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


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RATINGS: 336   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
legion242 (2333) - Richardson, Texas, USA - SEP 24, 2001
Very unusual Belgian that I really enjoyed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
turbothy (1141) - Bonn, GERMANY - JUN 9, 2009
Bottle from Carrefour, Eupen - marked as 5.8 % ABV. Pours copper with medium head. Sweet hoppy aroma. Goes down easily with a pleasant bitterness. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tderoeck (6161) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 6, 2010
*** bottle was 2 years past expiration date *** Pours a clear amber beer, beige creamy head. Smells like caramel, pear and banana, most likely due to itís age. A pleasant mouth feeling, still enough carbon. Tastes fresh and little sour at first, continues to a sweet malty taste with caramel. Aftertaste is a little sweet, roasted malts and some acidity, again: maybe due to itís age.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Martinus (3638) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - JUN 2, 2011
Clear copper colour, white head. Aroma rather restrained, but very nice. Floral and citrus hops on a malt base. Quite sweet, quite pronounced honey and some caramel. Flavour is malty, nice bitter hops tones, citrus fruits, honey. Very balanced. Finish bit bitter with citrus tones.
(Draught @ Cafť Jos, Nijmegen)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
androman (880) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 1, 2013
Bottle @ home. Amber color white head sparkling. Sweetish smell, and slightly sweet taste with some fruit and honey, light bitter. Medium carbon, moderated bitter aftertaste. Interesting, tasty and refreshing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gueuze (610) - - MAY 4, 2014
Extremer Geruch nach Kršuter Hopfen mit einer Note Citrus. Im Geschmack karamellig, gute RestsŁŖe. Ende angenehm bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mads Langtved (2244) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2003
Very good. Spicey and malty. A real titbit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (30270) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2004
[I believe this is the beer I've had even though the label only called it Martin's Pale Ale, the label was different than the one depicted, and the alcohol content was only 5.8% ABV. But as far as I remember it was made by John Martin.] The aroma is sweet with powerful notes of hops. The color is amber and it has a beutiful though collapsing head. The flavor is fantastic; sweet, malty with notes of caramel and ending on a good bitter note. A really lovely beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2005 Bottle brought back from Belgium. Aroma is malt, hops. Flavour is malty and sweet with lots of caramel and is very hoppy.Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chalmers (8)
- Bordeaux, FRANCE - MAR 15, 2006 does not count
A nice, easy drinking Pale Ale, that is brewed in Belgium. Not as much bite as some Paleís, but very refreshing and enjoyable on this nice spring-like day.

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