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

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RATINGS: 364   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   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.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JorisPPattyn (9469) - Ursel, BELGIUM - JUN 20, 2003
Very pale amber, nearly ochre. Thick white head, tad irregular, going down lacey. Herbal nose, very grassy, very pilsy for an ale - 'Feinherb' in German wording. Later follows caramel-malt. Again, an ale in Pilsener disguise in the taste. This has NOTHING to do with the Courage Bulldog Strong ale anymore, it's positively German in character. As if a German brewer tried to brew an English ale with bottom-fermentation. It becomes sweeter warming up. Very clear palate, maybe a tad metallic,as a... you know. Not bad. But if you realise the ORIGINAL J.M. pale-ale was a very sweet 'strong' English bottle-conditioned brew, this beggars belief.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jerohen (2169) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2004
Amber coloured, firm head. Sweet hoppy aroma. Quite bitter flavour, like an English Pale should be. Pleasant thirst-quenching beer.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
caesar (6642) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 1, 2004
Nice bitter and hoppy beer, quite typical english pale ale. Nicely balanced.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lachesis (757) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - JUL 14, 2004
Nice ambercolored beer that poors a large head and a very fine lace.Good malty aromaís with tiouch of caramel,raisins and fine hops.Smooth and medium dry mouthfeeling with a nutty caracter and a touch of light sweet malts.In the afthertaste there is a light bitterness.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LoveCaissa (873) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2006
Amber colour with a nice white head. Sweet, fruity, and hoppy aroma. Flavour is decent but nothing special. ABV was 5.8 pct.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (16503) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 8, 2006
Bottled. (5.8% ABV) Clear, amber beer with an off-white head. Malty and lightly fruity aroma with some caramel and hops. Flavor is malty, with citrus, hops and some caramel-sweetness. Short malty, but long hoppy finish with some metallic note. (060308)

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borup (11614) - Albertslund, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2014
33 cl. bottle. Clear amber colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of hops, fruit, malt and caramel.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vickey9 (999) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2014
Clear gold with lasting creamy fine head. Nose of grapefruit, very fruity, citrus, caramel. Body is light, well carbonated. Taste is sweet and bitter. Palate of caramel, caraway, oranges.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ShivanDragon (3383) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 4, 2014
@Leuven,Martins pale ale 5.8 Koper licht gelige kraag Caramel/mout/zoet aroma S red bitter caramel WTF lauw bier welk cafe durft dat nog te schenken !!! Mais cremig glad 3.2 Brouwershuis in Leuven ,bier teruggebracht !

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sdmmb (1702) - BELGIUM - SEP 21, 2014
Drunk from 33cl bottle at Tony's. Hoppy dry Indian pale ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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