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Marks & Spencer
Brewed at Brouwerij Huyghe

Style: Belgian Ale
London, England

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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Bottle conditioned; Regular
The flag of Flanders is known as the Vlaamse Leeuw, or Flemish Lion. The Flemish Community officially adopted this distinctive symbol in the late 20th century


leaparsons' rating

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (8311) - Leicester, Leicestershire, - JUN 30, 2013
Bottle. Golden with a bubbly white foam. Aromas are caramel and candy sugar with bready yeast and banana. Mellow lemon with minerals and floral aspects. Mixed spices with grain and traces of honey. Flavours are sweet caramel and grain with coriander spiciness and bittersweet lemon. Bready yeast with a herbal, dry, leafy finish. Not bad at all.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GoufCustom (874) - HONG KONG - DEC 14, 2014


330ml bottle bought at M&S Food Store in SoHo, Central.

Cloudy hazy light orange blonde colour with very thin trace of yeast sediments; One and a half finger head with crumpety white foam which lasts for 3 minutes; Excellent sticky lacing with fizzy small carbonation; Very fragrant aroma of Pils malt, with strong vanilla, banana, sugar, light caramel, honey, bubble gum, ester, coriander, light alcohol, bread, strong Bel yeast and thin grassy hops; Close to light sweet taste of Pils malt, with strong wheaty tartness, cherry, red fruits, pineapple, coriander, strong orange peels, light molasses notes, light alcohol, yeast, lemon light bitter grassy hops; Mid to light body. Slick and creamy palate; Mouth feel is pretty good Pils malt base with strong wheat presence, tartness all the way which overwhelms the sweet. Prominent orange peels and coriander, way stronger than most Belgian Whites. Ester is red-fruit based and light, with pineapple comes out as beer warms. Lesser Bel yeast taste. Spunky and nice!... Hoppiness is thin grassy nose, lemony and grass in taste. Bitterness is moderate hops - notably strong for the style - for an abrupt mid-to-low astringent finish; Dry after taste. Creamy and citrusy to mouth.

Comments: This one is brewed by Huyghe, so I had some expectation and it shows: Solid Pils base and despite the strong wheatyness, the body is still creamy, the malt and yeast work well to bring out some nice fruity bites with little sweetness and good moderate booziness. I enjoy Huyghe’s stuff for having good quality and its takes are quite different from other Belgian brewers. M&S has a good one here. Enjoyable!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
floydian1 (1057) - FNQ, Australia, - SEP 17, 2014
A decent Belgian Ale from M&S. Pours hazy blond with a good fluffy white head. Bittersweet flavours with earthy spicy notes balanced by honeyish malt bill. Palate is spritely and medium bodied.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (4223) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 1, 2014
330ml bottle from m&s Edinburgh. Pours clear golden yellow, thin white head. Aromas of orange, banana yeastiness, light spice. Taste brings some floral notes, orange bitter. Medium body, creamy texture, but slightly prickly carbonation. Good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
spacecube (970) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2014
330ml bottle from M&S, pours hazy orange with a large foamy white head. Aroma is coriander, light banana, floral hop over a light body with some caramel malt textures. The finish is dry and bitter. Overall a nice belgian blonde ale.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (10646) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2014
Bottled, 330ml from Marks & Spencers in Banbury. Orange gold with white head, high carbonation. There is a distinctive Belgian yeasty thing going on with this, candy, pear drop, synthetic banana along with a honeyed note. Sweetness to the fore although there is a hint of spiciness. It’s fine.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2014
Appearance: Clear amber with 2 finger thick white head. Aroma: Orange citrus, spice, slight floral and a light honey/syrup like note. Taste: Medium bitterness and sweetness with low sourness. Palate: Medium thick texture, light body, average carbonation, lingering bitter, sweet, slightly cloying spicy citrus finish. Comments: Tasty and glass lace.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackafholmes (349) - - MAY 12, 2014
Bottle from m&s. Misty orange beer with no head. Beautiful aroma of oranges and bananas. Same taste, but spoilt by unusual fizz I got from the belgian bruin.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
minutemat (1878) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2014
330ml bottle from M&S Birmingham New Street I think. Left for a while, only just got round to cracking open. Gusher. Solid, creamy blond with a good yeasty character.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (9915) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2014
Bottle on the train home from Twickers, from M&S in said place, 29/03/14. Golden with a big old off white covering. Nose is light yeast esters, vanilla essence, floral tones, orange peel, lemon rind. Taste comprises candyfloss, caramel, soft bread dough, light spice, candied fruits, light metallic notes. Medium bodied with a little punch, moderate carbonation, semi drying close. Decent enough Belgo affair.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1036) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2014
Bottle from Marks & Spencer. Clear gold beer. It’s a very easy to drink beer.


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