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

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RATINGS: 288   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
onlyrocknroll (379) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAR 6, 2008
Attractive dark orange colour with a fine sized rocky head. Citric hoppiness initially with a fruity sweet maltiness that develops towards the finish. Medium to full body with an oily texture and gentle carbonation. Pretty nice in all.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
spkevin (375) - Doetinchem, NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2010
Bottle. Pours a dark amber/orange beer with a nice white head. Decent aroma with hints of some grapefruit and fruits. Starts bitter with sweet notes. Nice bitter aftertaste. Could use some more body. Ok brew but not outstanding.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
emotv (351) - Izmir, TURKEY - JUL 4, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2009 Great beer.Full bodied,Nice smell,Super taste.Amber taste,Delicious just heaven. One of the best beer ever drink. ------ We i think times passed and i improve my tasting not that amazing actuallly but nice beer.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gueuze (314) - - MAY 4, 2014
Extremer Geruch nach Kräuter Hopfen mit einer Note Citrus. Im Geschmack karamellig, gute Restsüße. Ende angenehm bitter.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cagou007 (312) - FRANCE - NOV 1, 2010
Nice colour, for this clear amber beer. Pleasant aromas of caramel, hops and spices. Alcohol taste is present. Oily texture, soft carbonation and long finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Voivod (304) - Como, ITALY - MAR 9, 2003
Dark amber colour, big head, soon disappearing. The aroma is quite fruity with floral traces. The taste is clean, pleasant, fruity (strawberry and plum), spicy, a bit sour. Good hoppy finish that gives to this beer the right bitterness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
androman (295) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 1, 2013
Bottle @ home. Amber color white head sparkling. Sweetish smell, and slightly sweet taste with some fruit and honey, light bitter. Medium carbon, moderated bitter aftertaste. Interesting, tasty and refreshing.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SkyCop32 (287) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 24, 2008
Shared this one w/ oldrtybastrd. Picked up at Maruhn Getränke in Darmstadt. Pours a clear medium amber. Aromas of hops and malts. Nice mild hoppy taste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kirill (277) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 6, 2007
lots of hops with some fruit in there, good tan appearance with a decent head and quite refreshing

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KarmanGhia (276) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 5, 2005
While this looks like an English brew, with the dark amber pour and syrupy presence, it actually tastes like it has been brewed in Belgium. So, if you would like to try a hyrid between, say, a Young’s Ramod and a Leffe Brune, I’d say you’d want this. There are caramel hints, very light hops presence manifested as cherries, a heavier than normal carbonation (for a Brit style), anda lot of grains. Think, "hybrid."


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