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Marks & Spencer Sandringham Diamond Ale

Marks & Spencer
Brewed at Elgoods

Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Paddington, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.21/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Elgoods Brewery, in the heart of the Cambridgeshire Fens, has been in Elgood’s family since 1878. To make this special celebration pint, we’ve used fittingly special ingredients: pale ale malt from Westminstet barley grown on the Sandringham Estate, together with an English hop variety called Sovereign that was bred a decade ago to mark the Queen’s golden jubilee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2014
Bottle from M&S. Poured a clear amber, with a white head, which dissipated to a halo. Aroma of berries, vanilla and toffee. Malty flavours, with some grassy hop and peal. Finish was brown sugar, straw and mineral notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (4157) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2013
Bottle. Bronze with a trace of vanilla and a hint of bitterness. A well bottled and very pleasant beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2013
Bottled 21/04/13. An orange coloured beer which poured with no head. An orangey citrus like note in the nose. Fruity in the mouth with toffee and chocolate and a bit of spicing. I wasn’t expecting some of these flavours but I’m glad they were there because this was rather good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cuso (5569) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 17, 2012
Bottle from M&S Bratislava. Very dark golden color with medium off white head. Fruity, malty aroma with hints of honey. Malty, fruity taste with honey, vanilla. Nice bitterness in honey sweet finish. Good, but not bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marduk (3517) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 21, 2012
0,5l bottle. Dark amber color. Medium white head, stays. Good lacing. Malty, sour, toffee in aroma. Toffee, sweet, vanilla, divinity fudge in flavor. Sweet, long lasting vanilla in aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
suurjuust (1538) - ESTONIA - AUG 13, 2012
Clear bright amber, white spotty head. Taste is malty, sweet, toffee, fudge, spice, tea. Finish has a lot of tea, some hoppy bitterness, apricot, vanilla, sweetness, some dryness. Medium body, discreet carbonation. Weird.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirstyrabbit (1309) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 6, 2012
Bottle. Dark golden body, medium head. Aroma has caramelly sweetness and some hops. Taste is malty with plenty of caramel and well balanced hoppiness. Good palate and carbonation. Finish has more toffee and caramel, which I really like.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pivoveskotsku (201) - SCOTLAND - JUN 24, 2012
Surprisingly good. Golden orange/copper colour, nice white foam which hangs around the side of the glass. Aroma is complex, sweet, peach, some kind of honey/butterscotch. Taste is all the above plus a bit of spice. A pretty good beer, with a nice variety of tastes. Reminded me of a more interesting Czech polotmavy. Thanks to my wife for picking it up at M&S Palladium, Praha.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
worldbeertaste (1718) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2012
Golden brown with a thin soapy lacy white head. Smells of wheat, peach, caramel, plum. spicy hop. Medium frothy body, prickly carbonation. Taste of apple with caramel and a buiscuit caramel earthy spicy dry peppery finish. Some lime and dark chocolate. More complex than it seems.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
ads135 (3251) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUN 13, 2012
Absolutely terrible and I had to dump most of this down the sink. It actually gave me a stomach ache to drink. Light amber color. Thin, quickly dissipating head. Medium body. Tastes of fake caramel and thick molasses. Apple juice aroma.

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