Brewed by Meantime (Asahi)
Style: Amber Lager/Vienna
Greenwich, England


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RATINGS: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
330ml bottles and Keg. Formerly known as Meantime Vienna. Also includes Cascade hops as well as those mentioned below.
100 years ago Pilseners, Mncheners and Viennese lagers formed a trio of major lager styles brewed in central Europe. Gradually the lighter Pilseners swept all before them and Vienna style beers fell into an undeserved decline.
Traditional Bavarian Perle and Spalter hops and delicately coloured malts produce a deep copper coloured beer with a firm fruity caramel aroma, a smooth complex malt character and a long crisp clean finish. This beer is slow fermented and cold-matured over long periods to ensure perfect balance and gentle natural carbonation. Union goes with bread and wheat based foods such as pizza and pasta or more mid-weight dishes like duck or noodle stir-fry.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (47142) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 8, 2008
Draught @ Greenwich Union, Greenwich, London SE10, UK. Clear medium red brown color with a average to large, frothy / creamy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, chocolate. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long to average duration. (Malt bitternes) Body is medium to light, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. (301207)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (42680) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2010 From tap at Market Porter. Pours dark yet clear orange with a small diminished off-white head. Light roasted malty aroma. Flavour is citric and off. Acidic and off finish, not good. Re-rate needed.5-3-2-2-6=1.8

33 cL bottle. Flavour is roasted malty, slight breadish and dry caramelish. Lingering roasted and breadish flavoured finish. Lasting malt impression.6-3-6-3-12=3.0

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (36217) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2010
Bottled. An amber beer with a tan head. The aroma has notes of malt and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, and a bit of butterscotch, leading to a dry bitter finish. Thanks yespr for sharing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
oh6gdx (26261) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 14, 2007
Draught. Dark rubyish brown colour, mediumsized brown head. Aroma is strong caramel, big malts and some hops. Flavour is herbs, malts some anis and hops. Quite out of balance and hard to place into a style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
anders37 (25203) - Malm, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2011
Draft @ Draft House, Tower Bridge SE1. Pours a clear golden amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty grainy caramel aroma. Sweetish malty grainy flavor with hints of caramel. Has a fruity malty grainy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2010
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Pours a clear amber with a dense off-white head. Aroma of roasted malt and a little caramel. Medium body, sweet caramel and a clean and decent maltiness. A little hops in the finish. Good and straight. 230310

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (23979) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2010
18th September 2008. Tasting at the brewery. Darkish gold beer. Malty bready lagerish. Crisp palate. Just a touch of hops in the finish. Inoffensive.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (20167) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2010
Bottle. Pours a mostly clear, light amber with a supple, just barely off-white head. Sugar and grain malt aroma. Nice flavor. Fairly sweet to start, with caramel, then some lightly toasted malts, followed by mild earth bitterness. Perhaps some toffee and maple syrup. Medium in body with average carbonation. Finish is crisp and clean, indeed, with lingering malts and faint metal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiulijn (20063) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 23, 2005
Keg at the Brew Wharf, London
Beautiful amber color; creamy head. Nice malty aroma, almost fruity. Medium body (less malty than expected), lacking any complexity, very simple final as well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (18841) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2011
Draught at Market Porter, London. Amber beer with an offwhite head. Roasted malt aroma. Hoppy flavor, roasted, cocoa and some spicy notes.

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