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


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RATINGS: 360   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (5419) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - APR 27, 2007
Bottle at home. Skunky and sweet smell. Really pleasant and drinkable ale. Nice bite to it. Quite carbonated. Skunky finish. Foam lasts quite a long time. Name is classic. Quite liked this one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
harrisoni (16932) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2007
33cl bottle from Noel Cuveliers. Clear amber colour with thin lasting white head. Lemony citrusy easy drinking simple pale ale. Not much else to say.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (43245) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2007
Bottle. Clear amber / copper color with a average frothy good lacing off-white head mostly lasting. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, fruit, moderate hoppy. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average duration. Body is light to medium, textue is watery to oily, carbonation is soft. A refreshing ale or light Pale ale !

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2007
Bottled. A copper coloured beer with a whitish head. and a touch of lace. The aroma is fruity and malty. The taste has sweet berry fruits but also a decent earthy hop feel. Quite suprisingly contrasted at times. Like an English Strong in many ways and certainly not typically Belgian.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (13021) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 20, 2007
(33cl bottle, 5.8% ABV) Crystal clear amber body with medium off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, bread, some floral. Taste is medium sweet, caramel/bread, some grapefruit, earthy/floral, apricot. Light-medium body, light resin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tomthompson89 (1976) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 5, 2007
amber colour, lotsa head. malty nose with raisins dried fruit. some hops, dry mouthfeel, odd beer but would have it again. not a crazy pale ale but not bad either

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 5, 2007
Bottle 330 ml (5,8% ABV). Nice pour; big fluffy tan head over sparkling golden brown body. Intial aroma is raisins, caramel and herbal hops. Nose ends dry and dusty with metallic scents. Quite sweet malt flavors. Well hopped, with pleasant acidic notes in the background. Medium body. Good balance. Nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GRM (3676) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 26, 2007
Brown bottle, 33 cl, best before 20/09/07, purchased on January 20 2007; eye: copper, good white head that falls rapidly but leaves a tiny cover of foam on the beer as well as a ring around the glass, lacing; nose: lightly caramelized malt, grapefruit, lime; mouth: in that order, fizzy, hops (grain), malt, a small presence of alcohol, a bit of pepper, all underlied by a tiny layer of caramel, finale in malt with a good presence of grapefruit (hops), lightly sweet, mildly bitter, medium body, creamy and somewhat grainy texture, good carbonation, light astringence; overall: good FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 33 cl, meilleure avant 20/09/07, acheté le 20 janvier 2007; oeil : cuivrée, bonne mousse blanche qui disparaît assez rapidement mais laisse une mince couverture sur la bière ainsi qu’un anneau autour du verre, dentelle; nez : malt légèrement caramélisé, pamplemousse, lime; bouche : pétillante, houblon (grain), malt, petite présence d’alcool, un peu de poivre, le tout soutenu par une petite couche de caramel, finale en malt avec une bonne présence de pamplemousse (houblon), légèrement sucrée, moyennement amère, corps moyen, texture crémeuse et légèrement granuleuse, bonne carbonatation, légère astringence; en résumé : bonne

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MPA (922) - Amager (form. Nørrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - DEC 2, 2006
Bottle. Golden amber with a good, fairly dense and longlasting off white head. Medium hoppy aroma with some fruit and grain. Flavour is grassy with malt undertones and a good lasting bitter finish. Enjoyable and delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ogivlado (7145) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 26, 2006
Draught at John Martin’s Pub, Trieste, Italy. Golden/amber coloured, medium pale brown head, slight acidic nose. Very hoppy and fruity aroma with slight herbal notes. Pleasant moderate bitterness at the end.

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