I'm not to sure what to say about this beer. Finding information on the brewer was tough, info on the beer even tougher.
When I first Googled the beer, I found a link for Bethold Keller which only was a one page ad saying "When you name is Berthold "beer" Keller, it seems inevitable that you become a master brewer." Then I went to a free translation site an entered Bethold Keller, which I found translates to "beer cellar".
Oh, come on now.
Already I'm not too impressed. Does Berthold Keller really exist or does he hang out with "The worlds most interesting man"?
This beer is brewed by Brouwerij Martens, in Bocholt, Belgium. It was the Belgium part which drew me to this beer. Belgium a beer person's Nirvana. The company is in its 8th generation of private ownership since it started brewing in 1758. It is the 3rd largest brewer in the country.
Much of this I found on engineering websites, as the brewery have come up with a new style of low cost production. Perhaps that is why I could get a 500ml beer for only $2.
Now to the beer.
It pours a golden colour, forms a good foamy head with a hop note to the aroma. The head did dissipate fairly quickly. With the slight hoppiness in the aroma, I was expecting a slight bitterness when I sipped. Instead I was surprised by the slight sweetness. There is not much to the finish. No lacings could be found on the glass.
Just like you can't judge a book by it's cover, I have found you can't judge a beer by the country it is made in. Even beer Nirvana has it's so so beers and this is one of them., a mainstream lager with not much to it but would appeal to those who enjoy mainstream style beers. The price is sure right though!