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Martens Pilsener - Brouwerij Martens NV

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BA SCORE
73
okay

104 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 104
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.14
pDev: 17.83%
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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2.68/5  rDev -14.6%

Johnct, Aug 27, 2014
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Hellpop65, Aug 04, 2014
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2/5  rDev -36.3%

BILF, Jul 27, 2014
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Trombone69, Jul 04, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

capuchinpilates, Jun 24, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev +19.7%

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.

JuicesFlowing, Jun 15, 2014
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3/5  rDev -4.5%

Texasfan549, Jun 13, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

22Blue, Jun 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -4.5%

tdm168, Jun 07, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

endless1408, Jun 05, 2014
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3/5  rDev -4.5%

DreamDeath, May 18, 2014
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2/5  rDev -36.3%

XmnwildX12, May 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -4.5%

kguard, May 07, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

djrn2, Mar 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

CurtisD, Mar 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

WillAndSarah, Feb 15, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

BJSmit, Feb 11, 2014
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3.55/5  rDev +13.1%

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!

flagmantho, Jan 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -4.5%

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magpieken, Dec 25, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

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.

britemidnght777, Dec 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

Subliminal64, Nov 15, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

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.

dbrauneis, Nov 05, 2013
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Martens Pilsener from Brouwerij Martens NV
73 out of 100 based on 104 ratings.