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Marks & Spencer
Brewed at Hambleton

Style: Bitter
London, England
Serve in English pint

bottled
common

on tap
unknown

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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.01/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottled.
Hambleton Ales are situated on the bank of the River Swale, North Yorkshire. This ale has a malty character with a hint of nuttiness from the crystal and roasted barley. Balanced with both Northdown and First Goldengs Hops this ale is a true Yorkshire bitter.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BottleHound (153) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 16, 2012
500ml bottle. Amber orange-golden with offwhite head. Aroma has weetabix, nuts and raisins. Flavour has bitter fruit, nuts, caramel and tea. Notes of metal. Long nutty aftertaste.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (13144) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2012
500ml bottle from M&S in St Pancras station drunk on train on way back from Reading BF. Well is it particularly Yorkshire? No it could be any brown bitter with twigs. Its fine. Those twiggy earthy hops are distinctive. Its fine. Some brown dry malt. Fine if umexciting

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mile (2853) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 16, 2012
Bottle. Amber, small to average and and fully diminishing head. Moderate, malty and sweetish aroma, caramel and some fruitiness, faint hoppyness. Body is light to medium, malty and sweetish flavor, some fruitiness, caramel, faint citrus hoppyness. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish with some fruitiness, some caramel and light hoppyness. Caramel sweetish bitter - nothing special.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
leaparsons (7923) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2012
Bottle. Amber brown with an off white foam. Aromas are weetabix and raisins with lemon and traces of metal. Dusty yeast with some nuttiness. Flavours are dry tea and mixed Autumn fruit with a fruity bitter finish. Some toffee with burnt plastic. OK.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nickdolan (3) - Twickenham, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2012 does not count
I really liked this beer, brewed at Hambleton Ales, really good for a supermarket own label.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stravale (2035) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - NOV 30, 2011

Appearance Dark amber/light brown, clear, frothy white head that dissipates to bubbles around edge, minimal lacing.
AromaLight spicy hops, light malts, hint of fruit.
Taste Caramel malt, nutty, bot of roasted malt, spicy bitter, slightly earthy hops.
Palate Soft carb, thin body. Finish quite dry, bitter hops, continuation of main taste. some longering light bitterness.
Overall Above average bitter, quite quaffable. OK. Competent in all aspects but plain.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
berkshirejohn (4378) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2011
50cl bottle. Golden amber with a billowing cream head; caramel aroma; toffee flavoured with some sharply bitter hops jumping in straightaway, leaving a crisp finish. Not bad.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
anders37 (16245) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2011
Bottle @ chriso. Pours a dark golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma with hoppy hints. Fruity malty hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy caramel finish.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
worldbeertaste (1597) - AUSTRIA - SEP 18, 2011
Dark Amber colour. Smell of grass, nut and wood. some malt hints. Taste of nut, malt and caramel. Bitter feel with a medium body light carbonation. Dry finish. The nutty flavour is nice.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
madmitch76 (14285) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2011
30th July 2011
ChrisOs ’Donkey Dork Lord’ Pre-GBBF Tasting. Clear amber beer, good white head. Mild pale malt well balanced with very light hop. Dry finish. Not too bad.


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