Martens Pilsener | Brouwerij Martens NV

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Martens NV
Belgium
martens.be

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by stcules on 01-13-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
140
Reviews:
78
Avg:
3.13
pDev:
18.21%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
13
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Ratings: 140 |  Reviews: 78
Photo of dcotom
3.56/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Suds
3.63/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From a large can, this brew is clear, deep golden, and had a tall white head. Nice head stability. The smell is soft, with some pale malt and a little lager breadlines. Fuller inbox you than expected, and nickel balanced. Solid beer.

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Photo of flyingpig
1.3/5  rDev -58.5%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

330ml bottle bought in Trinidad, Cuba (1.10 CUC):
This one was terrible from start to finish, cheap & nasty with very little in the way of flavour; I was surprised to learn that this one is also available in Belgium & not just for the Cuban market. There was a generally bad taste running through the beer with some skunky bitterness & cheap adjuncts distracting you at times but this really was a terrible beer & one that should definitely be avoided.

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Photo of Boo-urns
4/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of utopiajane
3.52/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours clear bright and golden. Good head that lasts well and clings all the way down. Nose is grassy hop and a soft clean malt. Drinks a bit peppery and shows some of the spice form hop . Clean finish with a lasting bitterness that does not drive the malt softness away. This malt is creamy and a bit tempered by softness and by the soft grasses from hops. The floral on the palate is understated but on the nose it's just there. Crisp round finish. A little sulfur on the nose as it warms. Pleasant euro style pils.

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Photo of Oleg85
3.48/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of papat444
2.32/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
3.42/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bright straw color with a good amount of activity. Slightly frothy white 3 finger head, lasting around 5-10 minutes, with generous legs. Flavors of leaves, sweet grains, caramel, lemon, skunk, noble hops, floral spices. Pleasant sweetness, and lots of sharpness. Slick medium body with prickly carbonation. Light bitter finish, quite hoppy and malty, lingering smoky grass and skunky feel, with a sugary touch. Pretty good pilsener, lots of character and quality ingredients. Decent freshness and well balanced flavors. Pleasant to drink, but a little thin and flat in the mouth. Overall good quality craft.

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Photo of Electros
3.58/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of waterbuffalo
3.75/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A light golden colour with little head. Smells like pear. A very light tasting beer but very refreshing. Tastes of light fruit. Enjoyable overall. Would be fantastic on a nice summer day.

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Photo of DaftPatrick
3.09/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.19/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Yellow pour, white head, 3/5", clarity up there. Aroma was neutral.

Taste hit all the usual noble hop notes, mild super mild malt notes, lively carbonation appropriate for style. Floral. Cheap beer if you need your Euro lager kick, this one doesn't have the skunky vibe so much though.

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Photo of unclekeith
3.62/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zylod
3/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mwrseeley
3.25/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.25

I was thirsty and this beer quenched that thirst. It certainly looks nice my Samuel Adams glass. No appreciable aroma. It tasted slightly honey-sweet but finished with a strange but not terribly unpleasant metallic twang. Pleasant velvety mouthfeel. Not bad. Probably a summer beer or something to be sampled when thirsty.

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Photo of BEER88
2.02/5  rDev -35.5%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of BcCraft710
3.41/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AkAndy
3.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of oceanman907
3.43/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer is a decent Belgian take on the German pils. Rather sweet as pilsners go, and a little watery, but a good refreshing summer beer to wash off the heat. Also had a nice fluffy white head.

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Photo of Czequershuus
3.44/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This beer pours a light straw, almost yellowish color. Minimal aroma, reminds me of a decent laer on the nose. The flavor is biscuity, with just a hint of pilsner funk. The texture is where this beer really shines. Large, plentiful bubbles make this an awesome thirst quencher on a hot day. Is it the best pilsner around? No way, but it is certainly good option when you want something fizzy and simple

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Photo of captainhampton
3.6/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gasc0igne
3.18/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of pat61
3.75/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: Pours brilliant gold under a 2” white foam collar that dissipates to the thick film.
S: Light grainy pils malt, no fruit, diacetyl or DMS in the aroma, light hops.
T: Sweet and malty for the style with the carbonation and hops providing some balance in the finish.
F: Highly carbonated, medium light body, smooth, no warming, no astringency, slight carbonation bight on the tongue
O: This is a decent but not outstanding member of the style.

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Photo of jp32
3.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Golden yellow color. Fluffy white head. No visible carbonation present. Aroma is mild, biscuity, gummy, and some kind of hops are noticed. Flavor is what you would expect out of an import pilsener. Overall its good/average, but as a craft beer fan just not my favorite style.

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Photo of Machoo
2.91/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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Martens Pilsener from Brouwerij Martens NV
3.13 out of 5 based on 140 ratings.
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