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Marks & Spencer Belgian Lager

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Marks & Spencer
Brewed at Haacht

Style: Pale Lager
London, England

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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 2.32/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.39   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Be aware this is likely to be Gala Pils, which is the beer used for most UK supermarket own-brand "Belgian Lagers".


2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tinylightsrecs (163) - - JUN 29, 2014
Can from M&S Wetherby Services. A bit sour, malty but reasonably refreshing.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BlackHaddock (3514) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2014
500ml can BBD end of Jan 2015, shared with my father on 25th May 2014 during an afternoon of lager/pilsner comparing. This faired a lot better than some of them! Light golden and showing all the usual lager/pilsner attributes in looks, the white head even gave off some lacing which surprised us both. Spritzy and crisp in nature with no real aroma or taste. Neither sweet nor bitter it was a ’middle of the road’ lager based beer that didn’t offend or excite the taste buds or any other of the senses.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gary (1337) - Brentford, London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2014
Canned: a dull ass beer, it was nice enough to take my attention away from the fat couple eating Big Macs opposite me _ : a basic lager : some light malt and dry grassy hops.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
imdownthepub (10021) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2014
Can, 500ml from M&S in Banbury. Pale gold with short white head. Grainy, slightly fusty flavours from the thinnish malt, there is a CO2 edge, damp cardboard and a tinny note. Some mild lemon notes with a malty sweetness later. Not one of the better canned beers around at present.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
rlgk (10119) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - JAN 22, 2014
Can from Marks&Spencer in Prague. Clear yellow/light golden beer with a small White head. Bready malt aroma, citrus, some spicy notes. Malty yest flavor, bready, grass, floral notes. Quite thin bodied and not very good,

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
kwik-lime (1259) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2013
Straw colour, bit corny and heavily carbonated but with some decent hop character to give it a crisp-ish finish. Reasonable.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
oh6gdx (20253) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 5, 2013
Bottled (thanks SADESAs and CueSheets father!). Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is mild herbs, not very interesting and also has some light starch like sweetness to it. Flavour is quite similar. Bland and watery.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Theydon_Bois (7944) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2013
Can on the train home from the 23rd Battersea Beer Festival - 06/02/13. Poured some into my sandwich box to check the colouration ! Light golden/blonde with a thin white head. Nose is pale malt, light citrus, caramel. Taste comprises pale malt, grain, light citrus. Medium body with light spritzy carbonation. Very basic fayre. I accidently kicked the can over and wasted half of it. This was meant to be !!!

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
wimpyjoe (3568) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2012
Pale yellow colour, clear with a small carbonation. Ordinary aroma, full lager taste.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
FatPhil (9182) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 15, 2012
500ml can (Marks & Spencers Kriistine, Tallinn)
Very typical pale lager aroma, bland and a little sweet. Pale, brief light head. Very metallic and fatty hoppy palate, quite astringent like an ESL, but without any of the body of an ESL. In fact it’s quite watery. Not very pleasant, but not a disaster either.


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