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MaDonna - S. C. Martens S. A.

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BA SCORE
72
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33 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 33
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 2.93
pDev: 23.89%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
S. C. Martens S. A. visit their website
Romania

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: putnam on 10-28-2002)
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Reviews by Jordan1985rec:
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Jordan1985rec

Maryland

1.43/5  rDev -51.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I had this at Brickskeller in D.C after my girlfriend ordered it and snubbed it. I too found it disgusting. Perhaps I am just not accustomed to this style (witbier) but this tasted like flat Mountain Dew. The colour was neon yellow and the head was ultra white, honestly it looked like a lemon meringue pie from a middle of nowhere greasy spoon. The mouthful was light and watery. Personally I would not recommend this beer to my worst enemies.
Slainte.

Edit: 30 April 2013, I have since had many, many Wit beers, traveled to Belgium and have vastly expanded my palate. I still find this beer gross. That is all.

Cheers

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2007 20:51:08 | More by Jordan1985rec
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wrightst

Maryland

3/5  rDev +2.4%

06-19-2014 02:36:17 | More by wrightst
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jschitt

Romania

3.75/5  rDev +28%

04-09-2014 19:12:47 | More by jschitt
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harpus

Alabama

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04-03-2014 19:43:06 | More by harpus
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Virginia

3.25/5  rDev +10.9%

03-31-2014 00:20:40 | More by Sonofalime
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Romania

2.25/5  rDev -23.2%

01-28-2014 22:18:01 | More by leitmotif
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Sweden

3.25/5  rDev +10.9%

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dcmchew

Romania

2.5/5  rDev -14.7%

11-05-2013 17:23:41 | More by dcmchew
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Ciocanelu

Romania

2.75/5  rDev -6.1%

08-19-2013 11:42:51 | More by Ciocanelu
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arkanu

Romania

3/5  rDev +2.4%

07-05-2012 18:51:45 | More by arkanu
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nandika

Romania

3/5  rDev +2.4%

02-08-2012 13:57:28 | More by nandika
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durwood64

Ohio

4/5  rDev +36.5%

12-30-2011 02:56:13 | More by durwood64
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nmann08

District of Columbia

2/5  rDev -31.7%

11-18-2011 20:27:56 | More by nmann08
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kinger

Ohio

4.08/5  rDev +39.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clarification: Label reads MaDonna White Beer, Traditional Belgium Brew. Great witbier, would make a nice summer session brew. Pours a nice pale golden color that appears to glow in my glass, minimal head and lacing. The beer looks thick and the bubbles take their time floating to the top thus emphasizing that this is a take it easy brew. There is a crisp floral aroma with citrus flavors of grapefruit and lemon along with an earthy tone. The flavor is remarkable and unlike any other Belgium style I have sampled. The first wave of flavor are the citrus fruits, followed by some well balanced wheat malts. The citrus notes come back again but bring a sour quality that really creates a nice easy flavor. The mouthfeel is crisp and full, the finish is sweet and sour. I enjoyed some of these during the early spring season and it really deemed itself as an appropriate beer for enjoyable weather. A Romanian beer with a different approach to the Witbier style that is well played.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2008 12:43:25 | More by kinger
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PorterLover83

Ohio

1.75/5  rDev -40.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Poured out a yellowish gold. Not too much of a head to brag about although I don't think this style of beer is supposed to have much head. Smell is pretty much average with hints of sugary lemon and citrus fruits. I'm pretty stern on this because Witbier is one of my favorite styles. To me the taste is off by a long shot. Maybe its's their interpretation from the brewer, but it has too much of a sharp lemonade taste like you get at the fair. Slightly medium mouthfeel. Not too drinkable in my opinion. You may like it you may not.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2008 20:42:44 | More by PorterLover83
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alysmith4

District of Columbia

2.15/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

This beer was pretty awful. I was expecting something close to a Hoegaarden, but it tasted just like a Blue Moon. Very sticky sweet and way too fruity. The appearance and the mouthfeel were good, but that's about it. I did not care for this beer at all, and I would not recommend it to anyone.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2008 15:30:06 | More by alysmith4
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shivtim

Georgia

2.85/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Had this at a tasting in DC. It's slightly hazy and bright yellow- too yellow. The nose is yeasty and lemony. Taste is way over the top on lemon. Not tart lemon, but sugary lemon. Maybe some apple and wheat in there too, but overwhelmed by lemon. It's not awful, just weird. Mouthfeel is actually pretty decent, but drinkability is limited.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2007 21:27:31 | More by shivtim
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev +41%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

MaDonna pours a hazy golden body beneath a short lid of creamy bright white foam that fades shortly and leaves little lace about the glass. The nose, however, is much more exciting with juicy, subtly-tart fruit and lightly sweet, wheatish malt backed by flowers and delicate spice. It's light, and gently crisp on the palate before smoothly sliding away. The flavor delivers everything the nose promises, with its sweet, lightly-wheatish malt and mildly tart fruit (citrus, apple, grape) working perfectly together. It's balanced by a mild bitterness, and it finishes dry with a quick flash of delicate tartness followed by some lingering, sublime spice. Quite refreshing!

