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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 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.


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 (4639) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (12634) - DENMARK - MAR 14, 2010
Bottle. Amber body with off-white head. Flavour is malt, caramel and plenty of hops.

2.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Countbeer (5308) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 8, 2010
Long time ago had this one, wrote the following down: Bottle: Pours a tiny head. No smell, strange enough since the taste is full, hoppy, light bitter, hint of spices and nuts,

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (15867) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 2, 2010
Bottle in Leuven. Darker than your average pale ale. Good balance. Nice enough, but not outstanding.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
saxo (14791) - HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2010
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are hops, malt, flowers and caramel.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Draco (6) - Flemish Brabant, Belgium, BELGIUM - FEB 20, 2010 does not count
Good beer, not exceptional, but rich taste, longlasting foam and a nice colour. (In Belgium) not 6%, but 5,8% alcohol.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DeanF (1808) - Nunavut, CANADA - FEB 6, 2010
Someone tell me how this very English-looking beer ended up being brewed in Belgium? Nonetheless in spite of the red white and blue motif it pours reasonably attractive, head is there but not dense enough and dies down quick. On the nose is some rotten cabbage, grain and dough, scent of a non-alcohol seems to linger around it actually. The taste is something different, like a vegetable beer, slight grassiness but also some malts in there and all with a dry finish. Donít think it all comes together extremely well, though.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vaiz (3824) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 14, 2010
Bottle at De Paas, Den Haag. Pours a dark golden color with almost no head. Aroma is malty, flavor is sweet and bitter in a nice balance. Nice creamy texture and a bitter finish. Nice pale ale.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (18127) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2009
22nd February 2008. Strong bitter/ale smell belying itís pale ale status. Fairly crisp - malt dominates the slight hoppyness. Lingering dry slightly bitter malt finish. Brings back those misty water colour memories of drinking sub standard ale in the 1970s!!


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