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

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RATINGS: 289   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2007
Spontanious Fermentation weekend, but in the resturant before it opened. Notes say: Nose, grassy, hints of spice. Citrusy, spicey, really drinkable, really hoppy esb basicly.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jonas (5594) - Garching b. MŁnchen, GERMANY - SEP 15, 2004
Herbal nose, some paper. Golden, creamy head. Grassy hops, papery malt. Fine lawnmover beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ogivlado (5584) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 26, 2006
Draught at John Martinís Pub, Trieste, Italy. Golden/amber coloured, medium pale brown head, slight acidic nose. Very hoppy and fruity aroma with slight herbal notes. Pleasant moderate bitterness at the end.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (5552) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 28, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2012
33 cl bottle @ some restaurant in Brussels. Rated on 13.4.2009
Aroma has sweetish malt with caramel. Flavour has caramel with hints of salt. I was hoping a good pale ale to get a pause from all of those Belgian ales Ė but this appeared to be rather far from a pale ale. And had even some elements from a Belgian Ale...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsniclas (5550) - Billdal, SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2004
Bottled. Light amber with a creamy head. A hoppy and yeasty aroma. Rather sweet and malty with a long bitterness.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
thirdeye11 (5488) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2012
(33cl bottle dated 4-14-11 thanks to bu11zeye) clear gold/amber with lasting creamy fine head. Nose of grape, very fruity, citrus, caramel, and cardboard. Taste is toasty, caramel, caraway, orange, wet paper. Well carbonated, stale grain linger.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cornfield (5452) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2005
Great looking ale, a clear, light copper color with a fizzy, frizzy white head. The aroma is orange and rose petals atop a sweet, fruity caramel malt. Light but volatile in the mouth, the flavor is malt with tart tangerine and perhaps some sweet cherries. The finish is nicely bitter with herbal tones. This is indeed a tasty, well balanced ale.

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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BoBoChamp (5358) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 19, 2009
33cl, from De Hopduvel Gent, not complex brew, yet easy to drink, balanced, clear, rocky head, nice brew

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bragesnak (5346) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2009
From Voldby, DK. Bottled 101009. Golden with white head. Aroma of malt and spices. Flavor is malt, fruit and hops

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ekstedt (5346) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2008
Bottle (33 cl) at an unknown restaurant in Antwerp, Belgium. Clear amber, medium off-white head. Tropical fruits, caramel, and floral hops. Medium bodied and smooth. A bit sweet initially, bitter finish.


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