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

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RATINGS: 289   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Who can ignore John Martinís 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.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2012
(33cl bottle) Pours a clear amber body with a small white head. Aroma of citrus, grass, mustiness, pear, and caramel. Flavor of caramel, pear, and earth.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
suorama (34) - Kangasala, FINLAND - JAN 30, 2012
Woody hoppy and bit of caramel i flavor. Lots of foam but not feel cobonated. A bit watery and thin palate. Taste is neutral but alco found easily...

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BelgaBart (51) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM, BELGIUM - DEC 5, 2011
I had this on tap in Antwerp, in the pub the Duke of Antwerp. Really nice Pale Ale. Malts, caramel with a nice bitter aftertaste, yummie !

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Swaroga (1256) - Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 5, 2011
33cl bottle. Pours a brown wood, clear with eggshell small head. Nose : cherry, plums, caramelized malts. Smoked and whisky notes. Sip : Oily with a small carbonation. Little sweet followed by coffee bitterness which I find amusing since itís a pale beer. Caramel and dried fruits are still present. Honestly itís a surprising beer. From taste I would say itís more of a typical brown brown.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
danielyabu (1137) - Uni„o da Vitůria, BRAZIL - OCT 16, 2011
small frothy white head. fl. fd. thin dark yellow clear body. aroma: light malty, moderate hoppy, grass, light metal. if: moderate bitter. ff: light sweet moderate bitter; long duration. palate: medium body, dry texture, medium carbonation, chalky finish. amargor e dulÁor de casca de laranja, 60s

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mile (2876) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 1, 2011
Bottle. Dark golden - orange, cloudy, very small and fully diminishing head. Moderate, malty and caramel sweet aroma, fruitiness and some hoppyness. Body is medium, malty and sweet flavor, lots of fruitiness, caramel and some hoppyness. Finish is average, malty and sweetish, very fruity with some hoppyness, caramel. Caramel sweetish strong ale- sweetness subdues totally the bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thylacine (526) - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA - JUL 29, 2011
Bottle - Copper with off white head. Medium to high carbonation. Medium body. Sweet. Caramel malts. Fairly hoppy. Medium bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (5516) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 28, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2012
33 cl bottle @ some restaurant in Brussels. Rated on 13.4.2009
Aroma has sweetish malt with caramel. Flavour has caramel with hints of salt. I was hoping a good pale ale to get a pause from all of those Belgian ales Ė but this appeared to be rather far from a pale ale. And had even some elements from a Belgian Ale...

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
birrabona (205) - ITALY - JUL 24, 2011
ruby red color. full body. english strong ale with a touchof belgian caramel. final little bitter . good aroma of toasted malt.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Benzai (7287) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 16, 2011
Clear red / dark amber color white head. Smell a little spicy, not very nice to me. Average taste with a low body.


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