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Brewed by John Martin
Style: English Strong Ale
Genval, Belgium

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RATINGS: 338   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Who can ignore John Martin’s ale that our ancestors called "the noblest of English Pale Ales". This unique beer of 6% ABV is the fruit of truly exceptional craftsmanship, a unique technique whereby authentic Kent hop-bells are added after brewing.


2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rubin77 (135) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 24, 2015
F: no real foam. C: clear amber to copper. A: malt, hint of caramel and some bitterness. T: sweet malt, caramel, nice dry bitterness, hint of fruity notes, medium notes, low carbonation, quite good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Flanfl (246) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - JUL 23, 2015
Clear yellow colour small creamy head. Nice hoppy aroma, caramel and grains. Flavour is toward caramel, citrus notes and sweet malt and light apricot notes. Short sweet finish with a light bitterness. Medium body and carbo. A good english pale ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tsurkan_sergey (68) - Novosibirsk, RUSSIA - JUL 12, 2015
I liked !! sweet aroma with strong notes of hops, taste sweet at first, with notes of caramel and bitterness ends well.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PauloAG (224) - BELGIUM - JUN 25, 2015
330cc bottle. Pours dark blonde and clear. Sweet, bready, malt and caramel. Some continental hops. Nothing special but easy to drink. Could have a bit more bitterness in the end

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hamirubi (312) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - JUN 20, 2015
33cl bottle at home. Malt, even barley notes fill the aromas, maybe even some roast and hay or stable, coming from this amber, pale orange lager. The head is white, yet fastly disappearing. Rather sweet maltness, combined with soft bitterness. The carbonation is subtle too, but the body is medium strong. The mouth is full of malts, rye, even some wheat. Think of a "special belge", like Palm. It really has the power of a Belgian strong, or the nose of an English lager.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jamaty (1242) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 17, 2015
Color ámbar. Abundante espuma blanca poco consistente. Aroma lupulizado floral. Cuerpo medio. El conjunto es dulce, con bastante de naranja también, y caramelo, para dejar un final bastante seco y algo amargo.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
olsvammel (4121) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUN 16, 2015
Bottle at Liquid Bar in Luxembourg. Metallic smell with a light bready aroma. Light taste, bready with some light hops. Nothing special, the metallic smell is a bit disturbing.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Maakun (1536) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 5, 2015
Bottle. Clear Amber with off white head. Lots of caramel, grapes, peach, skunky, vegetal bitterness. Tate is medium sweet with a bit unpleasant bitter finish. Some lingering rye bread. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Not very good.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lbianchi66 (110) - FRANCE - JUN 4, 2015
Robe dorée, légèrement orangée. Mousse assez peu. Beaucoup de fruits (pêche et agrumes) et d’esters. Assez longue en bouche. Texture légèrement syrupeuse. Malheureusement, l’arrière goût est assez déplaisant: goût métallique et aigreur moyenne.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Salmaneser (68) - BELGIUM - MAY 30, 2015
33 cl bottle @ home. Clear golden/orange beer, white head. Fruity aroma, hints of citrus. Taste starts off good, bitter, but then an unpleasant sourness kicks in. Too bad, would be a decent beer otherwise.


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