Marks & Spencer
Brewed at Hambleton

Style: Bitter
Paddington, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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.

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   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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Graham77 (316) - Cumbria, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2015
500ml bottle. Classic amber bitter. Not too sweet, not too bitter. Slightly thin on flavour. Good session bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (15354) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2015
Bottle at home in London - picked up at the M&S on Oxford Street. Pours clear gold with a frothy, white head. The nose holds bready malts, slight toffee, leaves. Light sweet flavor with simple, lightly toasted malts, further toffee, faint berries, orange rind, dirt. Light bodied with average carbonation. Finishes with some leafy hops, toasted grains and toffee, more brown bread. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (11963) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2015
Bottled, 500ml from Marks & Spencers in Banbury. Amber with fizzed head. Quite a thin, malty beer, quite carbonated with a caramelised body. Sweet and slightly boiled. Not really the finished article for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (7165) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 14, 2015
500ml bottle from M&S Princess Street. Pours clear copper, one-inch off-white head. Light biscuit aromas, light fruit note. Taste is nuttier, more biscuit. Clean, mineral finish. Decent bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
martjoobolut (1924) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 30, 2014
0,5L bottle, BB 05.2105, share by suurjuust, thanks! Pours amber with tan head. The head doesn’t stay. Aroma is sweet, flowers, malt. Flavor is sweet, malt, some sourness, nutty bitterness. Finish is malty. Overall: ok-ish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
suurjuust (2039) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
HerrBierkoenig (799) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marduk (4503) - Reval, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blackisle (1373) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
agent_persik (595) - 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.

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