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


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RATINGS: 324   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
aletiosso (45) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - FEB 25, 2013
Cor bronze, com espuma persistente cor creme. Aroma de malte, caramelo, herbáceo, um pouquinho frutado, de frutas vermelhas. Sabor com médio dulçor, amargor médio e persistente. Sabor residual equilibrado entre doce e amargo. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
greenclansman (885) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - FEB 9, 2013
Golden pale color. Hoppy aromas at the beginning. When it gets warmer, the aromas turn into caramel. Malty, caramel kinda taste, with a very nice hoppy bitter aftertaste. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Deu (864) - Nantes, FRANCE - JAN 18, 2013
330ml bottle. Dark amber colour with a white head that maintins a think layer during all time. Aroma is sweet and malty. Carbonation is medium. Body is high. Overall Ok, I recommend

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Wim (2996) - Weelde, BELGIUM - DEC 23, 2012
sparkling amber colored body with a white head and a fruity spicy hop aroma a fruity hop bitterness taste with a alcholic bitter end

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thanatosti (1047) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2012
33 cl. bottle @ home, bought @ Bert’s Bierhuis. Copper colored with a white head. Hoppy aroma with malts. Good bitter taste and more hops. Clean aftertaste and lively carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJoer (891) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2012
UPDATED: APR 13, 2014 Light chestnut clear colour, medium/small head, bitter warm taste a bit herby smell, nice warm herby high bitter, amber like, some sweet note’s, medium carbonation a bit ipa like

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
edpeg (847) - Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 6, 2012
0,33l bottle. Pours copper dark amber with, clear body with creamy white/beige lacing- Aromas are plums, sweet malts, some berries and grass. Palate is soft, silky smooth, medium bodied. Carbonation is soft and flat but mouthful. Taste is sweet malts, some caramel, and a dry lingering hops taste. Finish is mild, dry to medium bitter. Overall quite balanced ale, little weak on hops and watery in the end but not too sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Shaney (2426) - Köln / Cologne, GERMANY - NOV 19, 2012
#576 Kupferfarben mit feinem Schaum, ein bißchen wie ein helles Alt, auf jeden Fall gelungene Optik. Tolles Aroma nach leckerem Hopfen, nur leicht malzig und eine gewisse Citrus-Note, lecker! Der Antrunk ist erfrischend und verheißungsvoll. Der Geschmack bringt eine kräftige Würze und Malzigkeit ins Spiel, die wohl von der verwendeten gerösteten Gerste stammt, ja ein Hauch Barrique vom Faß scheint man mitzuschmecken. Im Abgang schmeckt man allerdings eine mehr als deutliche Alkoholnote, die die Süffigkeit deutlich trübt und wohl auch einen gewissen Dröhn-Faktor hat. Nach mehreren Schlücken legt sich auch eine unangenehme Süße klebrig an den Gaumen...wieso wurdo hier bloß Zucker in den Sud gekippt? Die maritime Flasche selbst ist ganz ok, aber auch kein echtes Highlight. Schlicht ist ja ok, aber irgendwie denke ich hier an Cpt. Iglos Flotte. Fazit: Tolle Optik, schönes Aroma, Geschmack ok, Abgang eher nicht so doll. Allemal probierenswert! Test vom 10.6.2008, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 12,12,9,8,9,9 - 9,60

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
psilosophy (531) - vitry en artois, FRANCE - NOV 12, 2012
Bouteille de 33 cl. Couleur légèrement ambrée, mousse correcte de tenue moyenne. Légèrement fruitée et houblonnée, une bière assez goutue pour son faible degrés alcoolique, cependant,elle est un peu trop sucrée, ce qui la rendrait écoeurante assez rapidement. Trouvée à l’entrepôt - Courcelles les Lens.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Idiosynkrasie (4451) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - NOV 5, 2012
330ml bottle. Clear amber colour with small to average, frothy to creamy, moderately lacing, white head. Hoppy aroma with hints of peppermint or a similar acerbity, red berries, dry touch of fruit parings. Taste is moderately sweet, toasty caramel malty, a touch of red berries, floral hoppy notes; light and prickling.

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