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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%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.2
imdownthepub (14557) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2014
Bottled, 750ml Cork & Caged from Marks & Spencers in Banbury. Red amber with white head. I had a slightly fusty aroma to this on opening which lead to a cigarette ash, flat note on drinking, again a little grainy, fusty. Sweet malts then start to emerge along with a fruity hop arrangement, nothing too specific. The 750ml got to be a struggle as there was quite a bit of carbonation going on. Ok, but not one I would go back to.

3.2
Christos (5792) - 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.

3.6
Borresteijn (7177) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 28, 2014
75cl Bottle from M&S A’dam. 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.

3.8
Gary (1999) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2013
750ml good ,vibrant Amber ale. Fresh American hops and tangy richness..really easy to swill ...

2.9
madmitch76 (24807) - , 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 doesn’t match the grandiosity of the bottle!

3.3
ManVsBeer (10485) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2013
Dark copper, next to no head. Has a very sweet fruity aroma and taste that appeals.

3.1
themightyjag (565) - - 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

3.4
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.

3
fonefan (49437) - 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]

3.3
Beersiveknown (5284) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAY 29, 2013
didn’t 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.


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