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Marks & Spencer
Brewed at Oakham

Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Paddington, England

bottled
common

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Karol (719) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 31, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Bottled. Bought today at Marks & Spencer. Very tasty! Nice citrus aroma and taste. Refreshing. Easy to drink. A nice bitter finish. A great sumer ale! Anytime again!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichardW (1764) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2013
M&S are using some excellent brewers for their bottled range. This is a gorgeous lemon citrusy beer with a fine biscuit background. Grassy, fresh and with a great bitter zing on the tongue. Veers towards a good quality Czech lager at times. Really enjoyed this.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thmsboyd (120) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUL 22, 2015
Bottle BBE: 09.15. Well-chilled. Pours a clear golden body with a medium, tight, creamy white head. Zesty nose predominantly of lemon with a little pine. A medium, slightly floral sweetness is followed up by a medium bitterness. Nicely-balanced and crisp. Light-medium bodied with a smooth texture, medium-low carbonation and a lasting finish. Nothing out of the ordinary, but a staple beer done very well.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GoufCustom (1105) - HONG KONG - JUN 18, 2015


500 ml bottle bought at M&S in iSquare, Tsim Sha Tsui.

Looks: Translucent light golden honey colour; One-and-a-quarter finger head with soapy white foam which lasts for 2 minutes; Excellent sticky lacing and fairly fizzy carbonation.

Aroma: Fragrant Ale malt, with strong orange, grapefruit, strong floral, toffee, cinnamon, honey, biscuits, yeast, lemon and sharp grass.

Taste: Mid to light sweet light Ale malt, with moderate tartness, light orange, light grapefruits, very light caramel, molasses, yeast, light spices, strong lemon, strong bitter hops and sharp grass.

Body: Mid to light. Fairly slick palate.

Mouth Feel: Good Ale malt base with fairly strong wheaty tartness. Orange and citrusy hops dominates, any sweetness is offset by Challenger’s lemony bitterness. Expressive and colourful throughout. Great!

Hoppiness Orange, grapefruit, strong floral, toffee, cinnamon, honey, lemon and sharp grass; in nose. Orange, grapefruit, spices, strong lemon and strong grass in taste. Bitterness is head strong for a lasting, strong astringent grassy finish.

After Taste: Fairly dry. Citrusy and strong bitter to mouth.

Comments: This one is expressive, with Challenger hops in abundance for some very nice orangy aroma and impressive bitter taste. No kitchen sink being thrown in as Mount Hood seems to take a back seat, but bold and expressive nevertheless. An excellent Golden Ale!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
omikr0n (807) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 1, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear yellow with thin white head. Aroma is grassy and spicy hops and a bit of malt. Flavor is bitter, quite similar to the aroma. Quite light, but very refreshing with nice biterness. Very enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (21410) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2013
Bottled, from M&S, Woking. Almost clear golden, small head. Aroma of custard, apricot and mango. Mid sweet with light-medium body and rounded mouthfeel. Elegant citrusy hops, mild soothing malt. Mid bitter finish.

3.5
   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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borresteijn (5466) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 11, 2014
50cl Bottle from M&S A’dam. Clear pale golden colour, thin white head. Aroma of floral hops, almost soapy, like lavender or rosemary, honey, some sweet malts and sweet lemon. Flavour is much the same, nice floral hoppiness, soft sweet honey, subtle bitter finish. Light-bodied. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garrold (2688) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
blackisle (1224) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2014
Bottle 50cl from M&S Amsterdam. Clear pale golden, two finger frothy white head, recedes quickly to a thick layer, fair lacing; aroma sweet malty, honey, floral, grass, citrus, bit soapy; taste moderate sweet, light bitter; light body, oily to watery texture, soft carbonation; finish is dry hoppy bitter, bit citrus, bit herbal. Nice one.


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