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Brewed by Meantime
Style: Amber Lager/Vienna
London, England

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RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 3   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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rand (1270) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 25, 2011
Bottle 33 cl from Bier-Bienne (CH). Very nice copper reddish, small and fleeting collar white-cream, average crackling. Aromas of malt-toffy, stone fruits and kernels. The taste is malty caramel and toasted, rather round, hints of bitterness, nuts and tart tips.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
EdKing (1793) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2011
Complex Vienna style lager. Have to be honest that this style is not one I’ve generally been keen on. Colour is an inviting copper light brown. Aroma is toasty malt. Taste is sweet malt and grassy hops and finish has nuttiness to it. A flavoursome lager but probably not to everyone’s taste.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
gunnar (5128) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 4, 2011
Bottle. Pours deep amber with a big nice looking off-white frothy head. Rich malty aroma. Taste is moderate sweet barley, with a crisp fresh hoppy addition towards the end. Quite good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GregClow (2853) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 21, 2011
Bottle. Found this in the back of the fridge tonight, and it had been there for a while. I can’t remember exactly when I got it, but the best before date was in Dec/10, so probably early last year. Thankfully, it was still in good shape. Nice nutty-copper colour with a small off-white head. Mild aroma of light caramel, a bit of toasted bread, and a herbal hint. Medium bodied. Flavour starts sweet and malty, with caramel/toffee and toasted nuts, a bit of bread crust as well, leading to a dry and moderately hopped finish. I suspect that the hops might’ve been a bit brighter when it was fresh, but it still held together nicely. Just a simple, straightforward and enjoyable beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MoritzF (8402) - Bochum, GERMANY - APR 11, 2011
(bottle, 33cl) Clear, amber colour with a beige medium-sized foamy head. Moderately sweet and toasted cara-malty aroma with subtle fruity notes and herbal hops. Mildly bitter and sweet flavour, light to medium bodied with a crisp mouthfeel. Slightly ashy caramel-malty taste with a tinge of dark fruits and herbal accents; dry-ish moderately bitter and slightly hoppy finish with nutty notes in the aftertaste. 09.IV.11

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Embrouille (2819) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 3, 2010
Bottled 33cl. Purchased in Drinks of the World in Zürich. It pours a clear amber beer with a smallish decently lacing head. Raisin, diacetyl, DMS and some caramel underneath in the nose. I can hardly find any Cascade reminiscence in the taste. I don’t like the malt profile. Nutty. Buttery finish which is surprisingly short. I am not a big fan of the style.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (10087) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2011
Draught at Market Porter, London. Amber beer with an offwhite head. Roasted malt aroma. Hoppy flavor, roasted, cocoa and some spicy notes.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thylacine (526) - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA - JAN 15, 2011
Bottle. Clear amber. Off white head. Medium body and carbonation. Sweetish. Caramel malts. Crisp. Mild to medium bitterness.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
meerbier (1473) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - JAN 1, 2011
Bottle@Home. Light earthy, light herbal, bit fruity, bit malty and even some citrus in the aroma. Not strong but interesting. Brown, beige head, fair lace. Light malty, very bitter - almost grassy - hops, light fruity, hints of toffee. Seems out of balance to me. Thinnish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markas101 (1823) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 13, 2011
Cask, Sheffield tap. Hazy deep mahogany. Sweet caramel aroma. Malt forward with some cherry and sugar.


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