Brewed by Meantime (SAB Miller)
Style: Amber Lager/Vienna
Greenwich, England


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RATINGS: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
330ml bottles and Keg. Formerly known as Meantime Vienna. Also includes Cascade hops as well as those mentioned below.
100 years ago Pilseners, Müncheners and Viennese lagers formed a trio of major lager styles brewed in central Europe. Gradually the lighter Pilseners swept all before them and Vienna style beers fell into an undeserved decline.
Traditional Bavarian Perle and Spalter hops and delicately coloured malts produce a deep copper coloured beer with a firm fruity caramel aroma, a smooth complex malt character and a long crisp clean finish. This beer is slow fermented and cold-matured over long periods to ensure perfect balance and gentle natural carbonation. Union goes with bread and wheat based foods such as pizza and pasta or more mid-weight dishes like duck or noodle stir-fry.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
pnetto (6) - - FEB 4, 2014 does not count
Very tasty beer. Perfect for drinking in the summer while it’s cold. Appearance is a dark orange, although it is very refreshing

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Arve_Christian (4765) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 5, 2012
Backlog from autumn 2011 Bottle Golden hazy color medium/light body & medium complexity Enjoyable

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
olio (9205) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 25, 2012
33 cl bottle @ O’hara’s Freehouse, Tampere.
Pours hazy copper colour with small head. Aroma of malts, caramel, grass and mild fruits. Flavour of malts, flour, fruits, caramel and nuts. Very stuffy on the nose.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ration (2126) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 25, 2012
Bottle. Pours hazy golden with a small head. Aroma malts, caramel. Flour stuffy feel. Medium palate. Not Bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Grzesiek79 (3937) - Radom, POLAND - FEB 7, 2012
rotten eggs, alcohol, banana, vanilla, amber, sparkling, tan foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, full body, slick feel, soft carbonation, bitter,

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TBone (16091) - Pori, FINLAND - JAN 14, 2012
Bottled 330ml (BZ, no BB found)
Deep ruby color, decent beige head. Cardboardish, a bit vegetably aroma with light caramelly notes. Light to medium-bodied. Light malty-nutty flavor with light hoppy finish. Bready, slightly caramelly, Easy going amber lager, probably works best with greasy food.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
karasu (4) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 15, 2011 does not count
33cl bottle. Pleasant smell of liquorice. Somewhat fruity middle but a rather harsh bitterness at the end.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sigmund (6643) - Tau, NORWAY - NOV 28, 2011
330 ml bottle, from Vinmonopolet Vika. ABV is 4.9%. Amber colour, large head, slightly off-white. Strong sweetish aroma of malts and stale orange marmalade. The flavour is not too sweet, biscuity and hoppy notes, hints of caramel and some fruit. Not too bad, but I think Meantime preferably should stick to ales.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mile (3787) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 27, 2011
Bottle. Amber, small and fully diminishing head. Light to moderate, malty and sweetish aroma, some caramel, faint roasted malt and bread. Body is light to medium, malty and sweetish flavor, caramel and some bread, faint roasted malt. Finish is average, malty and sweetish, caramel, faint roasted malt and hoppyness. Caramel sweetish vienna - really nothing special.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
anders37 (22692) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2011
Draft @ Draft House, Tower Bridge SE1. Pours a clear golden amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty grainy caramel aroma. Sweetish malty grainy flavor with hints of caramel. Has a fruity malty grainy finish.

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