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Brewed by Meantime (SAB Miller)
Style: German Hefeweizen
Greenwich, England
Serve in Weizen

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RATINGS: 166   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Keg and bottle as Meantime Wheat; bottle as Sainsburys Bavarian Style Wheat Beer. Both unfiltered, but force carbonated.
Fresh, aromatic banana and clove flavours are created by a special Bavarian yeast and bottling without pasteurisation.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wheresthepath (2121) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2009
[330ml bottle at The Narrows, Limehouse, London] Pours a lovely copper gold with a moderate but dissipating off-white head. Cloudy orange when sediment swirled in - slightly darker than other wheat beers I’ve tried. Orange, leamon and banana flavours are softened by hints of fudge. The flavour lingers pleasantly afterwards. Slightly too prickly carbonation is the only annoyance in what is otherwise a very enjoyable and surprisingly mellow wheat beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gary (1871) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2009
I like Meantime’s beerz.Very legit Wheat beer.Wen’t down smooth playing misereable Gilbert O Sullivan songs.Yeast & banana esters in the smell -with some booziness and hay.Tick every box for what one would wanna find in a Hefewizen.Cloves and banana esters having a party.Notes of vanilla are in there mildly.Spicy dryness is way refresing.Cool Wheat beer.

2.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Gethinbeer (2452) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 3, 2009
From bottle. Very cool bottle. Spicy herb aroma with a little bit of honey. Cloudy orange colour. Poor head, not even a fizzy lace. The beer is very sweet, silky in texture. Not as sharp and refreshing as expected. Herbs and spice, maybe some coriander are present. Favours don’t shine through the sweetness.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
HarryFlashman (469) - Chatham, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2009
Prett good, had this on draft at the man of Kent, Rochester. Wheaty, citrusy and hoppy - I liked this as it wasn’r too bubblegummy, unlike some of the other non-German Hefeweizen immitations. A good drop.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2009
330ml bottle, Asda, Carlisle. Having let this stand until fully settled, I then decided to let some of the sediment into the glass. Pale orangey-brown, with a clean white head. Pleasant fresh aroma of cloves and citrus and refreshing on the palate. Nothing stunning, but enjoyable and nice to see an English witbier, from a good brewery.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jgb9348 (5677) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 24, 2009
Hazy golden coloured body with a light white head and a nice amount of bubbles coming from the bottom. Mild aroma of bananas, wheat and yeast - a touch of hops thrown in too. Medium-bodied; Strong astringent effervescence and a nice wheatie and yeastie flavour coupled with some banana and clove tastes too. Aftertaste shows too much alcohol and a decent amount of wheat. Overall, a decent beer - not an amazing beer, but worth trying! I sampled this beer on draught I sampled this beer on draught at The Market Porter in Borough, London, England on 13-December-2008.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
davegore (223) - liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2009
330ml bottle from asda, poured fairly cloudy, white head which wanted to last...some citrus on the nose but a slightly sour taste on the palate which led onto a chewy wheaty flavour...not much of a finish...not anything special

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
haddon90 (1617) - Newport Beach, California, USA - DEC 21, 2008
Interesting seeing this in London. Poured a cloudy yellow with a white head. Citrusy aroma, with malt and wheat. Light for being a hef, but not bad. Wheaty taste with a sense of citrus in the background. Not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Geiserich (4119) - Linz, AUSTRIA - OCT 27, 2008
Bottled: Intensive apple aroma. Hints of cider. Light yellow, hazy color. Flavor is sourly with citrus and apple/cidre notes. Light dry, few hoppy end. Interesting apple notes, refreshing, sourly. A bit too sourly.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bluevegie (3071) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 21, 2008
Light orange / golden body with a fairly decent head. Soft cloves in the aroma that comes a little more dominant in the taste, a little banana and good carbonation. Decent and probably like it better than the grand cru.


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