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


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RATINGS: 351   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   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 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Finn (5580) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 5, 2006
Bottle 0,33. Clear, golden brown. Large lasting wtite head.Fruity aroma. Some sweet bitterness. A lasting aftertaste leaving a fruity finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
McWorta (1205) - LUXEMBOURG - JAN 13, 2006
Pale ale, well that is the stuff one sometimes has to go for. Hard though if ale is not really available close to you. As such a very appreciated substitute. A full amber colour. Ale direction taste. Develops a light sweet taste and leaves a soft caramel malt cover on your tongue. Noticable though that it is brewed in Belgium, nonetheless an ideal afterwork beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nekronos (3849) - Xalapa, MEXICO - DEC 26, 2005
It was being a little unfair with this beer, since not much people talk about it. But it is really good, smells nice and the flavour is great. The beer is cloudy, and very spicy, but the backtaste is fast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (6749) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 25, 2005
Bouteille de 330 ml obtenue via les Importations Privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Odeur de pain grillé et de caramel. Apparence: La couleur est blonde orangée avec une moyenne densité de bulle. Présence d’un large col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel, d’houblons et une pointe légèrement fruité. La durée de l’arrière goût est moyenne. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture huileuse. L’effervescence en bouche est moyenne. Présence d’une sensation de craie en arrière goût. (Rating #358)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 12, 2005
Robe cuivrée surmontée d’une mousse beige. Arômes de malts et de houblon. Saveurs de carton, de malt, de houbon amérisant et de caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KarmanGhia (276) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 5, 2005
While this looks like an English brew, with the dark amber pour and syrupy presence, it actually tastes like it has been brewed in Belgium. So, if you would like to try a hyrid between, say, a Young’s Ramod and a Leffe Brune, I’d say you’d want this. There are caramel hints, very light hops presence manifested as cherries, a heavier than normal carbonation (for a Brit style), anda lot of grains. Think, "hybrid."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mockba (78) - DENMARK - OCT 26, 2005
A very nice and balanced beer with a beautifull name. It has a very well composed smell and taste. The name of this beer is perfect ;-) and the labels is also very nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rederic (3228) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 10, 2005
Bright dark amber hue, with a frothy white head, with a fruity, apple note, floral hops, hint of cinnamon, caramelized malt aromas follow through on a medium-bodied palate with caramelized malt, nuty, biscuity note, fruity, sweet crystal malt, floral hops, leading towards a good lingering bitterness finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GonZoBeeR (3010) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 1, 2005
Aroma:citrus hops..... Appearance:amber,good head... Flavor:Citrus hops,good malt....

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
oh6gdx (23920) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 27, 2005
Bottled. Golden copperish colour with small white creamy head. Fruity hoppy aroma with caramellish hints. Flavour fruitish and hoppy. OK.

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