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London Pale Ale - Meantime Brewing Company Limited

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London Pale AleLondon Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
84
good

72 Ratings
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Ratings: 72
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 10.54%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

TGS, Nov 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Oakenator, Nov 16, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

rmargeson, Nov 10, 2013
Photo of Mattias
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Mattias, Oct 27, 2013
Photo of Hoppsbabo
3.98/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Amber with strings of bubbles. Small off-white head.

S: Floral hops. Citrus. Caramel.

T: Dry, woody and earthy, which I like, but it's quite acidic. Has some of that prickly ginger quality. Fudge and toffee as it warms. Quite strong lemonade in the immediate aftertaste. Admittedly I cracked it open when it was too chilled. As it's warmed it's become a lot more personable. It gets earthier, and nothing turns me on more than earthy beer.

M: Almost creamy. Kind of weird but maybe I'm just being nitpicky.

O: Not bad, just make sure it's closer to room temperature than chilled.

Hoppsbabo, Oct 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

JohnQVD, Aug 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

IPeteA91, Jul 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

vinicole, Jun 27, 2013
Photo of flyingpig
3.53/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

flyingpig, Apr 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Pelicanrocks, Mar 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Beerstorian, Feb 17, 2013
Photo of thierrynantes
3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer bottle (33 cl.) purchased from Bières & Chopes, and tasted in 2012.

Appearance : amber color with white foam head.
Smell : malty and fruity aromas.
Taste & mouthfeel : malty and hoppy flavors with citrus notes, a dry finish.
Drinkability : a good beer in the style English Pale Ale.
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thierrynantes, Dec 19, 2012
Photo of FLima
3.8/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Amber color with a decent head and good retention. It was very fresh, well I tasted it at the brewery spot.
Aroma of herbal and floral hops. Sweet malt taste balanced with an herbal and fruity hop flavor, plum and peach more easiest identifiable.
Bitterness that continues in the aftertaste along with a dry finish.
Light Body with a medium carbonation with small bubbles.
Very refreshing beer, holds a long session.

FLima, Dec 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Amalak, Nov 04, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

CommonRider, Oct 29, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

bvlaminck, Oct 08, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

askeladden, Jul 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

MEP, May 26, 2012
Photo of rarbring
3.88/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

rarbring, May 02, 2012
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3.95/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle review: 14/03/12 (A:3.5 S:4 T: 4.5 M: 4 O:4)
Poured from a 330ml bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a deep golden colour with a nice lively head that dissipates pretty quickly.

Smells quite malty with a hint of fruity hops.

Tastes more towards the malty end of pale ales, with slight hops too giving it a refreshing element.

Overall a delightful beer, well balanced and quaffable.

Tap review: 28/02/13
Served on-tap in a half pint tulip at the Beer House - Paddington station

Pours a clear dark golden colour with a small white head.

Smells sweet and malty, with grassy hops and a hint of lemon.

Tastes of sweet, caramel like malts with balancing fruity, bitter and grassy hops, with a peppery aftertaste. Mid-light bodied.

Overall an average but decently made pale ale.

CwrwAmByth, Mar 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

dalecooper, Feb 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

BrazilianAussie, Feb 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

weaselchew, Dec 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Rochefort10nh, Nov 27, 2011
Photo of BDTyre
3.95/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pleasant, slighlty cloudy gold with a thin white head.

Light bready malts, pleasant citrus fruit hops. Good malt body, light hops. Nice biscuity, yeasty taste. Smooth natural carbonation, light body. I think the carbonation could be a bit more powerful, but overall not too bad. Great session beer.

BDTyre, Nov 25, 2011
London Pale Ale from Meantime Brewing Company Limited
84 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.