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Marks & Spencer Southwold Summer Beer

Marks & Spencer
Brewed at Adnams

Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Paddington, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
The Adnams Brewery has produced its fine beers on the coast of Southwold since 1872. This Summer beer, created by Master Brewer Fergus Fitzgerald, is made using American hops from Washington’s Eastern Seaboard. These hops are famed for their remarkably mellow and un-bitter taste when fermented.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (7960) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2016
Bottle. Golden in colour, with a thin, white, head. A touch of citrus hop, hedgerow fruits, sweet cereal mlats and a decent, bitter, finish. Another good M&S beer by Adnams.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3916) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2016
Bottle from M&S, Golden to amber colour with a white head. Aroma is caramel, berry and fruity. Taste berry sweet with a light bitter finish. Mid body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (9562) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 31, 2015
500ml bottle from Marks & Spencer, Edinburgh. pours clear pale golden, thin white head. Light lemon citrus aromas, light malt. Taste is light sweet, some honeyish notes, floral hops. Chalky bite to the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (11268) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - AUG 9, 2015
Bottle shared. Pours clear golden orange with a white head. Aroma of bready malts, light fruit, light citrus and cardboard. Flavour is light sweet and bitter. Light bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (9213) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 9, 2015
50cl bottle courtesy of and shared with Kermis. Thick creamy white head. Clear blond pour. Nice bitterness. Decent

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maakun (4076) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 24, 2015
Bottle. Clear Amber with short lasting white head. Caramel, blackberries, some yeast, dry cardboard, fruity hops and nice pineapple notes. Medium sweet with light bitter finish. Soft carbonation. Decent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (18745) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2015
Bottle at home in London - picked up at the M&S on Oxford Street. Pours perfectly clear gold, effervescent, with a creamy white head. The nose has some lightly ripened citrus fruits, pale bread, rind, pith. Light to medium sweet flavor with pleasant pale, bready malts, nice orange citrus, some tangerine, faint piney hop bitterness. Light bodied with average carbonation. Well balanced on the finish with further bready malt sugars, semi-ripe orange and tangerine, slight rindy and piney bitterness. Nice beer. Very easy drinking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mR_fr0g (9555) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2015
Bottle from M&S wuston . golden coloured pour with a loose white head. Aroma is rusty penny, caramel grains, mineral, little earthy hop. Stale grains. Flavour is composed of metallic Rusty penny, earthy hedgerow hop, mineral. Palate is semi crisp, little sweet, highish carbonation. Not much to it. Lingering hedgerow hip, and mineral.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
stravale (2847) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - MAY 6, 2015
Bottle from Marks and Spencer, Enniskillen [010515]
Amber, clear, bubbly white head, slight lacing
Aroma of soft grapefruit, dab of lemon, slight floral, hint of orange, rather muted overall
Taste of soft caramel, some caramelised orange, muted hops, light bitter zest, easy going but a bit bland
Palate - Soft carb, medium body, soft sweet, slight bitter zest. Finish has more toasted malts, some honey biscuit
Overall - Rather dull for Adnams. Average supermarket fare.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (23393) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity weak citrus hoppy aroma. Fruity malty weak citrus hoppy caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy finish.

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