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

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RATINGS: 375   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   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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3.9
Mads Langtved (2240) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2003
Very good. Spicey and malty. A real titbit..................................

3.9
Ungstrup (38597) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2004
[I believe this is the beer I've had even though the label only called it Martin's Pale Ale, the label was different than the one depicted, and the alcohol content was only 5.8% ABV. But as far as I remember it was made by John Martin.] The aroma is sweet with powerful notes of hops. The color is amber and it has a beutiful though collapsing head. The flavor is fantastic; sweet, malty with notes of caramel and ending on a good bitter note. A really lovely beer.

3.9
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2005 Bottle brought back from Belgium. Aroma is malt, hops. Flavour is malty and sweet with lots of caramel and is very hoppy.Very nice.

3.9
chalmers (9) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - MAR 15, 2006 does not count
A nice, easy drinking Pale Ale, that is brewed in Belgium. Not as much bite as some Pale’s, but very refreshing and enjoyable on this nice spring-like day.

3.9
User37895 (3085) - - JUN 5, 2006
Bottled dated 20/05/06 expiration. This one poured a nice amber color with a decent head and some good lacing. The aroma was definitely hoppy, but enjoyable after a run of Belgian beers. A mildly grapefruit malty base (may be my first English pale ale with that aspect) was accompanied by a nice (not too strong) hoppy finish of pine trees and flowers. Very drinkable and enjoyable.

3.9
cagou007 (1222) - FRANCE - NOV 1, 2010
Nice colour, for this clear amber beer. Pleasant aromas of caramel, hops and spices. Alcohol taste is present. Oily texture, soft carbonation and long finish.

3.9
BlackHaddock (7767) - 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.


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