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Martens Pilsener - Brouwerij Martens NV

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BA SCORE
74
okay

102 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 102
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.15
pDev: 17.78%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | 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: stcules on 01-13-2005)
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ronniebruner

Arizona

2.13/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Very disappointed in this beer. I relly wanted to like this brew, but in all honesy it tastes extremely average. The beer tastes very watered down and is over-carbonated. It is very sugary and leaves absolutely no trace of lace and/or head. The beer's aroma is remiscent of MGD or Michelob. This is definitely not a sipping beer, but more of a beer to enjoy at the river or a party. Not the worst beer I have ever had, but definitely not a beer I will drink two of...

Serving type: can

05-30-2011 03:26:04 | More by ronniebruner
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Israel

2/5  rDev -36.5%

07-27-2014 17:14:49 | More by BILF
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New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -12.7%

07-04-2014 20:23:53 | More by Trombone69
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Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -12.7%

06-24-2014 18:57:32 | More by capuchinpilates
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JuicesFlowing

Kansas

3.76/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a fluted pilsener glass.

Look: Clear light golden color. White head with a film of retention. World map lacing.

Aroma: Malts, grains, grassy notes.

Taste: Grainy and malty up front, lemongrass follows, tangy finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied.

Overall: Not overly grassy, lots of good grains and malts. Good.

Serving type: can

06-15-2014 01:44:00 | More by JuicesFlowing
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Texas

3/5  rDev -4.8%

06-13-2014 20:08:06 | More by Texasfan549
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Kansas

2.75/5  rDev -12.7%

06-10-2014 00:38:58 | More by 22Blue
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North Carolina

3/5  rDev -4.8%

06-07-2014 00:57:02 | More by tdm168
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endless1408

United Kingdom (England)

3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

06-05-2014 20:06:11 | More by endless1408
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DreamDeath

New Brunswick (Canada)

3/5  rDev -4.8%

05-18-2014 16:33:06 | More by DreamDeath
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Minnesota

2/5  rDev -36.5%

05-08-2014 02:03:00 | More by XmnwildX12
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Iowa

3/5  rDev -4.8%

05-07-2014 14:01:56 | More by kguard
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djrn2

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -12.7%

03-08-2014 21:51:44 | More by djrn2
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CurtisD

New Brunswick (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

03-07-2014 17:25:36 | More by CurtisD
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WillAndSarah

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

02-15-2014 23:05:47 | More by WillAndSarah
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BJSmit

Netherlands

3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

02-11-2014 20:47:23 | More by BJSmit
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flagmantho

Washington

3.55/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 500mL tall can into a pint glass.

Appearance: rich golden hue with a haze-free body and a pretty strong effervescence. Head is two fingers of frothy white foam leaving a nice lace on the glass. Pretty damn good looking!

Smell: sweet and grainy; reasonable for the style but not terribly character-ful.

Taste: similar to the aroma; lightly sweet malt with a bit of graininess. The balance is pretty good, though, and it comes off as more appealing than the aroma.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a good carbonation and a reasonably good creaminess.

Overall: the flavor is pretty good and its refreshment quotient seems pretty high. It's a darn drinkable beer; I'll have to remember it for tailgating!

Serving type: can

01-16-2014 23:03:58 | More by flagmantho
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Michigan

3/5  rDev -4.8%

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Florida

3/5  rDev -4.8%

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Oregon

2.5/5  rDev -20.6%

12-29-2013 19:51:15 | More by Shy5
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Australia

3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

12-25-2013 00:45:17 | More by magpieken
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britemidnght777

Washington

2.5/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

i bought this beer because the price was comparable to one of the 3 big American beers that i normally drink. i figured that a bottom shelf Belgium beer would still be much better than what normally drink. it is not better. it is bitter and not in a good way. it left an after-taste than is unacceptable. the buzz was only fair.

Serving type: nitro-can

12-14-2013 04:36:22 | More by britemidnght777
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Subliminal64

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

11-15-2013 23:07:27 | More by Subliminal64
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: Pours a crystal clear medium yellow in color with light to moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and some golden yellow highlights. The beer has a two finger tall foamy off-white head that slowly reduces to a mottled thick film covering the entire surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of grainy malts with some light notes of bready malts as well. There is a light presence of grassy hops and just a touch of skunkiness.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of grainy malts combined with some light flavors of sweet bready malts. That is followed by light amounts of grassy hops which impart a light amount of lingering bitterness.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Crisp.

O: While I am reviewing this beer, it is currently listed here on BA as a Euro Pale Lager while the brewer describes it as a Pilsener (German not Czech) but I am still comparing it to a Pilsener as the brewer describes it... It is easy to drink and not offensive but it certainly does not stand out as one of the better examples of the style in my opinion. I can't say that I would recommend this one but I also would not suggest that one should avoid it either.

Serving type: can

11-05-2013 01:30:18 | More by dbrauneis
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +27%

10-21-2013 11:45:55 | More by KevinGordon
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Martens Pilsener from Brouwerij Martens NV
74 out of 100 based on 102 ratings.