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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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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 zeff80
3.63/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured a slightly cloudy, golden hue with a small, short-lived head of foam. It smelled of clove, orange and lemon. It tasted of citrus, yeastiness and cracked wheat.

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

Photo of FLima
3.34/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Slightly hazy yellow color with a thick head with great retention.
Aroma with notes of orange peel, wheat, chamomile and coriander. Just a bit tart.
Flavor with lots of coriander, orange peel, chamomile tea, yeast, bubblegum and mild soap. Dry aftertaste with no bitterness.
Medium creamy body with appropriate carbonation.
Flavorful Wit that focus on citrus and coriander but downplay spices.

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

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 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 Indymom
2.94/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Not really a Belgian wheat. It's more like a cross of an American wheat with a pale ale. It's ok, but won't get again.

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Photo of tclipse
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of MichaelProcton
3.51/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kpoole25
3.59/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This would be a good introduction to the style, fairly approachable, maybe a tad sweet, not overly spicy. I detect the orange peel but not really picking up the coriander. To me, it's a bigger tasting beer than the ABV would suggest. Easy to put this pint+ can away.

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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 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 metter98
3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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 Hohnbaum
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jaydoc
3.64/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of ScaryEd
3.49/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Zorro
3.47/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy yellow colored beer with a massive white colored head.

Smells spicy with a big pepper scent. Mint and clove aromas. Coriander but no banana scented.

Starts out mildly sweet and spicy. Flavors of pepper and coriander and a faint cookie dough flavor. tasty but mild.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall certainly worth a try.

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Photo of hophugger
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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