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Marks & Spencer
Brewed at Meantime

Style: Amber Ale
London, England

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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.21/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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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.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
iammarc (385) - Inverness, SCOTLAND - MAY 3, 2012
750ml bottle. M&S. Firstly...Massive bottle! Cherry aroma, fruity, bundles of red berries, a delicious aroma. Mild brown body, reddy brown. Soft fluffy head. Wonderful full-of-cherry taste, sweet, soft bitter finish. Good carbonation. Spongey palate. This is a fantastic brew, a must-try!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gary (1366) - Brentford, London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2013
750ml good ,vibrant Amber ale. Fresh American hops and tangy richness..really easy to swill ...

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zacgillbanks (2244) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2012 750ml Corked Bottle of Greenwich Red Ale from M&S Newcastle. Copper coloured with a malty and red fruity flavour, woody and floral hop notes with a berry and bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (3937) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2013
Bottle. Bronze with a small head. Malty with some fruitiness. Plenty of body considering its relatively low strength. Nice slightly bitter finnish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DnAuK (112) - South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2012
Tasted as Marks & Spencer Greenwich Red by Meantime. But having had this on tap before I can confirm its the same. Deep red colour. Rich dark toffee and plum aroma. Plenty of roast malt in the flavour but balanced by heavy hopping so quite bitter. Just a bit too astringent and a little thin to be a classic. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cuso (4376) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 11, 2012
Bottle as Meantime Greenwich Red Ale purchased in M&S Bratislava. Dark chestnut color with huge beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, pines, spicy hops. Taste, roasted malt, grapefruit, pines, caramel. Grapefruit bitter hops finish. Easy drinkable beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (8076) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2013
Bottle at ChrisO tasting, thanks to Leighton, 30/12/12. Lightly hazed reddish brown with a thin tan head that clears to a film. Nose is caramel malt, light grapefruit, sugars, background hops. Taste follows, caramel malt at the fore, touch of pine, bitter tropical fruit notes. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, some bitterness in the dryish finish. Decent.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borresteijn (4618) - Amsterdam, 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (7134) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2012
750ml corked bottle (’Greenwich Red Ale’) from Fosse M+S. Pours pale, clear ruby with a flattening cream head. Enticing, musky, red berry-laden aroma with hints of sherbet and cinder toffee; fresh-rubbed oily hop backed with chocolate and digestive maltiness. Crisp, well-bittered berry, flowers and peaches hop flavour balanced attractively with cinder toffee, liquorice and walnut notes. Chorophyll-hoppy on the belch. Tasty: like a bottled Sheps with added US hops, but better.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wheresthepath (1532) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2012
[750ml bottle from Marks & Spencers Reading] Red-brown with a moderate cream head. Some tropical fruit in the aroma (mango & peach) which on tasting develops into a berr-like taste. Caramel & treacle develop, with a burnt sugar bitterness coming through. Decent beer, maybe a little thin.


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