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

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RATINGS: 289   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.


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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (5637) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 25, 2005
Bouteille de 330 ml obtenue via les Importations Privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Odeur de pain grillé et de caramel. Apparence: La couleur est blonde orangée avec une moyenne densité de bulle. Présence d’un large col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel, d’houblons et une pointe légèrement fruité. La durée de l’arrière goût est moyenne. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture huileuse. L’effervescence en bouche est moyenne. Présence d’une sensation de craie en arrière goût. (Rating #358)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
McWorta (553) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (10237) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 28, 2006
Bottle. Dark golden colour with a big white head. Citrus and malty aroma. Spirit and malty flavour. Light bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ogivlado (5584) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 26, 2006
Draught at John Martin’s Pub, Trieste, Italy. Golden/amber coloured, medium pale brown head, slight acidic nose. Very hoppy and fruity aroma with slight herbal notes. Pleasant moderate bitterness at the end.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ekstedt (5337) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2008
Bottle (33 cl) at an unknown restaurant in Antwerp, Belgium. Clear amber, medium off-white head. Tropical fruits, caramel, and floral hops. Medium bodied and smooth. A bit sweet initially, bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (4642) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 17, 2008
Bottle: Poured a deep copper color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and good lacing. Aroma of Belgian malt with dry English hops with some light fruity ester. Taste is also a well balance mix between some lightly sweet Belgian style malt with some notes of dry hops with some fruity ester. Medium body with some good carbonation. Definitely better then expected with a nice refreshing factor.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 25, 2010
Bottle. Pours a deep deep amber with dense white head. Head did not hang around very long leaving a little lace as it falls away. Aromas of honey, caramel, treacle and just a hint of sourness. Good stuff. Flavour wise lots of initial sweetness with more of the toffee and caramel. Finish is reasonably bitter with some sourness. Medium to full mouthfeel. Good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrW (395) - Londerzeel, BELGIUM - FEB 28, 2012
Bottle 33cl. Fruity orange/citrus aroma, caramel. Ambergold beer with large white head. Light taste with again some orange, light bitterness and a bit sparkling.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kavu (2109) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 23, 2012
Pours amber with a low head. Aroma is fruits and malts. Flavor is malts, fruits and hops. Quite nice.


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