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

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RATINGS: 372   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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2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Trolleo (1451) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 21, 2017
Malty aroma, some traces of iron in the background, itís not good but itís not bad. Taste is same. Boring. Extremely boring. Soft carbonation, bit silky, thin to medium body.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wixie (511) - BELGIUM - MAR 11, 2017
Clear dark golden liquid, average head. Fruity aroma of hops, a bit sour. Light body, average carbonation. Taste is sweet, and a bit sour.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
johnarktor (97) - FRANCE - JAN 10, 2017
Aroma: banana, apricot, biscuit, flour, spices (hint of mild pepper), chemical caramel ; Appearance : Pale blond, clear, average white head ; Taste : medium to high sweetness, lightly bitter ; light body, slick feel, almost oily but not quite, average carbonation, average finish. Overall: too sweet (or too unbalanced in favour of sweetness), smells like sweat... Need I say more? I coudnít even finish my glass.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zilverenmaan (110) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JAN 9, 2017
Verrassend biertje: enerzijds citrus, hop en bitter van afdronk, anderzijds moutig en zoetig, met een zweem van caramel zelfs. Niet slecht maar gaat snel vervelen.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (14163) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 24, 2016
Bottle - Light pale malt sweetness and orange. Clear gold with a rich white head. Tastes just like it smells and surprisingly similar to the IPA. This however is a bit more appropriate.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
VueltaBirrista (88) - Murcia, SPAIN - NOV 4, 2016
De un color Šmbar limpŪsimo, presenta una espuma blanquecina mŠs que generosa, que persiste en copa durante mucho tiempo. Aromas herbales y frutales y cierto torrefacto. En boca es dulce. Caramelo y fruta. Demasiado ďdulceĒ para mi gusto, pero entiendo que a la gente que no le van los excesos con el amargor esta Martinís le va a encantar.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cuberdon (2) - Sint-Niklaas, BELGIUM - OCT 15, 2016 does not count
Gedronken uit fles. Mooie kleur bier, maar kleine schuimkraag, of schuimkraag moeilijk te verkrijgen. Lekker van smaak, licht zuur, fris, sprankelend.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
L_Lovecraft (498) - - SEP 27, 2016
Hoppy profile, floral notes, golden with a good white head quite persistant, light body, medium carbonation, again floral...a very good beer considering price.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vipinvelp (4180) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - SEP 22, 2016
Clear amber, white lacing foam head. Barley aroma, some fruit notes. Tastes like a strong beer, ligh bitterness. (Doetinchem 201609)

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Marko (5354) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 15, 2016
John Martinís Pale Ale. On tap at Haratís, Zagreb. Clear golden body, not much head. Light soft aroma, plum jam to plum rakija, a tart touch. Sweet soft taste, alcohol, honey, light fruitiness, bitterish end. Quite messy, with clashing flavors. Not my favorite.


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