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Sainsbury’s
Brewed at Meantime (Asahi)

Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Holborn, England

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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.32/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Filtered.
Dark lagers were the norm until the late 19th century and they still exist today in Franconia, north of Munich. We have recreated this ancient lager using toasted Munich barley malt, then slow matured it for up to six weeks to develop rich toffee caramel flavours.

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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (41318) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2007
33 cL bottle. Pours dark brown with a lacing white head. Slight roasted aroma. Flavour is dry roasted malt, not with much sweetness though. Bitterness both from the roasted malt and the hops. Ends roasted malty and slight bitter in the finish. Nice.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2007
(Bottle 33 cl) Courtesy of yngwie. Clear, warm, dark amber golden with an off-white head. Lightly fruity and caramellish aroma. Fairly light in body with roasted and lightly bitter malt accents and a fairly bitter finish. 051007

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (22685) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2011
12th August 2007
Warning! Early amateur rating! Dark lager. Smooth and malty. Not complex but pretty drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (17457) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2006
330ml bottle from Sainsbury’s. Beautiful deep ruby colour, lasting thick tan head. Coffee aroma, bit of powder, some dark fruits (plums). Soft in mouth, more fruity choc/coffee. Good fresh plum flavour. Very faint hop. Nice dark lager, very drinkable. Bit of ashtray on finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yngwie (16590) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 9, 2007
Bottle. Clear, copper pour, leaving an off-white to beige head. Roasted nose with some fruits and caramel. Roasted, caramel flavor with a fruityness to balance it. Medium body. A quite nice one, yet not "up there". (071005)

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (13555) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2007
Bottled, filtered, 330ml. Dark brown with ruby hue, tan head. Initially quite light and thin with a vaguely fruity aroma, but on warming in the mouth there is certainly a light plummy fruitiness with a roasted chocolate / coffee flavour. There is a lingering dryness which finishes into a dark malted biscuit taste. Interesting beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (10044) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2006
Bottle. Dark brown and red with minimal head. Aromas are weetabix malts with coffee and chocolate. Some light fruitiness. Flavours are mollasses with coffee, fairly earthy with plummy fruitiness. A nice, sweet, malty and fruity beer. Tastes better warmed up a bit.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (9790) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2006
330ml bottle from Sainsbury’s. Pours a drak reddy/brown colour with good sized off white head. Very interesting and tasty beer some pleasant soft maltiness but with fruit and hints of a bitter dark chocolateness. Really enjoyed this.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (8039) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2007
Dark brown with a short-lived tan head. Aroma of roasted malt and dark fruits. Flavour of caramel and dark chocolate with a sweet finish. A decent attempt, in my view, at replicating a dunkel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
berkshirejohn (6170) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2007
33cl bottle from Sainsburys. Dark brown body with a short lasting off-white head; malt and fruit aromas; sotout-like chocolate and coffee flavours; burnt toast finish.


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