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London Pale Ale - Meantime Brewing Company Limited

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London Pale AleLondon Pale Ale

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82 Ratings
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Ratings: 82
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 2
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Meantime Brewing Company Limited visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  4.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mdagnew on 08-04-2008)
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle poured into a Vedett tulip glass - bottle trade with a co-worker.

Look: Pours a dark amber with a fingers-width of white head. The head disappears pretty quickly to leave a diffuse froth cap and some lacing around the sides of the glass. Stand the beer long enough and this will disappear almost completely.

Smell: Earth and hops - it's a pale ale so that's not entirely unexpected. Not much in the way of fruitiness but it's there once the beer has warmed up a bit.

Taste: Again, it's a pale ale so it's very much hop-forward but not excessively so.

Taste: Very hop-forward but not as insanely bitter as some of the American IPAs. No malt or yeast was discernable but again, not entirely unexpected.

Feel: The word 'crisp' would probably sum it up quite nicely - a fair bit of a hop punch up front diminishing to some lingering astringence. Quite light, all other things considered, and eminently 'sessionable'.

Overall: My first encounter with the Meantime Brewery's output and unlikely to be my last - compared to other English pale ales it's not anything particularly special but taken on its own merits it's not bad at all. Interesting to note that Meantime do a lot of the 'own brand' beers for Marks & Spencer and the like. On the right side of good and worth trying if not particularly worthy of special attention.

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London Pale Ale from Meantime Brewing Company Limited
83 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.