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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.


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 21, 2008
Clear dark brown with a tan head. Strong Rye bread aroma, a bit of earth, toffee and a burned toastedness. Kind of feels a bit stale, like cold coffee and burned toast with butter. Medium body, not much bitterness lends to the smoothness of the mouthful and lets the bready malt character shine nicely. A soft cocoa and herbal flavour comes through lightly. The finish is bready and a touch sweet. A really nice vienna, better in the flavour and body than the aroma.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dredd (714) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - MAY 18, 2008
Nice aroma on this, reminiscent of a Newcastle brown style ale of coffee, burnt toffee and caramel. Appearance is a but lackluster with a very flat pour and sudsy head that disappears very quickly. Flavour is ok, kind of thin body and a real hole in the profile with some cardboard in it amongst the dark malt elements. The finish is a bit grainy chocolate. Good but i wonder if there is something lost in the journey from the UK to Australia.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scanovajr (659) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - NOV 8, 2010
Bottled. An amber beer with a medium creamy beige head. Aroma is malty with caramel notes. Taste is also very malty and sweet, notes of caramel, bread, toffee. Good beer

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
donfardz64 (538) - Wellington, New Zealand, NEW ZEALAND - APR 13, 2010
Pours vibrant red, off white head. Nice toasty biscuity malt aroma. Flavour is all about the malt - which is biscuity. Pretty much no bitterness, thin body. Clean finish. Clean but boring.

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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
gary07734 (500) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2010
Pours dark copper to brown, almost no head. Taste is malty, sweet, some caramel and a moderated herbal hoppiness in the finish. Quite light and restrained but pleasant enough.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
PeterA (340) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 9, 2007
Draft at Brew Wharf. Weak aroma of caramel. Brown/amber color with very little head. Caramel flavors, overly sweet. The mouthfeel was over carbonated. An ok, but not a great beer.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Satyroneto (200) - BRAZIL - MAR 10, 2014
Cor âmbar, cristalina, com espuma quase branca de média formação e baixa persistência; sem lacing. Aroma de malte (pão); Sabor de início de biscoito evoluindo para um final de leve amargor e picardia ainda mais leve; retrogosto de adstringência leve; Corpo leve e média carbonatação; Tb um lixo! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
vidmidia (70) - Vila Velha, BRAZIL - NOV 3, 2014
Âmbar, límpida, de espuma média e de curta duração. Aroma de ameixas com toque de café e um leve toque cítrico. Sabor de ameixas e um pouco de café, levemente adocicado. Retrogosto curto com final amargo. Média carbonatação, corpo médio.


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