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Marks & Spencer
Brewed at Adnams

Style: Bitter
London, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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This Winter Beer, created by Master Brewer Fergus Fitzgerald, is made in the flavourful ’Broadside’ style. It uses four different East Anglian malts including a dark chocolate malt and is traditionally top-fermented.


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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nilz (393) - Glasgow, - FEB 2, 2013
Bottle from M & S. Pours a clear amber with a thin head. Aroma is of a nice floral hops. Taste presents the hops again and roast malts with a nice balance. Rather a nice ale with good flavours.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (2838) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 13, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours deep copper, nose is light fruit, taste is light spice, toffee.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tinylightsrecs (214) - - OCT 6, 2014
Bottle from M and S Team Valley. Pours dark red with small head. Chocolate, nutty flavours. Nice enjoyable dark beer

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hanoi (420) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2014
Bottle from Marks & Sparks. Nose is spice, clove, slight cinnamon, nice but lacked any beer bite. Taste follows with, spice, slight toffee and caramel, bread and nut but leads to an exceptionally thin and watery finish. Moutfeel is too thin. As ever with M&S beers, there are decent brewers making underwhelming beer. This has some interesting elements but is thin and bland.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
floydian1 (1002) - FNQ, Australia, - SEP 20, 2014
500ml bottle. Noticeably malty with dark chocolate and caramel notes plus spicy traces. Palate is soft, smooth and quite sweet with a mild hop bitter finish. Appears dark brown with a lasting tan head.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Douberd (2336) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAY 6, 2014
500 ml bottle at home, into a Guinness glass, ABV 4% Mahogany brown colour on the body, dark but still transparent, no activity in it, two full fingers of beige head, thick, with very good retention, leaving heavy lacing on the glass. Aroma of toasted malts, floral notes, some caramel, hops. On the taste some metallic notes at first followed by light coffee, toasted malts, a light hoppy bitterness that becomes more intense on the aftertaste, a hint of caramel. Medium thin body, low carbonation. Overall a decent one, easily drinkable, helped also by the low alcohol.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wheresthepath (1568) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2014
Bottle, gift from my wife- cheers! Pours chestnut with a large cream head. Toffee and chocolate and earth and autumn leaves. A little metallic. A bit sticky, but a growing bitterness compensates. It’s OK I guess, but it’s disappointing compared to Adnams’ normal fare.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mr_Pink_152 (830) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2014
500ml bottle from Marks & Spencer. Dark Caramel colour with off white head that didn’t last. Slight Christmassy spice gives warmth.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamesie1857 (1423) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2013
500ml bottle from Marks and Spencer - Dark red body, thick white head. Nutty aroma, bit of burnt caramel, taste of dark toffee and malt. Quite a nice one.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (6240) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 13, 2013
Medium beige head. Slightly hazy deep reddish brown body with carbonation. Fruity earthy perfumy aroma with cocos notes. Dry-sweet roasty earthy fruity taste with grape notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft, smooth mouthfeel. Dryish spicy fruity gooseberry aftertaste with wild berry and cocos notes. Lovely. Highly drinkable, subtle, and full of flavour. (0.5l bottle, from Marks & Spencer, Edgware Road, London.)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dynamiteninja (1539) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2013
Bottle. Thin off white. Chestnut body. Spice, malt, red fruit, black malt, herb. Bittersweet. Dry finish.


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