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


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RATINGS: 366   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ekstedt (6527) - GŲteborg, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (5940) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jaghana (5523) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - MAY 26, 2010
Bottle 33cl. A yellow amber ale with a huge head that remains properly. Smell is very nice on hops and malt. Aroma is very nice too, wonderful hop flavor and bitterness, nice malt and sweetness, finish is caramel like and with a long harmonious bitterness and floral notes. Nice experience.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluebetty (1021) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrW (532) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kavu (4187) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 23, 2012
Pours amber with a low head. Aroma is fruits and malts. Flavor is malts, fruits and hops. Quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Diabobale (455) - Vallata, SUD ITALIA, ITALY - NOV 11, 2014
Una strong ale ben definita. Eí una pale in piena regola inglese seppur prodotta in belgio. Molto beverina

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
budtzy (4) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 2, 2015 does not count
Bready og cornish aroma. Clear straw colour with nice foam. Medium sweet. Full body, lively carbonation, and bitter finish. A nice heavy but clear tasting beer. Not to far from German helles beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
eManu (535) - Kuala Lumpur & Brussels, BELGIUM - SEP 10, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2010 Pours a clear deap copper color with a thick cream color head. Aroma are hoppy and flowery. Nice flavors of hops and fruits, some sweetness and a dry finish. Very nice, refreshing and pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (15518) - DENMARK - MAR 14, 2010
Bottle. Amber body with off-white head. Flavour is malt, caramel and plenty of hops.

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