Maes Pils - Brouwerij Alken-Maes
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2.15/5 rDev -22.1%
330 m. bottle. Clear glolden colour, medium head with that dissappears quickly, leaving rings on the glass as you drink. Smell is nothing but grain and hops. Light palate, watery. Taste of grains, herbs and it reminds me somehow of Heineken because of some taste of pear. Metallic notes and some citrus in the end. Just your average mass market beer.
12-26-2012 16:51:42 | More by janubio
2.3/5 rDev -16.7%
Served on-draught into a Maes pilsner glass in Brussels. Reviewed from notes taken June 2010.
A: Pours a light soft creamy half finger head. Fair thickness but laughable retention. Body colour is a clear yellow with abundant bubbles - potentially indicative of overcarbonation.
Sm: Light cream and moderately full-bodied barley are the only notes my broken nose detects. All apologies, lads.
T: Cream and minimal floral hops over a moderately full-bodied barley foundation with a crystal malt climax and a slick boring finish. Pretty simple. Off-balance but seemingly built to style.
Mf: Smooth, wet, and a bit dry/coarse right on the finish. Complements the flavours.
Dr: Slides down pretty easily, but this is rather forgettable. Price is a bit high by local standards. Quality it just not up to par. Pedestrian as hell.
12-05-2012 18:29:31 | More by kojevergas
2.58/5 rDev -6.5%
Pours a foamy pale golden in the tall Peroni lager glass. Looks quite nice and has a carbonated mouthfeel with plenty of spritz. Just that faintly hoppy aroma that can be described as "beery."
I suppose you could compare this to Heineken as being pleasantly crisp with a slight dose of hops. Light bodied, lightly flavored. A little nose of hoppiness and a pleasant bit of fragrant hops in the aftertaste to remind you it's a beer.. Tastes more like a "Lite" beer. I cannot see any reason to order this except as an ice-cold thirst slaker, but if you're really thirsty this would go down nicely.
This seems to be a less-flavorful version of a Euro Lager with more alcohol than the American standards. It suffers by comparison in the German Pilsener category. From the one-third litre can bought somewhere in Belgium.
12-05-2012 02:52:01 | More by mactrail
3.58/5 rDev +29.7%
A- Pale golden, perfectly transparent. Head is decently big (let's say 2 fingers) and frothy. Suprisingly shows good retention and lacing
S- Light but very fresh aroma. A touch of malt sweetness on the back. Upfront a fresh and pleasant herbal/fresh cut grass feel. Plus, also a slight, mild yeasty/fruity kind of feel
T- It's not a style of course, but if something could be called a belgian pilsner, then this is. Sweet, crackery malts upfront, not as crisp as in most pilsners though, plus also a hint of caramel. Refreshing herbal notes on the back of the mouth and in the aftertaste. As the smell suggested, some fruity flavours are showing up on the tongue (apple is my main pick). Not as bitter as your average pilsner
M- I felt like some more carbonation could have helped, the beer was very light in feel and easily drinkable, but maybe a tad too flat, expecially on the tongue
O- Very refreshing and easy going, plus decently flavourful and a bit different from the standard pilsner, i enjoyed it. Overall, this is a pretty solid beer, and possibly just as far as macros can go (which means, as good as beer can be when it's main purpose is to be just another classic pale lager). Plus, great price for value
11-17-2012 09:17:50 | More by Cozzatoad
3.05/5 rDev +10.5%
Free with moules frites at Chez Leon in Brussels-first beer on 1st Brussels trip in 2010-wouldn't have been 1st pick but couldn't turn down a free brew.
This one reminded me of Old Style. Standard pils-nothing outstanding-decent body and taste-well balanced-but there are just so many other options to try...lets move on.
01-29-2012 15:41:09 | More by deebo
3.23/5 rDev +17%
A: watery, traslucent, pale straw in color, there is no head at all, just a tiny one, and disspates quickly
S: some sweet malt, buttery, not so deep
T: light body, sweet notes, biscuit taste, acceptable bitterness, chewy end, something between a macrolager and a real german pilsner
08-02-2011 01:09:23 | More by treque
Maes Pils from Brouwerij Alken-Maes
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