Martens Witte - Brouwerij Martens NV
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Ratings: 38 | Reviews: 14 | Display Reviews Only:
4.41/5 rDev +26.7%
Compared to the other dozen witbiers I've tried this one is my favorite. The price is good, it is unfiltered and has more flavor out of the can than any other of this style. I was compelled to review this one because it was obvious that many of the reviewers obviously did not like this style so they gave it a low rating. Witbiers are not supposed to blow your socks off, they are supposed to be refreshing with a light citrusy, spicy flavor that is easy drinking. This one has a pleasant aromatic aroma of coriander and lemons and tastes perfect with a pronounced coriander and lemon zest aftertaste that makes you want to take another drink. Perfect for the style. and comes in a 16 ounce can.
11-08-2012 16:56:32 | More by wattoclone
3.8/5 rDev +9.2%
Poured from a 16.9 oz. can. Has a whiteish color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, some hints of citrus. Taste is good, citrus, spice, some wheat, lots of flavor and very easy drinking. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overallis a refreshing and enjoyable beer.
12-01-2012 09:47:12 | More by tone77
3.69/5 rDev +6%
If Hoegaarden is the "standard" by which other commercial witbiers are judged, then this is quite different. I'm not big on canned beers but found this one to be OK from the can. It has a nice yeasty, wheat beer smell but very mild. I was somewhat surprised at the above average amount of head it produces. Appearance is pale yellow with cloudiness. The taste is mild without the over spicing of others, with a hint of citrus and coriander. The surprising sweetness in the finish I like, not dry as expected. Overall, a nice beer for a hot day but a little expensive for a canned beer in my opinion. I would certainly recommend trying it.
03-08-2014 14:32:33 | More by mrmagoo157
3.65/5 rDev +4.9%
A - Very hazy with just a 1/4 inch of head that settles. Color is a nice yellow.
S - Smells of spicy coriander, orange and lemon peel, with classic wheat.
T - Not as strong yet as spicy as I expected the wheat takes a back seat while the coriander is mild. I like the orange peel aspect its bitter but strong. Tasty.
M - Light as crisp as expected.
Overall after being disappointed by the pilser this beer is quite tasty but still far from the best in style. I would drink it again since it was around 2 bucks for the pounder.
07-01-2013 05:21:31 | More by DrDemento456
3.64/5 rDev +4.6%
Martens Witte is a spicy, citrussy wheat beer. Usually I like beer with big flavour, but I didn't love this one.
A: Cloudy straw colour and a 5 mm head that lasts pretty well. 4
S: Weak aroma of yeast and some spices. 3.5
T: Nice wheaty base and a very strong flavour of spices. Some citrus tang too that I didn't particularly like. This would be a nice summer beer, though. 3.75
M: Low carbonation. 3.5
06-03-2013 04:05:10 | More by vandemonian
3.6/5 rDev +3.4%
Poured into a fluted pilsner glass.
Look: Hazy, cloudy faded yellow color with sediment floating about. A fluffy white head that recedes to a soapy film. Light lacing.
Aroma: Sweetness, fruity notes, spiciness, mint.
Taste: A very minty beginning, sweet malts, butter, faint earthy fruitiness.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, slightly dry.
Overall: The minty and spicy touch made this good.
06-15-2014 00:09:10 | More by JuicesFlowing
3.48/5 rDev 0%
Not a bad Wibier. Poured from a 16.9 oz can into a Busch Gardens Bud Select flute. Hazy pale yellow/ straw colored beer. Big delicately bubbly white head with pretty good retention. Flecks of lacing on the glass.
Smell is fairly mild mostly lemon. Taste is better than the aroma. Still mostly citrus (lemon) but there is some spicing, the orange peel, a little black pepper and cardamon are there. Some mild wheat bitterness as well.
Mouthfeel is just about right for a Wit. Light, crisp and refreshing
Overall a pretty good summer ber, but there are a lot of better Witbiers out there.
03-08-2013 20:59:29 | More by JayQue
3.41/5 rDev -2%
Martens is a Belgian wheat beer that takes a different path than a beer like Hoegaarden (which I love). Hoegaarden to me has a really tasty coriander taste to it with a hint of orange. This beer gives me more of an orange/lemon taste to it with a hint of spice to it. Hoegaarden to me is more spice and then citrus and this is the opposite of that. This beer is ok, it isn't my favorite wheat beer but it is enjoyable to drink. It has a wet sort of mouth feel and it is pleasant. I'd drink it again but Hoegaarden costs less and I like it more. I was able to get a 16ounce can for $2 while a 12ounce bottle of hoegaarden is under $1.50. I love trying new things out. Add another one to my list of tried beers. :)
09-29-2013 03:12:14 | More by Fear4Beer
Martens Witte from Brouwerij Martens NV
80 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.