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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thebeertourist (5187) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 28, 2007
Nice bottle,labelled AMBA. Bronze witha small offwhite head. Caramel and raisins aroma. Initially sweet with lots of fruit, some more bitterness, but not quite enough to balance. Nice enough, but a bit too sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2005
Bottle, at the London gathering, November 2005. Well, its amber. No surprise there. Perhaps a quite deep amber. There’s some treacle, and a hint of licorice, plus a touch of bitterness thrown in. Not very assertive and a bit too smooth for its own good. Middle of the road in every respect. At least I won’t now have to buy four of them to bag the scoop.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (34696) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2006
A deep amber beer with a huge orange head. The aroma is sweet malty combined with notes of brewmash, fruits, and citrus. The flavor is also sweet malty with strong notes of fruit, especially oranges, but also notes of brewmash and caramel, the malt note has a hint of roastiness - like roasted bread. The body is a bit thin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (14188) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 11, 2006
Bottle. Dark red colour with a white head. Aroma is sweet fruity caramel. Flavour is dry fruity caramel malt with some sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maria (10213) - Thisted, DENMARK - APR 7, 2007
This copper red beer has a lot of foam, that decides that it would be very fun not to stay in the bottle, so it is all over the place like a bunch of rowdy puppies. The aroma has notes of aroma hops, and roasted malt, and the flavour notes of caramel, roasted malt, fruit, candy sugar and the malt is much more pronounced than the bitterness. An OK vienna.

   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 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
anders37 (23376) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 1, 2006
Bottle. Dark amber colour with a medium thick tan head. Malty aroma with some hints of hops. Sweet malty flavor with hints of caramel and fruits. Sweet malty fruity finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
thewolf (12136) - Kolding, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2007 Bottle, bought @ Salling, Aarhus. Dark amber with no apparent head. Sweet aroma with caramel and a touch of hoppiness. Taste is slightly more bitter with some orange peel thrown in for good measure.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beer5000 (5955) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 31, 2010
330 ml bottle. Mahogany body with a light brown head that disappears. Real good looking anyway. A bit vague aroma of caramel and fruit. Flavor is sweet malty, some brown sugar and low bitterness. Thin body and short finish, not a very memorable beer.

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