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

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RATINGS: 311   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Who can ignore John Martin’s 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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 23, 2002
Clear amber colour with generous light tan head - good lacing. Delicate floral nectar, hops, celery, spices and doughy yeasts. Medium body. A smooth soft but generous hoppy bitter spicey start and less bitter together with malty sweetness middle. After the initial hops burst the remainder of the palate and flavour is a bit like a lowly carbonated Brit draught ale. The more I had the more I liked it.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Japalo (1257) - DENMARK - DEC 17, 2014
Bottle@home. Mahogany clear. Small head. Nutty earthy. Licorice dry. Fruity estery phenols. Very strange complex. I think I like it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikske79 (1248) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 14, 2014
Een goede, degelijke Pale-Ale. Niet de beste dat er te vinden is, maar is wel heel degelijk

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
danielyabu (1247) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - OCT 16, 2011
small frothy white head. fl. fd. thin dark yellow clear body. aroma: light malty, moderate hoppy, grass, light metal. if: moderate bitter. ff: light sweet moderate bitter; long duration. palate: medium body, dry texture, medium carbonation, chalky finish. amargor e dulçor de casca de laranja, 60s

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ruigo (1244) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 12, 2005
Robe cuivrée surmontée d’une mousse beige. Arômes de malts et de houblon. Saveurs de carton, de malt, de houbon amérisant et de caramel.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
HopfenWeisse (1139) - - NOV 8, 2014
Clear golden amber color with lasting head. Aroma is fruity and some hops. Flavor is fruity, malt. Quite heavy. Could be more fresh and maybe more on hops.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OllieBBommel (1123) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 11, 2012
Bottle@home (0,33l) White shrinking head, stays. Color red copper. Aroma hops. Taste bitter, hops, sweets. Palate bitter, full, fat. Overall IMHO better than Palm Speciale (too sweet)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
turbothy (1120) - Bonn, GERMANY - JUN 9, 2009
Bottle from Carrefour, Eupen - marked as 5.8 % ABV. Pours copper with medium head. Sweet hoppy aroma. Goes down easily with a pleasant bitterness. Good.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
mmahut (1106) - CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 29, 2014
Clear pale body with no head at all. Aroma is high on malty, hay. Taste has sugary sweetness upfront with higher very grassy, almost like hop cones, bitterness. Body is full, oily, high carbonation.


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