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Berthold Keller Premium Lager - Brouwerij Martens NV

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Berthold Keller Premium LagerBerthold Keller Premium Lager

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BA SCORE
67
poor

41 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 2.64
pDev: 22.35%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Martens NV visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Viggo on 10-21-2009)
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Wordslinger

Ontario (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev +4.2%

05-06-2012 10:19:02 | More by Wordslinger
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev +4.2%

05-23-2014 02:42:05 | More by andrenaline
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DenisKolkin

Ontario (Canada)

2.3/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

500 ml can purchased from LCBO for $2 CDN, poured into a pint glass. Served cold.

Appearance - Clear, pale golden color with 1 finger of head that receded quickly. Effervescent. Beer left a nice ring of lacing around the glass.

Smell - Light grassy notes and low hoppy scents. A little bit bready and biscuity smelling, and also an underlying dank earthiness characteristic. All scents though are fairly subdued.

Taste - Very earthy and a bit minerally. Minimal hop presence and slightly grassy. However way too much earthiness / dirt taste for my liking. Don't think my can was off either. What little there is in terms of aftertaste, is mildly bitter.

Mouthfeel - Lower than normal carbonation. Mild finish, Doesn't really clean my palate nor scrub it.

Overall - Everything except for the taste, isn't bad, but I can't get over ho much I didn't enjoy this beer much at all.

Serving type: can

10-29-2013 03:29:12 | More by DenisKolkin
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Bf_89

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev +13.6%

07-15-2013 18:56:36 | More by Bf_89
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TheBeeraholic

Ontario (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -5.3%

06-15-2013 18:33:05 | More by TheBeeraholic
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ThinkAgain

Ontario (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -5.3%

01-19-2013 04:14:35 | More by ThinkAgain
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epicd3

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev +13.6%

12-14-2012 20:17:32 | More by epicd3
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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev +13.6%

11-13-2012 02:05:26 | More by cfalovo97
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Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -5.3%

09-13-2012 01:12:28 | More by Molson2000
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Vyronian

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +32.6%

08-18-2012 01:03:31 | More by Vyronian
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Stocean1

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a sudsy two finger white head upon a deep gold body, decent retention, sticky lace coats the glass, clear, nice.

Smell is sweet malt, grassy hops, lemon.

Taste follows the nose with some corn and stale biscuit.

Mouth is light, soft feel, slightly bitter, not overly carbonated.

A decent euro lager that I will not seek out but will not be turned away either.

Serving type: can

05-16-2012 18:23:13 | More by Stocean1
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djcreepshow

Nova Scotia (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -5.3%

04-17-2012 01:27:03 | More by djcreepshow
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RedAleMan

Ontario (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev +4.2%

03-29-2012 23:00:04 | More by RedAleMan
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

2/5  rDev -24.2%

11-24-2011 02:14:27 | More by oldp0rt
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funkengruven

Ontario (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev +47%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Never tried this one before and thought I'd grab a can and give it a shot, it poured a deep yellow typical of a lager with a slight fizzy head. Smell was mild, a little hoppy and grassy. Taste was pretty good, some hops in there with a smooth clean finish. Aftertaste does not linger around long which actually makes this one stand out from others of it's style.

Overall a nice solid Euro Lager.

Serving type: can

11-01-2011 00:56:48 | More by funkengruven
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thehyperduck

Ontario (Canada)

2.88/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a bright, clear golden yellow colour, similar to a glass of apple juice, topped with a half-finger of creamy, moderately resilient head that dies down to an even cap across the top. Decent collar and lacing around the edges. Smells crisp, fresh and about what I'd expect from the style - grainy malts, a whiff of grass, and a twinge of yeast.

Taste is of barley malt, bready and grainy, a little sweet, but this is rounded out with some grassy, slightly floral hops. The first sip of this brew came with a VERY weird metallic aftertaste that I did not like at all, but allowing it to breathe for a few minutes seemed to help this metallicity slink into the background. Some slight dryness lingers in the aftertaste. Thin-bodied and pretty watery, with moderate carbonation, this stuff goes down quickly and cleanly.

A decent EPL, with nothing to really distinguish it from the many shelves of similar brews surrounding it. I will probably not get this again, but it's enjoyable enough on a late summer's night.

Serving type: can

08-26-2011 22:21:19 | More by thehyperduck
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CrazyMike

Alberta (Canada)

3.1/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bright golden apperance with a small amount of head that quickly disapears but leaves decent lacing. Smell is sweet with a hint of corn, grass and grain.

Taste is very sweet and grassy with a hint of bread and grain. Picked up some hops and fruit but kind of sour. Light-medium bodied with low carbonation. Aftertaste is dry and grassy.

Mediocre pale ale, some good qualities but hops could be better. It is easy to drink though. Worth a try if you wan to drink it for that reason.