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2007 21:35:09 | More by NeroFiddled
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Sporkus

District of Columbia

3.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours golden and cloudy. The head is puffy, white and dissipates fairly quickly.

S - Smells like lemon and dull yeast. A bit discouraging.

T - The taste is certainly different. Very lemony, with a wheat malt foundation. Has a sour kick. The aftertaste takes a while to kick in, but it's pleasant and almost candylike. Has more of a lemonade feel than other witbiers.

M - Light- to medium-bodied with good carbonation.

D - It's refreshing and I'd have another one, but some might be turned away by the prominent lemon.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2007 04:14:30 | More by Sporkus
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battlekow

Wisconsin

2.3/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I've had this beer sitting in my fridge for awhile and thought I'd give it a whirl. It's, uh, pretty weird. Tastes kind of like that cheese powder my brother puts on his popcorn. There's some spice in there, but I can't really tell what it is. Combine the taste with a dusky pondwater appearance and you have a rather unappetizing beer. I won't go so far as to say MaDonna is BAD, but it's certainly not to style and will probably scare your Hoegaarden-loving girlfriend.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2006 22:56:08 | More by battlekow
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hungryghost

District of Columbia

3.43/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Golden yellow color, expected cloudiness and a small lingering head. Decent lable art.
Spicy citrus aroma, hint of yeast.
Taste is high on citrus, no need to add a slice of lemon to this one. Light malt flavor and perhaps a bit of hops, but citrus dominates the pallette.
Drinkability a little higher due to the fact that there is nothing offensive about my bottle. I'd have it again.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2006 00:52:22 | More by hungryghost
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tgbljb

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a xcloudy apricot color with massive white puffy head. Smell is very light with a touch of tropical fruit present. Taste is fruity sweet, almost like a Seagram's cooler. Refreshing, yet very unrewarding. Very easy to drink, like a glass of lemonade. Is this beer?

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2006 00:05:13 | More by tgbljb
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Higravity

Michigan

1.4/5  rDev -52.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Vomit inducing. This was horrible wheat beer. Overly done citrus bomb with some sulfur for the all out hell effect. I poured after a gentle shaking as directed on the back of the bottle. The color was a cloudy white-yellow, with a fast dissapearing head. The smelled warned me with a big waft of sulfur and citrus. Bad yeast? Lemon pledge? The taste was just as bad I could get some wheatyness out of it and I finished half the glass with dinner, but I dumped it out after as the lack of food only made it worse. Well cross this one of the list for now. I really like Romania too.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2006 18:21:43 | More by Higravity
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Bones54

Ohio

2.95/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Serving: Bottle
Appearance: Very dissappointing for a Witbier. Instead of a wheat coloring, it almost looked like a pale. It was rather clear for a Witbier.
Smell: Lemon citrusy aroma- but not in a good way, almost smelled like lemon dishsoap.
Taste: Average at best. But overall weird for this style. I swear there is an initial presence of bitterness and hops, but then finishes with a strong lemon taste.
Mouthfeel: The hops presence makes this seem heavier than normal.
Drinkability: Not a chance of ordering another one after this. The weird combination of flavors os just not sitting right.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2006 18:16:40 | More by Bones54
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PBRstreetgang

Ohio

2.68/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pours a hazed pale golden color. Massive three finger head slowly sinks to a dense, creamy white cap and leaves spotty lacing. A citrus spice scent is prodominant here, more like fresh oranges than the rind, and some wheat and yeast aromas just pull through. Pale wheat malt and sweet citrus turns to an acidic grapefruit flavor in the aftertaste. Snappy and crisp taste, with a delicate balance, but becomes sour and astringent near the finish. This reminds me of a soda called 50/50, light bodied and moderatly carbonated, this could be smooth and refeshing if not for the nagging off-flavor.

11.2 fl. oz. Lot no. 405042

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2006 05:51:12 | More by PBRstreetgang
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