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

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RATINGS: 289   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
saxo (13796) - HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2010
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are hops, malt, flowers and caramel.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dedollewaitor (13677) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2010
33cl Bottle @ Brussels. Pours amber with a small creamy stable head and lacings. Toffee, fruit, grain and caramel. A bit of metal. Medium bodied. Dry bitter end

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MiP (13513) - SÝnderborg, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2006
Bottle. 5,8%. Fresh, citric hop aroma. Dark copper colour, small white head. Sweet, malty, peppery flavour.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (13284) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2012
Draught at Never Stop, San Sebastian. Ok bitterness. Roasted. Red berries. KnśkbrÝd. Light boozy notes. Sharp notes. Sweet malty. A bit on the sweet side, and not hoppy enough.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
harrisoni (13248) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2007
33cl bottle from Noel Cuveliers. Clear amber colour with thin lasting white head. Lemony citrusy easy drinking simple pale ale. Not much else to say.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (13160) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 8, 2006
Bottled. (5.8% ABV) Clear, amber beer with an off-white head. Malty and lightly fruity aroma with some caramel and hops. Flavor is malty, with citrus, hops and some caramel-sweetness. Short malty, but long hoppy finish with some metallic note. (060308)

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (12422) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 2, 2006
Bottled, alc. 5.8% (BB 08/2006)
Copper brown, decent creamy white head, some lace. Metallic malty, toffeeish aroma, some skunky hops somewhere there. Toffee malty is also the flavor with woody touch. In the finish some Kentish hops, which leaves semi-sweet, hoppy aftertaste. Decent EPA:

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oakes (12234) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 9, 2003
Golden amber with the faintest caramel in the head. Sour woody hop aroma - peaches, metallic overtones, overbaked bread (not burnt but rock hard)...sweet and sour plums, apricots and pears. Caramel ever in the back ground.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2012
(33cl bottle) Pours a clear amber body with a small white head. Aroma of citrus, grass, mustiness, pear, and caramel. Flavor of caramel, pear, and earth.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11349) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 20, 2007
(33cl bottle, 5.8% ABV) Crystal clear amber body with medium off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, bread, some floral. Taste is medium sweet, caramel/bread, some grapefruit, earthy/floral, apricot. Light-medium body, light resin.


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