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

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RATINGS: 300   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Who can ignore John Martinís 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.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
faroeviking (10289) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAR 2, 2008
Bottle. Clear amber with a small white head leaving some lacing. Sweet yeasty and grainy aroma, Sweet grainy caramel malty flavour. Grainy sheiyt.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
imdownthepub (10226) - 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

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
madsberg (10184) - SÝborg, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2004
Bottled: Golden coloured. White lasting head. Yeast, some spices and malt in the aroma. Fruits, yeast, malt and sweetness in the flaovur. Is light bodied and has a short life on the palate.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maria (10149) - Thisted, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2007
Warm amber with a nice and lasting head. The flavour is very complex with notes of malts, hops and fruit. The bitterness is moderate, but it grows and develops further in the finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (9998) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 8, 2007
A golden ale with a thick creamy white head. Sweet caramel aroma, with light notes of oxydation. In mouthm sweet malt with notes of honey, no hops left whatsoever, still, no too bad. Bieropholie import, BB 20/05/06.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bov (9492) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 19, 2000
honey colour, nice foam, bitter aroma

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (9346) - 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. Wasnít expecting much from whatís in theory a a simple beer, but this was as good as many dubbels for its maltiness. Donít drink cold, certainly better at 15C-ish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pivnizub (8853) - Bochum, PorķřŪ, GERMANY - MAR 11, 2009
Bottle: Light amber coloured, visible carbonation, stable small creamy layer; sweetish fruity-malty nose with a nutty tinge and a faint touch of spicy hops; light to moderate sweet-bitter flavour, light to medium bodied; slightly lingering sweetish-bitter finish. Not bad, but a bit too sweet..........

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8718) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2007
Bottled. A copper coloured beer with a whitish head. and a touch of lace. The aroma is fruity and malty. The taste has sweet berry fruits but also a decent earthy hop feel. Quite suprisingly contrasted at times. Like an English Strong in many ways and certainly not typically Belgian.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MoritzF (8493) - Bochum, GERMANY - MAY 3, 2005
(bottle from a Belgian supermarket) Pale amber colour with firm white froth. Malty and orange peel (English marmalade) aroma. Dry flavour, medium bodied. The taste is initially slightly sweet, malty and full of liquorice and bitterhops in the finish. Very aromatic !


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