Jimthechap (1205) - Christchurch, - OCT 28, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
It looks authentic, smells authentic and tastes like a Dortmunder. It is beer designed for quaffing and not for serious contemplation and I suppose that’s it.
ClubGonzo (2760) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 29, 2013
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2013 Bottle from Matkroken Natland, Bergen. Pours a hazy straw yellow body with a miniscule white head. Nose is pale malts and proper grassy floral Saaz hops in the aroma. Taste is pale malts, floral grassy hops and hints of dms and dusty cardboard, unfortunately. Not much, though. A bit watery on the palate, medium carbonation. The aroma promised more than the taste was able to deliver.
Leighton (7176) - London, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at Brew Wharf - London. Pours crystal clear yellow with a light, frothy white head. Biscuity pale malt nose, hints of straw. Light to medium sweet flavor with lots of biscuity malts, some white bread, low bitterness, more straw, light cereal notes. Light bodied with average carbonation. Clean finish, light dryness to the pale, biscuity malts, some dry white bread, mellow straw bitterness. Straight-ahead lager. I could drink this stuff all day.
DanielBrown (3218) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at All Bar One. Satisfying. Rich lager malt. Clean with a lingering tongue salt crunch. Some flavour. Good draught, by Jove
KnutAlbert (5206) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 15, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Think Jever or the other best crisp German pilseneres here. Crisp, hoppy, pines, long flowery tail. Elegant, yet simple. No magic, just craftsmanship.
Dommod2011 (507) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at All Bar One Birmingham. I’d been to see some photographs of Egyptian resistance. Some shocking images but also full of hope of a brighter future. Meantime, not a favourite but the only thing on tap that I hadn’t tried so I gave it a punt. Drinkable but nothing that stands out just 30 minutes or so later. A least I feel like drinking today, I felt terrible yesterday.
wheresthepath (1294) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2013
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
[Keg at All Bar One, near Tower Bridge, London, whilst walking the Jubilee Greenway] Hold with a small white head and a slight fizz. Cardboard is the order of the day here. Some lemon did come through late in the day, but really this is no better than a macro lager - what were Meantime thinking?
theSlipperyPen (221) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a straw yellow with a finger of soapy, mostly diminishing white head. A ring of lacing remains when this lows. Nose is grain with a bit of sweat and damp. There is citrus in the aroma, which develops into a lemon curd tartness in the mouth. There is apple and bread with not much sweetness. Very thin body with effervescent carbonation. The finish is of grain and perspiration. Refreshing but little else.
ralphdot (900) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2012
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 2/20
4.7% pilsner, I bought it for the photo and drank it, it tasted like all pils (they turn my stomach slightly) but it might be nice if you like them.
Cantabrian (410) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 25, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Not sure what makes it a pilsener. Looks like an ordinary lager, does NOT smell like a pilsner, but a feeble aroma of caramel. The taste is surprisingly bitter as compared to the aroma. Not much of a Saaz floral character, but ratter dry bitter, grassy (dry, high fiber content, skin cutting grass) and rather metallic. Finish is ordinary, very forgettable. OK, I give in that this is superior to any pissy, malty big name pale lagers, but it is certainly a disappointment, considering that it’s made by the awesome Meantime!