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Marks & Spencer
Brewed at Oakham

Style: American Pale Ale
London, England

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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A light malty beer full of the distinctive flavour of citra hops with powerful grapefruit, lychee and gooseberry aromas.


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3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
john_henry (115) - - AUG 30, 2013
Some citra coming threw, but falls short of the many other great offerings from both here in the UK and the US etc.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (17215) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity citrus hoppy aroma. Fruity malty citrus hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JonnyConga (101) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2014
Pours clear, light honey colour. Aroma light citrus and a hint of orange. Light malty taste with citrus hops and a nice bitter after taste. Could drink quite a lot of this..! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The Etruscan (544) - Tuscany, ITALY - OCT 4, 2014
White creamy full lasting head. Golden colour. Aroma is malty, fruity with grapefruit, citrus, apple, papaya and light grainy notes. Flavor is malty too with grapefruit, not ripe apricot and light cereals tones, ending in a prolongued grapefruity finish. Light bodied.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mr_Pink_152 (944) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2014
500ml bottle from M&S. This is well worth a drink. Not tried it along side Oakham Citra or Citra special, so not sure how similar it is. Colour is golden with lacy white head. Aroma and taste have a big punch of grapefruit but this is well balanced. Well worth a try

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DanielBrown (3897) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2014
Bottle from M&S. I always love drinking Oakham Citra, especially when it is occasionally dressed in a different label and name. Lovely stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tselloufc88 (166) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2014
I like this beer. It’s an easy to get beer, and the aroma of gooseberries and citrus are nice, the taste is pretty well balanced with lots of citrus going on, with a nice malt background. However, I have a slight bone to pick here - this used to come in a pint bottle - now it comes in a 500ml bottle and I honestly think the recipe is different, the ’new’ version is more like a lager, especially with the clearer appearance and still mittelfruh hop like notes. It’s slightly more bready too compared to the pint bottle version. If anyone disagrees then please let me know! It’s still a great beer though and worth popping into a railway station M&S for.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
uckelman (314) - Durham, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2014
Pours clear, pale yellow. Almost no head. Loads of grapefruit on the nose and in the flavor. Not a lot else happening, flavor-wise. Dry finish, light body.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sarauckelman (210) - Durham, Durham, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2014
Clear lemon, no head. Citrusy, hoppy aroma; bitter, hoppy flavor. Watery palatte. Very nice on a hot day.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maakun (760) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 3, 2014
Clear golden with small white head. Light malts, creamy, lots of aroma hop with lemon, grass and slight pine. Fresh with nice bitter finish. Medium to light bodied. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
spacecube (946) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2014
568ml bottle poured into a pint glass. Nice and clear and light beer with a small white lace. Aroma is full of citrus hop flavour, grapefruit, lychee, tangy and refreshing. Finish is very well balanced with a light crisp bitterness. Nothing too complex but excellent single hop beer, very good value too at 6 large bottles for a tenner.


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