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Marks & Spencer
Brewed at St. Austell

Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Paddington, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.39/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This bottle conditioned ale has been uniquely brewed using locally grown Cornish gold malt, traditionally malted using a special kilning process to develop a deep bronze colour and intense flavour. The sweet, lightly nutty malt balances well with zesty orange and spicy aromas from the hops.

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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (12915) - Copenhagen, - NOV 8, 2012
(500ml Bottle) Pours amber/bronze with minimal head and lacing, low carbonation and medium body. Taste/aroma of malt caramel/orange and spicy hops. Not bad.


3.3
Alex60 (327) - - SEP 20, 2017
bouteille 50 cl - couleur blonde foncée, mousse blanche qui ne tient pas, odeur céréale, gout sur les céréales, la menthe, floral, alcool quasi absent, très légère, se boit bien.

3.7
miniash891989 (137) - - JUL 31, 2017
Bottle from Marks and Spencer. Deep bronze colour no head. Malty on the nose, dry on the palate. Lingering flavour. Citrus but not in the way I'm used to. Actually more enjoyable then I was expecting. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
worldbeertaste (1818) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2015
Poured medium amber with a very thin white head. Smells of sweet hops and light malt. Taste is medium bitter light sweet with a tropical fruit malt light hop palate and a short bitter finish. Medium to light bodied with average carbonation. Nice and refreshing but a little sweet for me.

3.2
maley1 (1301) - Calgary, CANADA - JUN 22, 2015
Clear dark amber pour with a small cream colored head. Aroma of malts, grains, slight hops, slightly floral. Taste of grains, malts, slightly nutty, faint caramel and faint hops. Medium bodied, nice carbonation and nicely balanced.

3.5
Leighton (22299) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2015
Bottle at home in London - sourced from the M&S on Oxford Street. Pours clear copper with a frothy off-white head. Effervescent. Lots of leaves and toasted grains in the aroma, some dried berries. Medium sweet flavor with earthy bitterness, grainy brown bread, leather, brown sugar, orange rind, damp leaves, some lime. Light bodied with average carbonation. Finishes with pleasant toasted brown bread, more leaves and grains, slight caramel, mellow bitterness. Pretty tasty as it opens up.

3.3
mR_fr0g (13475) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2015
Bottle at home picked up at Euston M&S. Nice deep reddy copper coloured pour with a lasting creamy fine head. Aroma is sweet nutty malts, little toffee and dried fruit action, mineral. Later a little soapy note develops on the nose. Flavour follows, semi-sweet caramel, grain husks, little earthy note, dried raisin. Little firm slightly rough bitterness. Palate is creamy, semi-sweet, moderate carbonation. Decent bitter.

3.6
Vaiz (4460) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 1, 2015
Bottle at home. Clear sunset amber pour, almost orange head. Aroma is quite malty, toffee, nuts, subtle raisins, marmelade and a hint of licorice. Flavor is quite bitter, smooth and clean. Well balanced and very clean brew.

3.2
stravale (3135) - Co. Westmeath, IRELAND - APR 29, 2015
Bottle from Marks and Spencer, Enniskillen [290415]
Reddish brown, clear, little head
Aroma of soft light sweet fruits, orange, red berries, fruity caramel malts
Taste of fruity caramel, red berries, soft caramelised orange, soft spicy hedgerow hops, touch of yeast, quite a rich flavour, not keen on the soft mineral note
Palate - Very soft carb, medium body, smooth, soft sweet. Finish of soft fruity malts, that mineral note again
Overall - Like the fruity caramel malts in this, easy going, above average

3.4
allmyvinyl (10995) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 19, 2014
500ml bottle from M&S, the Gyle, Edinburgh. pours dark copper brown, thin ring of off-white head. Dark fruit aromas, sweet, light biscuit notes. Taste is red fruit, light nuttiness, maybe some light citrus, but bitter orange at the back, nothing more. Too fizzy, but OK.

3.2
downender (8882) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle from the Broadmead, Bristol branch as part of a 6 UK beers for £10 deal, which proved to be excellent value. Copper coloured with a big, frothy, off-white head. Hedgerow hops, some biscuity malts, a hint of citrus and lengthy, bitter finish. Good.


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