Marks & Spencer
Brewed at Wadworth

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 2.81/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.8/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
This is almost certainly a rebadge of Wadworth Swordfish
The crystal malt, Fuggle and Golding hops provide a good foundation for this full bodied beer. It has a gentle rum aroma and a rich, smooth flavour, thanks to the dark unrefined sugar. The addition of Carribean rum adds another degree of subtle complexity.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Beth101 (531) - West Yorkshire, - AUG 17, 2012
Brown amber colour with no head. Has a slight toasty aroma and a mellow malt flavour.

Stuu666 (14044) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 11, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours copper amber, nose is toffee, caramel, wood, taste is similar, light rum.

DandyLion (518) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2013
It's alreet. Very mild rum character in both the aroma and taste. Slightly sweet and burnt sugar taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 8, 2013
Poured a clear medium amber with a frothy, disappearing head. Aroma of sweet malt, nuts and a very mute alcohol hint in the background. Very weak, watery body, flavour is some sweet caramel malt with the nuttyness, a slight burn in the aftertaste.

SudsMcDuff (8462) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2013
bought at the Celbridge Marks & Spencer .. . drank the night me and my brother stayed up til 4:30 playing fifa ’13 .. . . deep copper .. medium head .. . lacing is great .. . solid bitterness, mild sweetness .. . hey, hey, let me axe you something .. . a pretty good beer completely lacks any depth, i love the label though .. . .
Stepped on a throwing star with my bare foot this morning.
Sure, it looked like a Lego.
But I’m sticking to the throwing star story....

ManVsBeer (10794) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2013
Golden ale that loses its head fast. Fairly ordinary with a dominant bitter character, but with a sweet nose and a slight spiciness in its flavour, which probably accounts for the name, but there are no obvious rum elements.

kerolasa (409) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2013
Rum? I don’t get it. This is just a typical flat ale. I guess there are 13 in dozen of these when you buy beers from average supermarket in UK. Perhaps the rum was drank by people who made the label, who knows. Advertising and reality does not meet, that’s the problem.

madmitch76 (25101) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2012
17th February 2011
Bright clear amber - brown beer. Residual white head. Light palate, somewhat watery. Malt! Mild minerals. Mild cream in the watery finish. What Rum? Crushingly dull!

culchiem (4064) - Berlin, GERMANY - NOV 9, 2012
Bottle. Copper with a thin beige head. Aroma is ale malt. Flavour is smooth malt with a dry spice base. Finish has fruit and maybe a touch of rum

martinrumsam (565) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2012
Bottle pours copper brown with good white lasting and lacing head. Aroma is malty and a hint of oak semi sweet malty taste with a touch of hop bitterness to close. I would never have known there was any rum there ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 17, 2012
Bottle from Mark & Spencer’s. Pours a golden brown colour with a thin beige head. Aroma of toffee, caramel, alcohol and oak. Similar flavours with a little oaky, rum sweetness to finish. Mildly bitter also. Mild carbonation and CO2 prickle with an oily mouth-feel.

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