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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.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SHIG (3604) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JUL 11, 2006
Light brown in color with a light brown creamy head. Sweet grassy pungent smell. Sour initial flavor gave way to a sweet malt.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
stouby (3769) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2006
Bottle in Gent. Light brown with a beige head, mostly lasting, fine lacings. Aroma moderate malty and hoppy. Flavor moderate sweet and bitter, long duration. Light/medium body, soft carbonated.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eaglefan538 (2901) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 5, 2006
Bottled dated 20/05/06 expiration. This one poured a nice amber color with a decent head and some good lacing. The aroma was definitely hoppy, but enjoyable after a run of Belgian beers. A mildly grapefruit malty base (may be my first English pale ale with that aspect) was accompanied by a nice (not too strong) hoppy finish of pine trees and flowers. Very drinkable and enjoyable.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thebeertourist (4865) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 28, 2006
Bottle. Clear amber with a big white head. Malty aroma. Flavours are rather more bitter though well-balanced by sweet maltiness with hints of pepper. Not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skinnyviking (7159) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2006
Bottle. Small white but lasting head. Clear amber body, what a beauty ! Lovely barlay aroma. Proper bitterness. Rather high alcohol percentage for a pale ale but it suits it.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MiP (13676) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2006
Bottle. 5,8%. Fresh, citric hop aroma. Dark copper colour, small white head. Sweet, malty, peppery flavour.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (8223) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 1, 2006
330ml bottle (bb.04.04.2006). Amber colour. Small white head. Very light fruity aroma. Medium mouthful with taste of sweet honey. A touch of bitterness in a short ending.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (12824) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 2, 2006
Bottled, alc. 5.8% (BB 08/2006)
Copper brown, decent creamy white head, some lace. Metallic malty, toffeeish aroma, some skunky hops somewhere there. Toffee malty is also the flavor with woody touch. In the finish some Kentish hops, which leaves semi-sweet, hoppy aftertaste. Decent EPA:

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (10873) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 28, 2006
Bottle. Dark golden colour with a big white head. Citrus and malty aroma. Spirit and malty flavour. Light bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chalmers (8) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - MAR 15, 2006 does not count
A nice, easy drinking Pale Ale, that is brewed in Belgium. Not as much bite as some Pale’s, but very refreshing and enjoyable on this nice spring-like day.


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