Marks & Spencer
Brewed at Meantime (Asahi)

Style: Amber Ale
Paddington, England


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RATINGS: 42   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 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christos (5440) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle 750ml at home, c&c, into a big Guinness glass, ABV 4% Amber coloured with a clear body, with intense activity in it and a tall and thick tan head, with very good retention, leaving light lacing on the glass. Aroma of malts but also lots of citrus, some orange peel,quite hoppy and inviting. Taste on the other hand is nothing impressive, some malts, lots of iron, faint citrus. Medium thin body, average carbonation. Quite dry palate. Overall okay, with aroma being its stronger point.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borresteijn (6795) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 28, 2014
75cl Bottle from M&S Adam. Clear deep amber colour, off-white head. Aroma of sweet malts, caramel/toffee, nice citrusy and fruity hops, sticky resin. Flavour is the same, light nutty, decent bitterness, nice fruity hops with resin. Light-bodied. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gary (1972) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2013
750ml good ,vibrant Amber ale. Fresh American hops and tangy richness..really easy to swill ...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
madmitch76 (24187) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2013
1st February 2013
Hazy red - brown beer with a decent pale tan head. Palate is light and a little crisp. Minerally carbonation. Watery malt, slightl lactose. Mild tangy orange and a touch of dark marmalade. Crisp and semi dry finish. Inoffensive but bland. Really doesnt match the grandiosity of the bottle!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ManVsBeer (9737) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2013
Dark copper, next to no head. Has a very sweet fruity aroma and taste that appeals.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
themightyjag (525) - - AUG 3, 2013
750ml bottle from Marks and Spencer. Frothy off white head, some lacing. Body is dark reddish amber. Nose is initially apple but subsequently nutty. More nuts in the body, some chocolate, a little berries, lemon. Decent mouthfeel, medium carbonation. Decent considering it was in a £10 meal deal. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2013
Sweet caramel dominates and it has a fairly light aroma, with trace hay. Berries and cereal come in, but the texture is a little thin. Dry slightly grassy finish , which is quite short. For a lot of beer (750 ml bottle) it could do with a bit more body, but does get better with progress. Some sharp apple comes in late on. Lovely deep red colour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (47622) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2013

Bottle 750ml. corked @ [ (Easter "Flags of many nations" Tasting) by Chriso - London ].

Clear medium amber orange colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, berry, light to moderate yeasty, citrus. Flavour is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average to long duration, caramel. Body is medium to light, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20130331]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beersiveknown (5205) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAY 29, 2013
didnt rate this at the time as it had been merged with yakima red!
Dark ruby brown with pleasant fruity aroma, pleasing hop bitterness and some citrus notes balanced by robust sweet malt body. Very easy to drink the whole 750.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (5306) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2013
Bottle. Bronze with a small head. Malty with some fruitiness. Plenty of body considering its relatively low strength. Nice slightly bitter finnish.

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