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Brewed by Meantime
Style: Amber Ale
London, England

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RATINGS: 253   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
First appeared as a draught special in March/April 2011.
This is not the same beer as the Marks & Spencer Greenwich Red Ale. They are similar recipes, but are not the same. They use completely different hops and malts.
Brewed with 5 hop varieties from the Yakima Valley, Washington State.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rob_D_UK (751) - Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2014
Clear dark amber, off-white head. Nose is grassy-peachy, some strawberry notes, malt. Taste is citric, fruity, straw, malt with toasty notes, some caramel sweetness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hirigalzkar (2283) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 27, 2014
Cask @ Harwood Arms. Light, fruity and hoppy beer with a sweet toffee malty background. Highly drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenOver (70) - SLOVENIA - JUL 22, 2014
Pours bronze with a medium, quickly diminishing head. Smell ia very gentle, almost subtle-citrus. Taste is full-bodied with more carbonation that adds to the streanght of the taste. Little hoppy, gently sour. A good beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RavnS (25) - Bodø, NORWAY - JUL 15, 2014
0.33l bottle from the local shop. Pours dark golden/bronze, with thick beige head. Aromas of malt, hops, a bit fruity, grassy and a touch of caramel. On the palate there is hops, grapefruit, malt, biscuits, wood sap. A bit bitter and dry finish. Well balanced and refreshing in the summer heat.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (3956) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle. Bronze with a small head. Slightly lively on opening. Some hops but they are quite subdued at first before developing into a slightly hoppy finish. Expected more hops but still a reasonable and slightly different beer.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
graham_murphy (282) - - JUL 7, 2014
Not amazing but not bad either. A slightly hoppy red. Notably not too sweet - missing the stronger biscuit and caramel notes.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HampshirePhil (139) - Portsmouth/London, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2014
Draft at Craft bar, Paddington - small head beautiful red appearance with a strong carbonation. Weak taste, not brilliant at all.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ejr (134) - Sarpsborg, NORWAY - JUL 3, 2014
Rødbrun i fargen med et off white skum. Maltete aroma med innslag av frukt, sitrus og krydder. Smaken følger aroma, menn faller litt igjenom. Vannete avsluttning og liten eller ingen ettersmak.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GoufCustom (800) - HONG KONG - JUN 27, 2014


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

Translucent dark amber honey colour with no yeast sediments; Half finger head with soapy off-white foam which fades in 20 seconds; Very good sticky lacing and notable slight carbonation; Quite fragrant and sweet aroma of ale malt, with grapefruit, honey, floral, caramel, pine, molasses, yeast, spices and light grass; Close to light sweet taste of ale malt, with potent tart notes, caramel, light grapefruit zest, molasses notes, soda, light pine, dry biscuits, yeast, light earth, light lemon, moderate bitter hops, and strong grass; Mid to light body, dry and slightly slick palate; Mouth feel is quite thin amber ale. Fair maltyness in a rather soda-like body. Good caramel notes, not sweet at all. Grapefruit is just thin zest and pine is low-key despite the Yakima hops. Dry and biscuity. Okay... Hoppiness is grapefruit , floral, honey and light pine in nose, Low-fi citrus zest, light earth, light pine and quite sharp grass in taste. Bitterness is moderate for an abrupt, low astringent semi-finish; Dry after taste; Easy and low bitter to mouth.

Comments: This one is quite decent, but also quite inadequate - watery body and feel, plus underwhelming 5-hops in taste. An light amber ale with light touch of hoppiness. Dry and quite crisp, it’s for light comfy drinking and do just that. Nice to try.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kwik-lime (1293) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2014
Pours red with a tiny head, giving it the appearance of snakebite black. Found this surprisingly bland, pale malt dominates but little standout flavour or complexity.


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