Marks & Spencer
Brewed at Meantime (SAB Miller)

Style: Smoked
Paddington, England


on tap


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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.43/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Bottled, Occasional;

Graham77's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Graham77 (412) - - MAR 8, 2014
500ml bottle. The aroma is predominantly smoky the flavour both smoky and sweet. This is a very good robust beer. This is the first time I have tried the bock style, I am very impressed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ManVsBeer (8277) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2015
Bottle from Marks & Spencer, Halifax. Clear copper-red with a thin head. Well smoked in its aroma with plenty of ham evident here. It’s a little less stated in its taste and has a very drinkable texture for it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2014
Bottled 05/07/14. A very dark brown coloured beer with an off-white short lived head. Great smoked malts in the nose. Really authentic Bambergian aromas full of smoked ham. Also good smoke in the mouth. Hints of sweetness too and Germanic hopping. I like it a lot. Not Schlenkerla but pretty damn good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnRMurdoch (4266) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 6, 2014
500ml bottle shared with mr_h. Medium brown, reasonable head. Grain caramel malt flavour. Smokey toffee grain flavour. Bitter sweet aftertaste. A mildly smokey bitter. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mr_h (4643) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUL 5, 2014
500ml bottle from Marks & Spencer, Ayr - clear brown, thin bubbly off-white head, raisin toffee aroma, no lacing, subtle smokiness, toffee dominates, oily texture

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuartyboy (1388) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle shared with Mr_H a clear reddish brown ale with underlying smokey peaty flavours up front is red fruits and brown sugar giving a sweet finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zacgillbanks (4233) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2014
Bottle from M&S Metrocentre, Gateshead. Copper coloured with a smoked malt and toffee flavour, oak notes and more light roasted notes on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (12910) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2014
Bottled, 500ml from Marks & Spencers in Banbury. Reddy brown with big off white head. There is a light, peaty bonfire note in the aroma, this doesn’t totally follow through to the flavour but there is enough to pick up a hint of smoky bacon. The beer is a touch sweetish, malty, roasted grain with a hint of roasted plum or caramelised apple. Pretty decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (18038) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2014
Bottle at home in London - picked up at M&S. Pours clear, amber-gold with a thin, creamy off-white head. The aroma is somewhat hammy with notes of toasted, bready malts, some ripening berries, restrained smoke. Medium sweet flavor with nice cured ham character, a bit of dry bread, honey, faint toffee. Medium bodied with average, massaging carbonation. Moderate sweetness at the end with further toasty bread, cured ham, a bit of other smoked meat, subtle toffee sugars, just touches of bitter leaves. Absolutely nothing wrong here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2014
Bottle - Reddish Brown in colour. Light smoke aroma; reminiscent of smoked ham. Malty; smoked malts, caramel. Hoppy; little hop bitterness. Sweet smoky malty and rather dry throughout. It is a rather subtle smoked taste; not overpowering or intense. Perhaps a good choice for people who have never tried smoked beers before. Easy drinking lightly smoked beer.

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