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Brewed by Meantime (SAB Miller)
Style: Premium Lager
Greenwich, England
Serve in Lager glass

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 186   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.69/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle.
Meantime Brew Master, Alastair Hook, has spent 20 years planning the quintessential English lager. His reasoning is simple.The great European lager brewers use very soft water and neutral yeasts to ensure that only the flavours of their locally grown malt and hops come to the fore. East Anglia is home to the world’s finest malting barley and Kent is home to some of the world’s best hops. Midway between the two, London is ideally placed to bring them together in a straightforward, clean, long-matured, unpasteurised lager, where all you can taste is malt and hop.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AndySnow (6596) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - DEC 8, 2015
How: Bottle.
Where: From the brewery.
Appearance: Golden colour with a small white head.
Aroma: Malt, bread, fruit.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Bread, malt.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
tbonde (304) - DENMARK - NOV 12, 2015
33cl bottle@boat on the Thames in plastic glass@approx 7 degrees Pours golden yellow with quickly residing white head. Somewhat stale smell of bread and wheat. Bready flavour as well with very faint hops and a taste suggesting the use of maize or rice - especially in the aftertaste. Medium to low carbonation, unfresh and slightly heavy without being decidedly off. A disappointment.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (5496) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - NOV 3, 2015
Bottle at Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square. Golden body with bubbly texture. Nose is eggy, hoppy and malty, Taste is also malts, some hops and eggs. Creamy, prickly texture. Enjoyable.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
redders1974 (897) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2015
Decent malts in the nose tastes sweet and syrupy decent carbonation bottle at home

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ianwelby (1071) - SCOTLAND - OCT 28, 2015
Pint at Five Tuns in Heathrow terminal 5. Clear, yellow and VERY lively. Smells a bit metallic. Taste is pretty much that of a normal lager. Nothing to particularly mark it down on or to especially recommend it. After five hours quietly spent sweating buckets and then throwing a burger down my neck, however, it hit the spot.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
StueyD (1566) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2015
A pale golden yellow coloured beer with a frothy white head. A light malty aroma, there is a hint of hop in the background. Dry mouthfeel. A clean zesty hop taste to start, is followed by a dry biscuity malt flavour, light nuttiness and a hint of caramel. A really good example of the style. Bottle from Tesco, King’s Lynn.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrNosha (1601) - Baden Württemberg, GERMANY - OCT 23, 2015
330ml Flasche. Goldgelbe Farbe, wenig Schaum. In der Nase Hopfen und Hafer. Geschmack leider zu flach. Für ein Lager in seiner Kategorie aber nicht schlecht.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Alexi91 (437) - Bristol/Romsey, Hampshire, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2015
Origin: Bottle. Vessel: Bottle. Supplier: Lamb & Lion (Bath). Refreshing and not overly sweet.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Hippoman (646) - Durham, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2015
330ml Bottle from Tesco, Gilsgate, Durham. Crisp-looking, golden pour with a quickly diminishing, white head and less carbonation than expected. It smells like a standard, dull pale lager, slightly acidic, with eggy off-notes and CO2. The flavour is slightly bready and slightly plasticy, with little to no hop character. I expected better.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
sir__v (1984) - Lille, FRANCE - OCT 3, 2015
On tap @ The Forge, London - UK. Color: clear blond beer with medium carbonation and small white foam. Smell: malt and sweet caramel. Taste: caramel and malt. Nothing really interesting. Aftertaste: good attenuation and watery...


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