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


on tap

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RATINGS: 392   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
EdKing (2410) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2014
On keg in The Windmill at Clapham Common. Reddish brown, clear beer with a white foam head. Nose is caramel, earthy English hop aromas, and then some citrousy new world hops, slight nutty, clay earthy. Taste is nutty, earthy, bitter citrous hop and some Earthy English hop, caramel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adamnowek (1884) - Brussels, BELGIUM - OCT 7, 2014
Pours a nice reddish brown colour that’s relatively transparent. The head on this lasts for ages. Quite malty in taste but also relatively crisp. Slight bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
angel77 (2504) - oviedo, SPAIN - OCT 2, 2014
Caña en el lúpulo el 01-09-2014. color rojizo oscuro translúcido con poca espuma de color beige. Sabores y aromas de maltas y caramelos tostados con especias y un amargo final seco e intenso. Normal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
IPAgutten79 (922) - Skui, NORWAY - SEP 29, 2014
Rødlig med lavt skum. Aroma av tyggegummi og bær. Smaken er frisk og fruktig, med humle, gress og bær. Tynn konsistens. Tørr.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kauge (1619) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle from a Maksimarket near Rakvere in Sept 2014. Pours a dark, reddish copper with a tan head that persists well. It has a delightful, fresh, fruity hop aroma (for a moment there I got Haribo gummy bears), then deepens into more earthy, spicy, and slightly caramelly. Taste is at first some crisp maltiness, then caramelly and in the end, an earthy, grassy bitterness. Gets maltier as it warms. Finish is not overtly bitter, but dry. Body medium, carbonation quite strong. I’d have loved the 5 Yakima hop varieties to dominate some more in the taste. While the aroma was great, the taste did not meet my expectations. Overall still a very good ale to down with a snack after a busy day.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
edsspoon (871) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2014
Bottle - pours deep amber with a light brown bubbly head that gradually fades to a ring. The body is very lively with carbonation. Aroma of grassy hops, orange and coriander seeds. A little roasted malt and caramel. Taste is coriander seeds, toasted malt, grassy hops and lemon to finish. Mildly bitter. The taste is actually pretty disappointing in comparison to the aroma. Light body, lightly dry and high carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dutchbeerpages (2294) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2014
Just not a my thing. Smells fatty but recognizable. Bitter Kick is ok, some light fruit on the tip of the tongue, bur red ales... No, not fot me. Bottle from Van Nap in Woerden.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cuso (7828) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 27, 2014
Bottle kindly shared by MisoW, many thanks. Hazy amber color with medium off white head. Fruity aroma with shy citrus hops. Fruity taste with nice citrus hoppy kick. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MisoW (3234) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 27, 2014
Bottle, pours hazy amber color, white head. Aroma is caramel, malty, hoppy. Taste is medium hoppy bitter, lightly sweet, caramel, malty. Nice hoppy bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rob_D_UK (1369) - Madrid, SPAIN - 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.

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