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

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RATINGS: 288   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
blackisle (585) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2013
sweet aroma of caramel and apple syrup, plums, grassy hops, citrus, clear copper, frothy off-white head, stays awhile, nice lacing, bittersweet taste with some caramel and dry, grassy hops, medium body, sticky texture, soft carbonation, smooth dry to medium bitter finish with sweet undertones

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jeppe (2631) - ōlbutikken, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2004
Pours a nice and foamy off-white head on a clear orange golden body. Aroma is hoppy and nutty. Mostly sweet with a bitter undertone. Flavor has lots of sweet fruit and bitter hops with a slight citrus sourness. Soft and tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skinnyviking (6746) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2006
Bottle. Small white but lasting head. Clear amber body, what a beauty ! Lovely barlay aroma. Proper bitterness. Rather high alcohol percentage for a pale ale but it suits it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2006
Amber-gold with a white head. The whole experience of drinking this beer is gentle, comforting and soothing. The aroma reflects fresh summer fruits: plums and peaches. The taste is sweet, orange, and malty, while the alcohol is caressing and unthreatening. The merest hint of bitterness at the end. No English beer is so anodyne as this Belgian íEnglish Pale Aleí.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OllieBBommel (1041) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 11, 2012
Bottle@home (0,33l) White shrinking head, stays. Color red copper. Aroma hops. Taste bitter, hops, sweets. Palate bitter, full, fat. Overall IMHO better than Palm Speciale (too sweet)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
VDuquerroux (208) - Airvault, FRANCE - FEB 12, 2014
Bottle, 33cL. Home. Light mahogany clear beer with a medium white head. Medium lasting. Aroma of fruits (red berries), smoked, herbs, notes of caramel and alcohol. Nice balance between bitterness (medium), sweetness (medium), and sourness (light). Medium body, thin and oily texture, average carbonation, warming bitter-sour finish. Overall, a nice discovery ! Pleasant aroma and taste !

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
haf (529) - Gijon, SPAIN - JUL 19, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2008 Una cerveza inglesa hecha en belgica, pos parece raro, no? Pero al final sabe rica y eso es lo q cuenta. Tostada

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nate (3636) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2004
Rich malty nose, sweet, with nice hoppy aroma, hop oil, light citrus-grapefruit. Refreshing to have this aroma after so many Belgian ales. Medium-dark amber clear with foamy white lacing head. Medium bodied with medium-light carbonation. Starts with mild acidity, light sweetness, and good hop notes. Caramel malts, some saltiness, but balanced with medium bitter hops, fruity. Overall, a pretty smooth pale ale. Easy drinkiní. Nutty sweet after, and just a little bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mockba (78) - DENMARK - OCT 26, 2005
A very nice and balanced beer with a beautifull name. It has a very well composed smell and taste. The name of this beer is perfect ;-) and the labels is also very nice

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
McWorta (544) - LUXEMBOURG - JAN 13, 2006
Pale ale, well that is the stuff one sometimes has to go for. Hard though if ale is not really available close to you. As such a very appreciated substitute. A full amber colour. Ale direction taste. Develops a light sweet taste and leaves a soft caramel malt cover on your tongue. Noticable though that it is brewed in Belgium, nonetheless an ideal afterwork beer.


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