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


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RATINGS: 345   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JonMoore (2033) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2005
Clear amber colour with a large white head. Aroma has fruit, malts and caramel. Sweet and malty to begin in the taste, nicely bitter in the finish. Medium bodied, lightly carbonated. Pretty good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Furseth (2029) - Kungšlv, SWEDEN - JUL 31, 2006
Bottle: Thansk to Hans Olav Flatemo. Light amber colour, with a nice creamy white head-Aroma of citrus,malt and barrell.Sweet maltynes, and a citric mouth feeling. Medium body, short to medium finish. Nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tomthompson89 (1964) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 5, 2007
amber colour, lotsa head. malty nose with raisins dried fruit. some hops, dry mouthfeel, odd beer but would have it again. not a crazy pale ale but not bad either

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - MAY 30, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2008 33 cl bottle - 5,8%. Brown color, nice and big off-white head. Aroma is hops and sweet malt. Flavor is sweet malt and caramel, nice bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DeanF (1939) - Northwest Territories, CANADA - FEB 6, 2010
Someone tell me how this very English-looking beer ended up being brewed in Belgium? Nonetheless in spite of the red white and blue motif it pours reasonably attractive, head is there but not dense enough and dies down quick. On the nose is some rotten cabbage, grain and dough, scent of a non-alcohol seems to linger around it actually. The taste is something different, like a vegetable beer, slight grassiness but also some malts in there and all with a dry finish. Donít think it all comes together extremely well, though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
k0mpsa (1922) - Tuusula, FINLAND - JUL 26, 2014
Bottle klub malych, plzen. Deep golden color, white head. Malty body, some roasty notes, fruity notes. Decent balanced sweet pale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Swaroga (1826) - Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 5, 2011
33cl bottle. Pours a brown wood, clear with eggshell small head. Nose : cherry, plums, caramelized malts. Smoked and whisky notes. Sip : Oily with a small carbonation. Little sweet followed by coffee bitterness which I find amusing since itís a pale beer. Caramel and dried fruits are still present. Honestly itís a surprising beer. From taste I would say itís more of a typical brown brown.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Abio (1817) - Waasland, BELGIUM - JUL 19, 2010
Pours out darker then expected. Even yellow-amberish coloured. Very big white head that holds very good. Donít looks bad at all. Sour fruits, citrus and also some spices and hops. Not bad, but smells a bit like some soda... Hoppy, bitter but also some soureness of the fruits at the taste. Drinks pretty easy, but more soda-like then I can handle for a beer... A bit sad, cause the taste on his own, and also the smell arenít bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ruigo (1807) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kingstoni (1791) - FINLAND - SEP 8, 2013
Bottle. Clear deep golden color with a medium thick foamy white head. Mild malty aroma with caramel. Sweet taste with medium bitter finish from English hops.

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