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Marks & Spencer
Brewed at Adnams

Style: Bitter
Paddington, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 51   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 ’Broadside’ 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 (433) - 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.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Borresteijn (5131) - Amsterdam, 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..

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
edsspoon (654) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (2499) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SarkyNorthener (2619) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (5340) - 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 (292) - - 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 (531) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
floydian1 (1103) - 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 (2892) - 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 (1687) - 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.


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