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

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RATINGS: 340   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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2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
janubio (410) - - DEC 26, 2012
330 m. bottle. Clear glolden colour, medium head with that dissappears quickly, leaving rings on the glass as you drink. Smell is nothing but grain and hops. Light palate, watery. Taste of grains, herbs and it reminds me somehow of Heineken because of some taste of pear. Metallic notes and some citrus in the end. Just your average mass market beer.


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Syfher (9) - - SEP 30, 2014 does not count
One of the good pils. Low taste but good, same for the palate (little bit pasty) and the aroma. Refreshing. Go get it, you won’t regret it !

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Douberd (2304) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2014
(Maes Pils) Can 330 ml from a random gas station in Belgium, served into a glass tankard at home. ABV 5.2% Pale golden yellow, tall and quite thick white head on top, with surprisingly good retention. Heavy lacing on the glass. Aroma of malts, grass, adjuncts, hay. Tastes the same, very sweet and malty, plus some apple juice. Thin body, watery, even the carbonation is a bit low. It was a bit warm but for a first beer after a long trip home, it was pretty ok.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alusmamuts (305) - LATVIA - SEP 27, 2014
Golden with small white head. Medium carbonate with bitterness rolling over the tongue with remaining bitter after note.

2.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
gwizdek1990 (34) - POLAND - SEP 23, 2014
Puszka 330ml. Barwa słomkowo złota, klarowne ale widać minimalne chmieliny unoszące się w piwie. Piana średnio i drobno pęcherzykowa, zostawia dosyć solidną koronkę. W aromacie słody typowe dla pilsów i lekkie zioła. Czuć delikatne żelazo ale nie potwierdza go test na skórze. W smaku słodowe, lekko trawiaste. Goryczka minimalna i bardzo szybko znikająca. Dosyć wodniste i pijalne. Lekko wysycone.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gschrade (716) - 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 (901) - 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 (2749) - 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 (1824) - 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 (11201) - 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 (983) - 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.


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