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

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RATINGS: 406   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Erzengel (8444) - Wuppertal, - NOV 21, 2012
Vielen Dank an Sean! Dieses dunkel-bernsteinfarbene IPA ist mit fnf verschiedenen (und leider nicht benannten) Amerikanischem Hopfen aus dem Yakima-Valley in Washington-State veredelt worden. Sehr schn grasig-malziger Geruch. Der Antrunk ist hopfenintensiv, toll grasig und harmoniert interessant mit der spannenden Malznote des Krpers. Zum Hauptteil hin baut sich diese Paarung noch weiter aus, es entstehen leichte Kaffee-Gras Aromen, Rstmalz ist vorhanden, wird aber von den Hopfentnen deutlich berlagert. Der Nachgeschmack ist sehr angenehm extrem hopfig, aber nicht zu sehr (so dass man noch Aromen schmecken kann), und sehr lang anhaltend. Total trocken. Dafr frisch und sffig. Tolles Bier!


3.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zarrach76 (212) - Grenoble, FRANCE - APR 2, 2017
Belle ambre translucide, avec de beaux reflets cuivrs sombres et une mousse ivoire avec une tenue respectable. Nez qui sarticule principalement sur les houblons, complexes, et les armes dagrumes non moins riches ! Trs belles notes florales et vgtales (foin, paille, luzerne, herbe frachement coupe, champ de bl sous le soleil, pissenlit, illet, bergamote, jasmin, rose...) et de fruits (citron, litchi, pamplemousse, orange sanguine, kiwi...). Les notes maltes ne sont pas en reste avec ce ct crales chaudes et pain frais qui sassocient merveille avec les notes houblonnes. Cest dlicat, complexe et trs quilibr. En bouche, la premire gorge rvle dimposants armes et saveurs de pamplemousse qui dominent nettement le reste. La carbonatation est bonne, la texture est douce mais manque cruellement de corps, lalcool est mince (4.1% seulement), lamertume est assez sage avec une attaque au dmarrage et une baisse de rgime qui ne redmarre jamais. Cest une bire vraiment rafrachissante par contre grce ses armes et saveurs dagrumes, de vgtaux et de fleurs. On peine aussi retrouver les levures... La longueur est comme le corps : mince. Il manque vraiment quelque chose pour crer de larrondi au palet. En conclusion, de merveilleux armes au nez mais une texture et un palet qui ne suivent pas du tout. Dommage... Bouteille 33cl, Boissons du Monde, Saint-Egrve.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gary (1972) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2017
330ml bottle. in a shaker pint . Rocky beige foam above amber . Citus nose , light caramel malts . Flavours are in unity with the nose , light dryness . An ok Amber ale.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DijkBier (323) - AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - MAR 9, 2017
On draught in Zindering Utrecht. Clear reddish brown with light tan head. Soft aroma, but also served too chilly to fully explore itself. Light hoppy, fresh fruity,not quite specific Taste is light bitter and light sweet, slightly watery. Rather soft carbonation and soft bodied. Not a very interesting brew, but a fresh and light, low ABV mid-dark ale.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Grumbo (2435) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2017
Bottle from Nicolas UK Ltd, Gt. Portland Street, London. Pours copper colour with a small off-white head. Aroma of moderate hop, bread, malt, caramel, chestnut and prune. Quite heavy in sweetness, light bitterness. Medium body, oily texture, average to soft carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Inoven (566) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - FEB 8, 2017
Flesje gedeeld met TomHendriksen. Donker amberkleurig bier matig stevig schuim. Aroma is fruitig. Smaak is fruitig en hoppig maar trekt meteen weg. Nasmaak blijft iets wrang.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
TomHendriksen (319) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 8, 2017
Fles gedeeld met Inoven na een dagje Bouwbeurs. Het is een donker roodbruin bier met een volle zachte schuimkraag. Het ruikt lekker hoppig en smaakt licht bitter. Helaas is de smaak redelijk vlak en wat snel weg.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
catchj (13) - Dublin 15, IRELAND - JAN 25, 2017
Had this on draft last week and was really disappointed. No great hop aroma or flavour. Bland overall

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Heidbummer (518) - SCOTLAND - JAN 19, 2017
Pint at the Basement. Pours ruby, foamy and persistent head. Very soft aroma - malty and biscuit. More of that on the taste with a hint of char and bitterness. Very drinkable, and better than most Meantime offerings these days.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (5350) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - DEC 25, 2016
330ml bottle at home on 25 Dec 2016, from Sir John Moore, Glasgow, red fruit, toffee, light spice aroma, amber brown with a thin bubbly beige head, flavours as aroma, soft carbonation, malty aftertaste.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
Keukeman (114) - BEST, NETHERLANDS - DEC 9, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2016 Appear: .33l bottle poured a dark and hazy, ruby beer with a thin soapy off white head. Aroma: berries and citrus, fresh hop aroma. Taste: slightly sweet barley malt, bitter from the hops. (Apparantly there are 5 different hops in it) Tastes more like alcohol than %4.1 vol.Palate: really high in carbonation, not really pleasant to drink. Overall, pretty special beer, interesting flavours, not really my style.


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