Serving type: can

06-02-2011 01:25:40 | More by CrazyMike
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tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

2.73/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

My boss offered me one of these at poker one night. From notes.

A - Poured bright with a dark gold colour. Two finger fluffy white head. Nice lacing with good rings and ok retention. Lot's carbonation.

S - Grassy hop, lemon, biscuits.

T - Very mild. Corny, grassy, sweet and lagery.

M - Lot's carbonation and a light body. Very smooth and clean. Slight sweet finish.

O/D - OK. Inoffensive but not exactly good. Nothing to seek out and glad I tried it for free.

Serving type: can

05-31-2011 14:27:47 | More by tbeckett
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RyanBelle

Ontario (Canada)

1.55/5  rDev -41.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I honestly didn't care for this one. It tasted like a blond but was supposed to be a EPL. It had very weak and floury (like powdery) characteristic to it that turned me right off. I don't know exactly what tasted weird about this beer except for that I highly do not recommend bothering with it. It's less than mediocre in the taste dept. and less than remarkable in every other aspect too.

Serving type: can

04-18-2011 04:48:13 | More by RyanBelle
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

2.65/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

500ml Can

Appearance - Clear gold/yellow colour with an above average size frothy white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is a pretty decent amount of lacing on the sides of the glass. The head lasted for around 4 minutes before it began to dissipate.

Smell - breads/grains, corn, hops, a grassiness

Taste & Mouth - The beer has quite a bit of carbonation and it comes across as a little bit thin. I can taste lots of breads/grains mixed with corn and a little bit of hops. I could also detect some metallic notes and a grassiness. The beer finishes with a bready slightly bitter aftertaste.

Drink - Another one of the interchangeable euro beers lining the shelves at the LCBO. At least this one has a fairly decent appearance once poured. Would hit the spot on a warm summer days but it is not something that I would seek out again.

Serving type: can

03-11-2011 15:24:09 | More by spinrsx
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

2.55/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Can from the LCBO, this one's been sitting here for a while so I thought I'd clear up some space. Into a pint glass.

Pours a light golden yellow, with a couple of fingers of fluffy and soapy white head. Sticky lace and moderate retention. Not bad by any means. Nose holds a ton of adjuncts, and a sharp alcoholic bite stings my nose (at only 5%??). Taste is metallic and watery, lots of adjunct (corn and rice?) and generally reminiscent yet somehow slightly superior to some BMC drivel. Feel is thin and watery, water is relatively hard in this one (or maybe it's from the can?). Lingering metallic and bitter feel, and it's difficult to tell whether this bitterness is from some mild form of hopping or my general frustration towards another mediocre LCBO import. Decided to pound this one, so the drinkability gets bumped up a bit.

Serving type: can

03-11-2011 01:07:49 | More by liamt07
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Mit

Ontario (Canada)

2.88/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

a pours a very clear golden yellow colour with decent head. Nice lacing.

s some bready notes....with very slight earthiness due to hops.

t-bready notes are present...the earthiness is muted....nothing controversial

m-good for 5%....solid mouthfeel.

d-very drinkable...mass appeal

Serving type: can

02-11-2011 03:32:23 | More by Mit
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kwjd

Ontario (Canada)

2.65/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a very light orange colour with thick head that dissipates to a steady thin ring. Thin lacing around the glass. Smells very faint of some grains and sweet grassy hops. Not much flavour, but also nothing bad about it. Light carbonation. Easy to drink, but I don't plan to buy again.

Serving type: can

10-21-2010 01:34:32 | More by kwjd
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Swedes21

Ontario (Canada)

2.68/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured in a pint glass...

Appearance -beer pours with next to head that disappears quickly, lacing is ever present. carbonation on pour was extreme then died off to almost none. Overall, golden hazy looking beer.

Smell - very good smelling beer, slight sweetness and some grains, overall very good.

Taste - nice tasting beer, almost no aftertaste and goes down smooth. almost a hint of sweetness with some min grains/hops.

Mouthfeel - carbonation is activated in the mouthfeel, adds a little punch to the taste and a little bitterness on the last sip.

Drinkability - i found this to be a nice beer, overall good tasting and light on the mouth!

Serving type: can

10-05-2010 00:08:02 | More by Swedes21
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DrJay

Massachusetts

2.7/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Crystal clear gold colour with a dense, bright white cap. Thick sheets of lace, good head retention. Grainy, slightly fruity aroma, grassy and spicy hops, sulfury. Grassy bitterness, slight sourness, grainy malt character. Notes of floral and spicy hops in the finish, a little sulfur towards the end. I'm not sold on the flavour. Fruity sweetness throughout. Light bodied with high carbonation, not overly dry so less crisp than I expected. I'd drink this again, but it didn't come together for me.

Serving type: can

08-28-2010 22:33:46 | More by DrJay
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Berthold Keller Premium Lager from Brouwerij Martens NV
67 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.