Marks & Spencer
Brewed at Adnams

Style: American Pale Ale
Paddington, England


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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
A full flavoured beer with a subtle refreshing citrus flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (41314) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2014

Bottle 500ml.

[ As Marks & Spencer Southwold Blonde Beer ].
Clear medium orange yellow color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted - caramel, pale malt, light to moderate yeasty, fruity, belgium yeast notes. Flavour is moderate sweet and light to light light moderate bitter with a average to long duration, bubble gum, yeasty, fruity. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20140414]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
cgarvieuk (19002) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 17, 2013
bottle at home ... golden amber ... big bubbly off white head ... soft zezty toffee citrus nose ... dry zezty lime citrus ... light woodyness ... mellow malts .. really nice balance

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (16268) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2013
Bottle at home in London - picked up at the M&S Stratford. Pours crystal clear gold with a slight, white foam head. Doughy, lightly buttery and biscuit pale malts in the nose, hints of hay. Medium sweet flavor, some white bread, biscuits, dough, faint hay, some tangerine merengue. Light bodied with fine to average carbonation. Lightly sticky sweet to finish, some further tangerine, doughy biscuits. Easy drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (16047) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2013
Bottle from Marks & Spencer St Pancras drunk on the train to Ashford. Blond gold beer lasting white head. Grassy grapefruit aroma. It’s fine. A decent blond beer. Some character. Some hop on the finish. Good

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FatPhil (12181) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 19, 2012
500ml bottle (Marks & Spencer, Tallinn)
Amazing sharp citrussy and rose-hip aroma, so floral, and so,erm rosey. Bright gold, small brief head. Taste is an inharmonious mix of hoppy pale ale, and wheaty components. Retronasals are quite marmaladey. Body a little watery, crisp carbonation. Finish is a little weetabixy, and with a huge astringent bitter bite. Some strange vapours later, not alcohol, not solventy, just strange. A bit lifeless and pasteurised. Final sip had some burnt treacle in its taste. But I’d given up caring.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (12163) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2015
Bottled 500ml from Marks & Spencer in Banbury. Gold with white head. There is a thin corny note to this, hints of caramelisation, a slight herby hint perhaps. Thin throughout but ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
rosenbergh (9501) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 3, 2015
500 ml bottle. (Marks & Spencer) London, England.
Clear deep golden colour with a small white head. Belgian style yeastiness, sweet maltiness and fruity hops in the aroma. Metallic notes, Belgian yeast and sweet maltiness in the flavour. Very low carbonation. Was this really an American Pale Ale?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (9270) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2013
Bottle. Amber gold with an off white foam. Aromas are toffee with hints of maple syrup and pear. Stewed apple with soft spices and trace banana. Flavours are toffee and maple syrup with woody notes and earthy pear. Lemon rind with dry tea and hints of honey. Hints of white grape. Dry and spicy on the finish. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2012
Bottled 12/11/12. A golden coloured beer which poured with no head. Citrussy fruity with a soapy element. Peach and tropical fruits in the mouth. A bit of sticky marmalade. Not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DruncanVeasey (7999) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2013
From Fosse. Veiled gold with a slim fine collar. Aroma of drains, hedges, TCP, hint of candy banana. Shrubby, herbal hints with dank and banana yeast; coriander (leaf) and parsley-like impressions; heavy mineral presence. Hard to believe it contains Nelson Sauvin. Too yeasty and phosphoric for my liking. A step backwards from Adnams.

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