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

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RATINGS: 110   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.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
kwik-lime (1259) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2010
Nice balance of hops and malt but a somewhat watery palate. Inoffensive but hardly living up to the hype of the rather overpriced cocktail bar I had this in.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (14469) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2010
18th September 2008. Tasting at the brewery. Darkish gold beer. Malty bready lagerish. Crisp palate. Just a touch of hops in the finish. Inoffensive.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madquacker (1030) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - JAN 2, 2010
Ruby red with breadish but somehow fruity malts. Plummy and raiseny like a big plum pudding. Nice beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
floydian1 (903) - FNQ, Australia, - DEC 29, 2009
330ml bottle into pilsner glass. Pours copper-brown with a thin tan head. Toasted malty aromas with subtle caramel and faint hints of dark fruits, coffee beans and dry wood. Tastes moderately sweet with a nice dry bitter finish that lingers. Smooth mouthfeel with a medium body and low carbonation. Quaffable. Nice.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maris (967) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - DEC 28, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2009 From a 330ml bottle on 29/12/2009. Dark brown/reddish in colour, with almost no head. Smells of caramel and toffee, tastes the same - quite sweet, with some chocolate notes, and an almost lemony finish, with a touch of bitterness. An interesting drop, if not remarkable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mkel07 (3117) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 20, 2009
330ml bottle. Large dense tan blanket of foam that sist atop a base of deep dark brown and copper coloured liquid. Aroma of malt and hops that fills the nose. Tasty with a dry finish that lingers in the mouth. Refreshing and enjoyable.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Eructoblaster (2956) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 4, 2009
Bottle - 330ml. Dark amber body with low carbonation and a thin off-white foamy head. Nice malty/hoppy aroma with plummy and flowery hints. Its hoppy taste is well balanced, but is rather thin and lacks complexity. Ends with a decent bitter finish. Good Vienna.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Diogène (1066) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 16, 2009
Bottle at Bistro l’Autre oeil. Dark copper with a thin off-white creamey head. Average retention and minimal lacing. Aroma is caramel, toasted malt and hops. Flavor is a very nice natural caramel with toasted malt, floral hops and fruits. Medium body. Well done and refreshing. I really don’t understand such a low rating for this beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
finol (2109) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 5, 2009
330 ml bottle at Bishop arms Vasagatan, Stockholm. BB date pased by 4 months. Pours redbrown with a small off-white head. Malty

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
danielyabu (1142) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - MAY 14, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2014 Essa Amber Lager/Vienna inglesa tem espuma média, branca e aerada, de reduzida longevidade. Boa formação de colarinho. Corpo claro, borbulhante, ralo e âmbar-claro. Aroma: pera, lúpulo moderado floral e centeio. Sabor inicial: leve dulçor. Sabor final: leves dulçor e amargor; média duração. Paladar: corpo médio-leve, textura aguada, forte carbonatação e final metálico. Cerveja deliciosa, bem refrescante, frutada. Apresenta dulçor de pera e amargor gredoso. Diferenciada. May14th,09Aroma: dark chocolate, moderate caramel malt, cocoa, coca-cola. Appearance: small and frothy initial head, off-white and virtually none lacing. Fully diminishing head. Brown body. Initial and final flavors: lightly bitter and sweet. Palate: light-medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation and chalky finish. 25s


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