oh6gdx (25327) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 31, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Golden colour with a small white head. Aroma is fruity, nectary, mildly marzipan and also quite pleasant maltyness. Flavour is floral and fruity hoppyness with some mild nectary, bready and caramelly notes. Pleasant session bitter full of flavour. Also some mild nuttyness towards the finish.
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. A golden coloured beer with a tiny off-white ring of head. Goldings really are to the fore here with orangey hoppy notes throughout. There is a hint of soap too. Holds up well as a BCA but then there’s not the largest sign of ongoing fermentation. Drinkable without having a ton of taste.
imdownthepub (13213) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, 500ml from M&S Summertown, Oxon. Gold with white head. No outwardly signs of Bottle Conditioning other than on the label, almost seemed filtered. Slight metallic note initially, but then a sharpish light, fresh flavour with lightly roasted malt and a fruity hop. Some citric notes, reasonably flavoursome and quite pleasant. i would have this again.
TBone (16159) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 20, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled (M&S, St Helier, Jersey, BB 06/2011)
Golden color, small white head. Somewhat fruity nose with grainy notes, light peachy hops. Rye-bready backbone with hints of peach. Finish has nice sharp hoppyness. Lots of flavors for 3.8% beer.
davegore (223) - liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2010
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a very light, almost lager colour, the aroma is quite sour and leads onto an almost grapefruit tang...not the best
Bullit (4428) - Burgos, SPAIN - MAY 18, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Marks & Spencer. Clear golden colour, medium head. Nose of lager malts, hint of hops. Flavour is malty, bit of biscuits, some fruits. A bit metallic. Medium carbonation.
Quack-Duck (9120) - Down South, GERMANY - MAY 3, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle from M&S Monmouth, South Wales. Hazy golden colour, mid-sized white head. Aroma of green hops. Malty base, flavours of green hops with a grassy-herbal character. Very nice.
FatPhil (13867) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 6, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle (M&S)
Fruity golden ale aroma. Pale gold, tiny worm and small head. Great clean bitter taste - some marzipan and sticky hops, but goood malt balance too. Bottle contditions well. Hepworth much better at these weaker ones than their stronger ones.
johndoughty (4975) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Bronze with little carbonation. Pored with a small head and little carbonation.Pleasant but not sure why M and S wanted to sell it as its not a stand out bitter.
Alphadelic (2164) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 31, 2009
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
It looks horrid and flat. Very bland and slightly honeyed cereal nose, a little sickly. Very flat, very sweet, actually quite tasty. Straw and redcurrant flavours, very summery. Funky smell, pretty nice flavour but a bit flat and thick. Not a great beer, but a nice finish.