Marks & Spencer Sussex Bitter

Marks & Spencer
Formerly brewed at Hepworth

Style: Bitter
Paddington, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.06/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
Sussex bitter is a finely crafted ale brewed by Hepworths of Horsham from locally grown barley malt and Golding hops delivering a refreshing flavour and a traditional Sussex ’hoppy nose’. A classic quencher!

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john44 (3101) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2017
Bottle. Amber in colour. Hoppy; grassy hops. Fruity; citrus-orange. Malty; caramel, slightly buttery. Bitter hoppy throughout over a caramel malty base. Dry bitter finish. (2009-01)

oh6gdx (26488) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 31, 2011
Bottled. Golden colour with a small white head. Aroma is fruity, nectary, mildly marzipan and also quite pleasant maltyness. Flavour is floral and fruity hoppyness with some mild nectary, bready and caramelly notes. Pleasant session bitter full of flavour. Also some mild nuttyness towards the finish.

maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2010
Bottled. A golden coloured beer with a tiny off-white ring of head. Goldings really are to the fore here with orangey hoppy notes throughout. There is a hint of soap too. Holds up well as a BCA but then there’s not the largest sign of ongoing fermentation. Drinkable without having a ton of taste.

imdownthepub (14546) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2010
Bottled, 500ml from M&S Summertown, Oxon. Gold with white head. No outwardly signs of Bottle Conditioning other than on the label, almost seemed filtered. Slight metallic note initially, but then a sharpish light, fresh flavour with lightly roasted malt and a fruity hop. Some citric notes, reasonably flavoursome and quite pleasant. i would have this again.

TBone (17524) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 20, 2010
Bottled (M&S, St Helier, Jersey, BB 06/2011)
Golden color, small white head. Somewhat fruity nose with grainy notes, light peachy hops. Rye-bready backbone with hints of peach. Finish has nice sharp hoppyness. Lots of flavors for 3.8% beer.

davegore (223) - liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2010
Pours a very light, almost lager colour, the aroma is quite sour and leads onto an almost grapefruit tang...not the best

Bullit (4633) - Burgos, SPAIN - MAY 18, 2010
Bottle from Marks & Spencer. Clear golden colour, medium head. Nose of lager malts, hint of hops. Flavour is malty, bit of biscuits, some fruits. A bit metallic. Medium carbonation.

Quack-Duck (9484) - Down South, GERMANY - MAY 3, 2010
bottle from M&S Monmouth, South Wales. Hazy golden colour, mid-sized white head. Aroma of green hops. Malty base, flavours of green hops with a grassy-herbal character. Very nice.

FatPhil (16102) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 6, 2010
500ml bottle (M&S)
Fruity golden ale aroma. Pale gold, tiny worm and small head. Great clean bitter taste - some marzipan and sticky hops, but goood malt balance too. Bottle contditions well. Hepworth much better at these weaker ones than their stronger ones.

johndoughty (5438) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2009
Bottle. Bronze with little carbonation. Pored with a small head and little carbonation.Pleasant but not sure why M and S wanted to sell it as its not a stand out bitter.

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