Marks & Spencer Southwold Hibiscus Wheat Beer

Marks & Spencer
Brewed at Adnams

Style: Wheat Ale
Paddington, England
Serve in Shaker, Weizen


on tap


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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 2.82/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.83/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
An infusion of southwold wheat beer and hibiscus flowers.

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Leighton (22304) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 29, 2016
Bottle at home in London - scooped up at an M&S, probably in Paddington. The beer looks great: clear matte red with a creamy, off-white head. The aroma holds dried raspberries, old bread, faint caramel, some floral elements. Light-medium sweet flavour with touches of berry tang, understated bready malts, lightly toasted sugars, more raspberry. Light bodied with average carbonation. Fruity and moderately sweet on the finish, with low bitterness, continuing ripe berries, bready malts. Quite easy drinking, really. An enjoyable novelty.

ManVsBeer (10946) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2015
Bottle from Marks & Spencer, Halifax. Deep amber with next to no head. More of an ale than beer, although its nose does have an associated aroma for a wheat, infused with a gentle red berry sweetness.

sic1314 (4967) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - APR 26, 2015
Poured reddish amber with a frothy tan head. Aroma of sweet berries and floral hops. Light body, flavour is refreshingly sweet berries. Pretty much just juice.

Martin243 (1222) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2015
2x 330ml bottles reduced to clear in Newcastle M&S. Poured chilled into a Hoegaarden snifter. Clear deep pink with an off white head. Little discernible aroma beyond a faint hint of tea and cherries. Slightly sour, almost medicinal flavour: Cherry Tunes without the menthol eucalyptus? Fizzily carbonated, dry finish. Feels like they aimed for a Belgian style fruit beer and fell lamentably short.

Pith (160) - New York, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Pours light red bordering on pink-ish with minimal light tan head. Aroma is sour (vinegar) and mash. Taste is sweet cherry fruit with a hint of wheat and flowery.

jackafholmes (1021) - - FEB 22, 2015
Bottle from m&s. Red ale with not much head. Aroma of forest fruits. Taste is wheaty dryness and a sweet fruitiness. Palate is dry and a bit fizzy. Didn’t really enjoy it, much prefer the cherry wheat m&s do.

Borresteijn (7491) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2015
33cl Bottle from M&S A’dam, Christmas gift, thanks K&P! Clear pinkish red colour, pink head. Aroma of raw wheat, grain, hibiscus, raspberry, not very sweet. Flavour of wheat, raw wheat, grain, something floral and fruity, medium sweet, wheaty finish. Light bodied. Not great.

uckelman (813) - Durham, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2014
Pours clear, reddish amber, pink head which quickly dissipates. Aroma is wheaty with a hint of flowers (hibiscus, I guess?). Very lively and sweet. Reminiscent of red soda. Not great.

sarauckelman (550) - Durham, Durham, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2014
Clear Ruby amber with no head. Not much aroma, and what’s there is your standard wheat beer. Flavor waffles between fruity and flowery (almost a bit kool-aid sweet) and wheat-y, in alternating peaks. Mouthfeel is a bit sticky, competing with a strong caronbation. Except for the strong, pleasant wheat flavor, this almost tastes more like a wine cooler than beer.

koshack (1950) - Gdañsk, POLAND - NOV 16, 2014
Piana drobna, lekko różowa ( jak i piwo). Zostawia śslady na szkle, ale szybko opada. Kolor różowego wina. Aromat owocowy, kojarzący się z czerownymi owocami, trochę czerwona porzeczka. Nie jest bardzo intensywny, ale przyjemny W smaku podobnie owocowe, przychodza skojarzenia ze słabym winem. Wytrawne, słodycz prawie niewuczuwalna. Przypomina rozwodnienego lambica. Pszenicy nie czuć. Nie jest złe, ale raczej nie powtórzę.

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