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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 183   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.7/5   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.


2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
redders1974 (796) - 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 (1019) - 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 (1555) - 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 (1474) - 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 (1859) - 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...

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Steffan (43) - WALES - OCT 2, 2015
Normal colour for a lager, small head, little lacing. Strong grainy aroma, harsh malty taste, very dry hoppy finish. Easy to drink but very dry. Okay but bot great

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SarkyNorthener (3884) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2015
Bottle from tesco, Walsall. Golden beer with small head. Aroma of light grain and pale malts. Taste is pale malts, some lemon, cereal grain and a sprinkle of spice. Not bad.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
borre_m (1203) - NORWAY - SEP 18, 2015
Pours clear golden. Aroma is slightly spicy from hops. Taste is crisp and clean, slight hop bitterness.


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