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Marks & Spencer
Brewed at Hambleton

Style: Bitter
London, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 2.99/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95   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.


Desverger's rating

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Desverger (1287) - Copenhagen, - NOV 8, 2012
(500ml Bottle) Pours amber with a off white head and minimal lacing. Over riding Malt tastes with hints of nut and caramel with stong barley. Ok.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (3563) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 1, 2014
Bottle from M&S, Den Haag. Poured a clear medium amber with a thin white head. The aroma is.light malt, hop, citrus. The flavour is medium bitter with a fresh light hop malt palate. Medium to light bodied with average carbonation. A nice refreshing session bitter.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Borresteijn (4402) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 14, 2014
50cl Bottle from M&S A’dam. Clear amber colour, off-white head. Aroma of twigs, leaves, hint of caramel, nuts. Flavour is very light, light nutty, twigs/leaves/plant sap, light hoppy bitter finish. Light-bodied. Not offensive, just very bland.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
deanso (4666) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 4, 2014
50cl bottle from Marks & Spencer, Den Haag. Thin white head. Clear golden pour. Slight bitterness. An ok bitter

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
BlackHaddock (3183) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2014
500ml Bottle: BBD 06/2014. A Marks and Spencer beer, opened on 3rd March 2014 and poured into my Abbot Ale glass tankard. Bottled Conditioned. No sediment left my bottle, so I got a clear amber body with a good, deep, full, off-white foaming head in my tankard. Nutty, woody, twiggy nose, with a clean malty base in a bleached muslin sack. The taste follows the aroma: woody, earthy and malty, but with a sterile bent (see bleached muslin above). Bitter finish to a strange ’clinical’ flavoured malty brew. Who ever over-saw the bottle cleaning didn’t wash out mine too well because the whole tasting seemed to be overshadowed by some sort of cleansing compound. Anyone else thought it tasted ’clinical’?

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bosbouw (818) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - FEB 26, 2014
Heldere koperen kleur met een goede kraag. Ruikt niet zo sterk. Iets rood fruit, citrus. Smaakt bitter en iets zurig fruit.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mr_h (2438) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - DEC 21, 2013
500ml bottle from Marks & Spencer, Ayr - clear amber brown, thin off-white head, nutty malty aroma, intermittent lacing, toffee, malty, high carbonation detracts from the flavour, oily texture, bitter finish

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnRMurdoch (2958) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - DEC 21, 2013
500ml bottle shared with mr_h. Light brown, reasonable head. Oaty caramel malt aroma. Grassy toffee malt flavour, bitter aftertaste. A bog standard bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sic1314 (2553) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 27, 2013
Poured medium amber with a huge, frothy off white head. Aroma of soft floral hops and caramel malt. Medium body, flavour of sweet malt, nuts, light dark chocolate, bitter sweet finish. Simple but effective.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dynamiteninja (1390) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2013
Bottle conditioned. Very lively cream colour head. Rich amber body. Nose is Yorkshire bitter, malt, hops, red fruit. spice. Eye squinting bitterness in the classic Yorkshire style. Crisp, dry finish. Fairly by the numbers.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mR_fr0g (1974) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2013
Bottle at home from Marks and Spencer. Aroma is light floral honey suckle and light berry. Light amber colour with a persistent off white head. Light haze. Flavour is blackberry and some caramel nutty malt. Earthy bitterness. Medium light palate. Chalky water profile. Very pleasant.


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