Brewed by Meantime (SAB Miller)
Style: Amber Lager/Vienna
Greenwich, England


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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.07/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
330 ml bottles. Unpasteurised, but filtered and artificially carbonated. Now mainly sold as Sainsbury's Viennese Style Amber Lager (Summer only).
A 'small batch' copper coloured lager combining lightly kilned Vienna and Munich malts to create a gentle balance of caramel and fruit flavours. Its subtle sweetness and rich barley taste is underpinned by the gentle spice of its Hallertau and Spalter hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Mungo (2470) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2005
Bottle at London Gathering. Rounded caramel and faint nuts. Cloying sweetness without balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
NosirIwont (2368) - Frederikssund, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2006
Bottle. Pours a clear amber-brown with a fluffy beige/brown head. Slightly sweetish aroma with lots of hops on a malty background. As it warms it gets more sweet and fruity notes appear. Sweetish flavour. Fruity, malt. Feels a bit thin. Finish is rather thin at first, but a mild bitterness kicks in after a while. Dry, grassy and lingering hoppy notes. But pretty boring still. This beer starts out okay but ends kinda dull. 11-09-06.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bager (2120) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2006
Bottle. Amber coloured with a small head. Sweet and malty with a sligt hoppyness. Kinda mild thouogh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2004
Sainsbury’s version from Sainsbury’s, High Wycombe, Bucks. 4x330ml. A rich, malty and pleasent beer. Very tasty, so tasty infact I drank the entire 4 pack in one sitting. This is nice with spicy food

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - FEB 28, 2006
London Gathering Nov 05: Amber in colour (funny that), caramel and bread aroma. Balanced, malty flavour. Easy drinking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2004
Bottled for Sainsbury’s. Deep amber body, frothy yet short lived head, dry biscuity aroma, crunchy malts with a little hop biting through. Rather refreshing, another decent offering from Meantime who should be applauded (along with Sainsbury’s) for trying to introduce such a variety of styles into the UK market.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
GarethYoung (1111) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 11, 2005
sweet malty fruity aromas, slightly sour. thin lagery body. strange , but not that good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobBestwick (845) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 17, 2003
fruity/flowery aroma, pours with a dark tawny hue and a large and rapidly disipating head, rich caramel flavour with a malty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nigos (631) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2003
Malty nose. Copper hue, white head. Highly hopped flavour similar to IPA. Decent beer.

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