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Marks & Spencer Cambridgeshire Golden Ale

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Marks & Spencer
Brewed at Oakham

Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Paddington, England

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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottled, Regular;
The Cambridgeshire Golden Ale is brewed with a blend of English Challenger and American Mount Hood hops, balanced by East Anglian Maris Otter malt. Dry hopping before bottling gives a burst of flavour on the palate and a subtle bitterness that lingers beautifully.
Ingredients: water, barley malt (Maris Otter), wheat malt, hops (Challenger, Mount Hood), yeast, carbon dioxide.

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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (5646) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 18, 2016
Bottle from guess where! Appearance - golden yellow with a decent head. Nose - lemon, flowers and custard. Taste - loads more lemon, lemon curd, lemon cheesecake. Palate - light bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry finish. Slightly more carbonated than ideal but very refreshing. Overall - good ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rubin77 (1269) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 21, 2016
F: thin, white, very quick disappear. C: pale gold, clear. A: malty, citrus, grapefruit, hint of straw, herbal, grassy. T: malt, grassy hops, citrus, light grapefruit, tangerine, caramel, light body, soft carbonation, long lasting bitterness on the palate, very refreshing and good, 0,5l bottle from M&S in Brussels.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (13563) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2016
Bottled, 500ml from Marks & Spencers in Banbury, Oxon. Gold with white head. There is a soft carbonation to this but not intrusive to the flavour. There is a light citrus character to this, quite crisp, fruity, refreshing with a zesty edge. Pretty decent.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (8052) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2016
Bottle. Pale and clear gold, with next to no head but plenty of fizz. Light, citrus fruit, with some hay and leafy hops. Flavour had some lemon sharpness, crisp malts, a vaguely peppery kick leading to a lingering, bitter, finish. Enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (5100) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2016
Bottle. Golden and clear with some carbonation that result in a quite a sharp tast.Not really bad but not one that springs to mind when looking at the M and S range

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
allmyvinyl (9680) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 16, 2016
500ml bottle from M&S, the gyle, Edinburgh. Pours pale yellow with a thin white head. Aromas of butterscotch and corn. Light sulphur. Taste is just as bad. Grim finish. Possibly the worst beer Ive bought from markss. Possibly one of the worst things Ive ever put in my mouth, and I was a catholic choirboy.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
fonefan (45196) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2016

Bottle 500ml.

[ As Marks & Spencer Cambridgeshire Golden Ale ].
Clear medium orange yellow color with a small to average, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, cookie - biscuit malt, pale malt. Flavor is moderate sweet with a average duration, biscuit malt, sweet malt. Body is medium, texture is watery, carbonation is soft. [20150814]

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tmrmwel (1867) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 2, 2016
Bottle. Pours clear, very light golden, with a creamy head. Aroma is grassy hops with zesty citrusy notes, as well as malts with cereals, toffee and notes of honey. Light body, with average carbonation. Flavour is crisp, bitter hops, with citrusy notes, as well as some light roasted malts with cereals. Lingering bitter finish. Nothing exceptional, but still surprisingly tasty and quaffable considering its a supermarket brand. Nice golden beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Tippler (1) - Lancashire, Lancashire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2016 does not count
Big Oakham fan, Inferno and Citra. This one is a grower - quite understated but is very moreish. Golden Ale is not my favourite style, but this one is really growing on me. Very accessable but also satifying

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
EdKing (2435) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2015
Bottle from M&S Brixton. Got excited about these beers being from Oakham but this one is pretty much in the bog standard golden ale catagory, Clear golden amber with a fairly hefty white light foam head. Nose is honeyish biscuit malt, cereal grain husky and musky, slight citrous peel, dab of grapefruit. taste is quite a dry citrous bitter hop, with something earthier and more astringent, honeyish cereal malt. In the finish theres a bit of mild grapefruit rind.


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