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John Martin's Pale Ale - John Martin's (John Martin SA)

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John Martin's Pale AleJohn Martin's Pale Ale

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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 15.36%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: TheLongBeachBum on 01-06-2005

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Ratings: 44 | Reviews: 21
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3/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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4.5/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

English pale ale in belgium? I love it! Fine aroma, bitter, sweetness

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3/5  rDev -13%

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2.79/5  rDev -19.1%

Bottle at a random bar in Antwerp. Last beer of the night. Pours hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma of light fruits and light grass hops. Flavor follows with some malt and honey sweetness, a bit of light fruits, and not much else. Finishes a little dirty. Body is light but the maltiness of this comes off as too sweet. Medium carbonation. Meh. No thanks.

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3.56/5  rDev +3.2%

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4/5  rDev +15.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.09/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.02/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

330 ml. bottle poured into a Pint glass

Appearance... Copper colour beer with foamy head colour white of 2 fingers aprox

Aroma... malt , cider and caramel. herbal aroma predominance

Taste... Roasted malt notes and then hop , touch of bitterness is light.

Mouthfeel... medium/full body and soft carbonation

Overall... a malty pale ale, hops are maybe lacking in comparison with english and american pale. Nothing wrong but nothing extraordinary

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2.25/5  rDev -34.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

3/5  rDev -13%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Golden, straw-colored; medium head, long lasting

Aroma: Sweet; grassy; malty; floral hops; hint of fruit, maybe raspberry

Taste: Nice and creamy on start; sweet mid to hoppy finish; pretty well balanced overall, but mostly sweet; pretty drinkable

Remarks: Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

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3.52/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Why am I going to an English style in Belgium? Chalk it up to curiosity, as I've heard this brand before. The bartender even suggested that I choose something else. On-tap at Antwerp's Gollem, on to the beer:

This pale ale is amber orange colored with hues of yellow and red. The head retention on top is fine, and leaves a little soapy lace. It doesn't smell Belgian, an indeed takes on the English characteristics of butter and butterscotch. The taste brings a big blast of yeast and diacetyl to start. Butterscotch and a little fruitiness with minerals swim around the big yeast flavor. It's medium bodied with low carbonation.

Compared with the style, it's not bad. Compared with Belgians on the market, it's near the trailing end of the middle pack. But if you're looking for something to break away from Belgian ales, this English imitation is a decent choice.

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John Martin's Pale Ale from John Martin's (John Martin SA)
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