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


on tap


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RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.17/5   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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Spab (4219) - 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.

Boutip (6628) - 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.

terrybail (704) - London, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 22, 2009
500ml can from the LCBO Pours a slightly hazy golden yell with big white head and a huge amount of lacing The aroma is standard lager fair hay corn small amout of hops The taste is again standard cheap lager this does not deserve th moniker Premium Lager at all

barncatmatt (2355) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 14, 2009
500ml can from the LCBO. pours light golden with a lingering white head. steady carbonation but not over carbonated. aroma of lager malt, some dustiness. the flavour is slighly worse. some pale malt but also some adjunts. not real hopping except to slightly hold the sweetness in check. overall its a finishable pale lager.

probstblueribbon (4088) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 12, 2009
500 ml can from LCBO, served cool in a Scotch Irish taster glass.

App.: Clear deep golden with a fair white head. Aroma: Messy corn/grain/cereal, a fair hit of dusty cardboard, musty, toasted cereal (like puffed wheat), not really much else. Palate: Medium body and carbonation. Flav.: Tired, stale, cardboard, cereal, dusty, grain, devoid of anything interesting; dry with a touch of bitterness, light, watery malt finish.

I guess like Canada or the US, you have to expect Belgium to produce some shit. This is some shit.

GRM (4239) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 12, 2009
Can, 500 ml, best before 15/08/10, purchased at the LCBO on November 3 2009, savoured on November 12 2009; eye: golden, clear, minimal effervescence, white head made up of rather large bubbles, good lacing; nose: corn, caramel; mouth: corn, caramel, finale in grain with light presence of caramel, light body, rather carbonated, lightly acrid texture; overall: ordinary FRANÇAIS Canette, 500 ml, meilleure avant 15/08/10, achetée à la LCBO le 3 novembre 2009, savourée le 12 novembre 2009; œil : dorée, claire, effervescence minime, mousse blanche formée de bulles plutôt grosses, bonne dentelle; nez : maïs, caramel; bouche : maïs, caramel, finale en grain avec légère présence de caramel, corps léger, plutôt carbonatée, texture légèrement âcre; en résumé : ordinaire

bright77blue (1) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 6, 2009 does not count
Vile excuse for a so called Euro beer. It tastes as if someone made a bad, watery beer and added alcohol to comply with the label. This is a ’paint by numbers’ liquid. I should have read the label more carefully.

berkshirejohn (6761) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2009
50cl can bought on Mill Road, Cambridge. Amber with a dense, loose, off-white head; unimpressive aroma of corn and stewed vegetables; very watery with a grainy flavour and a little sugar; before a blotting paper dry finish. This is enough to give Eurolagers a bad name. The ingredients list says it all :- Water, Barley Malt, UNMALTED CEREALS; Hops; HOP EXTRACT.

Radek Kliber (7501) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - OCT 30, 2009
Can 500 ml
Appearance: clear dark golden look with fine , good dense medium top. Some lace. 3+
Nose: Faint note , bit leafy green hop , light grainy base.6+
Flavor/Palate : Soft bodied , fairly dry. Leafy bitters ,fruity , citric hop character. Softer finsh with fruity hoppy top. Light malty body with interesting blend with citrus of hops. Overall bit dry and mineral. Felt bit unfinished yet with nice profile given from hops.

robinvboyer (4811) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 29, 2009
500ml can from my local LCBO. Wow big aroma of corn, and cooked veggies, with some dry straw. Flavor is quite bitter, and loaded with cheap corn, and grains, wow, this is a mess. Corny, and quite bitter with nasty corny, sweet veggie after taste. drain pour.

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