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

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RATINGS: 175   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.


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2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
JohnCook101 (527) - - 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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
remALUS (145) - Kaunas, LITHUANIA - MAY 25, 2016
Bottle. 330ml Price: 0,59€.Skaidrus gelsvas, nedidele balta puta. Skonis: lengvas.. nieko išskirtinio..

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
minutemat (3739) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2016
330ml bottle @ JDW Montgomery’s Tower, Shrewsbury. Pours clear gold, white head. Nice sweet malt aroma, light noble hops. Taste is smooth, clean with a light lemon sweetness behind some bready malts. Decent lager.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Sjohnh (655) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2016
Typical lager colour, with a white head that has gone after a minute or so. Light palette, highly carbonated. Little aroma, mostly grain. Slightly sweet, dry finish. Not convinced I’d pick this from a commercial pale lager in a blind test.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Block (2086) - 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 (713) - 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 (367) - Cheltenham, 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 (356) - - 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 (684) - 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 (6310) - 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.


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