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


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RATINGS: 327   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
EddyBeer1 (1021) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 2, 2013
Ambrée transparente, effervescence moyenne, mousse blanche tombe rapidement. Première chose qui saute au palais: la présence de maïs qui donne toujours un goût assez désagréable. Pour le reste, le sucre caramélisé se taille la part du lion. Suit une amertume houblonnée qui n’est pas du meilleur goût...

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MichaelAwesome (5193) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUL 22, 2013
Irgendwie haben wir nicht zusammengepasst. Das Martins war von Anfang bis Ende recht dumpf mit leicht sauren Anklängen und einer unbestimmten Muffligkeit. Kein schlimmes Bier, aber auch nicht mehr als Mittelklasse.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
McTapps (5195) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - JUL 22, 2013
Bottle brought home from Belgium. Pours out of the bottle in a deep golden colour with low head and medium body. Nose of dull hops and citrus. Taste of non-aromatic hops, basement, leaves, barley, mild citrus fruits, grass and light malt. Dusty and unfresh finish. Average one, nothing special, expected more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
smmadge (87) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 21, 2013
Caramel colour with thin head. Aroma of malt and citrus caramel sweetness. Taste is a bit thick sweet malty with a very small hinch of bitterness in the end. Nice but overall maybe a bit too much sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stevoj (2660) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 14, 2013
Very malty profile for this Belgian/English brew. Sourish malt aroma, amber body with nice frothy beige head. Malt and hops also in the flavor, with slight lingering aftertaste. Half belgian/ half English....interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ruigo (1412) - PORTUGAL - JUN 9, 2013
33cl from Carrefour (Belgium). Amber with a small head. Too much alcohol on the aroma and not much flavour. Medeium to low carbonation. Not bad, but not good. An average beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
avw1982 (95) - Giessenburg, NETHERLANDS - MAY 13, 2013
33cl bottle @ home. Amber coloured beer. Not a very special taste. Taste hints of malt and bread.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SVD (743) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 9, 2013
33CL bottle at home, amber coloured beer, light hoppy aroma. Overall a decent beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Lilja (2006) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 15, 2013
Belgisk, blygsam, lättdrucken, för mycket alkohol smak som slår igenom det finns bättre att hämta från Belgien.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
mjs (5073) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 13, 2013
(Draught at Punavuoren Ahven, 20130413) The beer poured amber and clear. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had butter and malts. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were malts, fruitiness, molasses and bitterness. Afteraste was harsh and bitter. Not a good pale ale.

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