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

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RATINGS: 290   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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
POLK (2155) - Hørning, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2012
150712: Golden beer with a beige foam. Sweet dark malty caramel flavor. No bitterness. Very mysterious almost cinnamon and wood flavors.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Wim (2667) - Weelde, BELGIUM - DEC 23, 2012
sparkling amber colored body with a white head and a fruity spicy hop aroma a fruity hop bitterness taste with a alcholic bitter end

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kingstoni (1468) - FINLAND - SEP 8, 2013
Bottle. Clear deep golden color with a medium thick foamy white head. Mild malty aroma with caramel. Sweet taste with medium bitter finish from English hops.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
andriesradu (460) - ROMANIA - SEP 17, 2013
33cl. Nice copper color with a big white head. Aroma sweet, malty. Flavor is sweet, hoppy, grainy, light bitter in the end, moderate carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
torriman (30) - Valencia, SPAIN - DEC 12, 2013
Treated in a 33 cl bottle. I expected more of this beer. Nice but improbable. I won’t repeat

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zacgillbanks (2143) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle from Mam and Dad’s holiday, France. This is a pale golden beer with sweet strawberry and tropical fruit flavours, spicy fruity notes and a slight sugary, dry finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mathieuc (1170) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 25, 2014
Pours a clear golden with a weak white head that falls back into a small rim that doesn’t leave much lacing. Nose is quite English indeed with some earthy and floral hops over a light caramel base. Taste is indeed a little sweet and surprisingly not belgian at all in character, pretty straightforward English pale ale. Bitterness is low and maybe even lacking so it feels a little unbalanced. Caramel and bread notes mostly. Body is medium, carbonation downright aggressive. Not bad but definitely not overly interesting.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Marheb (1967) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 28, 2014
Expire en juin 2014 mais avec les antioxydants dans la liste d’ingrédients, je suis assez optimiste. Au nez on voit tout de suite que ça n’a pas vraiment fonctionné. Des malts miellés se laissent attendrir par des herbes légèrement métalliques et agonisantes. Un vieux 10¢ traine dans le fond du verre et ça laisse des traces. Les sucres résiduels souffrent également du non affutage des houblons.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tom10101 (2661) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 18, 2014
Bottle (330 ml). BB next week Sligthly hazy golden/orange with a small white head and good lacing. Aroma is of raisins, honeyed malt, candi and light mettalic notes. Taste is moderately sweet with raisins, metallic notes, honeyed malt and candi. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Metallic finish. Hard to drink... to sweet/fruity and metallic.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sigmund (4952) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 12, 2005
33 cl bottle, simply called "Martin’s Pale Ale", now available in Norway. ABV is 5.8%. Website www.anthonymartin.be Deep golden nearly orange colour. Large head. Aroma of sweet malts, molasses and rotting fruits, hints of spices and leather. Flavour is well hopped, but unfortunately there is an everpresent molasses and dark syrup sweetness in the background, making the beer too cloying to be something I’ll buy again when I have finished my 4 bottles.


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