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 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jamaty (1545) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 17, 2015
Color ámbar. Abundante espuma blanca poco consistente. Aroma lupulizado floral. Cuerpo medio. El conjunto es dulce, con bastante de naranja también, y caramelo, para dejar un final bastante seco y algo amargo.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeinDahlem (1396) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - MAY 22, 2007
Nice amber color with white head that sticks to the glass. Sweetish aroma of wet straw and grainy bread. Flavor starts with a bit of honey before the mildly bitter tang of hops kicks in, but that turns the corner into a drop of caramel-sugar on the back end. Lively mouthfeel, nice for a pale ale but typical for a Belgian. Somewhat wet. A refreshing beer that’s a step too far on the sweet side to be good for session drinking. But that nice kick of hops saves it from being boring. I deem it a good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sdmmb (1392) - USA - SEP 21, 2014
Drunk from 33cl bottle at Tony's. Hoppy dry Indian pale ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blackisle (1373) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2015 Backlog: sweet aroma of caramel and apple syrup, plums, grassy hops, citrus, clear copper, frothy off-white head, stays awhile, nice lacing, bittersweet taste with some caramel and dry, grassy hops, medium body, sticky texture, soft carbonation, smooth dry to medium bitter finish with sweet undertones

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
danielyabu (1364) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
HopfenWeisse (1352) - - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Renobob (1335) - Besançon, FRANCE - NOV 11, 2014
Bue en bouteille de 33cl. Bière très maltée, agréable au palais. Arômes de grains, de sucre candi et c’est tout. Pas mal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikske79 (1323) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Garrat (1314) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2005
From A Bottle.Amber in colour with a small head,aroma is of malt and oranges, taste is sweet with fruit and caramel and a bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OllieBBommel (1311) - 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)

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