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

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RATINGS: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skinnyviking (7616) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2011
Bottle. Low but lasting creamy off-white head. Clear dark amber body. Sweet malt caramel syrup aroma. Higly carbonated roasted malt caramel flavor with a suitable amount of hops bitterness and a long aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniele (6300) - ITALY - OCT 28, 2011
ambrata schiuma medi adiscreta persitenza naso lievemente tostao nocciola caramello in bocca medio corpo non molto luppota buona matatura bilanciata

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tommann (2982) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2011
330ml bottle. Pours dark caramel with a large, frothy head. Aroma is burnt malt and raisin. Taste has some vanilla and toffee to start and a sweet raisin finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jaghana (4491) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - OCT 13, 2011
Bottle 33cl, a clear amber beer with good creamy head. Nose is very malty, toasted with acrid notes. Aroma is caramel like, dry, malty, quite hopy for the style, lot of vienna malt a bit acrid notes, not bad but less round to be really great.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Kavu (2749) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 15, 2011
Pours clear golden with a medium head. Aroma and flavor are mostly malts. No sign of the promised cascade hops.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (14490) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2011
Tap @ Draft House, Tower Bridge - London. RBESG 2011. Pours unclear golden with a small creamy head. Grainy and grassy. Really dry. Medium and smooth body. A bit of caramel.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theis (14291) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2011
Draught (RBESG 2011, London) at Draft House Tower Bridge. Clear amber - white head. Light fruity, toasted, light bitterness, cocoa, dusty, light chocolate notes, roasted notes.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
daje (2633) - NORWAY - AUG 21, 2011
Bottle shared with esp0r. Red copper body, very tiny head. Aroma of caramel and toast, light taste of chocolate with a dry finish. A bit thin body.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
esp0r (2306) - NORWAY - JUL 26, 2011
Bottle shared with Daje
Copper clear, thin head. Smells of hay, malts and burned. Taste is medium malty, some sweetness, dry feel. Good bitter finish. Just a little boring that’s all

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Palme (3604) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 18, 2011
0.33l bottle. The Union pours a clear dark coppery body with a medium bubbly off-white head. Aroma is dark malty with notes of wet old grass and leafs, thin chocolate paper, light yeast and some really ripe plums and dark burned caramel. Average carbonation, medium to light-bodied and it has a oily mouthfeeling. Tastes dark malty with some thin caramel and it has an unfortunate metallic and burned aftertaste. Can’t see how this has won any awards..


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