Brewed by Meantime (SAB Miller)
Style: Schwarzbier
Greenwich, England


on tap


Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 149   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
Bottle - cold filtered. Seasonal - Winter. Cold fermented and lagered.
"Winter Warmer". "Bottle Conditioned Ale".

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mile (3809) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 15, 2010
Bottle. Reddish brown, small to average fully diminishing head. Light to moderate lightly sweetish malty aroma, some roasted malt and barnyard. Body is light to medium, malty and lightly roasted flavor with notes of coffee. Finish is short to average, malty with some roasted malt and coffee. This thin bodied and lightly hopped beer from London is not very “wintery” up here north – more like autumn beer. On the positive side – no added spices.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lusikka (7689) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 13, 2010
500 ml bottle. BBE 27.10.2011.
Pours a dark reddish brown colour with a small white head. Aroam of syrup and chocolate malts. Flavour of chocolate malts, mild coffee and a huge amount of salt. Not very pleasant. Medium bodied with a thin mouthfeel and a dry finish. Yet another average brew from Meantime.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
esox (1226) - Oulu, FINLAND - NOV 11, 2010
Bottled. Slightly sour, caramelly taste Sulphuric off-taste. Quite pleasant, floral/soapy fuggle hops. Dryish maltiness and slightly fruity aftertaste. Somewhat sticky and bland mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2010
500ml Bottle at Pumphouse, Sydney. Pours a dark brown, with a thick beige head. The aroma is roasted malts with a hint od citrus and caramel/toffee. Fairly thin in the mouth, but not unpleasantly so. Flavours are sweet caramel with chocolate, a light citrus and some berries. light bitterness on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 22, 2010
Bottle. Pours clear, very dark brownish ruby with a short off-white head that shrinks to surface cover fairly quickly. Aroma is mildly roasty and quite fruity with notes of raisins, dates, cherries and chocolate. Flavour is maltier than the aroma, with hints of caramel, coffee, wood and biscuit, but the fruity notes are pretty much the same. Light, thin body with moderate carbonation and a lingering roasty finish. Not too bad overall but could have been much better with a bit more body and alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Muggus69 (2100) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - JUN 24, 2010
Carted a bottle over to Berlin with me. Deep dark brown beer, tan head. Aroma is particularly spicy, bit notes of roasted malt and mollasses. Doesn’t give away too much. Quite thick texture, bolstered by a relatively low carbonation. Considerably sweet body; chocolate, raisins, milky coffee, cinnamon like spice and peppery phenolics. Finish has a relatively low bitterness. Seems like a nightcap sort of beer, without the all important booze!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thomat (3370) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2010
Dark amber with a thick tan head. Malty with chocolate notes. Hops, coffee and hops. Medium body with dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
donfardz64 (538) - Wellington, New Zealand, NEW ZEALAND - APR 13, 2010
Pours reddish brown, tan head. Raisiny nose, hint of choc, bit of spice. Flavour has a slight sweetness, chocolate malt, a little bit of raisin fruit. Just not screaming winter to me. It’s a bit thin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hawthorne00 (3503) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 8, 2010
Dark brown, rapidly dissipating beige head. Mild roasted malt aroma with caramel and some port and lemon. Taste is chocolate sweet with some dark fruit backed with a gentle but insistent bitterness. Just slightly oily/ sticky body, but it’s pretty light. Dry finish with some smoke. Draws you in.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gowdy (966) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - DEC 23, 2009
Reddy brown beer. Not great, a little disappointing. Out a bottle at parent’s house.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 2 3  4  5 6 7 » 15

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50