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Marks & Spencer
Brewed at Oakham

Style: American Pale Ale
Paddington, England

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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A light malty beer full of the distinctive flavour of citra hops with powerful grapefruit, lychee and gooseberry aromas.


john_henry's rating

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
john_henry (124) - - 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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnAlpha (7) - - JAN 17, 2016 does not count
Aroma is fresh and definitely citrus-you can tell it’s those Citra hops. Hay bread and citrus notes prevail. Appearance is lively and quite carbonated (bottle) head stays well into the drink. Taste is light, bittersweet with second wave bitterness afterwards, good mouthfeel that satisfies. Palate has fruity top notes, with butterscotch and popcorn, thin..but with lemon & lychee...definitely getting the light fruit citrus taste of lychee. Taste is medium long and very satisfying. Although I am drinking in January-I can easily see this as perhaps the most satisfying summer ale I have experienced! Overall; incredibly refreshing and satisfying ale. One of the best I have tasted to be fair (which is a lot). So many ales promise so much and simply do not deliver. This ale is the exact opposite; ludicrously understated point of sale, massive satisfaction and taste! Seek this one out and fire across the bow of any "ale connoisseur" that you know!!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beersiveknown (4677) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JAN 3, 2016
bottle from yeovil M&S, drunk boxing day
not as bright as I recall it being, rather muted on nose, medium bodied, low citrus notes, biscuity malt, a little disappointing tbh.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sjogro (1590) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 1, 2015
Clear golden with small white head. Light malts, creamy, hop, lemon, grass, pine. Fresh with nice bitter finish. Backlog from 2014/07/03.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CraftBeerNick (1538) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2015
Bottle at home, 24th October 15. Pours clear, aroma, citrus some sweetness. Taste is bitter citrus, great malt backbone, not dissimilar to Oakham Citra. Very nice

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Quack-Duck (9066) - Down South, GERMANY - SEP 1, 2015
bottle from M&S Exeter. Golden colour, tall white head. Malty start, lots of intensively fruity hops tune in at once. Lychee and mango (?), bitter-sweet overall character.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mjp12 (1100) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2015
Large bottle, great pine and grapefruit aroma, very easy to drink, great summer drinking

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (5786) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2015
Bottle from M&S, St Johns Road, Clapham Junction, London - golden coloured pour with thin white head. Tropical fruity hoppy and malty aroma and taste, grapefruit, peachy, pine needles into the bitter finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (37624) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2015
50 cl bottle. Pours clear and golden yellow. Aroma is pine and toasted malty. Light grapefruity. Bitter, grapefruity and slight citrusy. Smooth fruity and crisp hoppy solid fruity finish.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Swaroga (1864) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 12, 2015
Light golden color with small head. This beer has a strong cat piss aroma and soapy taste. Not my kind of thing. Citra hop is obvious but not enough intensive. Bitterness is medium and doesn’t lat long in the aftertaste. If it wasn’t for cat piss I might enjoy the drinkabilty and good balance.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThirstyBird (2391) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2015
Pours a clear pale yellow with an off-white head. The smell is big citrus, grapefruit. The taste is mild grain, grapefruit, citrus ending dry with a touch of bitterness. The body is Light with compact carbonation. Pretty nice.


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