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Marks & Spencer Belgian Cherry Wheat Beer

Marks & Spencer
Brewed at Brouwerij Huyghe

Style: Fruit Beer
Paddington, England
Serve in Flute, Shaker


on tap

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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
This Belgian cherry fruit beer is from the Huyghe Brewery synonymous with its pink elephant logo.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
graham_murphy (464) - - AUG 21, 2015
Next time I want a sour cherry juice with a healthy dash of beer I know where to come. It tastes good but it’s dominated by the cherry juice. Not sure it’s a beer at all.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rlgk (14695) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 11, 2015
Bottle at Chris and Ruth’s place in London. Clear reddish beer with a small offwhite head. Sweet cherry aroma, cherry seeds, sugary, some grapes. Sugary cherry flavor, very sweet and not that refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yespr (36243) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 11, 2015
33 cl bottle. Pours red with a fully gone head. Aroma is cherry, almondish. Citric, smooth almondish and sweet to citric cherry. Candy. Sweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Johnstledger8 (300) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 10, 2015
Bottle. Pours pinkish red with a pink non lasting bubbly white head. Aroma of sweet cherries, taste is the same not much else going on but very enjoyable. Not overpowering at all, really refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackafholmes (761) - - FEB 22, 2015
Bottle from m&s. Dark red with pink head. Aroma is cherry and rosewater. Taste is sweet and sour in equal measure, nicely Balanced. Prickly and medium body. Nice beer, got it cheap as well!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joe19612 (2229) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2015
Bottle.Pours a dark red colour with a head, aroma is malt with some cherry and wheat, taste is sweet with a dry fruity finish.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
uckelman (452) - Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2015 Cloudy, red. Small pink head. Looks like cherry NyQuil. Smells like cherry NyQuil mixed with a packet of bread yeast. Flavor is mostly cherry, quite tart. Medium-heavy oily palate. Finish is syrupy. The aroma is rather off-putting, but otherwise is quite good.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sarauckelman (297) - Durham, Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2015
Cloudy cherry red with no head. Smells of NyQuil -- extremely offputting. Taste starts off with a punch of cherry, nice and tart, and ends with the flavor of canned cherry pie filling with a hint of cinnamon. Odd for a beer, but not bad. Medium body, lively. Pretty tasty if you don’t smell it while drinking!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mr_h (3874) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - DEC 27, 2014
330ml bottle from Marks & Spencer, Ayr - clear deep red, thin pink head, sweet cherry aroma, no lacing, cherry, wheat flavour with a sourness, oily, prolonged fruity aftertaste

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GoufCustom (1162) - HONG KONG - DEC 27, 2014

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

Cloudy, hazy ruby pinkish red colour with a thick hard rim of yeast sediementsThree-quarter finger head with pink foam which last for 1 minute; Excellent sticky lacing and zero carbonation; Fragrant aroma of light malt, with strong cherry juice and fruit, red wine, light rhubarb, sugar, faint coriander and faint grass; Medium sweet taste of light malt, with moderate wheatyness, strong sour cherry, light sugar, coriander, yeast, light spices, lemon and very light grassy hops; Mid to light body, slightly slick and juicy palate; Mouth feel is overwhelming sour cherry onto a moderate Belgian white beer base - wheaty tartness can’t be felt, but fleshy and juicy Belgian sour cherry is everywhere. Natural sans-sugar sweetness gives some good balance to cherry sourness. Light coriander, yeast and lemony hops round up the taste. Pretty good for a fruit beer…Hoppiness is faint grass in nose, lemon and very light grass in taste. No bitterness, just sour and sweet fruity cherry finish; Slightly dry after taste. Very easy and fruity to mouth.

Comments: Lots of nice Kriek-type cherry in this one, and its fruity taste is natural with nice sweet balance. Thick yet refreshing, I like this Belgian White cum fruit beer a lot. Will buy again!

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