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

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RATINGS: 370   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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2.9
POLK (2219) - 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.

3.4
dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 17, 2012
Bottle @ de paas. Aroma is caramel, bread, rye, some biscuit and some fruity notes. Flavour is mild bitterness, some caramel and fruit. A touch too sweet for a pale ale imho.

3.8
OllieBBommel (1531) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 11, 2012
[email protected] (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
Wolfbass (1168) - Firenze, ITALY - JUN 18, 2012
In effetti non è proprio cosa brutta, mi apprestavo a non proprio un capolavoro, invece tutto sommato è bevibile...

3.5
Cunningham (8079) - Halden, NORWAY - JUN 15, 2012
Amber colour with a white head. Caramel and light citric aroma. Moderate sweet caramel background with a fine fruity and light citric note.
[Bottle from Bert’s Bierhuis in Utrecht, Holland]

3.4
tseo (153) - Athens, GREECE - JUN 3, 2012
Smell: Earthy, peppery hops, tartness.A bit musty, too. Mouthfeel: Thick, creamy, oily. Taste: Sweet, remniscent of caramel. Some citrus bits. Soft alcohol warmth. Finish: Peppery, mildly bitter. Overall: Not the typical kind of pale ale. A bit too malty, but characterful nonetheless.

3.1
deanso (10150) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - MAY 23, 2012
Bottle at cafe de la gare, the hague. Ok white head. Clear blond pour. Nice subtle bitterness.

3
kermis (13883) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 22, 2012
Bottle at Cafe de la Gare. Pouts clear amber with a medium white head. Aroma of citrus, fruit and bread. Flavour of sweet malt, lemonade, caramel and bread. Medium body and carbonation.

3.9
BlackHaddock (7416) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2012
December 2006: from BA. Very impressed with this beer, bought in Brussels at a GB supermarket. I poured it into a ’Hoegaarrden Grand Cru’ glass and it suited. Lovely full amber, copper/bronze colour with an off-white head which stays through the drink. A sweet aroma of caramel and toffee apples, the taste is more hoppy, but there is a sweetness to it also, very ’more-ish’ and extremely drinkable. I ate a good quality Lincolnshire Pork Pie (with green pepper mustard) with this bottle, they complimented each other perfectly. I shall be getting a shed load of this on my next visit to Belgium.

3
bdunhill (255) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAY 3, 2012
This Belgian version of an English Pale Ale has a hoppy and grainy smell. It pours clear brown with a big bubbly head. The complexity that you get in the aroma seems lost on the flavor as it has a hint of caramel on the lip but very little palate.


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