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

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RATINGS: 324   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jfm (1724) - Holbśk, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2004
Deep golden color with a thick white head. The taste is wellbalanced malts with a slight hoppy palate. Very nice pale ale.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Abio (1678) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kingstoni (1647) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BMMillsy (1628) - Florida, USA - SEP 9, 2014
Bottle at a random bar in Antwerp. Last beer of the night. Pours hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma of light fruits and light grass hops. Flavor follows with some malt and honey sweetness, a bit of light fruits, and not much else. Finishes a little dirty. Body is light but the maltiness of this comes off as too sweet. Medium carbonation. Meh. No thanks.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
liinis (1624) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 3, 2009
very good ale. Delicious hops. good color and a good white foamy head. Smoky bar Oldenburg in Madrid: no idea of the aroma.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Swaroga (1619) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
diabel (1619) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - JAN 25, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2005 Bottle Clear amber body. Rocky off-white head. Spare lace. Aroma of weak hops. Lightly bitter flavour.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tricksta_p (1588) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2013
Pours an amber colour with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, some caramel, slightly hoppy. Average English ale, thirstquencher, not bad but nothing special.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fugitive (1504) - Athens, GREECE - FEB 19, 2015
Bottle. Color clear orange with small white head. Aroma some malt, yeast. Taste sweet, yeast, some fruits.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
markextrae (1492) - 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


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