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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: 35
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 14.71%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
John Martin's (John Martin SA) visit their website

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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Reviews by mmahut:
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Czech Republic

2.88/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-03-2010 20:23:33 | More by mmahut
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Russian Federation

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

07-24-2014 19:51:26 | More by Gakusei
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4/5  rDev +17.6%

06-26-2014 02:49:24 | More by vhmf1978
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Russian Federation

4/5  rDev +17.6%

02-08-2014 12:19:51 | More by NightINgale
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

02-04-2014 19:42:37 | More by Sirre
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3.01/5  rDev -11.5%
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

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2014 20:32:08 | More by Jetulio
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2.25/5  rDev -33.8%

12-04-2013 21:26:00 | More by HardyGeneraL
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

11-06-2013 17:17:26 | More by dcmchew
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

08-01-2013 02:12:56 | More by RobertRedmoon

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -11.8%

07-04-2013 23:44:06 | More by WOLFGANG
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

06-19-2013 20:37:02 | More by videofrog
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2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

06-15-2013 19:06:58 | More by desint
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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%
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

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2013 14:09:18 | More by IchLiebeBier
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3.51/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-18-2013 02:18:50 | More by DoubleJ
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

12-12-2012 21:00:32 | More by supermeniscus
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

05-19-2012 08:23:04 | More by RS3Sport
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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

05-09-2012 14:41:35 | More by BigCheese
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United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev +17.6%
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.

Serving type: cask

04-07-2012 15:23:58 | More by BlackHaddock
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

02-11-2012 11:23:33 | More by stevoj
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

01-21-2012 23:13:31 | More by samEBC
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4/5  rDev +17.6%

11-30-2011 18:07:05 | More by rekel
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3.85/5  rDev +13.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2010 12:37:52 | More by eric5bellies
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3.7/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2010 21:20:30 | More by benfons
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2.42/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2010 21:17:33 | More by ThaCreep
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4.05/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dark gold to amber in color, nice thick off-white head. The head eventually settles, but leaves a smooth covering over the liquid. Smells of sweet hops, very green with a hint of citrus and perhaps melon. Very inviting.

Initially subtle, with a medium-roast malt character, fairly sweet with maybe a hint of candi sugar or a good dose of cara pils. The label says: "water, barley malt, sugar, maize, roasted barley, hops, antioxidant." Then the hops come up immediately after and stay strong through the finish. The malt and hops are well balanced, with fresh bitter hops riding on a good foundation of toasted, fairly sweet malt.

The finish is both bitter and sweet, but not altogether clean. Nonetheless, I could sit down and have several of these. This is a very unexpected, hoppy delight that I will be purchasing more of in the near future. It is the closest I have come to a more "West Coast" US style pale ale on the continent. But I continue to search....

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2010 18:13:27 | More by malmquna
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John Martin's Pale Ale from John Martin's (John Martin SA)
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