Marks & Spencer
Brewed at Meantime (Asahi)

Style: Amber Ale
Paddington, England


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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Brewed for Marks & Spencer by Meantime.
Note: This is not the same beer as the Meantime Yakima Red. They are similar recipes, but are not the same. They use completely different hops and malts.

Brewed with Crystal and Caramel malts for a deep copper red colour and 5 different types of American hops from the Yakima Valley in Washington State for a refreshingly balanced flavour.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Davros IX (300) - Hertford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2017
Is this their Yakima Red! It was a very pleasant beer with enough flavour in what was a lower alcohol beer. It is one that I would drink again, but not one to seek out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheKernOwl (214) - West Sussex, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2016
Tried this alongside its Meantime stablemate Yakima Red (notwithstanding that they are different beers) and M&S Cornish Red (by St Austell brewery). Nose of faint red fruit (raspberry?) and grain-y caramel (much less sweet malt on the nose than and no pine, unlike Yakima Red). Finish a bit water-y; only as tasty as one of those yoghurt cereal bar with bits of berry in it (but without much yoghurt-y creaminess).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
stravale (3019) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - NOV 15, 2015
Bottle from Marks and Spencer, Enniskillen [311015]
Copper colour, clear, big fluffy frothy off white head, good lacing
Aroma of soft caramel, hint of citrus, light fruits
Taste of caramel malts, some soft toasted malts, very soft red fruits, not much hops, bit weak on flavour
Palate - Soft carb, medium light body, smooth. Finish - some very light bitter hops in the linger, toasted notes
Overall - Came across as very average supermarket fare

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
redders1974 (1321) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2015
Enjoyed this nice aroma and taste of caramac wafer nice color and slight off white head some of the American hops come through in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
JonWhitakerr (16) - Harrogate, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2015
Aroma-Bigger Hop profile than seems to be the consensus here. Spiciness and some caramel, even milk chocolate. Appearance-Cloudy deep amber/ red. small white head that flattens to 1-2 mm. Still a nice looking pint though Taste-Not giving as much away here. Toffee/Caramel with an initial bitterness. No hop profile, unlike the smell Palate-A little thin and watery. Fizz on the entry which flattens quickly Overall-Interesting, whilst not especially complex. Hoppiness is welcome but the taste leaves a little to be desired. Would drink again

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
leaparsons (10451) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown, red with an off white foam. Toffee and caramel with earthy red berries and bubblegum. Foaming mouthfeel with floral, spicy character. Overall fairly decent but forgettable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Graham77 (514) - SCOTLAND - SEP 10, 2015
Mahogany colour with an off white head. The aroma is sweet caramel and sugar cane with maybe berry fruits. This has a rich sweetness balanced by spiciness from the hops and a zesty lemon note on the finish. Full flavoured but slightly sticky on the palate, a minor criticism.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Swaroga (2213) - Warszawa, POLAND - AUG 12, 2015
Amber color with a medium head. The beer hasnt got a complicated aroma, mostly dough, bread skin, little caramel, delicate zest and red fruits. Taste is dry and malty. It has a nicely balanced clove like earthiness which adds up well to this beer. Bitterness is delicate. The aftertaste is fruity and earthy hops. Its not a bad beer overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (8517) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2015
Copper in colour, with a slight, off-white, head and a trace of carbonation. Sweet, caramel and red berry fruits with a touch of leafy hop. Flavour was sweetish, with bready malts, more fruit and a decent, bitter, finish. Fine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (10386) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 24, 2014
Bottle from M&S, the gyle, Edinburgh. Pours clear copper, thin off-white head. Light mineral and caramel aromas, light citrus. Taste is more of the same, with some red fruit notes. Medium body, gentle carbonation. Decent.

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