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


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RATINGS: 335   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 22, 2014
In short: A semi-hoppy dark golden ale with flavors muffled flavors. Boring.
How: Tap at Chimera, Oviedo Spain.
The look: Clear dark golden body topped by a persistent small off-white head.
In long: The moderately hoppy nose is somewhat grassy, a bit dank, some ripe fruits. Not the type of aroma that I usually get from IPAs. Rather slender body with soft bubbles. Taste is flavorless toasted cereals (Melba Toasts) with mild flavors of red berries jam, barley candies, grassy and citrusy hops. Soft bitterness. Overall lack of brightness, felt kind of muted. Not really tasty, not really refreshing, not really anything. Another boring beer from Meantime, in a way I admire this brewery, because with so many boring beers brewed over such a long period of time I personally find it rather remarkable that they keep trying.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
metalspice (266) - Jevnaker, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2014
Mørk og klar bronse med lyst beige skum. God aroma med en del mandarin. Skjøre blomstertoner i smaken som avsluttes med en vannaktig bitterhet. munnfølelse som klistrer seg til ganen.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
eduardovl (1060) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2014 500ml bottle served in a chalice. A: Pours a bit cloudy orange to amber color forming a medium yellow aired head. Some few lacingss are left S: Smells like an English Bitter despite of the notes of American hops. Sweet and caramel malts, citrus hops T: Follows the nose. Sweet malts, caramel malts. Citrus and grassy hops. Upfront is mild sweet. End is mild bitter. In overall it’s quite watery in the mouth M: Light watery body. Medium to low carbonation. Mild citrus hoppy aftertaste O: Easy drinking. However too watery. Lacks body and some personality [ BA Review @ 8/3/2012 ]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
EdKing (2115) - 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 (605) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - 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 (1350) - 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 (749) - 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 (657) - 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 (744) - 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 (1815) - 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.

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