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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JohnBarleycorn (537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 7, 2010
Can. Medium-gold with a hint of red and good head retention. Springtime aroma of fresh-cut grass and mild hop/grain. Pin-head-sized carbon bubbles and a generally refreshing palate. Overly sweet beginning and middle, vague grain/cereal feel and a mild hop finsh with a slight oily texture. Average to below-average.

Papillon (416) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 5, 2010
500 mL Can sampled Apr.2, 2010. Clear yellow body with a foamy-frothy white head that settles to a clingy rocky layer. Aroma of grains, earth, grassy hops, and a very astringent tang to it. Corn and sweet malts seem to vie for attention flavor-wise. There is a metallic aftertaste along with whatever hops are there. Forget it.

Strangebrewer (1327) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - APR 4, 2010
can. Poured clear amber with a receding white head. Light grainy hop aroma. Crisp mouthfeel. Creamy & malty, mellow bready flavour but a bit grainy. Tinny metallic bitter finish.

mabel (9246) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 13, 2010
[2685-20100111] 500mL can. Toasted grass clods and over-cooked ham steak aroma. Clear, dark yellow body with a medium-lasting creamy white head. More of the same aroma in the flavour, grassy and muddy and porky. Medium body. Poor.
(From LCBO; Toronto, ON; w/ jerc)

rederic (3340) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 21, 2010
500ml can, bright honey gold golor, with a bubblely white head, and leaving some belgian laces, clean mild toasted, pale, pilsner malt nose, with a soft hay accent, and light grainy cereal note and a hint of mineral water in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a crisp honeyed biscuity, pilsner, pale malt character with a hint of flowery hop grassiness, a bit watery, leading towards a honeyish pale malt, lingering hop leafy bitterness finish.

wilderthanyou (758) - Guelph, CANADA - FEB 21, 2010
Meh. Poors straw yellow, short lived white head. Aroma is grassy and grainy, flavour is grassy and grainy. About as average as average gets.

AWS9 (730) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 21, 2010
Can. Bland hop aroma. Mild sweetness and bitterness. Overall dullness. Some seemingly German pilsner influences, but kind of odd how subdued the hops were.

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.

TaktikMTL (7874) - 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)

AcctError11232 (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.

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