthfeel, dry, flat, harsh - ...................... tick.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Spab (3628) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 25, 2009
500 ml can from LCBO. Pours a clear yellow gold with decent-sized white head; some lacing. Aroma of straw and corn. Grain and corn primarily for the flavour with some light hops in the finish. Mediocre.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Boutip (6179) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 24, 2009
Can: Poured a golden color lager with a medium bubbly head with actually good retention and some lacing. Aroma of adjunct and light cereal is pretty average. Taste is a mix between some adjunct and limited hops presence with a somewhat nice cereal presence. Body is about average with good carbonation. Below par overall and I have to wonder why somebody at the LCBO thought it would be a good idea to import this.

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