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

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RATINGS: 327   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Douberd (3012) - 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.

3.1
   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

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Minderbinder (2349) - 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.

3.1
   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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rasmus40 (12814) - 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

3
   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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (8669) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
madsberg (10598) - Søborg, 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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jonas (6019) - Garching b. München, 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 (3872) - Holbæk, 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.


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