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Brewed by Meantime (SAB Miller)
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Greenwich, England

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RATINGS: 362   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle and keg - force carbonated. Is available cask conditioned. Cold fermented and lagered.
Ingredients: Pale ale malt, pale crystal malt, and Munich malt: Cascade, Cluster, and Goldings hops.

One hundred and fifty years ago the new bitter beer style, Pale Ale, was so popular that brewers had to import Californian hops to meet demand. Meantime London Pale Ale continues that tradition by combining lots of American Cascade and Centennial hops to give it a complex citrus aroma and buckets full of local Kentish Goldings to provide the bitterness that makes the style so refreshing. Together they conspire to assail the nose with a complex, heady mix of spearmint, grass and ‘hop sack’ aromas, fruity citrus flavours and a bitter finish that makes pale ale drinking a truly rewarding experience.


JohnCook101's rating

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnCook101 (535) - - APR 12, 2013
330ml bottle. Slightly cloudy copper with a thin off-white head. Decent if unremarkable aroma with hops and a little yeast. Flavours of citrus, perhaps some peach. A good amount of hops and enough bitterness to counterbalance the real sweetness this beer has. A good pale ale, pretty well balanced.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bunget (844) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2016
Bottle. Clear yellow body, medium white head, ok retention. Aroma of stale water, grassy hops and grains. Taste of sweet grains, grass and some metallic notes. Below average.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
HPDalen (312) - DENMARK - AUG 22, 2016
Pint at the Hilton, London Heathrow Terminal 4. Pours golden with a thin white frothy head. Not much in terms of aroma, mostly malty bitterness, perhaps some yeasty tones of dough. Not much else. Perhaps it’s served too cold. Decent palate, medium body and carbonation, it does not appear watery, though it is abrupt. It tastes more like a hopped Pilsner than a pale ale, mostly malty bitterness. This is an ale produced for the masses, so very bland. Meh.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hb74 (3) - Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2016 does not count
Keg at Pitcher & Piano, Birmingham. July 2016. Aroma - hints of spruce and citrus, very fruity. Very pleasant. Appearance - pours a clear golden, with a thin, white, foamy head on top. Taste - sweet with a mild fruitiness. Very slight bitterness. Palate - a medium body with a reasonably thin texture. Average carbonation with a fruity finish. Overall - a fairly balanced pale ale, with a good hoppiness. Easy drinking.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
explosivedog (278) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 13, 2016
330ml bottle. Aroma is bitter and fruity with some peach and maybe a little strawberry. Taste is mostly just bitter with little else worth noting.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
k0mpsa (2464) - Tuusula, FINLAND - JUL 30, 2016
Bottle at hush, london. Amber color, white head. Aroma has mainly malts, some fruits. Balanced malty body, some nice crispy hoppy notes, fruits.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
invinoveritas (116) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2016
33cl bottle served cold. Pours yellow with a fair head and good carbonation. A bit of restrained fruit detectable on the nose but not much else. Crisp, slightly fruity slightly bitter taste - very refreshing!

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
I_LUV_BEER (175) - - JUL 21, 2016
Served in a tulip from a 330ml bottle. Pours clear orange-amber colour with a medium off-white head. Aroma is malts, orange peel, grass with peppery and nutty notes. Taste is a very refreshing mixture of bitter orange, grass and malts with a clear sharp bitter aftertaste. Medium body with medium carbonation. Not the best brew by Meantime but still very nice and refreshing for a hot summer day!

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DeanF (2348) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 16, 2016
Aroma of hops, decent head on yellow, flavour of okay hops. Medium finish. Just adequate, nothing exciting here but probably a nice unintrusive beer for those who like those kinds of things.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fajry (1532) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 28, 2016
Flasa. Tmavsia zlata farba, biela pena. Vona ovocna, kvetinova, jemne med. Chut prazdnejsia, jemne ovocna. Pozadie horke, ale velmi jemne. Viac nasytene, ostrejsie na jazyku.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ManVsBeer (8666) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2016
Keg @ Abel Heywood, Manchester. Golden coloured with a thin head and a carbonation. Has a lager malt aroma, but a pale ale taste with a nice mildly fruity dryness to it


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