wlajwl (3470) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 9, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aromas is grains and beery. The flavor is similar to the aroma along with a crisp, mildly hoppy finish. Decent enough.
BlackHaddock (3159) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2012
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
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.
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DiarmaidBHK (3126) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2013
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Can from Total wine Sterling. Smells like what I would imagine the Outkast planet of Stankonia to smell like. Itísgrassy funk. doesnít taste like much on the tongue. has a weird kind of aftertaste. Ugh!
Patrickctenchi (2879) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 27, 2013
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours clear gold with a tall white head.
Grassy, grainy malt aroma.
Taste is cardboard, grainy bitter.
CanIHave4Beers (2865) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - APR 19, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours perfectly pale with a tight white head and nice lacing on the glass.
The aroma strikes a balance between that terrible breakfast cereal malt and some nice bright malt. Itís got some mild herbal hops in there as well.
The flavor isnít bad, it retains some decent herbal character. There is some defendant tinniness to it & more breakfast cereal than I would prefer. There is however some decent bright maltiness. Certainly one of the best Belgian interpretations of pale lager Iíve had.
Palate is lively and sharp.
BREWMUSKCLES (2142) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
tom10101 (2087) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 14, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
igneous1 (1486) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - APR 19, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
clear fizzy, pale golden, thin white head, very slight lacing. aroma slightly floral/grassy with notes of wet cardboard. flavor is a bit grassy, wet paper. itís ok. had far worse.
Scrapersnbeer (1381) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 18, 2012
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Fooled again! I knew from beer swilling in the UK that Martenís was synonymous with cheap in Belgium. On the discount rack - the green can made me believe it was the real pils (apparently not that good anyway) and not the low end lager. In fact it is neither...instead I have some íimporter orderí before me now. Itís typical yellow and has overly dramatic foam head. The smell is straw, hay, and sugar. It is really sweet, like the sweetness of a coffee stout but with everything else taken out. Not much for hops. Still more like a German pils than a conventional lager...but a bad one.
jsmerig (1098) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 1, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.