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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 Martinís 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.


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2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
avw1982 (95) - Giessenburg, - MAY 13, 2013
33cl bottle @ home. Amber coloured beer. Not a very special taste. Taste hints of malt and bread.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tripplebeer (56) - - APR 21, 2015
Nice brew, good carbonation, little head, fruity, estery, some metallic notes though....peach, easy going....

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SkillsFactory (30) - ITALY - APR 19, 2015
Ambrata, limpida, mediamente carbonata, corpo medio-leggero, buona ritenzione della schiuma che lascia tracce sulle pareti del bicchiere. Aroma di pesca fresca e malto d'orzo, man mano che si scalda subentrano note metalliche. Stessa cosa al palato, retrogusto equilibrato in parte dall'amaro erbaceo del luppolo. Buona bevibilità.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
luklaer (133) - BELGIUM - APR 4, 2015
This beer is certainly not bad, but it is not something special either. Just good beer.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
markextrae (1599) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 20, 2015
Shared bottle. Deep golden to orange pour with a white head. Aroma of soap, malts, iron, Some citrus, slight fruity, herbal notes, weird aftertaste. Donít like it at all

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
alomtnez (129) - SPAIN - MAR 15, 2015
On tap. Average white head, clear ligth amber colour. Aroma is fruity (peach) and toasted malt. Complex taste, fruity, peach, with sweetness but sour cheesy lactic notes. Full body and high carbonation. Fruity cheesy aftertaste, not very pleasant after several sips.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjansen1310 (105) - Soest, NETHERLANDS - FEB 28, 2015
0,33 l bottle. Pours an almost apple juice coloured beer. Tastes honey sweet, bitter from the hops and some aromatics.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rasmus40 (12691) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2015
Bottle @ hotel bar in Bruges. Clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and light hoppy - fruity. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 260215

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
McSherman (248) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - FEB 26, 2015
Rating importiert von von bier index: 8 / 8 / 8 / 8 / 5 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 83

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ynotnitram (12) - - FEB 20, 2015
a rare taste of genuine dry hopping; impressive! used to be BULLDOG; but the successor has largely out mastered its origins. best ever since brewed in belgium!

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fugitive (1512) - Athens, GREECE - FEB 19, 2015
Bottle. Color clear orange with small white head. Aroma some malt, yeast. Taste sweet, yeast, some fruits.


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