Marks & Spencer
Brewed at Elgoods

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (4986) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirstyrabbit (1742) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dogbomb (1152) - ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2012
Bottle. Caramel coloured ale with a nice thick white head. Nose is honey, caramel and light biscuit. In the mouth, more sweet honey and caramel. A slight metallic tinge along with some fruitcake. Finish is a nice rounded bitter. Lovely pint!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zacgillbanks (4460) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2012
Bottle from M&S Team Valley, Gateshead. Golden coloured with toffee and warming burnt sugar notes and a sweet fruity and slight woody finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8749) - 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
leaparsons (9851) - Wigston, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cuso (7785) - 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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beersiveknown (5053) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
worldbeertaste (1795) - 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.

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