leaparsons (9100) - Leicester, Leicestershire, - JUN 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Golden with a thin head. Aromas are caramel and honey with leafy, earthy notes and blackberries. Floral with cookie dough and brown sugar. Flavours are sweet caramel and biscuit with stewed apple and honey. Earthy and lightly fruity with bitter lemon on the finish. Decent.
FatPhil (11818) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 7, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle (M&S, Stansted)
Rich sweet malty aroma, some toffee. Full smooth palate. Lots of toffee in the taste and great full fruity hops. Packed full of esters. Great start to the day, a really characterful golden ale.
Quack-Duck (8921) - Down South, GERMANY - SEP 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle from M&S Exeter. Amber-golden colour, mid-sized white head. Malty start with some caramel and roasetd malts, earthy background with some fruity bitter flavours.
BrewTom (509) - - AUG 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden amber colour. Strawberries & apricots on the nose. Sweet with light caramel flavours. Reminds me of a light barleywine with a good bitter ending.
Rated by BrewTom
mahkus (86) - Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - JUL 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big well-retaining head. Golden colour with lots of bubbles. Smell is dominated by added honey-flavour. Hop taste is longlasting but not too bitter.
RichTheVillan (5199) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from M&S New Oscott; hazy amber pour with a thin off white head, aroma has pale malts and honey, taste is quite perfumed, with some pale malts, definitely get the cocoa that has been mentioned it other reviews, crisp and refreshing.
SilkTork (5450) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2015
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml dark bottle, filtered. Marks & Spencer Sovereign Golden Ale 5%. Gift from Marie. Vague dry pale malt - fairly dry and lager like. Hops have an interesting earthy, nettle, vanilla and rosemary flavour, but on the whole this is a dull beer.
stravale (2567) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - MAY 6, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from Marks and Spencer, Enniskillen 
Dark amber, clear, bubbly frothy white head, some lacing
Aroma of soft sweet caramel malts, dab of sweet toffee, bit of custard, sweet honey caramel
Taste of caramel, sweet toffee, sweet honey caramel, little hops in this, something odd in here, slight plastic note, custardy caramel, maybe a hint of bitter hops. Not keen on the flavour.
Palate - Soft carb, medium body, sweet. Finish of sweet caramel toffee found in a chocolate
Overall - No showcase for the hops, too malty. Disappointing.
mr_h (4020) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - APR 12, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle at home, from Marks & Spencer, High Street, Ayr - sweet toffee, floral aroma, clear amber, good off-white head, no lacing, sweet malty, grain flavour, oily
BlackHaddock (5188) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle: BBD 09/2015. Drank at my parents house in 03/2015, cheers Dad. As the name suggests this is a golden coloured beer, the head white. Floral hop notes in the nose and a mild bitterness in the taste, the malty base gives the brew a semi-sweet balance which I found just about right. Pleasant enough all round, if a little unchallenging for the senses.
fonefan (40504) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle 500ml. @ [ (pre-Christmas tasting ) by chriso - London ].
[ As Marks & Spencer Single Variety Hop Sovereign Golden Ale ].
Clear medium orange yellow color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, toffee, grass notes. Flavour is moderate sweet and light moderate bitter with a average duration, pale malt, toffee, fruity - grass, sweet malt. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft.