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

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RATINGS: 351   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Koelschtrinker (14596) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 12, 2011
Bei diesem Bier ist ein blumiger Geruch wahrzunehmen. Ein recht würziges Bier, im Mittelteil noch malzig süß, im Nachgeschmack dann eher etwas erdig. Also irgendwie ist das Bier schon ok, wobei mir der etwas eigene Nachgeschmack nicht wirklich bekommt. Test vom 17.11.2005, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 9,8,10,7,9,9 - 8,70

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oakes (14076) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 9, 2003
Golden amber with the faintest caramel in the head. Sour woody hop aroma - peaches, metallic overtones, overbaked bread (not burnt but rock hard)...sweet and sour plums, apricots and pears. Caramel ever in the back ground.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (13821) - DENMARK - MAR 14, 2010
Bottle. Amber body with off-white head. Flavour is malt, caramel and plenty of hops.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (13591) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 28, 2006
Bottle. Dark golden colour with a big white head. Citrus and malty aroma. Spirit and malty flavour. Light bitter finish.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bhensonb (13224) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 2, 2008
Tap at Au Bon Vieux Temps. Light floral hop aroma. Golden color with a lacing white head. Medium body with sharpish carbonation. Quite fruity in a pale fruit way. Very lightly bitter. Decent, clean, refreshing, semi-English drink. Makes a nice change.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhunter111 (13059) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 22, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein kupferfarbenes Bier mit ordentlicher Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, nussig, würzig, leicht alkoholisch. Geschmack röstmalzig, fruchtig, würzig, Karamell, nussig, alkoholisch.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (12640) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 20, 2007
(33cl bottle, 5.8% ABV) Crystal clear amber body with medium off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, bread, some floral. Taste is medium sweet, caramel/bread, some grapefruit, earthy/floral, apricot. Light-medium body, light resin.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bu11zeye (12405) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2012
(33cl bottle) Pours a clear amber body with a small white head. Aroma of citrus, grass, mustiness, pear, and caramel. Flavor of caramel, pear, and earth.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (12266) - Randers, DENMARK - JAN 23, 2008
Bottle. Creamy white excellent fully lasting head. yellow colour. Moderate malty very yeasty aroma, cheese notes. Moderate bitter flavor. Oily palate.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (12190) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 25, 2009
330ml bottle (Cracked Kettle, Amsterdam)
Mid red, small head. Fruity hops and honey aroma, quite pleasant. Touch of glue briefly, and a hint of alcohol later. Rich malty body, a touch sticky, but that makes it fuller. Sweet dark fruits too, nice burnt edge. Nice little bite of hops too. Wasn’t expecting much from what’s in theory a a simple beer, but this was as good as many dubbels for its maltiness. Don’t drink cold, certainly better at 15C-ish.


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