flying_pig (757) - SCOTLAND - NOV 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle as a birthday gift:
Fairly average beer really and one took a little time to open up but also started to fade before I had finished it. The beer was sweet and featured a lot of honey as you would expect but other than this and some bitterness through I don’t think it had particularly much going for it sadly.
larsga (5812) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium offwhite head. Clear yellow body with light carbonation.
Light fruity floral aroma with spicy gingery notes. Dry-sweet
spicy gingery fruity taste with perfumy floral notes.
Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dryish spicy gingery floral
aftertaste with grape, mint and honey notes. Very nice and
subtle. Highly drinkable. (0.5l bottle, from Marks & Spencer,
Edgware Road, London.)
tomer (1343) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - NOV 12, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
At at tasting, thanks Roei, small bubbley head, clear golden colour, aroma of cardboard, pine wood and honey, flavour of honey, almonds and some bread, a little unpleasant bitterness. Drinkable but not too exciting.
DSG (4677) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 9, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks tomer. As Marks & Spencer Organic Scottish Heather Honey Beer. Clear golden with a white head. Aroma of graininess, honey, a bit of malt and some spiciness. Sweetish flavor with honey, some spiciness, malt, floral notes and a drier finish. Medium-bodied.
Garrold (317) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
The M&S one. Clear golden colour. White, dissipated head. Aroma of lavender bath salts! No heather honey. Doesn’t even smell like beer. Taste is soapy and bitter. Not good.
BlackHaddock (2887) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown 500ml bottle: Marks and Sparks version; BBD end of Mar 14. Poured into an Abbot Ale glass tankard at home on 2 Nov 13.
Slight haze to this lager looking beer: golden with a white crown.
The aroma wasn’t strong, but I picked up some unusual aromas: floral, mild honey and butterscotch being the main three.
The taste was also delicate and subtle, again with a floral lead, some hints of honey sweetness and this time biscuits rather than the butterscotch hinted about in the smell.
I enjoyed it: would I seek it out again? Most likely not.
Theydon_Bois (5201) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Hootananny, Inverness, 18/10/13.
Clear golden with a good sized off white head that retains well.
Nose is floral, both honey and heather are evident, herbal notes, light caramel, sweet smelling.
Taste comprises honey, floral hop, caramel malt, light grass, herbal qualities, touch of sugar.
Medium bodied, soft carbonation, sweet finish.
This was one of those beers I thought I wouldn’t enjoy but it turned out well, helped partly by good conditioning.
Brandman (1751) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 18, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
For the sake of the social interaction just numeral ratings and/or some highlighted attributes. Slightly fruity, honeyish, balanced.
johndoughty (3528) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Tried under its Marks and Spencers rebadging. Why do people do this? Golden with a small head. Honey flavours are present which produces a very smooth and slightly sweet ber. A good one.
tommann (2293) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle. Pours gold with a medium head. Aroma is buttery, with a little straw and heather. Taste has sweet straw to start with a buttery honey finish. Oily mouthfeel.