London Pale Ale - Meantime Brewing Company Limited
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Reviews by flyingpig:
United Kingdom (Scotland)
3.53/5 rDev -4.3%
330ml Bottle from Utobeer, Borough Market (£2.50):
Light & clear range tinged amber with a thumb sized, bubbly white head that stays quite well over the opening couple of minutes, only reducing slightly in size.
Light with some grassy hops and a subdued malt base to begin with. There was some light fruity notes in the background but to be honest it smelt a bit basic although still pleasant and most definitely an English pale ale in smell; if only it was stronger in smell.
A balanced beer with some light malts and a grassy hop taste initially along with some background fruits and a nice bitter finish. This one was a nice and very easy to drink beer but I felt it could have been more in your face and less subdued. There was floral notes and caramel.
Carbonation is about medium to lively with this one and the beer is probably light bodied with a very smooth mouthfeel and only the slightest of citrus tangs to go with a somewhat dry finish. Livelier than usual for the style but much as you would expect.
A nice and well made beer I felt it was a little weak in both taste and smell although things became more pronounced and noticeable the further down the glass. There was a nice floral hop and malt base but to be honest nothing in this beer was strong enough for me and it's not a classic.
04-23-2013 15:04:29 | More by flyingpig
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United Kingdom (England)
3.33/5 rDev -9.8%
Half pint in the Greenwich Union, Meantime Breweries tap house: I gave a bottle of this beer an overall score of 3.98 back in Feb 2010; the on-tap version didn’t do so well.
Bright and clear, the amber body looked clean and inviting; the off-white head didn’t hang around or give off much lacing. The aromas rising from the glass were of floral, fruity hops (is this dry hopped after brewing I wonder?).
Hops dominate the flavour, bitter and fairly sharp tasting, almost leaning towards an over hopped pilsner in its feel and body depth. It didn’t really do it for me, well carbonated, in fact too well, hence my pilsner comment: not the best Meantime beer by a long way.
10-31-2011 11:12:06 | More by BlackHaddock
4.05/5 rDev +9.8%
Very tasty beer, however, reminded me a lot IPA due to large amount of hops used in the recipe. Aroma: hop (intense), malt, orange, and maybe a bit of roasted malt. Flavor is also very hopped, bitter, malty and floral. Light carbonation. Beautiful bottle and label.
08-20-2010 17:57:28 | More by GBalbin
3.88/5 rDev +5.1%
The brew is clear light amber, has an off-white head with good lacing and small curtains.
Smelling of honey. grass and pears.
The taste starts with bread and honey, toffee, then some pears and also peaches.
Medium carbonation, small bubbles, a fresh texture, medium body and a light dry finish.
A good fruity pale ale, sessionable.
05-02-2012 16:31:51 | More by rarbring
United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)
4.08/5 rDev +10.6%
500ml bottle bought from Sainsbury's...
Poured a golden orange / amber colour... Slightly off white head poured fairly foamy then faded quite quickly to thin layer... Some patchy lacing...
Aroma - Juicy fruits (oranges, grapefruits, pears) mixed with good caramel maltiness, some pine and grassy hops, biscuity notes, some floral honey...
Taste - Good juicy hop bitterness, nice biscuit and sweetish caramel malts, spicy fruits (oranges, grapefruits, some peach), peppery, honey, maybe some slight metallic notes, very light nutty sweetness just about coming through...
Feel - Quite sharp and dry. Light body... Supremely quaffable and refreshing - i could happily drink this all evening...
Overall - An excellent pale ale that reminded me of Sierra Nevada PA.... Another excellent brew from Meantime... recommended...
08-04-2008 09:05:45 | More by mdagnew
3.78/5 rDev +2.4%
Appearance: orangey copper, good clarity, VOLUMINOUS head (a bit hard to pour, actually), great head retention, lacey
Aroma: whiskey malt, piney hops, berries, caramel, orange blossom honey, chalk, soap
Flavor: the dry malt backbone carries a pithy, piney hop flavor onto your palate; hints of iron, grapefruit juice, and bitter orange marmalade; finishes dry with a lingering hop bitterness
Mouthfeel: medium-light body, lively carbonation, minerally, gassy
Other comments: A very lively beer, both in taste and in look. Nice level of hoppiness, not overpowering, makes it quite more-ish.
08-31-2008 15:56:51 | More by GreenCard
London Pale Ale from Meantime Brewing Company Limited
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