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Brewed by Meantime
Style: Premium Lager
Greenwich, England
Serve in Lager glass

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RATINGS: 141   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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3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Martin243 (828) - Tyne & Wear, - NOV 17, 2012
330 ml bottle fridge cool served in a chalice. Yellow body, thin white head. I struggled to discern a faint straw aroma.Also struggled to find anything major going on flavour-wise. A little malt, soap and marzipan. Not terrible, just quite basic lager.


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 (1130) - 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 (384) - 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 (8746) - 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 (541) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
janubio (467) - SPAIN - DEC 15, 2014
Clear yellow colour, small head that vanishes too soon. Tiny lace. Herbal and citrus aroma. Light body. Clean palate, taste of citrus, herbal. A bit dissappointing, I expected more from a Meantime.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
paolo71 (72) - Alviano, ITALY - DEC 5, 2014
In bottle.White quite evanescent head. Golden yellow. A bit cloudy. Malt sweet, citrus, grassy., acacia honey. A bit perlage. Not much intense and persistent. Good balance sweet/bitter. Armonic

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Kauge (483) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 30, 2014
Transferring some earlier reviews from my blog to RB. Aprill 2014, mingi väikepood Redchurch Streetil Londonis (£ 1,99), 33 cl. Pärast päev läbi kõndimist ja päikesepaistet võiks see praegu ideaalselt sobida. Kujundus on lahe, Londoni panoraam Kurgikesega keskel, korgil kiri Londoner. Värvilt tavapärane Lager, veidi ehk ainult hele. Vaht hea, hallika varjundiga valge. Lõhn on küll nõrgake, kuid üldse mitte halb - värske, kergelt tsitruseline, märja heinane. Oleks vaid jõulisem! Lõpuks ka õrnalt märja papine, korraks isegi vilksatas mingi McDonald’si burgeri kaste vms, ühesõnaga, tajuda on nii head kui halba. Maitse... kergelt mõrkjas, kurgus isegi tunda mõnusat humalast kibedat - muidu aga päris nõrk ja vesine. Suvaline siuke. Mull kadus ka kiiresti kuhugi ära. Muidugi, asi pole võrreldav igast massilise lurriga, aga nt Camden Hellsi Lager oli sellest ühe korraliku suurusjärgu võrra kihvtim. Pärast pikka päeva januga siiski hea kulistamiseks.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
nilsas (1947) - Bryne, NORWAY - NOV 11, 2014
Duft av humle og malt. Lys gyllen farge. Tynn hinne skum. Smak av humle og malt.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
andrepintado (1727) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - NOV 1, 2014
33cl bottle from el corte ingles, lisbon. Gold color. Thin head. Medium body. Aroma is cereal and light hop. What more?


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