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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.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rosenbergh (6493) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 2, 2012
330 ml bottle. From finestshop.be.
Clear golden colour with small to average size white head. Floral hoppy aroma - English style - with some caramel sweetness and fruit tea notes. Flavour is mildly bitter floral hops, nougat and malt. Some fruit tea and mild bitterness in aftertaste. OK.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (6462) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 1, 2010
Bottle. Bright clear bronze, lacy white delicate head. Aroma and flavours of cooked peaches and biscuity malt, slightly toasty. Very good.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hansen (6440) - Assentoft, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2010
Dark yellow and clear. Has a white head, medium duration. Aroma is heavy sweet, fruity, yeasty notes. Faint spicy hops. Flavor is heavy sweet, light bitter finish. Creamy texture.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
motelpogo (6203) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 8, 2001
adventurous blend of styles. very aromatic

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (6145) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 1, 2009
Dark Amber color. Medium head. Good hoppy aroma with lots of fruit and decent malt as well. Rather sweet flavor, more than usual for the type. Good fruit and hops as well, though. A touch of honey and a bit nutty too. Not as dry as the good English types. Some citrus as well. Good hop finish, quite bitter. Really good, though a touch below the top stuff.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6134) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2007
330ml bottle. Pale amber coloured with a slight head. Aroma of grassy hops with some sweet malts. The flavour began with some honey and citrus before a hoppy, dry finish. Good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsga (6120) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 12, 2005
Dark orange, initially large creamy head, which quickly subsides. Nose like many pale ales, but fruitier. Taste full of malts, but with a fruity body, followed by a deliciously sharp, bitter aftertaste with hints of spice. Overall, very nice for an English pale ale; more taste than what is usual.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Emil (6066) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2004
Amber color, medium sweet caramel aroma and taste, medium body, light bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (5631) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 14, 2007
Bottle. This version is 5.8% ABV. Nice hoppy aroma, a bit fruity. Malt and lots of hops in the flavor as well as some caramel. Slightly hoppy bitter, with some more of the bitterness towards the finish. Medium-bodied. Very enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (5628) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 25, 2005
Bouteille de 330 ml obtenue via les Importations Privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Odeur de pain grillé et de caramel. Apparence: La couleur est blonde orangée avec une moyenne densité de bulle. Présence d’un large col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel, d’houblons et une pointe légèrement fruité. La durée de l’arrière goût est moyenne. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture huileuse. L’effervescence en bouche est moyenne. Présence d’une sensation de craie en arrière goût. (Rating #358)


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