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

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RATINGS: 373   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   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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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - SEP 15, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2007 Chi l’avrebbe mai detto che John Martin facesse una birra più che dignitosa? Questa pale ale manca decisamente di luppolo e meriterebbe più corpo, ma è comunque un’esperienza piacevolissima: la sua dolcezza non è stucchevole, evoca miele, amarene, frutti di bosco, e si restringe leggermente nel finale soprattutto con una nota di agrumato (l’amaro è poco poco). Curiosamente soddisfacente._________ENGLISH TEXT HERE________Would you swear that John Martin made a pretty decent brew? This pale ale lacks of hops and would deserve more body, but anyway is a very pleasant experience: its sweetness is not synthetic, it evokes honey, cherries, red fruits and goes a little adstringent in the finale with a citrus note (the sourness is very low, instead). Curiously satisfying.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
liinis (1769) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 3, 2009
very good ale. Delicious hops. good color and a good white foamy head. Smoky bar Oldenburg in Madrid: no idea of the aroma.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
nybol (1731) - DENMARK - JAN 3, 2016
En stor smag af karamel i denne øl. Den har ikke meget humle og måske lidt smag af belgisk gær .

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2004
Deep golden color with a thick white head. The taste is wellbalanced malts with a slight hoppy palate. Very nice pale ale.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
diabel (1693) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - JAN 25, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2005 Bottle Clear amber body. Rocky off-white head. Spare lace. Aroma of weak hops. Lightly bitter flavour.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thanatosti (1650) - Culemborg, NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2012
33 cl. bottle @ home, bought @ Bert’s Bierhuis. Copper colored with a white head. Hoppy aroma with malts. Good bitter taste and more hops. Clean aftertaste and lively carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikske79 (1641) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 14, 2014
Een goede, degelijke Pale-Ale. Niet de beste dat er te vinden is, maar is wel heel degelijk

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
danielyabu (1636) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - OCT 16, 2011
small frothy white head. fl. fd. thin dark yellow clear body. aroma: light malty, moderate hoppy, grass, light metal. if: moderate bitter. ff: light sweet moderate bitter; long duration. palate: medium body, dry texture, medium carbonation, chalky finish. amargor e dulçor de casca de laranja, 60s

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
McWorta (1627) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
VDuquerroux (1589) - Airvault, Haut-Poitou, 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 !


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