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


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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (9953) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2009
Bottled, 330ml from Sainsbury, Banbury. Brown, red beer with very slight head. Quite a thinnish palate to this one, there is a roasty, malty flavour, but it doesn’t fill the mouth particularly, then there is a sweetish caramel, toffee note adding a little richness, the hop is background only, but in the end it does come together as a drinkable beer so reasonable marks.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
gam (3159) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 21, 2008
Medium frothy head with good carbonation in a dark red pour aroma honey malt hops caramel note flavour caramel malt weak hop not strong seems short on tastes mild honey lacking body decent finish gone NO

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (30631) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2010 From tap at Market Porter. Pours dark yet clear orange with a small diminished off-white head. Light roasted malty aroma. Flavour is citric and off. Acidic and off finish, not good. Re-rate needed.5-3-2-2-6=1.8

33 cL bottle. Flavour is roasted malty, slight breadish and dry caramelish. Lingering roasted and breadish flavoured finish. Lasting malt impression.6-3-6-3-12=3.0

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stew41 (1722) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - AUG 30, 2008
First time I tried this it was quite badly skunked but this one looked a lot better. Classic appearance; darkish brown but with a cola-like clean appearance. Nose shows a nice elegant light chocolate note, maybe a touch of caramel, but definitely not much in the way of hops. Flavours are more more dry, and perhaps there is the mildest astringent hint from some roasted malt. Some bitter chocolate to finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (13104) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 22, 2008
Bottle at Haket, Gothenburg. A clear, dark amber beer with a nice, beige off-white head. Grainy aroma with toffee. Grainy and sweet flavor with caramel and earthy hops. Medium body. Caramel and some cooked vegetables in the finish. Drinkable indeed, but a really boring beer. On the other hand, maybe the other beers I had the same afternoon messed it up. (080710)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2008
Tap in the Market porter. Aroma is veinna malts, pale and toffee, herbal peppery character. Taste is simila,r but a bit too malty and boiring to be great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
OleR (4752) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 19, 2008
Bottle@Hacket, Göteborg. Amber color. Stable offwhite head. Malty, caramel/toffee aroma with a fruity note. Buttery malts in the flavor. Mild bitterness, notes of mild spices. Light to medium body. Bitterish, light malty ending.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2008
Hazy dark amber with medium beige head. Swet aromaen with notes of roasted malt, dark fruits and caramel. Sweet flavor with notes of roa ted malt, caramel, plums and prunes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
deft (84) - SWEDEN - JUN 15, 2008
33cl bottle at Haket 23/4, thanks to gnoff & (non-rater) Micke. Clear red with little head. Some wood in aroma, burnt, fruits. Tastes very little. Smooth, high acidity.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Bov (9245) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 4, 2008
courtesy of Laurent Mousson (WBA) - clear dark amber colour, no foam left; chewy malts, some caramel; poor malt body and astringent; short cornflakes-like finish - quite green

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