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


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RATINGS: 366   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tom10101 (5387) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 18, 2014
Bottle (330 ml). BB next week Sligthly hazy golden/orange with a small white head and good lacing. Aroma is of raisins, honeyed malt, candi and light mettalic notes. Taste is moderately sweet with raisins, metallic notes, honeyed malt and candi. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Metallic finish. Hard to drink... to sweet/fruity and metallic.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
zvikar (4293) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JUN 1, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin. Thanks Vova. Pours red to brown with a beige head, aroma of toffee and oxidation, flavor of raisins, toffee and oxidation, medium bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Marheb (5019) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 28, 2014
Expire en juin 2014 mais avec les antioxydants dans la liste d’ingrédients, je suis assez optimiste. Au nez on voit tout de suite que ça n’a pas vraiment fonctionné. Des malts miellés se laissent attendrir par des herbes légèrement métalliques et agonisantes. Un vieux 10¢ traine dans le fond du verre et ça laisse des traces. Les sucres résiduels souffrent également du non affutage des houblons.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ppils (143) - - MAY 19, 2014
Bottle. Pours a amber beer with no head. Good aromas of floral hops and hay. Taste is fruity and nice hops. A good beer

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
JefVerstraete (2950) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - MAY 13, 2014
Orange colour, white foam. Soft/medium carbonation. Malty character with some fruitiness. Sweet sugary finish. Not very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
czar (7876) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 5, 2014
(with added sugar and antioxidant E300 - ! - bottle expires in june) pours clear bright light golden with a small white cap showing some retention and lacing. lightly sweet and toasted cereals, honeyed maltiness, grass, lightly oxidized leafy-herbal-grassy notes, fruitiness - apricots, fuzzy peaches *TM, sweet bitter herbs. moderate to low carbonation - looses it rather quickly, semi-sweet and bland herbal-grassy finish. sweet cereals. aged and oxidized hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tayeth (538) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAY 4, 2014
Das sind ist sehr kräuterig, mit Anlagen von Zitrus und Heu. Der Geschmack ist malzig mit einem starken Hopfengeschmack. Die Bittere ist aber sehr ausgewogen.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gueuze (815) - - MAY 4, 2014
Extremer Geruch nach Kräuter Hopfen mit einer Note Citrus. Im Geschmack karamellig, gute Restsüße. Ende angenehm bitter.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
mmahut (1845) - CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 29, 2014
Clear pale body with no head at all. Aroma is high on malty, hay. Taste has sugary sweetness upfront with higher very grassy, almost like hop cones, bitterness. Body is full, oily, high carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mathieuc (3375) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 25, 2014
Pours a clear golden with a weak white head that falls back into a small rim that doesn’t leave much lacing. Nose is quite English indeed with some earthy and floral hops over a light caramel base. Taste is indeed a little sweet and surprisingly not belgian at all in character, pretty straightforward English pale ale. Bitterness is low and maybe even lacking so it feels a little unbalanced. Caramel and bread notes mostly. Body is medium, carbonation downright aggressive. Not bad but definitely not overly interesting.

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