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Marks & Spencer Sussex Golden Ale

Marks & Spencer
Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Paddington, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
No commercial description

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Douberd (3717) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - OCT 23, 2015
(Marks & Spencer Sussex Golden Ale) Bottle 500 ml at home, served into a pint, ABV 3.8% Deep golden orange colour on the body, crystal clear, with light activity in it. One finger of white, thin head with low retention. Aroma haslight floral notes, malts, straw, caramel. Taste of malts, grass, citrus, straw, light caramel. Quite bitter. Medium thin body, highly carbonated. Not bad for an after-work beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
redders1974 (510) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2015
Pours clear gold thin head hints of allspice and clementine ok mouthfeel very drinkable but slightly dull

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (37031) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2015
50 cl bottle. Pours cleat and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is dry, grassy and light herbal dry and bitter. Bitter, light fruity and toasted. Dry and light fruity finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GoufCustom (1217) - HONG KONG - JUL 2, 2015

500 ml bottle bought at M&S in iSquare, Tsim Sha Tsui.

Clear golden honey colour with thin traces of yeast sediments; One -quarter finger head with crumpety white foam which lasts for 90 seconds; Excellent sticky lacing and fairly fizzy carbonation; Fragrant aroma of Ale malt, with strong marmalade, tangerine, strong honey, floral, lime and strong sharp grass; Close to light sweet taste of light Ale malt, with grapefruit zest, light orange, strong herbs, molasses notes, thin resins, earth, yeast, spices, lemon, fairly strong bitter hops and sharp grass; Close to light body. Slightly slick palate; Mouth feel is light Ale maltyness in thin body. Light marmalade, citrusy and very herbal hops dominates, with minimal sweetness. Taste like a fairly good mix of Challenger, Brewer’s Gold and perhaps Bullion. Pretty good!... Hoppiness is strong marmalade, tangerine, strong honey, floral, lime and strong sharp grass in nose. Grapefruit zest, orange, light resin, strong herbs, earth and spice in taste; Bitterness is moderate to strong for a lasting, mid-astringent grassy finish; Fairly dry after taste. Herbal and grassy bitter to mouth.

Comments: This one tastes basic, with very subdued citrus and resins, but the Challenger’s fragrant jam and citrus aroma really got my attention, if only it has an equally impressive hoppy taste. A herbal tea masqueraded as Golden Ale. Drinkable.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
colui72 (419) - HONG KONG - JUN 18, 2015
Clear golden with thin white head. Malt aroma and tastes bitter of malt and hops. A very basic golden ale.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
R_Pothuizen (25) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 21, 2015
The flavor is mild. It has a nice bitter tadte. Also the aftertaste is bitter. A little head. In mine opinium a good beer. , gras, kruiden

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stravale (2567) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - MAY 6, 2015
Bottle from Marks and Spencer, Enniskillen [010515]
Golden amber, thin white head, light lacing
Aroma of soft hedgerow hops, soft black tea, touch of fruit
Taste of earthy hops, slightly tannic, light malts, touch of bitter black tea, soft spicy
Palate - Light body, soft bitter English hops. Finish as main flavour, fairly earthy spicy bitter.
Overall - Light ale, OK, some character in this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vickey9 (825) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 8, 2015
Clear blond with a disappearing white head. Nose is malty and progressivly hoppy. Body is light, carbon medium, texture thin. Taste is bitter. Palate is earthy malt with herbal hops. Bitter aftertaste. B@H

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
agent_persik (595) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 25, 2015
Clean golden color, thick white head. Aroma of malt, grass, floral hops, some fruits, hint of nuts. Dry sweet taste with mildly bitter finish and hoppy aftertaste. Thin body and average carbonation. Has some harsh notes, but still quite drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rosenbergh (9159) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 5, 2015
500 ml bottle. (Marks & Spencer) London, England.
Golden colour, white head. Caramel sweetness, malt and mild citrus hops in the aroma. Piney and citrus hops, mild hints of bitterness and strong malty body. Decent Golden Ale.

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