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

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RATINGS: 324   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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nathanvc (66) - Brugge, BELGIUM - NOV 22, 2014
It appears golden amber with a lasting foamy head. The aroma has hops, grass, fruits and citrus. It tastes medium bitter with a lasting bittersweet finish. Medium carbonation and metallic aftertaste. Refreshing, but nothing special.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rasmus40 (12436) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2015
Bottle @ hotel bar in Bruges. Clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and light hoppy - fruity. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 260215

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 17, 2004
Amber color with light fruity aroma. Head went away before 2nd drink. Bitter hop taste along with sweet malts.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (8576) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2004
Clear amber with a small head of foam. Aromas are sweet spicy hops. Flavours are caramel and toffee with a decent level of hopping. Lacks body and real bitterness. Shame.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
madsberg (10593) - SÝborg, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2004
Bottled: Golden coloured. White lasting head. Yeast, some spices and malt in the aroma. Fruits, yeast, malt and sweetness in the flaovur. Is light bodied and has a short life on the palate.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jonas (5983) - Garching b. MŁnchen, GERMANY - SEP 15, 2004
Herbal nose, some paper. Golden, creamy head. Grassy hops, papery malt. Fine lawnmover beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
stouby (3866) - Holbśk, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2006
Bottle in Gent. Light brown with a beige head, mostly lasting, fine lacings. Aroma moderate malty and hoppy. Flavor moderate sweet and bitter, long duration. Light/medium body, soft carbonated.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Furseth (1999) - Kungšlv, SWEDEN - JUL 31, 2006
Bottle: Thansk to Hans Olav Flatemo. Light amber colour, with a nice creamy white head-Aroma of citrus,malt and barrell.Sweet maltynes, and a citric mouth feeling. Medium body, short to medium finish. Nice beer.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (7379) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2006
Exceptionally clear dark amber body. Fruity malt aroma. Sweet and syrupy, with some toffee-apple-like fruitiness. Mildly hoppy at the end. Attractive but a little dull and cloying. Way too sweet for the style and for me.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cab (866) - DENMARK - AUG 20, 2006
Bottle. Aroma is good, appearance is nice with a durable head. it has a fruity taste, possibly too sweet.


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