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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (17337) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2005
330ml bottle from Sainsburys. Red beer with beige lasting head. Nice rich fruit and hoppy nose. coffee and chocolate with toffee in mouth also a bit grainy but overall a really nice beer and the best of this style I have had

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Grzesiek79 (4028) - Radom, POLAND - MAR 12, 2012
dough, floral, roasty, cereal, cooked vegetables, amber, hazy, rocky head, medium sweetness, very bitter, medium sourness, medium body, sticky, average carbonation,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobBestwick (844) - 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 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2005 (Bottle 33 cl) Comes as "Sainsbury’s Vienna Style Amber Lager" at 5,0% ABV. Beautiful dark amber-colour with some red thrown in. Clear and filtered without much head. Very soft with a sweetish malt-character. Caramel and nuts in there too. Not much bitterness. Close to perfect for it’s type. 200405

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2006
Really nice appearance. Aroma is nutty with the citrusy/grassy hops balancing well. Taste is similar with a good chewyness too it. Could session for about 10 weeks.

   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.

   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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skinnyviking (8858) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 7, 2006
Bottle. Orange head. Clear dark red body. Aroma of oranges and hops. Smooth mouthfeel and hops dominated flavor, however also caramel and oranges.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2006
Light hazy deep amber colour with a small tan head. Sweet malty aroma with an orange fruityness and notes of hops. Hoppy bitter flavor with a faint caramel sweetness and a light dry finish.

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