Brewed by Meantime (SAB Miller)
Style: Amber Lager/Vienna
Greenwich, England


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RATINGS: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
pnetto (6) - - FEB 4, 2014 does not count
Very tasty beer. Perfect for drinking in the summer while it’s cold. Appearance is a dark orange, although it is very refreshing

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (17352) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2005
Keg at Brew Wharf, Borough. Always happy to go against the grain and so I find myself doing so on this one. Dark brown, chestnut colour, lasting light beige head. Really nice malty aroma with red fruits and toffee. These flavours carry on to the finish which is very drying and gives good balance to the toffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mkel07 (5226) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Grzesiek79 (4029) - Radom, POLAND - FEB 7, 2012
rotten eggs, alcohol, banana, vanilla, amber, sparkling, tan foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, full body, slick feel, soft carbonation, bitter,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
danielyabu (1549) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Diogène (1145) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2010
Bottle at the Pumphouse bar, Sydney. Was a decent beer, but was expecting more. Quite malt heavy, with a small hop profile. Plenty of earthy flavours with a strong caramel/toffee sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thebeertourist (5187) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 7, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2006 On draught at the brewpub in Borough. Clear, chestnut brown with a small, but stable off-white head. Very hoppy nose with notes of citrus. Flavours start with caramel sweetness, but is balanced by citrussy hoppiness, ending quite dry. Rather soft. Another highly enjoyable beer from this microbrewery. Rerated Sep 2006: On draught at Brew Wharf as Meantime Union. Sweet caramel flavours with some nuttiness. Less impressed. (4-3-6-3-10)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 8, 2006
Half pint poured at the Greenwich Union in Greenwich (London), a clear dark amber with a light tan bubby head. Too cold to note any aromas, maybe some light caramal. Chocolately flavours abound, combining with a hoppy bitterness, followed by a clean finish. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorisPPattyn (9505) - Ursel, BELGIUM - FEB 2, 2007
Very thick-creamy yellowish head over dark amber beer. Cakey nose, thick malts, ambrée, caramel; quite rich and powerful nose; hints at orange(zeste) but generally quite sweet. Seems a bit of ureum too, but blending in the general complexity. Caramel flavour, not overly sweet, with some undistinguished hops, but mainly determined by very rich and selected malts of various colouring, making it way more complex than expected of a less than 5 ABV beer. Some burning in the MF, pretty thick texture without becoming porridge-y or overly sweet by too many restsugars. After some drinking, the Vienna characteristics establish themselves more clearly, but it remains a beer with some Barley wine aspirations; which does not prevent it from being very well made indeed.

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