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

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RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 3   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2008
A Mes rate: Keg at the Market Porter.
Dark amber brown with a thin white head. Big sweet caramel malt and a none too great tobacco finish. Very dull, Meantime can do a lot better than this.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Fin (7012) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2008
Had this on tap at the Brewwharf pub, London 27-05-08 Pours dark amber in colour with good clarity, rapidly dissapearing white head. Tatse is initially quite malty some caramel and with some bitterness, its ok, there is some fruitiness there as well but all in all no great shakes.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skinnyviking (6377) - 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.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Rastacouere (6107) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 6, 2007
Considering the style, Scores ranging from 1 to 5, 5 being the most intense
Appearance:
Body:   Clear(1)->Murky(5) : 3     Pale Yellow(1)->Copper(5) : 5     Still(1)->Sparkling(5) : 1
Head:   None(1)->Large(5) : 1     Lasting: 2     Lacing : 1
Aroma:
Intensity : 2  
Yeast : 1   Bread : 3   Apple : XX   Tropical Fruits : XX   DMS : XX   Diacetyl : XX Sulphur : XX  
Malt : 3   Pilsner : XX   Pale : XX   Vienna : 3   Biscuity : 3   Hay : XX   Toasty : 3   Caramel : XX   Honey : XX   Cereals : 2   Grainy : 3
Hops : 1   Noble(1)->American(5) : 1   Leafy : XX   Floral : XX   Lemon/Lime : XX   Herbal : XX   Grassy : 1  
Flavor:
Initial Flavor : Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 3   Finish Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 3   Sourness : XX   Bitterness : 1   Farmy : XX   Complex : XX   Length : XX
Palate:
Light(1)->Full(5) : 2   Flat(1)->Fizzy(5) : 2   Clean : XX   Crisp : XX   Sharp : XX   Watery : XX   Oily : 1   Chalk : XX   Astringent : XX   Alcohol : XX   Mineral : XX   Oxidation : XX

Comments: Musty, bready, sweet and toasty generic beer with a tendency toward stickiness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsga (5962) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 15, 2007
Medium beige head. Deep dark red body. Sweet malty licorice aroma. Dry-sweet delicate roasty licorice malt taste with fruity notes. Very clear, distinct roasty notes in the taste, these are really what makes the beer. Sweet roasty malt aftertaste. (0.5pt draft at Greenwich Union.)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (5845) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2007
(Draught at White Horse, Parson’s Green, London, 10 Aug 2007) Dark brownish colour with ruby notes, brief beige head. Malty nose with chocolate and dried fruit (raisins, prunes). Malty taste with notes of dried fruit, chocolate, balanced malt sweetness and some spicy bitterness in the finish. Actually quite good try at the vienna style.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KnutAlbert (5757) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 8, 2006
Draft at the Brew Wharf. (Also tasted bottled) Dark red lager. Lots of barley flavour, very rich, a hint of plums. Cascade hops give a crisp finish.

3.1
   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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 4, 2005
Tap@Brew Wharf, Borough, London. Quite decent. Served a bit too cold. Nice nutty caramel, slightly toasty flavours come through as it warms, touches of berry fruit. Slightly stale, dead mouthfeel, otherwise OK.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsniclas (5348) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JAN 27, 2007
Draught at BrewWharf, London, UK Dark amber, small off-white head. Some light aroma from figs and prunes. A bit thin but fresh with some toffee-flavour.


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