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

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on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 370   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NoiZe (2323) - Zeist, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2008 Amber colored brew. Hoppy aroma, a bit spicy. Sweet malty flavor with some hops in the end. Overall a nice brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blackisle (2268) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2015 Backlog: 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

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
RW80 (2265) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2016
330ml bottle. Appearance:Clear golden orange color with a nice big whit head. Aroma: SweetMalts, bread light fruity, light spicy yeast Taste: Sweet Oranges some malts and caramel with a metallic Orange finish and aftertaste Luckilly the metal goes further down the back a long the bottle. Light thin body with soft carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mads Langtved (2244) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2003
Very good. Spicey and malty. A real titbit.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Grima (2230) - Merzkirchen, RLP, GERMANY - JUL 6, 2011
Bright ruby-red color, with a fine, flat white head. Aroma is very hoppy spicy, slightly bitter with a sweet touch. The finish is changing very quickly in an extremely bitter taste. Unfortunately, the bitter tone to the middle part is a little pushy. Finish is overhopped, very bitter.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
POLK (2219) - HÝrning, 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jerohen (2215) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2004
Amber coloured, firm head. Sweet hoppy aroma. Quite bitter flavour, like an English Pale should be. Pleasant thirst-quenching beer.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Dorqui (2213) - Brescia, ITALY - NOV 23, 2004
Malty. Intense foam. Very hop. It has a strong and aromatic but not exceptional taste. A lot in the nose is felt. Good persistence.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Swaroga (2154) - Gdańsk, POLAND - NOV 5, 2011
33cl bottle. Pours a brown wood, clear with eggshell small head. Nose : cherry, plums, caramelized malts. Smoked and whisky notes. Sip : Oily with a small carbonation. Little sweet followed by coffee bitterness which I find amusing since itís a pale beer. Caramel and dried fruits are still present. Honestly itís a surprising beer. From taste I would say itís more of a typical brown brown.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Furseth (2132) - Kungšlv, SWEDEN - JUL 31, 2006
Bottle: Thansk to Hans Olav Flatemo. Light amber colour, with a nice creamy white head-Aroma of citrus,malt and barrell.Sweet maltynes, and a citric mouth feeling. Medium body, short to medium finish. Nice beer.


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