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

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RATINGS: 359   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.


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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
nybol (1264) - DENMARK - JAN 3, 2016
En stor smag af karamel i denne øl. Den har ikke meget humle og måske lidt smag af belgisk gær .

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nazzty (1212) - Ödåkra - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - DEC 5, 2015
Nice ale with a medium body and a hint of a sweet malty taste. Finishing off with a touch of crispy hops.

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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JanEric (1167) - Meppel, NETHERLANDS - JAN 23, 2011
Bottle. Dark blonde, small head. Aroma has yeast, a bit sweetness,like honey or candy. Taste is reasonable bitter, smooth, medium to full-bodied, little carbonation, also some sweetness in the taste, with a nice finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Icedwarf (1158) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2015
Donker geel bier met veel schuim. Smaak is licht bitter en kruidig, licht zoet, rozijn en thee. Goed bier.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJoer (1156) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2012
UPDATED: APR 13, 2014 Light chestnut clear colour, medium/small head, bitter warm taste a bit herby smell, nice warm herby high bitter, amber like, some sweet note’s, medium carbonation a bit ipa like

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
turbothy (1141) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
VDuquerroux (1113) - Airvault, FRANCE - FEB 12, 2014
Bottle, 33cL. Home. Light mahogany clear beer with a medium white head. Medium lasting. Aroma of fruits (red berries), smoked, herbs, notes of caramel and alcohol. Nice balance between bitterness (medium), sweetness (medium), and sourness (light). Medium body, thin and oily texture, average carbonation, warming bitter-sour finish. Overall, a nice discovery ! Pleasant aroma and taste !

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wolfbass (1077) - Firenze, ITALY - JUN 18, 2012
In effetti non è proprio cosa brutta, mi apprestavo a non proprio un capolavoro, invece tutto sommato è bevibile...


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