Marks & Spencer
Brewed at Oakham

Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Paddington, England


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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   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.

leaparsons' rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (9110) - Leicester, Leicestershire, - JUN 30, 2013
Bottle. Light gold with a white foam. Aromas are marmalade with toast malts and nice fresh grassy notes. Jammy with candy sugar and mellow grapefruit. Flavours are sweet, jammy lemon and apricot with a fairly restrained grapefruit and lemon bitterness to finish low toast malts with some residual sugar. A decent hoppy brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
EdKing (2232) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2015
Bottle from M&S Brixton. Got excited about these beers being from Oakham but this one is pretty much in the bog standard golden ale catagory, Clear golden amber with a fairly hefty white light foam head. Nose is honeyish biscuit malt, cereal grain husky and musky, slight citrous peel, dab of grapefruit. taste is quite a dry citrous bitter hop, with something earthier and more astringent, honeyish cereal malt. In the finish there’s a bit of mild grapefruit rind.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewTom (510) - - SEP 27, 2015
Sweet nose with some grassy hops. Plenty of earthy wood flavour subtlety balanced with biscuity malt. An excellent modern take on this traditional British style. Rated by BrewTom

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
borre_m (814) - NORWAY - SEP 17, 2015
Pours clear golden. Aroma is malty and slightly hoppy. Lots of flavor, malty and hoppy. But light and refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Senka (964) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 16, 2015
50cl. Beautifull, gentle floral and a bit grassy spring hops. Pours clear golden, with thick head. Head retention is beautiful. Lacing is beautiful. Gently bitter, hoppy and grassy to taste. Rather thin. Very refreshing. Good when warm and cold.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vincent68 (576) - Nitra, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 9, 2015
500 ml fľaša v akcii Marks & Spencer Nitra. Takmer citrónovožltá farba, jemná krémová biela pena, aróma chmeľu a citrusov. Stredná rezkosť, od začiatku nástup horkosti, citrus, tráva byliny, horkosť sa drží dlho a pomaly doznieva.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThirstyBird (2315) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2015
Bottle purchases at M&S in Berko. Pours a car golden yellow with a cream coloured head. The smell is toasted malt & citrus. The taste is crisp and fruity up front with some toasted grain then ending dry and citrusy. The body isLight and silky with fine carbonation. Solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (37030) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2015
50 cl bottle. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is mild fruity and mild grapefruity. Bitter and crisp hoppy. Bitter and slight herbal,mdry and bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
cityzen (111) - FRANCE - AUG 4, 2015
Un goût franc et marqué de noisette et de malt, une bière de caractère vraiment anglaise.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thmsboyd (166) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (5220) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2015
Bottle from M&S New Oscott; clear straw yellow pour with a thin white head, aroma has fresh lemon, taste has lemon, a hint of pine, some grapefruit, very clean crisp and refreshing, it’s easy to mock goldes but this is well crushable.

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