Marks & Spencer
Brewed at Hambleton

Style: Bitter
Paddington, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 52   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 11, 2011

Bottle 500ml. @ chriso s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2011.

Clear medium orange yellow colour with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, dusty hay. Flavour is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110730]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (25472) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 8, 2011
Bottled@The Chriso Pre-GBBF Shindig 2011 "Donkey Dork Lord Edition". Amber colour with a small beige head. Aroma is wood, some slight nuttyness, bitter floral notes and some maltyness. Flavour is slightly toasted along with nutty, floral and slightly wooden and fruity notes. Quite pleasant, but typical bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
anders37 (23393) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
madmitch76 (22535) - , 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (21902) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 8, 2013
bottle at home ... copper ... big offf white head ... soft sweet toffee malts ... medicinal malts ...light minty licorice malts ... wierd

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (18745) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (17351) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatPhil (14174) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 16, 2011
500ml bottle (ChrisO’s pre-GBBF2011 "Donkey Dork Lord" shindig)
Total straight-down-the-line middle-of-the-road bitter. Clearly made from beer ingredients, full malts, and pleasantly bitter hops, and with no flaws at all, but there’s nothing to grasp at, and make it any more than "meh".

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (13413) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (11372) - Tromsř, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2012
500ml bottle bought at a M&S store in Leeds. Firm, off-white head with bubbles and that laces well. Next to clear, brown coloured body. Malt accented smell with hints of fruits. Malt-fruity taste including pale and brown malts, nuts and dark fruits. Bittersweet tail. Soft in the mouth. Nice (Bodington Flats, 09.07.2012).

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