John Martin's Pale Ale - John Martin's (John Martin SA)
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Ratings: 36 | Reviews: 19 | Display Reviews Only:
3.01/5 rDev -11.7%
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
01-13-2014 20:32:08 | More by Jetulio
3.75/5 rDev +10%
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
06-15-2013 14:09:18 | More by IchLiebeBier
3.51/5 rDev +2.9%
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.
05-18-2013 02:18:50 | More by DoubleJ
United Kingdom (England)
4/5 rDev +17.3%
Anthony Martin and Willem Van Herreweghen to Everards in the UK to brew a special 5.0% ABV cask version for a Wetherspoons beer festival (March 2012): this is a review of that beer.
Hand pulled pint in my local Spoons 14th March. The beer is a good amber 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: just like the regular stronger bottled version I'm used to.
Very nice beer.
04-07-2012 15:23:58 | More by BlackHaddock
3.85/5 rDev +12.9%
Drankf from my Duvel Tulip
A - Nice clear copper colour, with a head that dies very quickly.
S - Plenty of malt and slightly sweet
T - Malty flavours up front with a little toffee. Very nice malteser like flavours in the middle that give way toa little sweetness on the finish.
M - Light to medium body with inmal carbonation
D - This is a decent BPA and I would try it again, shame about the head.
11-13-2010 12:37:52 | More by eric5bellies
3.7/5 rDev +8.5%
33cl ABV 5.8
A: Pale amber colour, big head that manages to stay
S: hops, caramel, a hint of raspberry
T: some citrus, peach, malts and again caramel, pretty sweet in fact
M: Carbonation bit thin, lacks a bit of alcohol
D: While sipping the sweetness is overpowering what you taste at first, which makes it less of a drinker
10-07-2010 21:20:30 | More by benfons
2.88/5 rDev -15.5%
A: Dark gold lager with tiny head.
S: Strong malt smell with hidden caramel.
T: Crispy malt taste with sub-tone of hops.
M: Medium to light body, felling quite bitter.
D: Average pale ale beer for Belgium, I would not get one myself but also would not refuse another.
05-03-2010 20:23:33 | More by mmahut
2.42/5 rDev -29%
Nose very grass that is at once think of grass and spices. The first mouth is sweet but it soon gives way to a strange bitterness, probably due to the presence of maize. The flavor is hard to locate. The finish is also slightly herbal but persistent and uninteresting.
02-24-2010 21:17:33 | More by ThaCreep
John Martin's Pale Ale from John Martin's (John Martin SA)
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