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


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RATINGS: 361   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DeanF (2342) - Alberta, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vaiz (4221) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (21715) - , 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!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bragesnak (5394) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
eManu (531) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 19, 2009
33cl, from De Hopduvel Gent, not complex brew, yet easy to drink, balanced, clear, rocky head, nice brew

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
turbothy (1141) - Bonn, GERMANY - JUN 9, 2009
Bottle from Carrefour, Eupen - marked as 5.8 % ABV. Pours copper with medium head. Sweet hoppy aroma. Goes down easily with a pleasant bitterness. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daniele (7934) - ITALY - MAY 5, 2009
ambrata buona schium media perisistenza note leggeremnte luppolate un po di malto lieve caramello leggero fruttato in bocca pulita medio amaro un po luppolato discreto malto una pale ale delicata diciamo

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (13568) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 25, 2009
330ml bottle (Cracked Kettle, Amsterdam)
Mid red, small head. Fruity hops and honey aroma, quite pleasant. Touch of glue briefly, and a hint of alcohol later. Rich malty body, a touch sticky, but that makes it fuller. Sweet dark fruits too, nice burnt edge. Nice little bite of hops too. Wasnít expecting much from whatís in theory a a simple beer, but this was as good as many dubbels for its maltiness. Donít drink cold, certainly better at 15C-ish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pinball (11918) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 13, 2009
orange, thick fluffy white head. aroma is flowery, faint, fruity. flavor is very fruity, red orange, spicy, ends bitter.

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