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


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RATINGS: 345   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Who can ignore John Martin’s 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FrankJohansen (3614) - Sabro, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2008
Bottle. Golden colour with a medium white head. Nice frutiy aroma and taste with notes of caramel and hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
saxo (15413) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2010
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are hops, malt, flowers and caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Zita (5866) - Assentoft, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2010
sweet fruit aroma,golden, clear, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rosenbergh (9164) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 2, 2012
330 ml bottle. From finestshop.be.
Clear golden colour with small to average size white head. Floral hoppy aroma - English style - with some caramel sweetness and fruit tea notes. Flavour is mildly bitter floral hops, nougat and malt. Some fruit tea and mild bitterness in aftertaste. OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
justm (164) - Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2012
Cask at Blue Boar, Billericay. Brewed exclusively for J D Wetherspoon. Pours a pale amber with a tight creamy off-white head. Hints of malt, white grape, mango and pineapple in the aroma. Medium bodied but smooth and a little creamy over the tongue, a dry bitterness is countered by a subtle floral fruitiness with white grapejuice and mango flavours. The bitterness re-emerges in the aftertaste with those dry fruity flavours playing in the background. Overall quite a satisying beer, the floral fruitiness is delightful in it’s delicate nature and a nice counter to the creamy bitterness. No one flavour dominates making a pleasant balance to a beer more usually found in bottled form.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (7199) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 23, 2012
Bottle at cafe de la gare, the hague. Ok white head. Clear blond pour. Nice subtle bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
psilosophy (593) - vitry en artois, FRANCE - NOV 12, 2012
Bouteille de 33 cl. Couleur légèrement ambrée, mousse correcte de tenue moyenne. Légèrement fruitée et houblonnée, une bière assez goutue pour son faible degrés alcoolique, cependant,elle est un peu trop sucrée, ce qui la rendrait écoeurante assez rapidement. Trouvée à l’entrepôt - Courcelles les Lens.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Douberd (3728) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - OCT 30, 2013
Bottle 330 ml at Cafe Samson, Nijmegen. Poured into a Martin’s glass. ABV 5.8% Deep golden orange colour, crystal clear body. One finger of white head sitting on top, good thick density and average retention. Medium thick lacing left on the glass. Aroma has lots of malts on it, then some grass is coming from the back. Taste also with lots of malts, some little caramel, very sweet, at least at first,nicely hopped to my surprise. Light bitterness on the aftertaste that seems to increase in strength and with a good duration. Medium body, good carbonation. Overall okay, nothing to write home about but nothing offensive either.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bryanvdv (613) - - NOV 30, 2013
Goud/ koper kleurig bier. Weinig schuim. Aroma haal ik niet veel uit. Smaak is licht bitter en in de afdronk iets pittiger. Body is gemiddeld

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Minderbinder (2808) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 25, 2014
Bottle 330ml. [5,8%] Pours dark golden with medium-high creamy light beige head. Good lacing. Aroma is of sugar, malt, flowers, honey. Taste is of malt, sugar (really sugar, like candi?), honey, caramel, citrus, bitterness, flowers. Palate: Medium body. Slight sticky mouthfeel. Soft carbonation. Overall: Why put sugar in there? Too sweet. Not really refreshing. Subpar balance. No other major flaw.

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