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


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RATINGS: 366   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
vento76_2 (56) - - DEC 29, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2014 La miglior birra che io abbia mai provato. Perfetta ed equilibrata nel gusto. Schiuma persistente e morbida. Per me la birra di riferimento.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ynotnitram (16) - - FEB 20, 2015
a rare taste of genuine dry hopping; impressive! used to be BULLDOG; but the successor has largely out mastered its origins. best ever since brewed in belgium!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Alusmamuts (1576) - LATVIA - FEB 28, 2013
Light brown with light yellow rich cap. Rich nice pale ale taste, but without specific notes, mild afterbitterness at the root of tongue.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
likeripples (1) - - AUG 22, 2014 does not count
Very caramely beer. Seems to evolve with every sip. I prefer amber beers and this is a very particular amber beer . Slight carbonation .

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nekronos (4111) - Xalapa, MEXICO - DEC 26, 2005
It was being a little unfair with this beer, since not much people talk about it. But it is really good, smells nice and the flavour is great. The beer is cloudy, and very spicy, but the backtaste is fast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ohad (16) - ISRAEL - DEC 8, 2007
33cl bottle, 5.8%, made in Belgium, in the trademark glass. the aroma is sweet with hops and a sent of oranges. the color is great pale amber. very nice thick off white head. a unique bubble layer coats the bottom of the glass, with a pillar rising in the middle due to the engraving on the base, the bitterness engulfs the entire mouth very pleasantly, with brilliantly balanced malt sweetness and flavour. only draw back: the after taste bitterness is unpleasant. texture is a bit thick and sticky, in a good way. average carbonation in the mouth. A Great Beer!!! one of my favorites.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Swaroga (2111) - Gdańsk, POLAND - NOV 5, 2011
33cl bottle. Pours a brown wood, clear with eggshell small head. Nose : cherry, plums, caramelized malts. Smoked and whisky notes. Sip : Oily with a small carbonation. Little sweet followed by coffee bitterness which I find amusing since itís a pale beer. Caramel and dried fruits are still present. Honestly itís a surprising beer. From taste I would say itís more of a typical brown brown.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (4037) - Radom, POLAND - FEB 11, 2012
earthy, spruce, cooked vegetables, amber, brown, sparkling, brown foam, frothy, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium sourness, full body, creamy, bitter, lively,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
McSherman (564) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - FEB 26, 2015
Rating importiert von von bier index: 8 / 8 / 8 / 8 / 5 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 83

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SilkTork (5567) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2002
This is the original Courage breweryís Bulldog Pale Ale which was imported into Belgium by John Martin. The hop bells add a delicate darjeeling tea flavour. Fairly restrained yet bursting with sweet flavours this is a very special pale ale. Now brewed only in Belgium exclusively by the John Martin family it has been re-named as John Martinís Original Ale. Itís ironic that itís only in Belgium that some of Britainís finest ales can be experienced!

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