Graham77 (341) - - MAR 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma is dominated by honey sweetness with background cereal. This is a very pleasant beer but not a style I would choose to drink to often due to the sweetness. It is definitely worth a try though.
culchiem (3236) - Berlin, GERMANY - FEB 7, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Clean gold with a medium head. Aroma is bready malt. Flavour is honey, bread, fruity. Sweet finish.
berkshirejohn (5513) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50cl bottle from M&S, Camberley. Pale amber with a rapidly dissipating white head; honey aroma; musty honey taste with some citrus fruit; and a dry honey finish. The honey is dominant, but also quite subtle.
tinylightsrecs (437) - - AUG 28, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Marks and Spencer Team Valley. Pours pale gold with decent white head. Slight sweetness but not much else flavourwise to be honest. A little bland
Earlier Rating: 12/23/2014 Total Score: 3.4
Bottle from Marks and Spencer Team Valley. Pours light orange, nice honey touch - light and easy to drink
mr_h (4205) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUL 18, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle from Marks & Spencer, High Street, Ayr, honey, malty aroma, golden, minimal head, no lacing, earthy, honey, malty flavour, soft carbonation
ClubGonzo (4998) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 2, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear golden body with a small white head. Nose is caramel, nuts, straw, heather honey and hints of pale malts and light syrup. Taste is pale malts, grass, floral heather tones, honey and hints of nuts and bread. Light body, medium carbonation. Quite all right, though not astonishing.
colui72 (488) - HONG KONG - JUN 22, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden with creamy white head. Sweet aroma and taste of honey, refreshing. Overall a decent drink.
SilkTork (5467) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2015
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml dark bottle, filtered. M&S Organic Scottish Beer. 5%. Gift from Marie. Gold colour. Quite dry with buttery notes. Pleasant noble type hops. This is pretty close to a Czech Lager. On a blind taste test I doubt if anyone could spot the difference, though there is honey in the aroma.
Mr_Pink_152 (2729) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle as M&S Scotish Beer with Heather Honey. Golden colour with a white head. The aroma is certainly honey, as is the taste. Very drinkable, and a real honey taste.
allmyvinyl (7779) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 2, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml bottle from Marks & Spencer, Morningside. As "organic Scottish beer with heather honey". Pours clear gold, thin white head. Strong honey aromas, light butterscotch, light metallic note. Taste is honey, sweet malt. Light body, earthy honey finish. Not my kind of beer.
GoufCustom (1302) - HONG KONG - MAR 20, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle as “Mark & Spencer Organic Scottish Beer with Heather Honey” bought at Mark & Spencer in 1Square, Tsim Sha Tsui.
Clear, golden honey colour; Half finger head with white foam which lasts for 1 minute; Very good sticky lacing and fizzy carbonation; Fragrant and sweet aroma of malt, with strong honey, plums, floral nectar, sugar, light wet cardboard, very light lemon and light grass; Close to medium sweet taste of full malt, with strong molasses, light honey, light floral, strong bread, light yeast, lemon, pretty strong bitter hops and strong sharp herbal grass; Close to light body. Thin but fairly slick palate; Mouth feel is very malty and bready in a rather thin body. Honey taste is much lighter than the intense aroma. Sweet molasses and light floral dominates, mouthful of white bread and herbal grass. Really feels like a well-made but somewhat muted Helles. Good!... Hoppiness is sweet floral, light lemon and light grass in nose. Lemon and strong herbal grass in taste. Bitterness is quite strong and sharp, balanced well with sweetness for a lasting strong sweet-bitter finish; Dry after taste. Floral and bitter sweet to mouth.
Comments: The honey influence is pretty much focused onto the aroma, which is neat already. Yet the taste is somewhat divisive – sweet bready Helles on one head and muted, no-so-uplifting undertone on the other. Taste solid, but not an eye opener. Drinkable still.