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


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RATINGS: 290   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thanatosti (881) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2012
33 cl. bottle @ home, bought @ Bert’s Bierhuis. Copper colored with a white head. Hoppy aroma with malts. Good bitter taste and more hops. Clean aftertaste and lively carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJoer (645) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2012
UPDATED: APR 13, 2014 Light chestnut clear colour, medium/small head, bitter warm taste a bit herby smell, nice warm herby high bitter, amber like, some sweet note’s, medium carbonation a bit ipa like

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
edpeg (806) - Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 6, 2012
0,33l bottle. Pours copper dark amber with, clear body with creamy white/beige lacing- Aromas are plums, sweet malts, some berries and grass. Palate is soft, silky smooth, medium bodied. Carbonation is soft and flat but mouthful. Taste is sweet malts, some caramel, and a dry lingering hops taste. Finish is mild, dry to medium bitter. Overall quite balanced ale, little weak on hops and watery in the end but not too sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Shaney (2428) - Köln / Cologne, GERMANY - NOV 19, 2012
#576 Kupferfarben mit feinem Schaum, ein bißchen wie ein helles Alt, auf jeden Fall gelungene Optik. Tolles Aroma nach leckerem Hopfen, nur leicht malzig und eine gewisse Citrus-Note, lecker! Der Antrunk ist erfrischend und verheißungsvoll. Der Geschmack bringt eine kräftige Würze und Malzigkeit ins Spiel, die wohl von der verwendeten gerösteten Gerste stammt, ja ein Hauch Barrique vom Faß scheint man mitzuschmecken. Im Abgang schmeckt man allerdings eine mehr als deutliche Alkoholnote, die die Süffigkeit deutlich trübt und wohl auch einen gewissen Dröhn-Faktor hat. Nach mehreren Schlücken legt sich auch eine unangenehme Süße klebrig an den Gaumen...wieso wurdo hier bloß Zucker in den Sud gekippt? Die maritime Flasche selbst ist ganz ok, aber auch kein echtes Highlight. Schlicht ist ja ok, aber irgendwie denke ich hier an Cpt. Iglos Flotte. Fazit: Tolle Optik, schönes Aroma, Geschmack ok, Abgang eher nicht so doll. Allemal probierenswert! Test vom 10.6.2008, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 12,12,9,8,9,9 - 9,60

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
psilosophy (484) - vitry en artois, FRANCE - NOV 12, 2012
Bouteille de 33 cl. Couleur légèrement ambrée, mousse correcte de tenue moyenne. Légèrement fruitée et houblonnée, une bière assez goutue pour son faible degrés alcoolique, cependant,elle est un peu trop sucrée, ce qui la rendrait écoeurante assez rapidement. Trouvée à l’entrepôt - Courcelles les Lens.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Idiosynkrasie (3630) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - NOV 5, 2012
330ml bottle. Clear amber colour with small to average, frothy to creamy, moderately lacing, white head. Hoppy aroma with hints of peppermint or a similar acerbity, red berries, dry touch of fruit parings. Taste is moderately sweet, toasty caramel malty, a touch of red berries, floral hoppy notes; light and prickling.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (13288) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2012
Draught at Never Stop, San Sebastian. Ok bitterness. Roasted. Red berries. Knækbrød. Light boozy notes. Sharp notes. Sweet malty. A bit on the sweet side, and not hoppy enough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teddybeer (2165) - Madrid, SPAIN - SEP 24, 2012
33cl bottle. Dark amber colour with a white head that maintins a think layer during all time. Aroma is sweet, malty and plumbcake. Flavor is sweet, cookies, malty, lightly toasty and with a final moderate bittery. Carbonation is medium. Body is high. Texture is oily.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (4097) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 22, 2012
330ml bottle pours a pale amber color with a 2 finger white head with good retention and leaves a decent looking lace on the glass. Aroma is grassy with citrus and earthy notes and caramel malt. Taste is lightly fruity with a caramel backbone beneath a pleasing grassy and earthy hop bitterness and a clean citrus finish. A very well crafted beer that is worthy of a good tasting experience.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
KingCecil (2042) - DENMARK - AUG 10, 2012
Bottle @ home.... It pours clear amber with a small white head......The aroma is sweet, candy, light yeast and grain.... The flavor is sweet, caramel, grains and malt....... not good! ....

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