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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 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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
liinis (1720) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 3, 2009
very good ale. Delicious hops. good color and a good white foamy head. Smoky bar Oldenburg in Madrid: no idea of the aroma.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (7574) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 1, 2009
Dark Amber color. Medium head. Good hoppy aroma with lots of fruit and decent malt as well. Rather sweet flavor, more than usual for the type. Good fruit and hops as well, though. A touch of honey and a bit nutty too. Not as dry as the good English types. Some citrus as well. Good hop finish, quite bitter. Really good, though a touch below the top stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TrefwoordPunk (830) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 18, 2009
Bottle 33 cl. Pours a reddish copper, with a small white head and an aroma of fresh malts and caramelly malts. The taste is mainly hoppy and mildly sweet. I really liked this

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bonfunck (149) - Waasmunster, BELGIUM - NOV 19, 2008
33cl bottle, i find it a ugly bottle but it tasted good, i was a bit surprised by rich palate

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SkyCop32 (287) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 24, 2008
Shared this one w/ oldrtybastrd. Picked up at Maruhn Getränke in Darmstadt. Pours a clear medium amber. Aromas of hops and malts. Nice mild hoppy taste.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
oldrtybastrd (3222) - 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 (5418) - Zaandam, 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 (1051) - 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 (2831) - 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.


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