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

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RATINGS: 347   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HampshirePhil (222) - 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 (188) - 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 (1112) - 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 (1517) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bov (10611) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 22, 2014
courtesy of fiulijn - cloudy reddish-brown beer with a poor head retention; citrusy and light spicy hoppiness; hints of passion fruit too; fizzy and medium-bodied; finish is dry and quite short hoppy finish of exotic fruits and spices- elegant

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (6779) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 22, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours dark golden, light toffee, citrus, fruity, peppery spice,

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iznogud (1549) - CROATIA - JUN 19, 2014
On tap at the Old Brewery, Greenwich, London. Pours amber with small white head. Fruity caramel aroma and flavor. Dry finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
MissPxx (852) - - JUN 6, 2014
Smells quite fruity and clean. Very fizzy so a decent size head. Looks like cole. Also tastes a bit like coke. Basically alcoholic panda cola. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pringao_Toribi (312) - Oviedo, SPAIN - JUN 4, 2014
Pours honey brown to red, with a thin but lasting cream colored crown. Taste is soft and sweet going to citric that last in the tongue and palate. Kind of watery, but good overall.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Foffern (1441) - Bodø, NORWAY - MAY 21, 2014
Bottle at home. The colour is clear dark amber colour with a medium, light beige head. Fruity aroma with peaches, dark berries, rye bread, some caramel, and fruity hops. The flavour has more malt with wet cardboard, grapefruit, citrus, and is metallic in the end. Has a slick and rick mouth feel, and a light bitterness. Nice aroma but the flavour disappoints a bit.


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