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


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RATINGS: 303   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11568) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (11322) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2012
Bottle at home in London. Pours clear, vibrant gold with a fluffy, white head. Some sugary, bready malts in the nose. Medium to big sweet flavor, bready, with some sweet fruits, white sugar, fine straw. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Sweet, clean, sugary finish, with basic bready pale malts, mild bitterness, some sweet hay, toasted sugar, maple, floral hops and lightly toasted grass. An OK beer, though not particularly impressive.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bhensonb (11252) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (11238) - DENMARK - MAR 14, 2010
Bottle. Amber body with off-white head. Flavour is malt, caramel and plenty of hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf (11191) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2007
Bottle @ Kelly’s Pub, Antwerp. Pours a nice bubbly copper with a small creamy, staying and a little dirty white head. Aroma has caramel and a spicy hoppy edge to it. Flavour begins of very caramelly sweet before turning quite dry and flowery hoppy. Good brew!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pinball (10869) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 13, 2009
orange, thick fluffy white head. aroma is flowery, faint, fruity. flavor is very fruity, red orange, spicy, ends bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (10839) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Koelschtrinker (10833) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (10616) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
imdownthepub (10467) - 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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