Brewed at Martens

Style: Pilsener
Neckarsulm, Germany


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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 2.05/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.18/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
vipinvelp (4171) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - MAR 18, 2017
Clear yellow, big white lacing foam head. Barley aroma and taste, not a bad pilsener for the price paid. (Velp 201703)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Inoven (520) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JAN 14, 2017
Blik thuis gedronken. Bleek geel, helder bier met veel schuim. Schuim trekt redelijk snel weg. Aroma van gist en hooi. Smaak is iets fruitig en bitter. Bittere smaak trekt een beetje wrang weg.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Rubin77 (1570) - Brussels / Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 27, 2016
F: big, white, good retention. C: clear, gold. A: malt, grassy, hint of bread, corn, papery, metallic, T: corn, malt, caramel, grassy, grainy, metallic, slightly oily mouthfeel, medium body, medium carbonation, for 49c you can´t expect miracle, as Argus Pils, 0,5l can from Lidl @ Etterbeek, Brussels.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Alengrin (4999) - BELGIUM - NOV 25, 2016
As Argus Pils, from a can mentioning 4.9% ABV with different font and colours so not entirely the same, but apparently the ’Pils’ version is aliased to this one here and I am confident that the differences between both versions are not much more than microscopic. From a 50 cc can bought at a Lidl supermarket, for which this is exclusively made by Martens, the ultimate - independent - bland industrial pale lager factory in Belgium. Medium thick, regular, snow white, lightly lacing head retaining well on the edge but quickly dissipating in the middle; pale golden blonde robe, just a tad ’darker’ (or more accurately put: more ’old gold’-hued) than the basic Lager version of the same brand, with some visible fizz initially. Aroma of soggy sweetcorn and corn syrup, flour, damp cloth, ’can’ iron, polenta, wet paper. Evidently grainy taste, sweetish corn syrup again with a sharper ’pure’ grain side providing a sourish effect, but both very restrained, fizzy carbonation, thinnish body but not necessarily thinner than any other industrial standard 5% lager, some grainy oiliness in the middle but also a clear metallic ’zing’, leading to a finish in which only the briefest, but still recognizable hint of grassy hop bitterishness appears upon swallowing. A cornmeal-like flavor thinly lingers in the throat along with this grassy bitterish accent. Cheap, metallic and very corny standard lager, pale grain juice with alcohol as they all are, bare and drab as expected, so there hardly is anything recommendable here, but there is worse out there; I guess explicitly labelling this as ’Pils’ (or, as stated, ’Pilsener’ when it comes from bottles and carries 5% alcohol by volume instead of 4.9%) is an attempt at giving it a somewhat higher profile than its Lager counterpart which is apparently brewed in Germany - probably only to justify a slightly higher price. Contrary to that Lager version, this at least has a certain ’cleanness’ and noticeable - though vague - hop bitterness, but I would still classify it as a pale lager rather than a Pilsener nonetheless. On top of that, this is probably an alias as well: in contrast with the huge number of brands Martens churns out, they probably use only a handful of different recipes. Who will ever know - and, more importantly in the context of this website, perhaps: who cares?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
martjoobolut (3790) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 18, 2016
Can (from lidl, Luxembourg). Pours dark golden. Aroma is hops, malt, caramel, some cardboard. Flavor is on the sweet side with some hoppy bitterness and caramel notes. Finish is dry bitter. Overall: drinkable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Koelschtrinker (19102) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - SEP 18, 2016
Heller, bitter süßlicher Antrunk. Trockener Mittelteil, zunehmend herb, süffig. Bitterer, dennoch weicher Nachhall. Einfaches aber gut trinkbares Pils. 7/7/8/7/5/7

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
ShivanDragon (3786) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 8, 2016
Vertel mij eens even waarom ik van tevoren dacht, ach wellicht valt het wel mee.. Gouden kleurtje en de witte kraag waren wel het beste van het bier, daarna werd het hard minder. Aroma van veel goedkoop graan, mais en pilsmout, maar dan de smaak om maar even met Rob Geus in huis te vallen.... Man... Man... Man.... Man wat ongelooflijk slecht zeg, net alsof ze de gehele binnenkant van het blikje hebben afgeschraapt en in het glas hebben geflikkerd ... Wat een meuk... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
TrefwoordPunk (1072) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 8, 2016
Can 50 cl. Pours a pale yellow with a small white head and an aroma of grains and malts, not that much aroma. Just your average cheap lager.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
note666 (1270) - Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2016
2016 - 07 - 31 500ml can. yellow golden colour. small white head. hay in aroma. light bitter taste... just a pilsener...

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mjik83 (1451) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 5, 2014
- Alcoholpercentage van 5% - Biertje gedronken destijds dat me niet kon bekoren - Kan me veel lekkerder biertjes voorstellen, maar kan met mijn smaakvoorstelling te maken hebben - Vandaar mijn lage beoordeling ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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