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Marks & Spencer Southwold Hibiscus Wheat Beer

Marks & Spencer
Brewed at Adnams

Style: Wheat Ale
London, England
Serve in Shaker, Weizen


on tap

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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 2.95/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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An infusion of southwold wheat beer and hibiscus flowers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (3886) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2014
Bottle. Purple and looked very similar to a glass of Ribena. Tasted nothing like a wheat beer. Different but I did not enjoy it. An experiment too far.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beese (1540) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2014
Bottle from M&S, Watford. Poured a clear, dark pink colour, with a thin white head. Aroma of strawberries, barley sugar and slightly tart fruit. Moderately sweet flavours of gooseberry, straw and honey. Finish was bready malt, plums and mellow, balanced sweetness. Nothing outstanding, but I thought this was a pretty quaffable number.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beersiveknown (2781) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle from m&s cookstown.
an attractive pale scarlet, no head. Steady sparkle of gentle carbonation. Rose petals on nose, clear obviously filtered, bready wheat notes, building into slightly tart fruity red berry with long finish. Body not quite as expected but decent refresher.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
wheresthepath (1524) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2014
Bottle fron M&S Reading. Copper-red with a light fizz and a moderate off-white head that soon vanishes. It’s rather thin and watery. Up front it’s mildly sour with hints of banana. I don’t know what hibiscus tastes like; for me it tastes of sweet summer fruits. Yes, definitely cherries and strawberries. After being unimpressed at first, this grew on me. It’s light, yes, but it’s interesting and unusual. With a bit more body and a bit more oomph this could be pretty decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nisse666 (4100) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle from M&S Glasgow cons 2014-07-12 Uddingston AR: hibiscus, banana foam, citrus AP: ruby clear, stouthy orang orange head F: hibiscus, citrus, sour, dry

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
berkshirejohn (4402) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2014
33cl bottle from Camberley. A rose pink pour with a fading pinkish head; floral aroma with a touch of strawberry; dry fruity taste, almost chalky; and a drier finish with lingering fruit. A very pleasant and summery Belgian-style fruit beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (7112) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2014
From Fosse. Rose coloured with a fine white mousse sinking steadily. Cherry drop and wet dough nose with a faint background edge of cider-like acidity. Decent enough Belgian-aping flavour with restrained wheat sourness, red flowers and fruit, a very English cherry stone and dough backdrop. Finally biscuit. Pleasant, well-executed and vaguely unusual.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
allmyvinyl (2924) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 1, 2014
33only bottle from m&s, Edinburgh. Pours clear red, brown tinge, long-lasting pink tinged head. Aromas of hibiscus herbal tea, light wit qualities, but mostly about the hibiscus. Taste is red berries sweet, slightly musty. Finishes sweet too. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (13283) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2014
Bottle from Ashford M&S and drunk at home. Funny my second hibiscus beer of the week. Clar reddish brown with lasting thick pink head. Sweet hibiscus aroma. Some chalky wit beer in the mouth. The fruit is decent and has some sweet elements. Not sure about the base beer though. Yes not sure it works as a whole.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tommann (2627) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2014
330ml bottle. Pours pinky orange with no head. Aroma is cheesy with tart floral notes. Taste is quite floral with strawberry jelly. Cheesy touches.

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