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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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (8824) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JUN 27, 2014
Tap at the Duke of Antwerp. Poured a crystal clear medium amber with frothy white head. The aroma is fruity citrus malt. The flavour is medium to light bitter with a floral hop citrus bitter palate and a lingering bitter sweet finish. Medium bodied with lively carbonation. Medium bodied with average carbonation.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
czar (8823) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 5, 2014
(with added sugar and antioxidant E300 - ! - bottle expires in june) pours clear bright light golden with a small white cap showing some retention and lacing. lightly sweet and toasted cereals, honeyed maltiness, grass, lightly oxidized leafy-herbal-grassy notes, fruitiness - apricots, fuzzy peaches *TM, sweet bitter herbs. moderate to low carbonation - looses it rather quickly, semi-sweet and bland herbal-grassy finish. sweet cereals. aged and oxidized hops.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2007
Bottled. A copper coloured beer with a whitish head. and a touch of lace. The aroma is fruity and malty. The taste has sweet berry fruits but also a decent earthy hop feel. Quite suprisingly contrasted at times. Like an English Strong in many ways and certainly not typically Belgian.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hansen (8545) - Assentoft, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2010
Dark yellow and clear. Has a white head, medium duration. Aroma is heavy sweet, fruity, yeasty notes. Faint spicy hops. Flavor is heavy sweet, light bitter finish. Creamy texture.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (8481) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2007
330ml bottle. Pale amber coloured with a slight head. Aroma of grassy hops with some sweet malts. The flavour began with some honey and citrus before a hoppy, dry finish. Good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (8358) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JAN 22, 2015
(Bottle, Poechenellekelder, Brussels, 25 Oct 2014) Pale amber colour with dense, off-white head. Malty, slightly fruity nose with apricots, toast and citrus peel. Slightly metallic. Malty, fruity taste with notes of toast, apricots, dried fruit, crystal malt and a gentle spicy bitterness in the finish. Medium body, with a certain sweetness. Well balanced and tasty. Quite nice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (8249) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 28, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2012
33 cl bottle @ some restaurant in Brussels. Rated on 13.4.2009
Aroma has sweetish malt with caramel. Flavour has caramel with hints of salt. I was hoping a good pale ale to get a pause from all of those Belgian ales – but this appeared to be rather far from a pale ale. And had even some elements from a Belgian Ale...

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (8225) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2006
Exceptionally clear dark amber body. Fruity malt aroma. Sweet and syrupy, with some toffee-apple-like fruitiness. Mildly hoppy at the end. Attractive but a little dull and cloying. Way too sweet for the style and for me.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 8, 2001
adventurous blend of styles. very aromatic

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ogivlado (7656) - 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.


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