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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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
emotv (351) - Izmir, TURKEY - JUL 4, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2009 Great beer.Full bodied,Nice smell,Super taste.Amber taste,Delicious just heaven. One of the best beer ever drink. ------ We i think times passed and i improve my tasting not that amazing actuallly but nice beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Crockett (1009) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2004
I guess this is the stuff. Pours deep amber. Big soapy white head. Lots of lace. Malty and raisin, caramel, hop nose. Creamy mouthfeel. Cotton candy. Vanilla. Earthy mushroom. Sweet but round. Sweet/spicey soapy finish. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2004
Deep golden color with a thick white head. The taste is wellbalanced malts with a slight hoppy palate. Very nice pale ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2004
Amber with a fine creamy head. Sweet malty aroma of ftoffee, apricot and minerals. Sweet malty flavour of toffee and caramel with a long grassy bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsniclas (5635) - Billdal, SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2004
Bottled. Light amber with a creamy head. A hoppy and yeasty aroma. Rather sweet and malty with a long bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rickgordon (3844) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2004 Bottled. Clear amber colour, rich creamy head. Rich, fruity hoparoma, obviously from the dry hopping. Slightly citrusy up front. Nicely malty and caramelly. Long pleasant bitterness. Not far from an IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (14978) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 5, 2004
Golden color. Some hop aroma, a bit fruity. Round mouthfeel, well hopped, with some aromatic hop. Quite good, for John Martin’s…

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (8163) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2004
Clear amber with a small head of foam. Aromas are sweet spicy hops. Flavours are caramel and toffee with a decent level of hopping. Lacks body and real bitterness. Shame.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
caesar (5202) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 1, 2004
Nice bitter and hoppy beer, quite typical english pale ale. Nicely balanced.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jerohen (2010) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2004
Amber coloured, firm head. Sweet hoppy aroma. Quite bitter flavour, like an English Pale should be. Pleasant thirst-quenching beer.


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