Marks & Spencer
Brewed at Oakham

Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Paddington, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 52   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
petexner (935) - CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 11, 2014
bottle. pretty good ale, pal golden color, small head, fresh palate, dry taste and finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rlgk (13338) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 22, 2014
Bottle at Marks&Spencer in Prague. Golden beer with a small offwhite head. Citrus aroma, grassy, bready, bisbuits, caramel, some lemongrass. Hoppy floral flavor, grassy, hay, citrus, bready notes. Decent but not more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (3158) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2014
Clear gold with a fast-settling head, fruity nose with hints of melon and honey, body has notes of lime and honey, crisp and faintly earthy bitterness, very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
kufdam (159) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2013
500ml bottle. Another cracking Oakham beer. Very pale with lip smacking hops. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gary (1662) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2013
Bottled ; Golden with flaky white head. citrus fruit nose . Light and easy to swill on the palate . zesty hops , with lemon , suagar and caramerl malt richness .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (5333) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2013
Bottle at home from Euston M&S. Aroma is crisp lemon zest, toasty, mineral. Golden straw clear pour with a thin scummy head. Flavour is clean biscuity malt, lemon zest, slight grassy hop. Some floral ester characters in there as well. Palate is crisp and light with medium carbonation. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (7634) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2013
Thought this was JHB? Last sampled for breakfast on the back seat of a National Express between Heathrow and Gatwick. This bottle back to back with a Kernel. Slim-lidded lager gold wafting with pine, white musk and mandarin handwash, boiled flowers. Decent sweet brittle (lightly buttered) pine, lime and crackers flavour possibly mildly damaged by bottling. Buttery grass bitterness and lime finish. I probably shouldn’t but prefer this to the Kernel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
culchiem (3002) - Berlin, GERMANY - NOV 30, 2013
Bottle. Light caramel with a short head. Aroma is sweet caramel, flavor much the same, sweet caramel, syrupy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatPhil (10810) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 2, 2013
500ml bottle (M&S, Tallinn) - thanks Marduk!
Amazingly marmaladey aroma, grapefruit and other citrus zest. Touch malty too, but it’s a bit thin. Flattish palate, gently sweet. Simple but tasty pale bitter. A bit papery. Drying finish, long and dusty, a bit earthy chalky, but still a bit sweet too. Adequate for the strength, but a bit thin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marduk (3964) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 2, 2013
500ml bottle. Clear golden color. Small size, white head, stays somewhat. Hops, marmalade, grainy, oranges in aroma. Burnt caramel, hops, grainy, marmalade, sweet flavor. Dry hoppy aftertaste.

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