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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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (14962) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2012
Draught at Never Stop, San Sebastian. Ok bitterness. Roasted. Red berries. Knækbrød. Light boozy notes. Sharp notes. Sweet malty. A bit on the sweet side, and not hoppy enough.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oakes (14842) - 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
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhunter111 (14772) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (14283) - 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 (13855) - 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 (13614) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (12856) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (12788) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (12741) - 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.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
imdownthepub (12688) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2004
Bottled. Orange amber with big white head. Swwet caramel attempt at a pale ale, thin in body but a bit roughish. Undistinguished


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