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Marks & Spencer
Brewed at Elgoods

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

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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.23/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8574) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (7923) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2012
Bottle. Golden brown with a thin foam. Aromas are weetabix and raisins with apricot and peach. Tea with a nice mix of spices. Earthy ripe apple with traces of lime. Flavours are toffee with ripe, earthy apple and mixed spices. Caramel with some toast notes and dark chocolate bitterness. Apricot with a dry tea finish and a peppery palate. Quite interesting.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (7097) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2012
Union Jack-capped pint bottle. Normally I’d give a bonus point for that. Brilliant amber bronze with an uneven, tenacious white foam. Aroma conjures beef Monster Munch, fudge and aniseed; the taste Devon fudge and Wethers Originals. Fitting considering its intended demographic. However, I’ve got to hand it to Elgood’s here; they’ve produced a beer I wanted to hate with all my heart but find myself thoroughly enjoying; fudge and honey balanced with a rub of aniseedy, tea-like leafy hop; full and persistent body, cask-like feel. Bastards.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
berkshirejohn (4376) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2012
568ml bottle. Amber with a fast fading white head, leaving a rather scummy appearance; slightly musty grainy aroma with a hint of vanilla; more vanilla flavour with some toasty malts; and a short burst of fresh hoppy bitterness to finish. Rather strange.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cuso (4199) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (3844) - 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.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
ads135 (2814) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beersiveknown (2724) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAY 8, 2012
568ml (pint bottle) from Marks and Spencer Pours mid amber with thin off-white head and spicy hop aroma. Sweet parma violets at first-unusual flavour followed by a more conventional dry bitter and biscuit malt finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
tommann (2598) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2012
568ml bottle. Pours dark orange with a small, frothy head. Aroma is butter, toffee and fruity hops. Taste has butterscotch to start with a toffee finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marduk (2446) - 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.


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