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

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RATINGS: 303   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.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
oldrtybastrd (3223) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 24, 2008
Shared this one w/ SkyCop32. Picked up at Maruhn Getränke in Darmstadt. Pours a clear medium amber. Aromas of hops and malts. Nice mild hoppy taste.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beeR (60) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 3, 2008
Draught at Pub 38 (Malgrate, Lecco). Huge white and lasting head, deep and clear amber colour. Sweeter than expected, both aroma and flavor. Caramel and malty sweetness in the nose, fruity and just hins of hops. The flavor is even sweeter, too much for me, caramel and buttery. Medium body and a spicy but creamy mothfeel.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Borresteijn (4780) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 20, 2008
Bottle @ Café Gollem. Amber colour, white head. Aroma of caramel, hops and malts. Flavour is dry, caramel, a little metallic, spicy, soft bitter finish. A bit creamy mouthfeel. OK amber.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quinten (1048) - zaandam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 13, 2008
At an astore supermarkt in Spa Belgium, Brown, medium head, very hoppy hinds of grapefruits, some caramel.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Embrouille (2829) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 27, 2008
Bottled 33cl. 5.8 ABV. It pours a deep golden beer with a slightly tanned head. Faint buttery nose. Extremely sweet syrupy taste with notes of hops. Grainy. Beautiful lacing. Full bodied. Hints of hay and raisins. Metallic and soapy. Buttery finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FrankJohansen (3602) - Sabro, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2008
Bottle. Golden colour with a medium white head. Nice frutiy aroma and taste with notes of caramel and hops.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bhensonb (11248) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 2, 2008
Tap at Au Bon Vieux Temps. Light floral hop aroma. Golden color with a lacing white head. Medium body with sharpish carbonation. Quite fruity in a pale fruit way. Very lightly bitter. Decent, clean, refreshing, semi-English drink. Makes a nice change.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (14680) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 16, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2012 Bottle at home ... amber with quick colapsing foam head ... sweet hop ... over sweet sweet honey malts just not quite right ... cask at JDW ... light haze ... amber ... soft fruit nose ... odd caramel toffeee ... some raw alcohol... dry little yeast. 3.1

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2008
Bottle. Clear light amber colour with a little head. Aroma of malt, caramel and hints of hops. Flavour of malt, caramel and ends up dry and bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (4775) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 17, 2008
Bottle: Poured a deep copper color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and good lacing. Aroma of Belgian malt with dry English hops with some light fruity ester. Taste is also a well balance mix between some lightly sweet Belgian style malt with some notes of dry hops with some fruity ester. Medium body with some good carbonation. Definitely better then expected with a nice refreshing factor.


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