Marks & Spencer
Brewed at Haacht

Style: Pale Lager
Paddington, England


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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.42/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Be aware this is likely to be Gala Pils, which is the beer used for most UK supermarket own-brand "Belgian Lagers".

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
midovark (699) - Balassagyarmat, HUNGARY - NOV 14, 2016
0.5 l can from Malta, as a gift. Not much going on here, an average macro lager with the types every characteristics. Have had many worse tho.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
SarkyNorthener (4276) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2016
Can from M&S service station. Golden beer with large head. Aroma of pale malts and sweet corn. Taste is pretty much the same with some herb. Not good.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Biroholik (1095) - Sosnowiec, Poland, POLAND - SEP 9, 2016
Puszka 500ml z Marks & Spencer, Luton Airport wypita w drodze do Brighton.
Kolor złoty, czysty. Piana wysoka, biała, puszysta. Powoli opada do krążka. Aromat słodowy, zboża, trawa, ziarna, słoma. Lekki karmel na koniec. W smaku to samo, dodając do tego papierowy posmak w ustach i minimalną metaliczność. Goryczka niska, krtki czysty finisz. Bardzo wodniste, lekkie i niczego nie oferujące. Taki przeciętny lager, a na pewno nie ma w nim nawet kszty Belgii.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ruprecht_007 (844) - Cesky Tesin, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 14, 2016
Brava zlat, vůně neznateln. Pěna drc. Chuť: vrazn obiln chuť, řz nzk, hořkost středn. Chlebov dozvuk.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
koshack (1613) - Gdask, POLAND - MAR 8, 2016
Aromat słaby, słodowy z lekką nutą kanalizy. W smaku słodowe, lekka goryczka i nuty owocowe. Ani to lager, ani belgijski. Słabo wyszło.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
tmrmwel (1918) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 8, 2016
Can. Pours clear yellow, with a creamy head. Light malty notes, with cereals and honey, as well as some zesty hops. All in a medium body, with average carbonation. A pretty generic pale lager.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Vincent68 (677) - Nitra, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 8, 2015
Plechovka 0,5 l z Marks and Spencer Nitra. Svetl farba, jemn biela bublinkov pena, sladov arma. Niia rezkosť, pln sladov chuť, jemne alkoholov dochuť. D sa to vypiť.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
yespr (42151) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2015
50 cl can. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is grassy, grainy and mild yeasty. Dry, cornish and grassy finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
RichTheVillan (7324) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2015
Can from Marks and Spencer, New Oscott; clear straw yellow pour with a big frothy white head, creamy malt aroma, taste has a hint of citrus, some caramel, bready malts, violent carbs, ok start to a boosting session.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (19835) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2015
Can at home in London - sourced from the Paddington Station M&S (so, basically right at the brewery). Pours immaculately clear pale gold, lightly effervescent, with an impressively resilient white froth head. The nose holds some lackadaisical grainy pale malts, hints of hay, orange rind, cereal. Light-medium sweet flavor, a little bit crisp, with some pleasant lagery cereal, pale bread, mild bitter hay and straw, impressions of citrus, just suggestions of paper. Light bodied with average carbonation. The finish aint bad, just some further dry cereal, other grains, hay. A pretty basic cheap lager but it totally gets the job done. Solid example of the style.

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