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


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RATINGS: 366   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2005 Bottle brought back from Belgium. Aroma is malt, hops. Flavour is malty and sweet with lots of caramel and is very hoppy.Very nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
RW80 (2025)
- Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2016
330ml bottle. Appearance:Clear golden orange color with a nice big whit head. Aroma: SweetMalts, bread light fruity, light spicy yeast Taste: Sweet Oranges some malts and caramel with a metallic Orange finish and aftertaste Luckilly the metal goes further down the back a long the bottle. Light thin body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Russo (2012) - Hemhofen, GERMANY - MAY 23, 2016
Clear amber colour with a small off-white head. Aroma is sweet and and citrus, notes of malt, hops, caramel, herbal. Taste is balanced, sweet and light bitter with a kind of sour sweet finish. Medium body, soft to average carbonation, texture is oily, light bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tomthompson89 (1979) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kingstoni (1964) - 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.

   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 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fugitive (1916) - Athens, GREECE - FEB 19, 2015
Bottle. Color clear orange with small white head. Aroma some malt, yeast. Taste sweet, yeast, some fruits.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jamaty (1914) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 17, 2015
Color Šmbar. Abundante espuma blanca poco consistente. Aroma lupulizado floral. Cuerpo medio. El conjunto es dulce, con bastante de naranja tambiťn, y caramelo, para dejar un final bastante seco y algo amargo.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Abio (1859) - 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 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
mmahut (1844) - 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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