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


on tap


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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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GregClow (3371) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 21, 2011
Bottle. Found this in the back of the fridge tonight, and it had been there for a while. I cant remember exactly when I got it, but the best before date was in Dec/10, so probably early last year. Thankfully, it was still in good shape. Nice nutty-copper colour with a small off-white head. Mild aroma of light caramel, a bit of toasted bread, and a herbal hint. Medium bodied. Flavour starts sweet and malty, with caramel/toffee and toasted nuts, a bit of bread crust as well, leading to a dry and moderately hopped finish. I suspect that the hops mightve been a bit brighter when it was fresh, but it still held together nicely. Just a simple, straightforward and enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
finol (3295) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 5, 2009
330 ml bottle at Bishop arms Vasagatan, Stockholm. BB date pased by 4 months. Pours redbrown with a small off-white head. Malty

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bluevegie (3073) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 5, 2006
Tap @ Greenwich Union Pub. Has a little bit of red body in this drop but more tawny brown. Malt characters in the taste that last but little else. Ok.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
esp0r (2845) - NORWAY - JUL 26, 2011
Bottle shared with Daje
Copper clear, thin head. Smells of hay, malts and burned. Taste is medium malty, some sweetness, dry feel. Good bitter finish. Just a little boring thats all

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Embrouille (2844) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 3, 2010
Bottled 33cl. Purchased in Drinks of the World in Zrich. It pours a clear amber beer with a smallish decently lacing head. Raisin, diacetyl, DMS and some caramel underneath in the nose. I can hardly find any Cascade reminiscence in the taste. I dont like the malt profile. Nutty. Buttery finish which is surprisingly short. I am not a big fan of the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
EdKing (2529) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2011
Complex Vienna style lager. Have to be honest that this style is not one Ive generally been keen on. Colour is an inviting copper light brown. Aroma is toasty malt. Taste is sweet malt and grassy hops and finish has nuttiness to it. A flavoursome lager but probably not to everyones taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 26, 2010
330ml bottle at the Greenwich Union, 24th July 2010. Russet colour with a fast vanishing white head. Light, with the weight of a lager, but malty and fruity on the tongue. Some hints of red fruits on the nose. Dry finish with even a hint of tobacco. Goes down surprisingly well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markas101 (2406) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 13, 2011
Cask, Sheffield tap. Hazy deep mahogany. Sweet caramel aroma. Malt forward with some cherry and sugar.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - SEP 27, 2003
Draught, at the Greenwich Union, London.
Amber, nectar coloured body with a fine, almost creamy head, that faded away before really appreciating it. Good malty notes on the nose. Well round flavour, that covers all the bases. Good, medium and well balance palate. Despite SilkT's comments this was the best on the day for me (a different session mind).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 8, 2006
Half pint poured at the Greenwich Union in Greenwich (London), a clear dark amber with a light tan bubby head. Too cold to note any aromas, maybe some light caramal. Chocolately flavours abound, combining with a hoppy bitterness, followed by a clean finish. Nice.

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