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Marks & Spencer
Brewed at Elgoods

Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
London, England

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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.02/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle filtered; Special
The Sovereign Hop was released to mark the Queen’s Golden Jubilee. This refreshing ale has a pleasant floral hop aroma with a wonderful hint of honey


leaparsons' rating

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (8258) - Leicester, Leicestershire, - JUN 30, 2013
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.


2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gunnfryd (11037) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 7, 2014
Bottle. Deep golden colour with a white head. Aroma is herbs, vanilla, grass. Flavour is vanilla, cheese, herbs, honey, grass, malt. Boring beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (3959) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 3, 2014
500ml bottle from M&S Edinburgh Waverley. Pours clear golden amber, thin white head. Light floral aromas, light honey. Taste has a light chalky note, more floral hops and honey. Sweet finish. Ok.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MichaelAwesome (4439) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - SEP 9, 2014
Mit McTapps geteilt. Etwas an Hopfen, ein wenig Getreide, dazu ein paar Zitrusfrüchte und Nüsse. Trinkbar, mild, vollkommen unspektakulär, aber in Ordnung und zum Schluss hin würzig.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
McTapps (4440) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - SEP 9, 2014
Bottle from M & S in Eastbourne. Pours out in a golden colour with low airy head and medium body. Aroma of hops and straw with some floral hints. Taste of mild hops, light barlley, malt, straw, flowers and mild fruits. Refreshing and easy drinkable, not a bad beer.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Garrold (1603) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2014
Clear gold. Filmy, white head. Unusual aroma, something like raspberry ripple ice cream. Quite floral, with an extra edge, something along the lines of bay. The taste follows a similiar route. It’s light dry and light bitter, with just too much sweetness. Creamy palate. Finish is light dry and short bitter. An oddity. Not one I’d have again. Edit: just as I finish this I see the label states honey flavouring as an ingredient! I wouldn’t have bought this if I’d spotted it. Marks adjusts accordingly.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6445) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle from the Broadmead, Bristol branch as part of a 6 UK beers for £10 deal, which proved to be excellent value. Deep gold with a decent, white, head. Easy drinking beer, with a touch of citrus fruit, crisp, cereal, malts and pleasantly bitter finish. Good.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Geokkjer (5967) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours deep golden with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, some fruitiness, caramel, butter and honey. Flavor is sweet and malty with some floral notes, vanilla, caramel and fruitiness. Medium body, soft carbonation.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yngwie (13924) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle. A lightly hazy dark golden beer with a small, dense, white head leaving some lacings. The aroma is herbal and grassy, with a faint cheesy touch. Some peppery notes too. Some sweetness in the mouth, honey-notes and flowers, butterscotch hints, grass and a little bitterness. Medium to full body, soft carbonation. Pretty decent this one, but quite far from impressive. 140608

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Meilby (8038) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle 568ml @ Geokkjer
Pours clear golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, honey, butterscotch and grass/floral. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is light, texture is thin, carbonation is soft.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wimpyjoe (4339) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2014
Bottle. Amber-gold with a thin frothy head. Lightly fruit hopped, seems to be some orange amongst the floral notes. Quite tasty.


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