Marks & Spencer
Brewed at Oakham

Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Paddington, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Bottled, Regular;
The Cambridgeshire Golden Ale is brewed with a blend of English Challenger and American Mount Hood hops, balanced by East Anglian Maris Otter malt. Dry hopping before bottling gives a burst of flavour on the palate and a subtle bitterness that lingers beautifully.
Ingredients: water, barley malt (Maris Otter), wheat malt, hops (Challenger, Mount Hood), yeast, carbon dioxide.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
zvikar (4086) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - SEP 19, 2014
Bottle shared at DSG’s 5555 tasting at Sar Hamashkahot Ramat Gan. ThanksSharon. Pours yellow with a small head, aroma of fflowers, herbs and malt, flavor is bitter with grapefruits and floral notes, medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
floydian1 (1214) - FNQ, Australia, - SEP 12, 2014
500ml bottle from M&S in London (BBE 7/15). Clear bright golden pour with a fluffy reasonably stable white head. Bready malts on the nose with flowery and citrusy hops. Taste is bittersweet with hoppy grassy and straw notes. Palate is medium-light and easy drinking. Enjoyable session ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HerrBierkoenig (669) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 9, 2014
From 0.5l bottle. BBD: 12 2014. Pours clear golden liquid, small white head with big bubbles, fell down quickly. Aroma: quite light but balanced floral, orange, citrus, Taste: light to medium sweet, medium to heavy bitter, dry, orange, orange zest, light resin, floral. Palate: light body, slick texture, soft carbonation, medium long light bitter finish. Overall: good, quite drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MichaelAwesome (5914) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - SEP 3, 2014
Bottle from M & S in Eastbourne shared with McTapps. Fine one with high drinkability, balanced aromas of hops, flowers and citrus fruits. Definitely recommendable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
McTapps (5921) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - SEP 3, 2014
Bottle from M & S in Eastbourne. Pours out in a deep golden colour with low head and medium body. Aroma of mild hops, flowers and herbs. Taste of bitter hops, vanilla, pine, mild herbs, thyme, flowers and barley. Easy drinkable and enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
martjoobolut (1780) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 30, 2014
0,5L bottle, BB 12.2014. Pours clear golden with white head. The small head stays for a moment. Aroma is sweet & sour, fruits, pineapple, and citrus. Flavor is sweet, fruits, citrus, hay, and malt .Finish is dry bitter. Overall: ok brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rand (1297) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 17, 2014
Blonde-straw Ale, low crackling and foam. Fruity and floral aromas, a little sappy. The taste is pleasant, on cereals, dry with a subtil bitterness and floral notes. Perfumed and pleasant, really good local Ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kerenmk (3414) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle sample at DSG’s 5555th rating tasting at Sar HaMashkaot Ramat Gan. Thanks zvikar. Pale clear gold with white ring. Musty aroma, a little sweet and bready. Sweet, slightly bitter. Very mild carbonation, light body, long, bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
berkshirejohn (5282) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2014
50cl bottle. pale straw, ring of white head; moderate carbonation; complex aroma, citrus, vanilla and oak; soft grainy body with some grapefruit bitterness; and a reasonable length of finish with some dry biscuit and lingering vanilla. A lot better than I was expecting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garrold (2833) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2014
Clear, straw colour. Thin, lasting, white head. Lemon zest. Tinned pear. Something like vanilla. Taste is dry and light bitter. Fresh palate. Soft carbonation. Long, light bitter finish. Easy drinking.

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