Marks & Spencer
Brewed at Adnams

Style: Bitter
Paddington, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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.

Nilz's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nilz (501) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ManVsBeer (8286) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2015
Bottle from M&S, Halifax. Deep reddish-brown with next to no head. A bitter in style with a small berry-sweet character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garrold (4018) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2015
Bought this half price, thinking I’d rated it already. So there’s a bonus! Clear, dark copper colour. Messy, thin, off white head. Hedgerow fruits. Dried fruits. Toffee. Bit of banana. Taste is light bitter. Light dry. Touch of sweet on the lips. A bit thin, and a bit metallic, but pretty drinkable. Ok stuff, especially at just over a quid a pop.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (3986) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2015
Hints of orange, toasted caramel, peach and spice on the nose. Roasty dry-sweet with more lightly fruity and spicy notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Borresteijn (6287) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 14, 2015
50cl Bottle from M&S Amsterdam. Clear Amber-brown colour, off-white head. Aroma of grain, a bit stale, confit fruits and some marmalade, nuts. Flavour is light grainy, somewhat metallic, hint of chocolate, nuts, light fruity, amber malts, bitter finish. Light bodied. Mwah..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
edsspoon (855) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2014
Chestnut with a fizzy light brown head. Aroma of sweet malt, bubblegum and some nuts. Taste of sweet malt, light roasted malt, a little spice and grass with light bitterness on the finish. Medium body, medium carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (5781) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2014
500ml bottle. Chestnut reddy brown, sparkling, pretty clear, small scummy head, light lacing. Aroma is lightly chocolatey, yeasty, ashtray. Body is medium, pretty smooth, soft carbonation. Taste is ash-forward, metallic, mild and malty, resin, soft bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SarkyNorthener (3920) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2014
Bottle from M&S, birmingham new street on way back from works christmas party in burton. Drunk from bottle pn train. Aroma of caramel and slightly spicy malts. Taste is malts, some caramel and a hint of spice. Ok beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (9989) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 13, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours deep copper, nose is light fruit, taste is light spice, toffee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tinylightsrecs (437) - - OCT 6, 2014
Bottle from M and S Team Valley. Pours dark red with small head. Chocolate, nutty flavours. Nice enjoyable dark beer

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hanoi (803) - Greater Manchester, 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.

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