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

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RATINGS: 154   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
ralphdot (1007) - Billingham, Durham, - NOV 18, 2012
5.0%, hazy gold with a thin head, very nice wheat beer aroma, a slightly bitter but good wheat beer taste, nice.


1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
witthatsbier (389) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 5, 2015
Pours a dark cloudy yellow with no head Aroma is very little bit of sweet fruit Taste is bloody awful no character piss poor beer shame as Meantime can do a lot better BUYER BEWARE

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jjsint (1333) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2015
Keg at the Grain Store, Cambridge. Orangey gold, cloudy. Very little head. Smells of banana, bubblegum, yeast rolls. The taste is overly sweet, not bad but fairly unbalanced. Meh. Short to medium finish. Drinkable but not a great wheat beer.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
R2k2 (385) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 15, 2015
Een iets troebel, honingkleurig bier met een vluchtige witte kraag. Het aroma is licht moutig, en iets zurig op de achtergrond. Het heeft een volle, zure smaak van sinaasappel en citroen, en een teveel aan koolzuur. Een lichtzure nasmaak blijft een paar minuten hangen. A somewhat cloudy, honey-colored beer with a quick white layer of foam. It’s aroma is somewhat malty, and a bit sour on the background. It has a full, sour taste of oranges and lemons, a a bit to much of carbonation. A somewhat sour aftertaste remains for a couple of minutes.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mkam (322) - POLAND - MAR 9, 2015
On tap. Pours cloudy yellow with big white head. In aroma and taste an average hefeweizen. Quite good though.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
MissPxx (776) - - JUL 13, 2014
Clearly a wheat beer from its aroma. Yellow amber and cloudy appearance. Love the bottle too. Very fruity and tangy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ManVsBeer (5640) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2014
Keg @ Greenwich Union, Greenwich. Had this back around 2002 in my London days, so don’t remember it too much except it being a decent and deep tasting wheat, although not quite up to the Bavarian standards despite the brewer’s history of being out there.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2014
Whether it was because the beer was somewhat above date is not known, boring wheat beer not when the Germans to size. Must be tasted again. only taste of wheat, missing fruity flavor. slightly acidic

1.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
GoufCustom (1030) - HONG KONG - JUN 21, 2014


330ml bottle bought at Great Food hall in Pacific Place, Admiralty.

Cloudy hazy dull Golden orange colour with traces of dirt-like yeast sediments; One finger head with off-white foam which lasts for 90 seconds; Minimal lacing and fizzy carbonation; Aroma of mashed banana, wheaty tartness, plum, light dark fruits, strong ester, cloves, spices, light malt, light lemon and thin grass; Extremely tart and minimal sweet taste of light malt, with strong metallic, strong wheat, faint banana, sour fruits, soda, strong cloves and spices, yeast, lemon, light bitter hops and grass; Light body. Thin and tart palate; Mouth feel is very sour and metallic. Watery body, strong estery cloves and spicy plus strong sour fruits, which is just too much. Yikes!... Hoppiness is light lemon and grass in nose. Lemon and notable grass in taste. Bitterness is a little stronger than most German Hefeweiss for an abrupt, very low bitter finish; Fairly dry after taste. Sour and chemical to mouth.

Comments: I don’t think my bottle is infected, as the label stated it has 60% wheat malt by content, so this is what it is: wheaty tartness overkill, chemical aroma, strong metallic taste, not much fruity characters like those done by the Germans. In short: a failure!

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DroolYeast (450) - Aalborg, DENMARK - APR 20, 2014
Draught @ The Old Brewery. Aroma of sweet wheat and fruity yeast. Haze amber with virtually no head. Wheat sweetness. Not much bitterness. Good body with average carbonation. Finish is a little bitter and sour.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pyrmir (4067) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2014
On tap at Brew Wharf. Orange color with bit off white head. Aroma light; orangem banana, yeast, clove and citrus peel. Taste is rich yet fairly clean; banana, orange, marmalade, mild clove and mild caramel.


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