Mash (London)
Formerly brewed at Meantime (Asahi)

Style: Pale Lager
London, England


on tap


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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.34/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Bottled version of the Mash Beer.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dawghouse Brewers99 (91) - Exeter, California, USA - DEC 21, 2001
Dense white head disapates quickly. Golden straw colored mediun-bodided beer. A hint of lemon up front finishing dry. Pretty good lager from the UK.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
MPA (997) - Amager (form. Nrrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - JUL 31, 2011
Bottle. Golden wtih a white head. Malt in aroma along with a pilsner-ish touch of straw. Also some perfume and starch. Not to my liking. Slightly sweet flavour of malt and fruit along with a decent fresh bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KnutAlbert (6754) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 9, 2007
Bottled in the National Gallery Caf, London. Some malt in the body, refreshing hops with a citrus tone. Refreshing, a very decent lager.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
beeranarchist (232) - Aalborg, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2007
Bottle. Clear and yellow with a white head that disappears immediately. Aroma is malt, corn and grains. Very fresh flavour with citrusy notes. Light bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
austinpowers (2828) - New York, New York, USA - APR 8, 2004
A crisp, herbal brew that's not particularly dry. Mash Beer is a real rarity, so thanks to Spiesy for hooking me up with it. Light butterscotch smell with lots of herbal bitterness in the body. Quite heavily carbonated. Touch of citrus present. I don't see why this beer had a mystique once - it seems rather ordinary other than that it's quite hopped up and tastes like a mouthful of herbs.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2002
Bottle. Seems to be closer to the continental style than most other British lagers. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 10, 2002
Light gold color, small head, malty aroma with a hint of lemon. There is a lemony initial taste which fades to a lightly malty and hoppy. Carbonation is tingley on the tongue. Interesting beer, light flavor but tasty and refreshing. Mouthfeel is bubbly. Finish is dry and clean. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (24797) - Tyres, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2002
Bottled. Pale golden. Papery, grapefruity nose. Malty and rather sweet. Quite bitter finish. Besides that paper in the nose it is a very respectable lager.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SilkTork (5712) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2002
This is an example of style over content. The bottle is decorated in a Tate Modern/trendy mobile phone design: the words mash beer in lower case gold letters run sideways up the front of the bottle, and mash appears in an orange dot on the neck. This is a beer designed to be drunk out of the bottle in a trendy upmarket club. As this beer is produced for the Mash restuarant in London, that image seems appropriate. The brewer is Alastair Hook of Meantime who also makes Meridian Lager, so its no surprise that this is also a German style lager. It is crisp and clean with a satisfying but soft malt body. There is little more to be said - there is a faint hop aroma, and a leaning towards a dry finish - but all in all it doesnt leave much of an impression. An easy to drink lager that is certainly better than those produced by the big guns; full marks for a well made product; and applause for making a decent British lager - but wheres the distinctive taste and character? This is a beer that has been made with nervous care, and a desire not to offend. Market this well and it could sell by the truck load, but a great beer it is not.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2002
Pretty nice, fresh herbal aroma and taste, but its not too pronouned, slight bitter finish, overall pretty light, but what there is of it is good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rauchbier (3872) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2002
Bit of a shock this one. The term English lager does not fill me with any pleasure and I fully expected this to be dire. Very reminiscent of a Czech lager, with a big honeyed hop nose backed with a sweet malt hint. Slight haze and very small bubbles suggest it is conditioned for some time and then bottled without filtering or recarbonation. Malt and hop balance continues in the mouth, with a good amount of hops making it through to the aftertaste. Someone spent a long time making this beer and it shows.

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