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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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65
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45 Ratings
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 2.65
pDev: 21.51%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | 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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2.4/5  rDev -9.4%

headstash, Monday at 04:31 PM
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2.75/5  rDev +3.8%

WillAndSarah, Oct 12, 2014
Photo of serz
3/5  rDev +13.2%

Much better European beers for the price. LCBO Ontario

serz, Aug 20, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -5.7%

mjacquard, Aug 05, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev +3.8%

andrenaline, May 23, 2014
Photo of DenisKolkin
2.3/5  rDev -13.2%
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.

DenisKolkin, Oct 29, 2013
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3/5  rDev +13.2%

Bf_89, Jul 15, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -5.7%

TheBeeraholic, Jun 15, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -5.7%

ThinkAgain, Jan 19, 2013
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3/5  rDev +13.2%

epicd3, Dec 14, 2012
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3/5  rDev +13.2%

cfalovo97, Nov 13, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Molson2000, Sep 13, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +32.1%

Vyronian, Aug 18, 2012
Photo of Stocean1
3.25/5  rDev +22.6%
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.

Stocean1, May 16, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev +3.8%

Wordslinger, May 06, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -5.7%

djcreepshow, Apr 17, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev +3.8%

RedAleMan, Mar 30, 2012
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2/5  rDev -24.5%

oldp0rt, Nov 24, 2011
Photo of funkengruven
3.88/5  rDev +46.4%
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.

funkengruven, Nov 01, 2011
Photo of thehyperduck
2.88/5  rDev +8.7%
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.

thehyperduck, Aug 26, 2011
Photo of CrazyMike
3.1/5  rDev +17%
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.

CrazyMike, Jun 02, 2011
Photo of tbeckett
2.73/5  rDev +3%
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.

tbeckett, May 31, 2011
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1.55/5  rDev -41.5%
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.

RyanBelle, Apr 18, 2011
Photo of spinrsx
2.65/5  rDev 0%
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.

spinrsx, Mar 11, 2011
Photo of liamt07
2.55/5  rDev -3.8%
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.

liamt07, Mar 11, 2011
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Berthold Keller Premium Lager from Brouwerij Martens NV
65 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.