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Marks & Spencer Greenwich Red Ale

Marks & Spencer
Brewed at Meantime (SAB Miller)

Style: Amber Ale
Paddington, England


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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.22/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Brewed for Marks & Spencer by Meantime.
Note: This is not the same beer as the Meantime Yakima Red. They are similar recipes, but are not the same. They use completely different hops and malts.

Brewed with Crystal and Caramel malts for a deep copper red colour and 5 different types of American hops from the Yakima Valley in Washington State for a refreshingly balanced flavour.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Swaroga (1813) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 12, 2015
Amber color with a medium head. The beer hasn’t got a complicated aroma, mostly dough, bread skin, little caramel, delicate zest and red fruits. Taste is dry and malty. It has a nicely balanced clove like earthiness which adds up well to this beer. Bitterness is delicate. The aftertaste is fruity and earthy hops. It’s not a bad beer overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (7040) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2015
Copper in colour, with a slight, off-white, head and a trace of carbonation. Sweet, caramel and red berry fruits with a touch of leafy hop. Flavour was sweetish, with bready malts, more fruit and a decent, bitter, finish. Fine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (6595) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 24, 2014
Bottle from M&S, the gyle, Edinburgh. Pours clear copper, thin off-white head. Light mineral and caramel aromas, light citrus. Taste is more of the same, with some red fruit notes. Medium body, gentle carbonation. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (11473) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2014
Bottled, 750ml Cork & Caged from Marks & Spencers in Banbury. Red amber with white head. I had a slightly fusty aroma to this on opening which lead to a cigarette ash, flat note on drinking, again a little grainy, fusty. Sweet malts then start to emerge along with a fruity hop arrangement, nothing too specific. The 750ml got to be a struggle as there was quite a bit of carbonation going on. Ok, but not one I would go back to.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Douberd (3283) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle 750ml at home, c&c, into a big Guinness glass, ABV 4% Amber coloured with a clear body, with intense activity in it and a tall and thick tan head, with very good retention, leaving light lacing on the glass. Aroma of malts but also lots of citrus, some orange peel,quite hoppy and inviting. Taste on the other hand is nothing impressive, some malts, lots of iron, faint citrus. Medium thin body, average carbonation. Quite dry palate. Overall okay, with aroma being its stronger point.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borresteijn (5466) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 28, 2014
75cl Bottle from M&S A’dam. Clear deep amber colour, off-white head. Aroma of sweet malts, caramel/toffee, nice citrusy and fruity hops, sticky resin. Flavour is the same, light nutty, decent bitterness, nice fruity hops with resin. Light-bodied. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gary (1664) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2013
750ml good ,vibrant Amber ale. Fresh American hops and tangy richness..really easy to swill ...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
madmitch76 (18660) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2013
1st February 2013
Hazy red - brown beer with a decent pale tan head. Palate is light and a little crisp. Minerally carbonation. Watery malt, slightl lactose. Mild tangy orange and a touch of dark marmalade. Crisp and semi dry finish. Inoffensive but bland. Really doesn’t match the grandiosity of the bottle!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ManVsBeer (5967) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2013
Dark copper, next to no head. Has a very sweet fruity aroma and taste that appeals.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
themightyjag (257) - - AUG 3, 2013
750ml bottle from Marks and Spencer. Frothy off white head, some lacing. Body is dark reddish amber. Nose is initially apple but subsequently nutty. More nuts in the body, some chocolate, a little berries, lemon. Decent mouthfeel, medium carbonation. Decent considering it was in a £10 meal deal. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

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