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


on tap

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RATINGS: 158   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.67   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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.

Martin243's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Martin243 (921) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Hippoman (251) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
sir__v (1205) - 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...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Steffan (14) - 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SarkyNorthener (3167) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
borre_m (779) - NORWAY - SEP 18, 2015
Pours clear golden. Aroma is slightly spicy from hops. Taste is crisp and clean, slight hop bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GuideDogSaint (868) - Xiamen, CHINA - JUL 27, 2015
Tap at the Marquis of Granby, Epsom. Pours clear golden yellow with little head. Aroma of malt with some hops. Bitter finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Towey1989 (804) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2015
Bottle at The Green Dragon, Leek (JDW) Pours a clear golden colour with a fizzy white head. Aroma of grassy hops, subtle lemon and slight vegetable. Taste of grassy hops, cardboard, some lemon, straw and grain. Light bodied and a fizzy carbonation. A soft, grassy hop bitterness in the finish. Worse than most lagers, grassy, cardboard flavours and highly carbonated. Disappointing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerViking (3335) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2015
Bottle, biscuity nose, light grassy hops, dry and crisp, lightly spicy hops, sweetish malt undertones, above average lager.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gurthnar (3355) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 10, 2015
Bottle from Seoul Plaza. Aroma buttery, lightly oxidized, otherwise quite okay, some grassy hops showing. Clear golden colour, quickly disappearing head. Taste is... well nothing special. Some green apples, some diacetyl, not at all letting the ingredient shine. Not clean. The boast "all you can taste is malt and hops" is simply wrong. Drinkable but nothing more.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jamaty (1445) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 4, 2015
Pajiza, con cierta turbidez y escasa espuma. Aroma interesante, no muy marcado, pero de predominio lupulado, algo cítrico. En boca bastante equilibrio con base cereal y bastante lúpulo, cítrico y especiado. Bien de gas y de cuerpo. Rica y refrescante. Buena lager.

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