Marks & Spencer
Brewed at Elgoods

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Elgoods Brewery, in the heart of the Cambridgeshire Fens, has been in Elgoods family since 1878. To make this special celebration pint, weve used fittingly special ingredients: pale ale malt from Westminstet barley grown on the Sandringham Estate, together with an English hop variety called Sovereign that was bred a decade ago to mark the Queens golden jubilee.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
ads135 (4544) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 13, 2012
Absolutely terrible and I had to dump most of this down the sink. It actually gave me a stomach ache to drink. Light amber color. Thin, quickly dissipating head. Medium body. Tastes of fake caramel and thick molasses. Apple juice aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (8225) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2012
Union Jack-capped pint bottle. Normally Id give a bonus point for that. Brilliant amber bronze with an uneven, tenacious white foam. Aroma conjures beef Monster Munch, fudge and aniseed; the taste Devon fudge and Wethers Originals. Fitting considering its intended demographic. However, Ive got to hand it to Elgoods here; theyve produced a beer I wanted to hate with all my heart but find myself thoroughly enjoying; fudge and honey balanced with a rub of aniseedy, tea-like leafy hop; full and persistent body, cask-like feel. Bastards.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dogbomb (1211) - ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2012
Bottle. Caramel coloured ale with a nice thick white head. Nose is honey, caramel and light biscuit. In the mouth, more sweet honey and caramel. A slight metallic tinge along with some fruitcake. Finish is a nice rounded bitter. Lovely pint!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zacgillbanks (5078) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2012
Bottle from M&S Team Valley, Gateshead. Golden coloured with toffee and warming burnt sugar notes and a sweet fruity and slight woody finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheCametron (2480) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 29, 2012
Bottle. Clear caramel colour with a thick white head. Aroma of cake dough with a light vanilla. Flavour has some caramel and a solid bitter finish. Pretty good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
tommann (3673) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2012
568ml bottle. Pours dark orange with a small, frothy head. Aroma is butter, toffee and fruity hops. Taste has butterscotch to start with a toffee finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
berkshirejohn (6412) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2012
568ml bottle. Amber with a fast fading white head, leaving a rather scummy appearance; slightly musty grainy aroma with a hint of vanilla; more vanilla flavour with some toasty malts; and a short burst of fresh hoppy bitterness to finish. Rather strange.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
swooper (1247) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2012
clear malthoppy aroma, not like ale similar to lager malt.golden, clear, frothy, rocky head, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, slick feel, soft carbonation, long finish, good beer, I thing more lager then bitter

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beersiveknown (5275) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAY 8, 2012
568ml (pint bottle) from Marks and Spencer Pours mid amber with thin off-white head and spicy hop aroma. Sweet parma violets at first-unusual flavour followed by a more conventional dry bitter and biscuit malt finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (10467) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2012
Bottle. Golden brown with a thin foam. Aromas are weetabix and raisins with apricot and peach. Tea with a nice mix of spices. Earthy ripe apple with traces of lime. Flavours are toffee with ripe, earthy apple and mixed spices. Caramel with some toast notes and dark chocolate bitterness. Apricot with a dry tea finish and a peppery palate. Quite interesting.

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