Maes Pils - Brouwerij Alken-Maes
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Reviews by HalfFull:
2.7/5 rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
330 ml. can poured into a pils glass. This little can opens with a soda like carbonation and pours a clear deep straw with a large creamy white cap. Good retention and lace, firmly carbonated.
Aroma is standard pils though perhaps a bit light with regards to yeast and hop notes. Otherwise neutral grain and subtle lemon notes.
Tastes of pale malts and a touch of coarse spice. Simple and neutral with nothing pushing me away nor pulling me in.
Feel is full and bready with a moderate carbonation on the finish, that being lighter than expected given the pour and allowing for a smoother than expected close.
Overall a clean and average beer that stands up to a bit of warming given the lack of detracting factors, making it a fairly drinkable brew. Decent bready pils character but with a rather faint dose of hops.
Serving type: can
01-19-2013 05:25:35 | More by HalfFull
More User Reviews:
3.1/5 rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
Had on tap at some random restaurant I stopped in in Antwerp, I think it was called De Herk.
Pours a decent 1.5 finger head that fades semi slowly with a layer of thin lacing, crystal clear watery golden pilsner color.
Nose is very muted, just a touch of grainy toasty pilsner malts, and perhaps some grassy hops but hard to tell since it's so light.
Taste continues with light characters, faint toasty pilsner malts, light husk that isn't a good husk, little grassy hop character. At least the finish is dry and crisp, but it has to be with that little malt.
Mouth is lighter bod, decent carb at least.
Overall meh, not too bad as there aren't really any off flavors, but really light like they used corn or other adjuncts to fill it out, so light it's like drinking flavored water.
Serving type: on-tap
06-11-2013 13:12:43 | More by jlindros
Maes Pils from Brouwerij Alken-Maes
67 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.