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


on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 295   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Share this beer with friends!
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 15, 2004
Coppery color, little white head. Floral aroma with some citrus, rich aroma indeed. Flavor has some roasted tones and chocolate, fruity sweet end with very dry hops. Hops make flavor to be somehow spicy. Dry spicyness lasts in aftertaste. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - NOV 13, 2004
Bottled, in a café in Brugge, Belgium.
A classic pale ale. Crystal clear brown with a smooth silky mouth feel. The enjoyment of this beer is derived mainly from satin mouth feel rather then from original or complex flavours.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Emil (6066) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2004
Amber color, medium sweet caramel aroma and taste, medium body, light bitter finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
imdownthepub (10125) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2004
Bottled. Orange amber with big white head. Swwet caramel attempt at a pale ale, thin in body but a bit roughish. Undistinguished

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nate (3710) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2004
Rich malty nose, sweet, with nice hoppy aroma, hop oil, light citrus-grapefruit. Refreshing to have this aroma after so many Belgian ales. Medium-dark amber clear with foamy white lacing head. Medium bodied with medium-light carbonation. Starts with mild acidity, light sweetness, and good hop notes. Caramel malts, some saltiness, but balanced with medium bitter hops, fruity. Overall, a pretty smooth pale ale. Easy drinkin’. Nutty sweet after, and just a little bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jonas (5615) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - SEP 15, 2004
Herbal nose, some paper. Golden, creamy head. Grassy hops, papery malt. Fine lawnmover beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ingevara (795) - SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2004
A fast swelling firm head that captures a smooth nice aroma. Hoppy, but surprisingly sweet. A bit malty, but nothing apparent. Lots of flavor in a well balanced mix.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 22, 2004
Amber / golden color with a thin head. Floral hops aroma. Flavor of floral hops and caramel. Sweet finish. Light to medium body, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2004
Pours a nice and foamy off-white head on a clear orange golden body. Aroma is hoppy and nutty. Mostly sweet with a bitter undertone. Flavor has lots of sweet fruit and bitter hops with a slight citrus sourness. Soft and tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
madsberg (10142) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2004
Bottled: Golden coloured. White lasting head. Yeast, some spices and malt in the aroma. Fruits, yeast, malt and sweetness in the flaovur. Is light bodied and has a short life on the palate.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 « 23 24 25  26  27 28 29

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50