(I did a search of the forum and came up empty - note to "repetitive thread police!") So a question for those with great knowledge of the Belgian beer scene. I am freshly back from a trip to Belgium and the beer sign I saw most often in Brussels was Maes. http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/436/2145 It was pretty obvious that this was the Budweiser of Belgium and yet I had never heard of it. Frankly, I didn't try it as I spend my precious moments there sampling beers I've heard of and wanted to try. Today I finally took a moment to look this beer up and was shocked that it received an average score of 69 - Poor. Simple question. Is it really that bad? I am very familiar with the skewing of ratings/scores on BA and wonder if this is simply another case of this. I do realize that there is a mass market in Belgium and also one for lighter beers. But I still find it odd that they would produce something that scores so low. My guess (and I do admit guess) is that many BA's find this unappealing next to the Belgian Dark, Gueuze, Tripel or other Belgian beer they are chasing while in country. Do you think this is true, or is this really a bad beer for it's style. German Pilsner is a wonderful style... for what it is. Can this be that poor of an interpretation? Thanks for any help or opinions.