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Marks & Spencer Sussex Bitter

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Marks & Spencer
Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Bitter
London, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.06/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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Bottled
Sussex bitter is a finely crafted ale brewed by Hepworths of Horsham from locally grown barley malt and Golding hops delivering a refreshing flavour and a traditional Sussex ’hoppy nose’. A classic quencher!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20308) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 31, 2011
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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8711) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2010
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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (10210) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2010
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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (12547) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 20, 2010
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.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
davegore (222) - liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2010
Pours a very light, almost lager colour, the aroma is quite sour and leads onto an almost grapefruit tang...not the best

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bullit (4007) - Burgos, SPAIN - MAY 18, 2010
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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quack-Duck (7911) - Down South, GERMANY - MAY 3, 2010
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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (9344) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 6, 2010
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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
johndoughty (3974) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2009
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.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alphadelic (1751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 31, 2009
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.


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