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Marks & Spencer Italian Lager

Marks & Spencer
Brewed at Menabrea (Forst)

Style: Pale Lager
Paddington, England


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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.5/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
No commercial description

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
The_Osprey (5487) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2016
500ml bottle at home in Richmond, as ’Marks & Spencer Italian Lager Pure Mountain Water Italian Alps’, 5%, BB April 2017. Golden yellow, clear, sparkling, foamy dense white head, thick lacing. Aroma is damp cardboard, grains with a definite dog biscuit note unfortunately. Body is very light, spritzy carbonation, foamy. Taste is light, buttery malt, musty, sodawater with soft malt sugars. There’s potential for this to be a good lager - it has a clean malty flavour but it’s overcarbonated with a slightly dodgy nose. Overall, it’s OK. Decent enough value for money I suppose.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarcinG (367) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2016
Butelka 330ml. Zloty kolor .piana biala obfita lecz szybko opadajaca. Aromat chmielowo-ziarnisty za sprawa jeczmienia. W smaku to samo z lekkim goryczkowym finiszem. Dosc wodniste.

Marcin G

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kermis (9616) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 14, 2015
Bottle. Pours clear golden with a medium white head. Aroma of grain, light dough, malt and light hops. Flavour is above moderate sweet and bitter. Above light bodied with moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (39112) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2015
50 cl bottle. Pours clear and golden yellow with a huge white head. Aroma is grassy and slight grainy. Bitter, grassy and slight grainy hoppy. Bitter, dry and slight herbal. Bitter and grassy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (4514) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUN 18, 2015
500ml bottle at home, from Marks & Spencer, High Street, Ayr, corn, grain aroma, clear straw coloured, sweet honey and corn, high carbonation, easy to drink

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
rosenbergh (9810) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 6, 2015
500 ml bottle. (Marks & Spencer) London, England.
Clear golden colour with a small white head. Sweetness, malt and hay in the aroma. The flavour is as boring... with some sweetness, bready malt, mild metal notes and hay dryness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
dxbrad (41) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2014
Light hoppy but not overly fizzy, a little cloying on the palate...not a thirst quencher by any means

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tinylightsrecs (437) - - SEP 27, 2014
Bottle from Marks and Spencer Team Valley. Bready, sweet. A bit bland but reasonably refreshing

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
allmyvinyl (8820) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 7, 2014
500ml bottle at home. Pours clear golden yellow, thick white head, long-lasting. Aromas of light malt, light metallic notes, straw. Taste is mostly sweet, slight astringent bitterness. Light body and a bit thin. OK.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Douberd (4416) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAY 6, 2014
Bottle 500 ml at home, into a big tulip, ABV 5% Deep golden yellow colour on the body, with little activity in it, and a thick white head sitting on top, two fingers tall and with very good retention. Light lacing on the glass. Aroma of an average lager, with malts and some straw, I am getting some salt (?) too. Taste is very sweet, very malty with light metallic notes. Not much more in this one, the malts are dominating. Being used to the greek sweet lagers this doesn’t annoy me that much, at least at first. Thin body, average carbonation. Actually I don’t find it bad at all, it may even had scored higher on a warmer and sunnier day.

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