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

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
John Martin's (John Martin SA)
Belgium | website

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by TheLongBeachBum on 01-06-2005

BEER STATS
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
47
Avg:
3.4
pDev:
23.24%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
4
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 22 | Ratings: 47
Reviews by mmahut:
Photo of mmahut
2.83/5  rDev -16.8%
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.

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Photo of Bob84
3.56/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Antyk
3.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of frontalot
4.5/5  rDev +32.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very drinkable beer with great flavor and light on the booze.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.7/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a deep copper color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and good lacing. Aroma of Belgian malt with dry English hops with some light fruity ester. Taste is also a well balance mix between some lightly sweet Belgian style malt with some notes of dry hops with some fruity ester. Medium body with some good carbonation. Definitely better then expected with a nice refreshing factor.

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Photo of desint
2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of Olegophren
4.5/5  rDev +32.4%
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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Photo of BlackHaddock
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.

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Photo of ThaCreep
2.43/5  rDev -28.5%
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.

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Photo of eric5bellies
3.82/5  rDev +12.4%
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.

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Photo of vhmf1978
4/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of Sigmund
3.08/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

33 cl bottle, simply called "Martin’s Pale Ale", now available in Norway. ABV is 5.8%. Website www.anthonymartin.be Deep golden nearly orange colour. Large head. Aroma of sweet malts, molasses and rotting fruits, hints of spices and leather. Flavour is well hopped, but unfortunately there is an everpresent molasses and dark syrup sweetness in the background, making the beer too cloying to be something I’ll buy again when I have finished my 4 bottles.

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Photo of mdagnew
3.23/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

330ml bottle bought from Redmonds, Dublin...

Poured a dark copper colour. White head poured very big and foamy with a meringue like topping. Loads of carbonation bubbles rush to the surface maintaining a good covering throughout... lots of clingy lacing...

Aroma - Sugary, malty sweetness mixed with grassy and salty notes, strong hints of talc, quite floral, lightly spiced fruits (limes, lemons, sweet apples), sherbet dip notes, hints of Mountain Dew, faint biscuit / cookie notes, some bready and yeasty traces..

Taste - Light caramel malts, quite a lot of metallic notes, strong (slightly sickly) vegetal / rotten fruit notes, quite bready, overripe fruits (apples, pears), nutty sweetness, very buttery, some light pepper spiciness, faint cloves..

Feel - Pretty smooth and creamy and maybe a little cloying... medium bodied... a bit sickly to make me want to go back for another...

Overall - A slightly strange pale ale - a bit too sweet for my liking... possibly worth a try once...

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Photo of dbalsock
2.32/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

App: Pours a copper gold with a thin whispy head that dissipates quickly. No lacing to speak of and altogether not very attractive.

Smell: Floral hop bouquet above a sweet body that seems like it was fermented with a belgian yeast strain.

Tasate: The malt component reminds me of a very poor fat tire, while the very present hop taste is strong but very blunted and dull without the usual kick that a hoppy beer tends to bring for flavor. Not just a little boring, but not very appetizing or refreshing.

Mouthfeel: Thick and syrupy without the balancing components of a range of spicey and sharp hops. Almost like a pilsner fermented with belgian yeasts and left to sit for days, but with too strong a hop character for it to be old.

Drinkability: This was very hard to drink just a glass of and I would not go back for more. It made me miss my homebrew like no beer has before.

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Photo of atis
3.36/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours clear and darkish amber/copper with large foamy head and nice patchy lacing. Aroma is syrupy sweet malts, caramel. Taste is sweetish caramel malt, some bitterness, ripe fruit, with long lasting sweetish aftertaste. Mouthfeel is medium with very slight alcohol warming.

I can not say the beer is excellent, but very drinkable.

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Photo of JohnfromDublin
3.23/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I tasted this 330 ml bottle, just after it's "best by" date on 21.09.2008. ABV stated as 5.8%.
It poured a clear amber body topped with a decent white foam. Plenty of bubbles rising to the surface. Aroma was an immediate grassy "pilsner" type hops.

The taste was again of a supercharged pilsner, though with a cloying syrupy sweetness to it. Pretty one dimensional brew.
Overall; pretty disappointing experience; I didn't actually finish the bottle. Maybe it deteriorated drastically after it over-ran its "best by" date. I'm not sure it could improve that much, though.

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Photo of altmer
4/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of IchLiebeBier
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

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Photo of janubio
3.42/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a copper colour, with a small head that fades soon, but leaves a good lace. Aroma of caramel, toffee, butter, red fruits. Medium to light body, thick palate. God carbonation. Taste is similar to the smell, adding notes of citrus. Good.

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Photo of SVD
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of BigCheese
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of knot
4.5/5  rDev +32.4%

Photo of supermeniscus
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of Nine_Tails
3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of AlexAfonin
4/5  rDev +17.6%

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