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Brewed by Brouwerijen Alken-Maes (Heineken)
Style: Pilsener
Alken, Belgium

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RATINGS: 336   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.27   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Een bier met karakter. Een bier met naam en reputatie. En een bier waar de verfijnde bitterheid en volle smaak zorgt voor een deugddoende verfrissing. Dát is Maes Pils. Gebrouwen met extra mout en Saaz-hop is Maes Pils de perfecte partner-in-crime tijdens memorabele momenten met je beste vrienden!


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2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
andrepintado (1422) - Lisbon, - APR 30, 2013
On tap in brussels. Golden color with medium head. Artificial cereal aroma :-/


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gschrade (663) - Collinsville, USA - SEP 15, 2014
I had this at Global Brew. Pours yellow with a white head. Taste grass, corn, lightly sweet. I thought this was good. I would drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
SimplySike (875) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 14, 2014
33cl. Bottle.
Pours clear yellow with white head.
Aroma bread, dough, hay, grass.
Taste malty sweet, some bitter.
Mouthfeel thin.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Marduk (2718) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 7, 2014
250ml bottle as "Maes Pils". Pale yellow color. Medium size, white head, stays. Typical malty macro aroma. Taste is same. Nothing special.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Alengrin (1716) - BELGIUM - SEP 5, 2014
Popular standard lager originally just called Maes but in 2009 replaced by a bit stronger version as Maes Pils. The original version had a snow white, thin and loose head and pale yellow blonde colour with lots of fizz. The aroma consisted of pale malts, cooked corn, iron, sweat, white bread and some grassy hops; the taste was neutral, metallic and mineral-like, bit corn-like with only very light maltiness, watery mouthfeel and a very volatile, simple, not even bitter hoppiness in the finish which was otherwise dominated by the metallic taste. Heineken turned it into a new version in april 2009 with a little higher ABV, but at the same time a weaker aroma, albeit with less disturbing corn and somewhat more pronounced hops and a little bit more body in the mouth, with a bit longer, more hop bitter finish, though the metallic aftertaste is still there. Improved, but in such a subtle way that most people will hardly notice it - I had to taste both versions side by side to establish the micro differences between them. All in all, still a bland mass-marketed lager and by no means a classic Pilsener, so I would strongly recommend reclassifying this as a pale lager by style. The points I’ve given here relate to the new version.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
chrisv10 (11123) - DENMARK - SEP 4, 2014
Can as "Maes Pils", 5.2%. Clear yellow with big white head. Aroma is malt, grainy, hop and straw. Flavour is malt, grainy, medium sweet, corn, little grass, little straw and a little bitter.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
angel77 (950) - oviedo, SPAIN - AUG 30, 2014
Botella de 33 cl de el c. Ingles, tomada en junio de 2002 (fecha de caducidad para 22-05-2003. lote 14:55 B) Cuerpo ligero con 4.9 vol fácil de beber y refrescante. Sin mucho que decir.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
high_on_hops (620) - Burlingame, California, USA - AUG 16, 2014
On tap. Has ago laden color with a foamy white head and lacing. It has a mild biscuit aroma with some malt, and a similar flavor that is yeasty with dry, crisp finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lele (110) - Padova, ITALY - AUG 15, 2014
Gradevole pils. Dall’aspetto tipico delle pils. All’aroma si avvertono un buon floreale ed erbaceo. In bocca, nella prima parte del sorso lascia trasparire un fruttato un po’ bizzarro per una pils, ma decisamente gradevole. Dopo lascia trasparire la leggerezza e l’amarezza tipica delle pils.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
mikske79 (1242) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 14, 2014
Beter dan de oude versie van Maes die teveel waterachtig smaakte. Niet de beste belgische pils, maar een goede.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Camons (5958) - Hasselager, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2014
Draught @ Het Brouwcafe, Scheveningen. Pours yellow with a white head. Aroma of malt, grain, corn, grass. Flavor is malt, grain and corn, little grass. Medium body, lively carbonation. 270714


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