RateBeer
overall
13
91
style
Brewed by Martens
Style: Pale Lager
Bocholt, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
unknown

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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
igneous1 (1503) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - APR 19, 2013
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. it’s ok. had far worse.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Scrapersnbeer (1491) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 18, 2012
Fooled again! I knew from beer swilling in the UK that Marten’s 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 ’importer order’ before me now. It’s 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.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
lesifflebiere (1332) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 7, 2013
Blonde bien dorée, presque ambrée, couche de mousse blanche qui disparait rapidement. Mince, en nez elle offre des relents de sucre et de maïs. Aqueuse, peu pétillante, elle est trop sucrée et devient rapidement lassante. C’est une blonde qui allie le côté mince et peu savoureux d’une pilsner, avec le sucre costaud d’une belge, et le mariage est plutôt raté.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AlainG (1323) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 1, 2014
Elle est dorée et limpide et une mousse sublime la recouvre. Un nez de céréales, herbacé, floral avec des traces de miel. Un goût de mal, d’herbes, de poivre avec des pointes minérales. Une bière ordinaire qui n’a pas vraiment de défauts, à part celui de ne pas avoir de qualités. M.A. 28-05-15 (1189-150814)

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
jsmerig (1278) - 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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
degbert (1175) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 7, 2014
Can. Pours a very nice gold with a high, fine-grained, pillowy, lacy head. Nose is bread, apple, a touch of metal. Mildly sweet on the tongue, with just a touch of roastiness and a bit of a fennel or anise-like herbal note. Finish is clean. Pretty tasty for just plain drinkin’ beer.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Derek881 (1013) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JAN 11, 2013
Poured from a tall can into a trumpet glass to drink. The beer had a very clear light gold color with a good-sized foamy white head that had average retention, but fairly good cling and lacing. Its aroma was a blend of straw and grassy hops, with some lighter floral and citrus tones, and a bit of grain. The taste had a light straw-grainy bitterness with bits of herb and grass, and light touches of sour grain. Its body had a crisp, lively feel with medium-high carbonation and fizz, and was fairly dry with a fairly full mouthfeel. Thanks for sharing, Dad.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
tia (1004) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Can @ RG 21. Pale yellow. Metallic aroma with a hint of cereal and citricness. Metallic flavor, too. A tad sweet/sour.

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.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
cargo150 (685) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 20, 2013
Bière de couleur dorée avec un col mince blanc pas vraiment résistant. Nez de malt blond et de céréales. En bouche c’est une pilsener assez classique un gout assez doux de céréales. Rien de très complexe, ce bois bien. Bonne qualité prix mais rien de très extraordinaire, une bonne bière commerciale...


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 2  3  4 5


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50