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 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
onlyrocknroll (379) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAR 6, 2008
Attractive dark orange colour with a fine sized rocky head. Citric hoppiness initially with a fruity sweet maltiness that develops towards the finish. Medium to full body with an oily texture and gentle carbonation. Pretty nice in all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ekstedt (6489) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2008
Bottle (33 cl) at an unknown restaurant in Antwerp, Belgium. Clear amber, medium off-white head. Tropical fruits, caramel, and floral hops. Medium bodied and smooth. A bit sweet initially, bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAR 2, 2008
Bottle. Clear amber with a small white head leaving some lacing. Sweet yeasty and grainy aroma, Sweet grainy caramel malty flavour. Grainy sheiyt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KimJohansen (10416) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2008
Clear golden with medium white head. Sweet fruity aroma with caramel notes. Sweet flavor with yeast and fruity notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (40140) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2008
33 cL bottle, thanks to BelJohansen. Pours clear and golden orange with a lacing off-white head. Wineous and light caramel malt aroma. Flavour i caramel malty dense with lingering mellow yeast flavour. Nice and smooth finish with a light bitterness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
probstblueribbon (3698) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2008
33 cl bottle from Bieropholie, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass. FE16/08.

App.: Medium-amber, clear, moderate off-white head. Aroma: Grain and loads of apple juice, both old and new, a touch of spice (maybe?), some sticky toffee; hops is conspicuously absent. Palate: Medium body and effervescence. Flav.: Lots of old apple juice and apple cider, some toffee, a bit of spice, a little wood and cardboard; an odd sweet/bitter finish.

Horrific. And boring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brouwser (119) - gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 17, 2008
Bière ambrée, orangée. Col de mousse blanc moyen et persistant qui laisse des dentelles crémeuses. Nez houblonné, de caramel, de céréales un peu torréfiées. Peut-être un peu d’agrumes. Goût sucré avec une finale en amertume. L’alcool est très relevé, proche du scotch, de rhum brun. Fort, mais agréable. La bouche est ronde, crémeuse et liquoreuse. C’est une bonne bière.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (13067) - Randers, DENMARK - JAN 23, 2008
Bottle. Creamy white excellent fully lasting head. yellow colour. Moderate malty very yeasty aroma, cheese notes. Moderate bitter flavor. Oily palate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Slayer85 (1051) - Firenze, ITALY - JAN 9, 2008
Bottled (5,8% ABV). A clear dark golden/amber beer with a medium sized and fading white head. Not powerful aroma that however has some aromatic and grassy hops. I like more the flavour that has some caramel notes and then the hops. Medium body, lively carbonation, medium bitterness in the finish. I agree with those who say that this beer has some resemblance of a Pilsner. Enough pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (7846) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2007
330ml bottle. Pale amber coloured with a slight head. Aroma of grassy hops with some sweet malts. The flavour began with some honey and citrus before a hoppy, dry finish. Good.

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