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

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RATINGS: 303   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (35220) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2007
Bottle. Clear amber / copper color with a average frothy good lacing off-white head mostly lasting. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, fruit, moderate hoppy. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average duration. Body is light to medium, textue is watery to oily, carbonation is soft. A refreshing ale or light Pale ale !

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (31470) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2008
33 cL bottle, thanks to BelJohansen. Pours clear and golden orange with a lacing off-white head. Wineous and light caramel malt aroma. Flavour i caramel malty dense with lingering mellow yeast flavour. Nice and smooth finish with a light bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (29474) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2004
[I believe this is the beer I've had even though the label only called it Martin's Pale Ale, the label was different than the one depicted, and the alcohol content was only 5.8% ABV. But as far as I remember it was made by John Martin.] The aroma is sweet with powerful notes of hops. The color is amber and it has a beutiful though collapsing head. The flavor is fantastic; sweet, malty with notes of caramel and ending on a good bitter note. A really lovely beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2007 (Bottle 33 cl) Neat, clear amber colour with a small off-white head. Sweetish, perfumy malty nose. Sweet, almost sirupy flavour with some caramel malt. A solid bitter finish saves this from being cloying. 090805 and 080800

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (21072) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2007
Bottle. Clear amber coloured with a white ehad. Aroma of caramel, malts and fruits. Sweet flavour of caramel, malts and fruits.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
oh6gdx (20616) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (19644) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2002
Brown/orange. Malty and very hop aromatic from the dry hopping.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (15309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2009
22nd February 2008. Strong bitter/ale smell belying itís pale ale status. Fairly crisp - malt dominates the slight hoppyness. Lingering dry slightly bitter malt finish. Brings back those misty water colour memories of drinking sub standard ale in the 1970s!!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (14978) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 5, 2004
Golden color. Some hop aroma, a bit fruity. Round mouthfeel, well hopped, with some aromatic hop. Quite good, for John MartinísÖ

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (14663) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 16, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2012 Bottle at home ... amber with quick colapsing foam head ... sweet hop ... over sweet sweet honey malts just not quite right ... cask at JDW ... light haze ... amber ... soft fruit nose ... odd caramel toffeee ... some raw alcohol... dry little yeast. 3.1


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