Karlskrone Premium Pilsener | Brouwerij Martens NV

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Brouwerij Martens NV

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by HappyHourHero on 01-17-2007

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Photo of BeerMan_Dan
2.13/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Picked up a six pack at Aldi, Karlskrone Premium Pilsner in 0,5L plastic bottles. You get what you pay for. Poured ice cold (don't recommend drinking it at any other temperature) into a 0.3L Bitburger glass. Looks very light yellow with a foamy head that disappears quickly and low carbonation. Smells like a cheap, value brand beer. So far the price is consistent with the quality. Taste is not too bad. There is something distinctive about the taste, perhaps because it is brewed in Belgium. Other German value price beers taste better imho. Mouthfull is ok at best, but not what I prefer in a beer. Overall, the beer is ok for the price. If your trying the cheapest beer available, expectations aren't high. Great for if I'm low on cash and want a cheap beer

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Photo of TOMHONE
3.76/5  rDev +41.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I thought it was a very mild good tasting beer. Not carbonated and not a biting beer. Pretty smooth IMHO. I'd recommend it w/o any doubt. I don't care if Aldi's sells it for it tastes very good.

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Photo of BlackVeg
2.97/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BcCraft710
2.52/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of George_Robert
2.7/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of SVD
3/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of rale
1.5/5  rDev -43.6%

Photo of Douberd
2.75/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I went recently to Germany and visited the Aldi supermarket to check out if they also sell only one brand of beer. And yes, they do. Here in the Netherlands they sell Schultenbrau, there they sell the Karlskrone. So I grabbed one bottle of each kind (they sell 3 different sorts) and went peacefully away.
This comes into a 500 ml plastic green bottle, with a deposit of 25 cents, and a screw cap. ABV of 4,9% , inredients are water, hops extract, hops, and barley malt. It's coming from Martens brewery in Belgium, a brewery responsible for many of the cheapest beers, at least in the dutch market.
Pours a golden yellow coloured beer, with minimal activity in the glass and wo fingers of white, soapy head with quite good retention.
A typical cheap pilsner smell, with some grass, malts and hops. At least it doesn't smell skunky.
Not much of a taste really, but it's kind enough to leave behind a slighty bitter aftertaste, so that you don't feel you just had a sip of water.
Watery body and medium to high carbonation.
I didn't expect much, not when the price is so close to the deposit cost of the bottle, so I wasn't disappointed to tell the truth. Its purpose of being affordable and thirst quenching, it serves wel though.

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2.5/5  rDev -6%

Photo of HappyHourHero
2.76/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Brewed for the German supermarket chain Aldi. So far I have seen this Pilsener and a Golden Lager.

0.5L brown plastic bottle with a tan label. A 6-pack costs 1.50 euro plus deposit (about 90 cents). The ingredients are listed as brew water, barley malt, hop extract, and hops. This bottle is good for another 5 months.

Slightly sweet aroma of grainy malt and pungent hops that come off as a bit stale. Poured a good sized, bright white, head that faded to a thick film leaving a few specs of lace along the way. Transparent straw colored beer holds a dozen streams quickly rising bubbles. Barely sweet flavor is quite crisp, and has a little twang to it (more mouthfeel then flavor). Finishes with a grainy flavor that becomes stale tasting in the finish. Towards the end of the first beer the stale grainy flavor/aroma is barely noticeable. It's not horrible, and for the price it's a pretty good deal, but I can't say I'd recommend it. I think this just goes to show that it's not just rice and corn that can make a mass produced lager taste bad.

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Karlskrone Premium Pilsener from Brouwerij Martens NV
Beer rating: 2.66 out of 5 with 10 ratings
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