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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: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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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.


tanazuka's rating

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tanazuka (23) - - MAR 18, 2013
Buy 50cl bottle in London. Taste smooth and very light. Nothing much special. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
suurjuust (1221) - ESTONIA - DEC 17, 2014
Slightly hazy copper, medium tan head. Nose is candy sweetness, malt, hops, dusty notes. Flavor is malts and caramel, nutty-biscuity hints, hoppy-goldings-y finish. Decent, but nothing special.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
HerrBierkoenig (350) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 13, 2014
From 0,5l bottle, BBD: 04/2015. Pours clear amber to red liquid, plenty of small particles, medium creamy white to tan head, fell down quickly, Aroma: almost none, some maltiness, soe bad wine notes,Taste: light sweet, light to medium bitter, light sour, caramel, malt, citric sourness, dull bitterness, not very pleasant, Palate: medium body, slick texture, lively carbonation, abrupt caramel finish, Overall: not very good bitter, empty, unpleasant.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marduk (2970) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 22, 2014
500ml bottle. Clear dark amber color. Medium size, bubbly beige head, stays. Sourish, dead grass, faint metallic hops, bit papery notes in aroma. Sweet malts, nutty, very mild hints of toffee and nice gentle touch of grassy hops. Very soft carbonation. Pleasant malty body. Sweet malts in aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blackisle (850) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2014
Bottle 50cl. (bottle conditioned) from M&S Amsterdam. Clear deep amber color, big creamy beige head, good retention and lacing; sweet malty nose, caramel, bread, hay; taste moderate sweet andlight bitter, caramel notes; light to medium body, somewhat thin oily texture, soft carbonation; more bitterness in the finish, bit watery.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
agent_persik (437) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 24, 2014
Clean amber color, small head. Aroma of caramel, oak and herbs Dry and lightly bitter taste has caramel, roasted malt, grass and English hops. Thin body and average carbonation. Drinkable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cuso (5064) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 27, 2014
Bottle from M&S.Amber color with mediu. beige head. Fruity aroma. Fruity taste with caramel, light hoppy bitterness in finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
MisoW (1785) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 27, 2014
Bottle shared by Cuso. Pours amber color, white head. Aroma of caramel, hoppy. Taste is medium bitter, hoppy, caramel, medium sweet.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gurthnar (2161) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 26, 2014
Bottle at M&S. Clear amber colour, white head. Aroma rather mild, caramel, light light hops. Taste is rather clean, hoppiness is restrained and that applies to bitterness too. Caramel in the foreground. Slightly watery mouthfeel. Overall an OK session beer.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
soneka (11) - - AUG 25, 2014
caramel, bread, resin, amber, clear, hazy, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium bitterness, medium body,

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
johndoughty (4077) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle. Bronze with a small head. Malty at first but flavour soon disappears. Reasonable but run of the mill bitter.


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