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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.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bluevegie (3053) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 5, 2006
Tap @ Greenwich Union Pub. Has a little bit of red body in this drop but more tawny brown. Malt characters in the taste that last but little else. Ok.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Eructoblaster (3013) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mile (2980) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 27, 2011
Bottle. Amber, small and fully diminishing head. Light to moderate, malty and sweetish aroma, some caramel, faint roasted malt and bread. Body is light to medium, malty and sweetish flavor, caramel and some bread, faint roasted malt. Finish is average, malty and sweetish, caramel, faint roasted malt and hoppyness. Caramel sweetish vienna - really nothing special.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beersiveknown (2963) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAY 14, 2011
Easy drinking deep amber beer the colour of an aged whisky. Gentle carbonation with no head whatsoever. Sweet smelling with a slight hint of soap, this does not follow through into the flavour. Contrary to the description above, this beer does contain cascade hops, though there is very little bitterness, just a slight pepperiness in the finish. Predominant flavours are a light caramel with some bready undertones. Very light and understated complemented well by a light cheese such as gouda.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GregClow (2891) - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Embrouille (2827) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marduk (2717) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 6, 2014
Tap. Clear redish amber color. Medium size, thick white head, stays. Looks fizzy, but I suspect dirty glass. Hops, malty, sweet and faint iron, jam and apples in aroma. Caramel, apples, hops, hay, strudel, sweetish taste. Short buttery bitterness in aftertaste. I like it.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tommann (2714) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2011
330ml bottle. Pours dark caramel with a large, frothy head. Aroma is burnt malt and raisin. Taste has some vanilla and toffee to start and a sweet raisin finish.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
daje (2450) - NORWAY - AUG 21, 2011
Bottle shared with esp0r. Red copper body, very tiny head. Aroma of caramel and toast, light taste of chocolate with a dry finish. A bit thin body.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 26, 2010
330ml bottle at the Greenwich Union, 24th July 2010. Russet colour with a fast vanishing white head. Light, with the weight of a lager, but malty and fruity on the tongue. Some hints of red fruits on the nose. Dry finish with even a hint of tobacco. Goes down surprisingly well.


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