Marks & Spencer
Brewed at Castle Rock

Style: American Pale Ale
Paddington, England


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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Bottle unfiltered; Series
The Cascade Hop is a strong and floral hop created in the temperate Oregon State of North America. Spicy, floral and citrus with a grapefruit nose and palate.

HenrikSoegaard's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (12745) - Randers, - JUL 11, 2013
Bottle. Frothy white good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Long moderate bitter fnish. Creamy palate. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jmgreenuk (6970) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - APR 15, 2016
Bottle from Marks and Spencer, Den Haag. Poured a crystal clear straw colour with a thin white head and some clingy lace. The aroma is light metallic hop. The flavour is moderate to light bitter with a light watery malt, woody hop bitter palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Too light and not much going on flavour wise.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Piw (717) - Rüsselsheim, GERMANY - MAR 23, 2016
500ml Flasche. Klar und dunkelgolden. Mittelgrosse Schaumkrone. Leicht malzig. Durchschnittlich herb. Bisschen trocken.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Erzengel (7297) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - MAR 5, 2016
*Old rating, bottle in the UK. Malty and round beginning. The beer is fruity and smooth, the body moderate grainy. The hops are present but not too intense. Spicy, floral and round. Easy to drink stuff, but nice though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
koshack (1181) - Gdañsk, POLAND - FEB 12, 2016
Ciemnozłote, zmętnione. Piana drobna, kremowa. W aromacie owocowe, lekkie nuty cytryny. Nie do końca przypomina Cascade. W smaku niewysoka goryczka, lekka kontra słodowa. Przyjemne, lekkie w odczuciu pale ale. Ale nic więcej.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnAlpha (7) - - JAN 8, 2016 does not count
Bottle from M&S Westbourne-Dorset. Bought as part of the "award winning English ales" range. Aroma=Citrus fruit, biscuit, hay/grass, head builds and decays fast(uneventful), caramel. The wife said it reminded her of Kronenbourg-Blanc (wheat beer). Taste=Light/Medium slightly sweet malted tones, along with citrus fruit dominating later. Although not overpowering by any stretch, it makes a great palate cleanser after eating a meal consisting of strong flavours (like garlic or chilli). Overall I took to this ale pretty fast, I do like the classic American IPA’s, most of which feature chinook and cascade hops in some way shape or form. I don’t think it is really unique enough to stand out, if compared directly and would quickly become lost in a session, where a handful of American IPA’s are present. However, as an English ale it is perfectly fine and good, satisfying to drink and good ABV. I did have to smile at the writing on the bottle which states "Classic British ale, brewed with Cascade hop created in Oregon state(U.S.)"! One of the better in this M&S range of beers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rubin77 (720) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 31, 2015
F: thin, off-white, quick gone. C: hazy, orange, golden. A: citrus, grape-fruit, malt, hint of caramel, pine-fruity, floral, earthiness. T: nice grape-fruit bitterness on the palate, citrus, grassy, floral, spicy, earthiness, caramel, malt, medium body, good carbonated, 0,5l bottle, refreshing and good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sjogro (2138) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2015
At Maakun’s, Delft bier festival afterparty. Pfff. Backlog from 2015/06/28.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scopey (11563) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2015
Bottle from M&S, Victoria. It pours clear amber with a decent white head. The nose is bitter-sweet, earthy, spicy, cereal and some toffee. The taste is bitter, spicy, slightly metallic, grapefruit, lemon peel and some floral notes with a dry, citrusy finish. Light - medium body and moderate carbonation. Cascade hops don’t sing as much as they should. I can’t help but feel underwhelmed....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (9543) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 20, 2015
Bottle on the train. Pours clear golden, nose is sweet toffee, floral, taste is malty toffee, sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quack-Duck (9079) - Down South, GERMANY - SEP 1, 2015
bottle from M&S Exeter. Deep golden colour and a promising hoppy aroma. Delicious fruity hops, citrusy and with a touch of mango and peach.

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