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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (12516) - 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 (5257) - 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 (15622) - 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 (14705) - 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 (3792) - 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 (17889) - , 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!!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bragesnak (5395) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2009
From Voldby, DK. Bottled 101009. Golden with white head. Aroma of malt and spices. Flavor is malt, fruit and hops

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
eManu (482) - Kuala Lumpur & Brussels, BELGIUM - SEP 10, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2010 Pours a clear deap copper color with a thick cream color head. Aroma are hoppy and flowery. Nice flavors of hops and fruits, some sweetness and a dry finish. Very nice, refreshing and pleasant.


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