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

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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.67   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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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.


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2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
JohnCook101 (394) - - APR 12, 2013
330ml bottle. Very slightly cloudy straw colour with a small head. Generic lager aroma. Pretty generic lager flavour, too. Perhaps a little more yeasty. Certainly better than commercial European and American lagers but nothing special.


1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
katrinaez (412) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2015
Tastes like miller lite. Had an after taste. Too light too weak even though the abv wasn’t that low for a lager. It said pilsner/lager at the pub. It was straw colored and very dry with a metallic finish and some odd minerals. Not a fan. Tap in London

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sic1314 (4779) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2015
Poured straw with a disappearing off white head. Aroma of sweet grainy malt. Light body, flavour as the aroma. OK lager.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
redmaaan (4) - - APR 13, 2015 does not count
Great Lager with beautiful taste and appearance. Much better than the "commercial" and widely spread lager!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Garrold (2335) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2015
Bottle. M&S. Clear, green gold. Film of white head. Quite grassy. Bit of lemon. Pale malts. Fairly crisp. Bit of sweet. Tiny bit greasy. Finishes light sweet, and light dry. Ok.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (5692) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 8, 2015
330ml bottle at the White Lady. Pours clear pale gold, thin white head. Strong cooked vegetable aromas. Light sweet taste. Astringent finish. Ok.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Callius (1) - Hillerød, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2015 does not count
Beer you, beer me, beer us together, that's the way it should be. Perfect beer for steak and fries. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jjsint (1252) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2015
Bottle from Minster Tavern, Ely. Light yellow with a nice white head. Fizzy. Grainy, malty smell. The taste holds a bit more sweetness than expected from the aroma, with a satisfying bittersweet finish. Well-carbonated. A decent enough lager but not something I’d drink all night.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
R2k2 (385) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 8, 2015
A clear, gold-yellow lager with the familiar firm, white layer of foam. It has a slightly hop like aroma in the background, but nothing else comes to mind. A fresh, bitter taste which moves on into a somewhat malty aftertaste, but doesn’t hold on for long. Een helder, goudgeel lager, met de bekende stevige witte kraag. Het aroma is licht hoppig op de achtergrond, maar verder is er niet veel te bekennen. Een frisse, bittere smaak die subtiel overgaat in een lichtvoetige nasmaak, maar deze vervliegt snel.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
JoeMcPhee (8817) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2015
Very pale golden colour. The nose is quite sweet and a little bit malty. A bit of honeyed character as well as a bit of light sweetness. Fairly under hopped with a touch of herbal hoppiness. Gets a bit cloying the more you go through it. Meh. Pretty forgettable.

1.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
SilverfoX (624) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2014
incredible the fluff says it took 20 years planning to make an english lager and theyve managed to crank out a budweiser clone, incredible. im sure youve all tried that so i wont bother commenting.


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