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

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RATINGS: 172   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.68/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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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.


kerolasa's rating

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
kerolasa (409) - London, Greater London, - NOV 21, 2012
Looks like a lager, quite light and nice short white head. Smell has some hint of iron. Hmm, I’m not sure if that is good sign. Taste is light, too watery I would say. Aroma has basement, with tiny bit of sugar on top. This beer fails to be pleasing because it does made to be too mediocore.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Block (2072) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - APR 26, 2016
This is a regular ’premium lager’. Sweet, light, corn, grass. Not too much more than that.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Piw (687) - Rüsselsheim, GERMANY - MAR 25, 2016
330ml Flaschr. Klar und golden mit durchschnittlicher Schaumkrone. Würzig und vollmundig mit durchschnittlichem Körper.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LazyPyro (331) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2016
UPDATED: APR 17, 2016 330ml bottle. Pale golden colour with a thin white head, disappears fast. Aroma is light malt, grains, hay, fruity notes. Taste is pale malts, hops, light citrus notes. Low bitterness. For a lager it’s pretty good.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
oliodnb (634) - ITALY - MAR 1, 2016
33cl bottle. Pours clear golden, minimal white head. Aroma is light, some malts, quite bland. Taste is pretty bad, some malts again, feels like a random industrial lager. Unpleasant aftertaste. Disappointing.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Don2711 (348) - - FEB 17, 2016
Pale appearance. Carbonation added to taste. Bready taste. Good strength and fair on palate. Would love to try a pint. All in all not bad.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
thellgren (672) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 22, 2015
pint draught @ Greenwich Union, London. Light amber colour, no head. Great hoppy taste with malts coming through not too much. Everything is in balance. Great beer!

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AndySnow (6216) - 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 (289) - 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 (5100) - 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 (693) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2015
Decent malts in the nose tastes sweet and syrupy decent carbonation bottle at home


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