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

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RATINGS: 336   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dedollewaitor (14532) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2010
33cl Bottle @ Brussels. Pours amber with a small creamy stable head and lacings. Toffee, fruit, grain and caramel. A bit of metal. Medium bodied. Dry bitter end

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
spkevin (397) - Doetinchem, NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2010
Bottle. Pours a dark amber/orange beer with a nice white head. Decent aroma with hints of some grapefruit and fruits. Starts bitter with sweet notes. Nice bitter aftertaste. Could use some more body. Ok brew but not outstanding.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gam (3562) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 25, 2010
Good head for a while medium carbonation dark amber pour aroma fruity earthy caramel flavour mamalade good bitter caramel smooth ale good hops taste finish that mamalade taste good bitter lovely ale

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 25, 2010
Bottle. Pours a deep deep amber with dense white head. Head did not hang around very long leaving a little lace as it falls away. Aromas of honey, caramel, treacle and just a hint of sourness. Good stuff. Flavour wise lots of initial sweetness with more of the toffee and caramel. Finish is reasonably bitter with some sourness. Medium to full mouthfeel. Good beer.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Abio (1767) - Waasland, BELGIUM - JUL 19, 2010
Pours out darker then expected. Even yellow-amberish coloured. Very big white head that holds very good. Donít looks bad at all. Sour fruits, citrus and also some spices and hops. Not bad, but smells a bit like some soda... Hoppy, bitter but also some soureness of the fruits at the taste. Drinks pretty easy, but more soda-like then I can handle for a beer... A bit sad, cause the taste on his own, and also the smell arenít bad.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tderoeck (6067) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 6, 2010
*** bottle was 2 years past expiration date *** Pours a clear amber beer, beige creamy head. Smells like caramel, pear and banana, most likely due to itís age. A pleasant mouth feeling, still enough carbon. Tastes fresh and little sour at first, continues to a sweet malty taste with caramel. Aftertaste is a little sweet, roasted malts and some acidity, again: maybe due to itís age.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (7783) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 1, 2010
Bottle. Bright clear bronze, lacy white delicate head. Aroma and flavours of cooked peaches and biscuity malt, slightly toasty. Very good.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hawthorne00 (2768) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 9, 2010
Clear amber with a small cream head that laces well. Aroma of caramel, red berries, flowers, citrus. Taste has quite rich caramel sweetness and fruity hop bitterness. Tastes weirdly like sweet black tea. The slight yeast taste and texture is I guess what youíd expect of an English-style beer made in Belgium. Finish is a little too fruit sweet for me, although the hints of sourness are quite nice. May not have travelled terribly well.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
BelgBeerGeek (1297) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 30, 2010
on draft

head: normal
colour: amber , clear
smell: iron,red berries, malts, barley
taste: sweet, bitter, grains ,malty/hopy./iron finish
not bad but not so good also .. great for thirsth and better than a lager from belgium

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jaghana (4571) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - MAY 26, 2010
Bottle 33cl. A yellow amber ale with a huge head that remains properly. Smell is very nice on hops and malt. Aroma is very nice too, wonderful hop flavor and bitterness, nice malt and sweetness, finish is caramel like and with a long harmonious bitterness and floral notes. Nice experience.


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