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Marks & Spencer Essex Summer Ale

Marks & Spencer
Brewed at Crouch Vale

Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Paddington, England


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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.43/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
This summer ale is crafted at Crouch Vale Brewery, an award winning microbrewery situated close to the River Crouch.

Made with a blend of the finest British lager and Maris Otter malts.
NOTE: This is NOT the same beer as Crouch Vale Brewers Gold - the grist is different.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sdavies83 (28) - - SEP 9, 2013
Citrus, orange-like aroma with a dry, hoppy taste and finish. Lightly carbonated so makes for good summer session ale. -- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quack-Duck (9119) - Down South, GERMANY - FEB 19, 2011
bottle from M&S Bath, bought last summer. Clear golden colour, large white head. Very florwal aroma. Light-bodied, shy malt flavours, lots of perfumy, flowery hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2011
Bottled. A pale blonde and headless beer. Lovely citrussy notes throughout this with tasty orangey fruits and a floral note. Light marmalade. Fresh fruity and tasty. The citrus really is good. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gary (1843) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2011
(bottled) Good hoppy nose; creamy mouth , with unity between fruity hops and mild malt sweetness. Very easy to sink. Bottling something delicate like this is probaly tough , so this would ovbiously be even more vibrant cask. Nice .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (17163) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2010
Bottle from M&S St Pancras. Lager and Maris Otter malts. Pale gold with thin lasting white head. Typical Crouch Vale grassy hop aroma. Good in mouth. Fullish and lovely tangerine orange fruit on finish. Itís a decent grassy golden ale with a very good finish, but Crouch Vale donít seem to have kicked on from Brewers Gold. Itís a rather delicious summer gold beer with lager drinkability. Subtles and decent. Finish is good though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fin (9475) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2010
Bottle from M & S Lincoln, consumed at Langworth Lakes campsite, Nr Lincoln, Lincs 22.09.10 Pours gold with a white head, looks fine. The aroma is hoppy but tinged with a sweetness, overall this is crisp, clean bitter and dry, hoppy and refreshing and decent. A6 A5 T6 P4 Ov12 3.3

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (9778) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2010
Bottle. Bright gold with a thin foam. Aromas are biscuit and hay malts with grassy hops. Citrus with some floral notes. Flavours are sweet, jammy citrus with crisp hops and low malts. Refreshing. One to convert lager drinkers with.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (13040) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2010
Bottled, 500ml from M&S, Summertown, Oxon. Gold with white head. Initially quite bubbly, carbonated, but it settled down to quite a fresh tasting beer, light malts with a tangy hop character, lemony, lagery just with a little more depth. Nicely made beer and definitely worth a try.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RuneStumo (2550) - Haugesund, NORWAY - AUG 6, 2010
06.08.2010, 0,5l Bottle bought in York, UK - Thanks Trine my dear wife! The label says this is a "Seasonal guest". Golden yellow colour. Clear with a thin layered white head. Aroma is dominated by hops and bitterness. There is not to much malt, and flavour and aroma is secured by a nice hoppiness. Lively carbonated. Bitter lasting aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (4950) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2010
Bottle. Golden and clear with a small head.Some citrus and quite crispy. Easy to drink but nothing outstanding.

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