Marks and Spencer Cornish Saison
St. Austell Brewery

Marks and Spencer Cornish SaisonMarks and Spencer Cornish Saison
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Style:
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
ABV:
5.9%
Score:
Needs more ratings
Avg:
3.31 | pDev: 13.29%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
6
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St. Austell Brewery
 
England, United Kingdom
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Beginner2 from Illinois

3.4/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

M&S should sell more saisons.
More would make sense because their main food business seems to sell convenient food at train stations to Britain's broad middle class of commuters. And saisons go well with food. And the Britain's food repertory is widening fast.

Now for this Cornish Saison. As I understand it, Cornwall is about beautiful country and pleasing tourists again and again. This involves beer and food. From their website, St. Austell's owns some 177 pubs that also serve food. So M&S is basically doing a collaboration between foodies and providing them food-friendly saison.

My only suggestion for this one is that fewer hops and fruitier yeast would improve it. Also, less ginger. That tingle interferes with the food. And just an idea that Brits may not like too much at this moment in history as they sort out Brexit, but M&S might do a collaboration with a Belgian brewer.

Jun 16, 2019
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vinicole from England

3.41/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Can. Clear gold. Thick frothy head. Looks enticing.
Slightly sweet and sour aroma of fruit and silage. Mild spice noted (coriander and ginger).
Citrus discerned in the flavour which otherwise reflects the aroma. Bitter finish.
A rather harsh feel. Thin.

Feb 01, 2019
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EmperorBevis from England

3.91/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned in a crafty craft can and brewed for M&S
pours a clear pale wheat coloured body with big foaming head, not very saison eh?
very traditional saison aroma though, basil and lemon
very nicely spiced flavour
as good to Belgian saison as Cornish brie is to French

Sep 18, 2018
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JonnoWillsteed from England

2.44/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

L - I was expecting this 5.9% beer to be darker, but it's mid-amber. Pours with a 1-finger white head slowly reducing to lacing.
S- I get coriander, and can't sense anything beyond that.
T- Crisp, a little sour, then a bit more sour. Some spicy/grapefruit comes up right at the end.
M- Crisp, dry, refreshing for sure. For this style of beer it's not a 'mega citrus/hop-bomb' like I've had a few of late, it's coming *towards* having some kind of balance.
O- I don't drink beer to experience grapefuit, so, interesting to try but I won't be buying it again.

Aug 26, 2018
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Hanglow from Scotland

3.4/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Can, spiced saison

Pours gold, decent head that collapses to film. Pin bright.

Aroma brings the cinnamon and ginger and zest. It's quite interesting.

Taste has more ginger and cinnamon also hop bitterness. Doesn't quite work here. Not as dry a finish as I'd like. Med body, above average carb.

Would be better with food I think, instead of on its own.

Apr 03, 2018
Marks and Spencer Cornish Saison from St. Austell Brewery
Beer rating: 3.31 out of 5 with 6 ratings