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Brewed by Martens
Style: Pale Lager
Bocholt, Belgium

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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 2.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.51   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Traditionally brewed premium pilsener. Brewed and canned by: Brewery Martens Bocholt, Belgium. Imported by MHW LTD. Manhasset, NY. Pilsener Beer. 4.8% alc. by vol. Product of Belgium.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mabel (5414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2012
[4620-20120722] 500mL can. Mild grainy straw aroma. Clear, light orange brown body with a quick creamy white head. Straw grains and cardboardy dull flavour. Light-medium body. Poor. (5/3/5/2/10) 2.5
(w/ jercraigs)

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Lubiere (9877) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2012
A golden lager with a thick frothy lacing off white head. In aroma, grainy malt with light German hops, light sulfur. In mouth, a boring grainy malt with soapy qualities, faint corn and hops, so-so.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tom10101 (2716) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 14, 2012
Small pour from a can. Thanks to Franky Boy! Clear golden with a small white head and no lacing. Aroma is of grain and is somewhat fresh. Taste is also of grain with skunky notes a light bitterness. Crisp, refreshing, drinkable and not as bad as I thought it would be. Hey, I even think I could be able to drink a whole can by myself.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jercraigs (7782) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2012
2012-07-21. Crisp yellow with a small white head. Flavour is mild, sweet grainy cereals, very light bitterness. Aroma is similarly mild, notes of sweet grains and light straw. Average to light bodied palate. Dull but relatively inoffensive. Can from the LCBO, 4.8%, Toronto

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
jsmerig (1233) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 1, 2012
Pours a clear pale yellow with a white head. Aroma of pale malt. Taste us sweet with a peppery bite at the finished followed by a not so good earthy note at the end.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
deanso (5181) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2012
33cl can. Decent white head. Clear golden pour. An average pilsner. Not bad.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 12, 2012
Can. Pours gold with a large white head. Slightly sweet aroma with grain and grassy notes. Slightly sweet malt/grain flavor with some light grassy bitterness. Not too bad for the style.

2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BlackHaddock (3635) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2012
Green plastic bottle holding 50 cl (16.9 fluid ounces), screw-top, best before mid December 2007, drank 1st November 2007. Poured into one of my Veltin Pilsner glasses ( 20cl size) three times. All pilsners should be a clear golden yellow in colour, some are really pale, some darker, this is midway between and looked fine. A good white head, which did sink a little fast, to leave a thin covering above the beer which had a steedy stream of bubbles slowly meandering up the body towards the head. Can you smell dry hops and dry yeast? Well most likely not, in a beer anyway. That is what hit my nose. I normally give pilsners a 3 for aroma because I rarely smell anything, but I can smell this one and it isnít to my likeing. The dryness carries on into the taste, again not really to my likeing, it is not refreshing or as clean tasting as a German pilsner and lacks the fizz of an Italian Med Lager. It sits between the two and fails to excite me at all. Strangely, the bigger the mouthful the more I liked it, a supping beer it isnít, but a throwing or quaffing beer maybe. Trouble is a donít quaff or throw beer down my throat anymore, I like to supp and savour the taste. Ever licked a shoe box?

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2224) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 8, 2012
some corn and malt flavor with a bitter finish. mild sweetness and aromatic an adequate pilsener in my estimation. good smooth carbonation that is vibrant. i was mildly impressed.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TheBeerGod (5223) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2012
Can. Thought this would go under one of the other two ratings. This is 4.8% ABV and shows Martens Pilsener in the logo and Premium Pilsener beneath it. Gold bodied with a tall foamy white head. Sweet and slightly donít aroma with cereal grains and grassy notes. Taste is sweet malt corn syrup, cereal grains and light grassy hops. Body is light-medium and moderately carbonated. Finishes with more cereal grains, grassy hops and sweet mal notes.


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