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

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RATINGS: 360   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Alusmamuts (1456) - LATVIA - FEB 28, 2013
Light brown with light yellow rich cap. Rich nice pale ale taste, but without specific notes, mild afterbitterness at the root of tongue.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikske79 (1456) - 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

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeinDahlem (1440) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thanatosti (1436) - Culemborg, NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2012
33 cl. bottle @ home, bought @ Bert’s Bierhuis. Copper colored with a white head. Hoppy aroma with malts. Good bitter taste and more hops. Clean aftertaste and lively carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OllieBBommel (1424) - 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)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
McWorta (1414) - LUXEMBOURG - JAN 13, 2006
Pale ale, well that is the stuff one sometimes has to go for. Hard though if ale is not really available close to you. As such a very appreciated substitute. A full amber colour. Ale direction taste. Develops a light sweet taste and leaves a soft caramel malt cover on your tongue. Noticable though that it is brewed in Belgium, nonetheless an ideal afterwork beer.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
nybol (1364) - DENMARK - JAN 3, 2016
En stor smag af karamel i denne øl. Den har ikke meget humle og måske lidt smag af belgisk gær .

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Garrat (1326) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SVD (1320) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 9, 2013
33CL bottle at home, amber coloured beer, light hoppy aroma. Overall a decent beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
BelgBeerGeek (1308) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 30, 2010
on draft

head: normal
colour: amber , clear
smell: iron,red berries, malts, barley
taste: sweet, bitter, grains ,malty/hopy./iron finish
not bad but not so good also .. great for thirsth and better than a lager from belgium


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