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Marks & Spencer Cornish Ale

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Marks & Spencer
Brewed at St. Austell

Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Paddington, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.37/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This bottle conditioned ale has been uniquely brewed using locally grown Cornish gold malt, traditionally malted using a special kilning process to develop a deep bronze colour and intense flavour. The sweet, lightly nutty malt balances well with zesty orange and spicy aromas from the hops.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (4996) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2015
Bottle at home picked up at Euston M&S. Nice deep reddy copper coloured pour with a lasting creamy fine head. Aroma is sweet nutty malts, little toffee and dried fruit action, mineral. Later a little soapy note develops on the nose. Flavour follows, semi-sweet caramel, grain husks, little earthy note, dried raisin. Little firm slightly rough bitterness. Palate is creamy, semi-sweet, moderate carbonation. Decent bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vaiz (3742) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 1, 2015
Bottle at home. Clear sunset amber pour, almost orange head. Aroma is quite malty, toffee, nuts, subtle raisins, marmelade and a hint of licorice. Flavor is quite bitter, smooth and clean. Well balanced and very clean brew.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stravale (2425) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - APR 29, 2015
Bottle from Marks and Spencer, Enniskillen [290415]
Reddish brown, clear, little head
Aroma of soft light sweet fruits, orange, red berries, fruity caramel malts
Taste of fruity caramel, red berries, soft caramelised orange, soft spicy hedgerow hops, touch of yeast, quite a rich flavour, not keen on the soft mineral note
Palate - Very soft carb, medium body, smooth, soft sweet. Finish of soft fruity malts, that mineral note again
Overall - Like the fruity caramel malts in this, easy going, above average

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (5764) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 19, 2014
500ml bottle from M&S, the Gyle, Edinburgh. pours dark copper brown, thin ring of off-white head. Dark fruit aromas, sweet, light biscuit notes. Taste is red fruit, light nuttiness, maybe some light citrus, but bitter orange at the back, nothing more. Too fizzy, but OK.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6804) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle from the Broadmead, Bristol branch as part of a 6 UK beers for Ł10 deal, which proved to be excellent value. Copper coloured with a big, frothy, off-white head. Hedgerow hops, some biscuity malts, a hint of citrus and lengthy, bitter finish. Good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (4032) - Trois-Rivičres, Quebec, CANADA - APR 11, 2014
Bottle from M&S Den Haag. Clear deep copper pour with quickly vanishing white head. Aroma of toasted malt, wet grassy hoppy notes and figs. Taste is sweet, toasted caramel, figs and dates with a nice bitter grassy finish. A really nice blend of English malts and hops, really quite tasty. Palate is medium I didn’t have any expectations but bought it on the basis that the other beers I had were ok. This was pretty good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (5615) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - APR 1, 2014
Bottle from M&S Den Haag. Poured a clear medium amber with a very thin broken white head. The aroma is sweet hop malt. The flavour is medium bitter light sweet with a tropical fruit malt light hop palate and a short bitter finish. Medium to light bodied with average carbonation. Nice and refreshing but a little sweet for me.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (8722) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2014
Bottle. Copper with an off white foam. Aromas are weetabix and toffee with soap and raisins. Some leafy, herbal notes with light vinous aspects. Flavours are juicy malts with raisins and berries. Woody with toffee and nutty tea. Spicy with a berry fruit finish. Decent.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (6353) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 9, 2014
50cl bottle from M&S, the Hague. Decent white head. Hazy amber pour. Nice bitterness

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (14856) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle from Dover Marks & Spencer drunk on the train to Folkestone. Clear mid brown colour lasting beige head. Hoppy aroma. Fresh hoppy aroma. Lovely. Decent biscuit malt. Some light pepper on the finish. Hops dominate through out. Just lacks a little malt fullness otherwise a perfect esb.


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