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Marks & Spencer
Brewed at Adnams

Style: Bitter
London, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This Winter Beer, created by Master Brewer Fergus Fitzgerald, is made in the flavourful íBroadsideí style. It uses four different East Anglian malts including a dark chocolate malt and is traditionally top-fermented.


Nilz's rating

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nilz (382) - 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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Douberd (2222) - 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 (1532) - 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. Itís OK I guess, but itís disappointing compared to Adnamsí normal fare.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mr_Pink_152 (661) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2014
500ml bottle from Marks & Spencer. Dark Caramel colour with off white head that didnít last. Slight Christmassy spice gives warmth.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamesie1857 (1374) - 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 (6179) - 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 (1490) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2013
Bottle. Thin off white. Chestnut body. Spice, malt, red fruit, black malt, herb. Bittersweet. Dry finish.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
a_cross (600) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2013
Dark brown, thin off-white head; aroma is caramel, toffee, perhaps some coffee; taste is similar - toffee and caramel; some roast malt, brown bread; itís main problem is that itís much too thin and the flavours just donít hang together; my first ever duff Adnams beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BoltonDK (556) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 2, 2013
Bottle at home Sweet nose, goldings hops i guess. Brown clear color with reds notes. Nice balance between, malt and hops. :) Bolton Brew.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
VMeth (28) - - MAR 19, 2013
Flavoursome enough with notes of dark chocolate and liquorice, but it has almost no head when poured and little of the alcoholic warmth you expect of a winter ale.


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