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Brewed by Martens
Style: Pale Lager
Bocholt, Belgium

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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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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.


2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
lesifflebiere (1355) - 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.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
RobertDale (3710) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUN 9, 2014
500 ml. can. Pours a pale gold with a decent white head. Aroma of grain, malt, and grass. Taste is the same with some metallic coming through. Nothing bad, but very plain.

2.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
bubsir (11) - - SEP 26, 2014
The appearance was great - it really look inviting and "correct" But the odor was not good - I got corn husks and yeast. Then the taste was too mild - a quaffing bear as one reviewer put it. The after is also still corn husks in my mouth - need another beer to rinse with. Will not buy again. BUT I read a lot of reviews and get the impression this beer is "variable" Mine was a 50cl can I got at E-mart in Korea dated "5/12/14" which in Korea reads December 5th but I fear it meant May 12th and this is Sept-26th!!

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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BlackHaddock (4150) - 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 isn’t 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 isn’t, but a throwing or quaffing beer maybe. Trouble is a don’t quaff or throw beer down my throat anymore, I like to supp and savour the taste. Ever licked a shoe box?

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
bunget (573) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2013
500ml can. Pale yellow body, small white head. Aroma of grains, wet cardboard, cooked vegetable, herbs, a tad metallic. Tastes a little better and drier: grains, some grassy hops, mineral tones. I definitely had worse than this one.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Patrickctenchi (4107) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Tall can: Pours clear gold with a tall white head. Grassy, grainy malt aroma. Taste is cardboard, grainy bitter. Basically...just unpleasant.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Freaky_tiki (642) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 21, 2014
Pours yellow with a pretty one finger cap. And that’s about as good as it gets. Flavour is typical easy rock smooth jazz euro watery corn flavoured beer. The finish is brutal, leaving a taste that falls somewhere between old pennies & blood in mouth. Crap. If you have one in your fridge, save it for your lazy ass brother in law on his next visit.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Lubiere (10461) - 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.

1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
shorlin (692) - St. John’s, Newfoundland, CANADA - JAN 23, 2014
Colour is a rich gold with a rocky white head. Actually kind of nice looking. No lace though - foam slides like soap. Aroma is a little grainy. Taste is metallic with a strange emptiness. Not good.

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.


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