Martens Witte | Brouwerij Martens NV

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Martens NV
Belgium
martens.be

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by LiquidAmber on 09-16-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
69
Reviews:
22
Avg:
3.59
pDev:
11.7%
 
 
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Ratings: 69 |  Reviews: 22
Photo of Hopmeplease
4.6/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyable this citrusy wheat brew.

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Photo of seedyone
4.49/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Hazy light yellow look accomanied by a thin, small bubble head that leaves a scattered lacing. There's a clean straw aroma that's very pleasant. A balanced flavor that's pretty straight ahead. Overall a good beer for summer.

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Photo of wattoclone
4.44/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of Jeromedepot
4.35/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hunter
4.33/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy lemon yellow, good head with nice lacing. Smells of fresh citrus, bananas, wheat and spice. Light feel on the tongue, tastes of citrus and wheat. Very refreshing beer.

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Photo of BeerBobber
4.29/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours out of a 16.9 oz can looking like a cloudy lemonade with streaming bubbles and some particulate matter. Small rocky white head tops it off.

Smells of citrus sweet, like an orange with spices. A bready smell is present in the background but it is predominantly the citrus and spice on the nose.

Taste is a delicious mix of the same thing you get on the nose. Great citrus, with both orange and some lemon, and just enough spice on the tongue.

This one borders on a medium body with a very wet finish. The citrus and spice dance across your tongue with the assistance of the great carbonation.

This is an absolutely wonderful witbier and should not be missed by fans of the style. For those sitting on the fence as far as witbiers this may be the one to convince them of the greatness that can come from the style. My only gripe is I have to get this one a four pack at a time. Would love to buy this by the 12 or 24. This beer is worth looking for so until next time, Cheers!

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Photo of drummerguy
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tweekers237
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of Lob
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of ItsBeer4Me
4.09/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bluegrass49
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of Bromine
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of iridius
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VancouverHops
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of Lundste
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of pat61
3.98/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours hazy straw (SRM 2) with masses of very fine rapidly rising bubbles. The 2" head is white, clingy and moderately persistent. The aromas are white bread, orange, citrus and spice. Martens Witte starts mildly sweet and creamy with wheat, citrus, orange and spice plus a hint of banana but it dries on the finish with a touch of spicy astringency. The beer is light and refreshing, flavorful with moderately high carbonation. This is a pleasant, light, full flavored beer.

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Photo of BWbeerlog
3.92/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bozz22
3.84/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tone77
3.76/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of ghowehattrick
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of Hellpop65
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of brandonld23
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of mrmagoo157
3.68/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of RollBounce
3.68/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

unique minty quality. light and refreshing but a full mouthfeel.

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Photo of Gagnonsux
3.66/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Martens Witte from Brouwerij Martens NV
3.59 out of 5 based on 69 ratings.
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