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

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BA SCORE
79
okay

39 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 15.16%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
John Martin's (John Martin SA) visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TheLongBeachBum on 01-06-2005)
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Photo of BMMillsy
2.79/5  rDev -18.7%

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.

BMMillsy, Sep 12, 2014
Photo of knot
4.5/5  rDev +31.2%

knot, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of Bob84
3.56/5  rDev +3.8%

Bob84, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of altmer
4/5  rDev +16.6%

altmer, Aug 02, 2014
Photo of Gakusei
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Gakusei, Jul 24, 2014
Photo of vhmf1978
4/5  rDev +16.6%

vhmf1978, Jun 26, 2014
Photo of NightINgale
4/5  rDev +16.6%

NightINgale, Feb 08, 2014
Photo of Sirre
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Sirre, Feb 04, 2014
Photo of Jetulio
3.01/5  rDev -12.2%
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

Jetulio, Jan 13, 2014
Photo of HardyGeneraL
2.25/5  rDev -34.4%

HardyGeneraL, Dec 04, 2013
Photo of dcmchew
3.5/5  rDev +2%

dcmchew, Nov 06, 2013
Photo of RobertRedmoon
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

RobertRedmoon, Aug 01, 2013
Photo of WOLFGANG
3/5  rDev -12.5%

WOLFGANG, Jul 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

videofrog, Jun 19, 2013
Photo of desint
2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

desint, Jun 15, 2013
Photo of IchLiebeBier
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%
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

IchLiebeBier, Jun 15, 2013
Photo of DoubleJ
3.51/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

DoubleJ, May 18, 2013
Photo of supermeniscus
3.5/5  rDev +2%

supermeniscus, Dec 12, 2012
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

RS3Sport, May 19, 2012
Photo of BigCheese
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

BigCheese, May 09, 2012
Photo of BlackHaddock
4/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

BlackHaddock, Apr 07, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

stevoj, Feb 11, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

samEBC, Jan 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev +16.6%

rekel, Nov 30, 2011
Photo of eric5bellies
3.85/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

eric5bellies, Nov 13, 2010
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John Martin's Pale Ale from John Martin's (John Martin SA)
79 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.