Full Review

Brens

Brens
German Style Lager

Category: Pale Lager

Date Tasted:
Country: Belgium
Alcohol: 5%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Brens
German Style Lager

Category: Pale Lager

Date Tasted:
Country: Belgium
Alcohol: 5%
Yellow color. Aromas and flavors of brioche, cornbread, lime, and chive butter with a satiny, crisp, effervescent, dryish light body and a sleek, medium-length finish. A solid Mexican-Lager-like beer with refreshing acidity and fizz.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Crisp & Light
Aroma Aroma: brioche, cornbread, lime, and chive butter
Taste Flavor: brioche, cornbread, lime, and chive butter
Bitterness Bitterness: Low
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Piccata, Steak Fajitas, Brie
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A solid Mexican-Lager-like beer with refreshing acidity and fizz.

The Retailer

Aldi Inc.

The Retailer
1200 North Kirk Road
Batavia, IL 60510
USA
1 630-761-2259

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Pale Lager

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True to their name, pale lagers are pale in color and range in alcohol from 4-6%. These beers are generally light to medium-bodied with a light-to-medium hop impression and a clean, crisp malt character. Pale lagers are the standard international beer style as exemplified by products from Miller to Heineken. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Brooklyn Brewery Brooklyn Lager, Birra Moretti Lager and Damm Estrella Damm Lager.