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Yakima Red - Meantime Brewing Company Limited

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29 Ratings
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Ratings: 29
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 9.66%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Meantime Brewing Company Limited visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: CanuckRover on 04-02-2011)
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

CwrwAmByth, Jun 05, 2014
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JSOBB, May 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

NightINgale, May 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Troublebar, Apr 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +13.6%

felipeprates, Jan 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

EmperorBevis, Nov 01, 2013
Photo of flyingpig
3.55/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle from Utobeer, London:
Light copper with a thumb sized head that is a foamy white before roughly halving in size.

Biscuit malts and citrus notes make up the smell initially, along with a slightly astringent aroma and some fruits around the middle that consist mainly of orange and citrus ones. There is some caramel towards the end.

Caramel malts and a slightly sweet taste kick things off along with some biscuit malts from the nose and a light, earthy taste that is coupled with hints of fruit as well.

Light medium with a bittersweet mouthfeel and a slight citrus tang. The beer is smooth for the most part and leaves a lingering bitter aftertaste.

Not a bad amber ale and one that had a nice balance to it between the biscuit malts and the bittersweet flavours than became more pronounced as the beer had time to settle.

flyingpig, Oct 16, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14.8%

gnikola, Sep 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +13.6%

JohnQVD, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of Hoptron_3000
3.28/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

A: Actually pours kind of red, more of a coppery red with a creamy head.
S: Hmm nope.
T: Tons of toffee and a little strawberry?. Very malty.
M: Good carbonation with a nice crisp finish.
O: Was excited by the name, suggesting a beautiful Yakima hop character but it's not here. Maybe it's an old bottle and the hops have dropped.

Hoptron_3000, Jul 06, 2013
Photo of CrazyDavros
3.33/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours dark amber with a quickly fading white head.
Nose shows some bready biscuity malt along with soft earthy and spicy hops.
Similar flavours, mainly toasty and bready malt with just a hint of spicy hops.
Carbonation is a little high.
Could be a bit more daring.

CrazyDavros, Jun 26, 2013
Photo of danieelol
3.05/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours more amber than golden. Good head and lacing.

Smell is orange rind, Grand Marnier, chalky, thin toffee.

Taste is more like a doppelbock or musty English ale. Not really getting the US hops here.

Mouthfeel features a mounting bitterness from mid to back palate. Toffee in the finish.

More of a traditional English-style beer with the US hops adding more of a twist to the beer rather than being the main star.

Still, I found this beer somewhat disappointing considering the pull of the "Yakima" name.

danieelol, May 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

Beerstorian, Feb 17, 2013
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3.51/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bought this as usual at the Bierkoning in Amsterdam. Poured it into my Palm snifter.

Pours a small fine head that reduces soon to a thin layer leaving only little lacing. Body shows lots of fine carbonation and very clear light amber colour.

Smell of citric hops and darker malts.

Taste follows the nose with citric hoppiness, some bitterness and also little of a slightly roasted malt. Additionally there is a sourness that reminds of a mineral water.

Very strongly carbonated. Feels like like a mineral water like San Pellegrino and its brothers. I wouldn't call it watery though. Highly refreshing without being too burpy.

Very drinkable and highly enjoyable for such low ABV. It reminds me strongly of mineral water. Maybe the connection comes from my choice of glassware, but this could be a Palm beer spritzer. This is the coldest days of the year as the Grachten are freezing here in Amsterdam, but this beer makes a really good thirst quencher on a hot day with its low alcohol content. Definitely better than your mass produced pilsner. I think I will try that again in approximately 6 months...

safaricook, Jan 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Dracook, Jan 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had it on tap at the Brewery in Greenwich. It is made with a combination of US hops with British and German malts.
Clear amber reddish color. It made a two finger head which was consistent but with low retention.
Fruity aroma with predominance of passion fruit. Light to medium body with good carbonation and small bubbles.
It has a sweet malt taste balanced with a citric and fruit flavor. The aftertaste is bitter and dry an a bit spicy.
Zesty and very refreshing with a huge drinkability.

FLima, Dec 06, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

aztraz, Sep 22, 2012
Photo of eduardolinhalis
3.35/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle served in a chalice.

A: Pours a bit cloudy orange to amber color forming a medium yellow aired head. Some few lacingss are left

S: Smells like an English Bitter despite of the notes of American hops. Sweet and caramel malts, citrus hops

T: Follows the nose. Sweet malts, caramel malts. Citrus and grassy hops. Upfront is mild sweet. End is mild bitter. In overall it's quite watery in the mouth

M: Light watery body. Medium to low carbonation. Mild citrus hoppy aftertaste

O: Easy drinking. However too watery. Lacks body and some personality

eduardolinhalis, Aug 03, 2012
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3.18/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On-tap.Pint glass.Enjoyed on mar´12.Pours orangish red in color.Chill haze.Yellowish white froth.Lasting creamy crown.Lacing rings.Piney aromas,citric hints & subtle caramel malt to the nose.Slightly sweet malty upfront.Oily hops & clean biterness -sharp but no bothering-Definetely malts are masked by hops.Medium light body,medium carbonation.Subtle sweet finish. Piney & resiny notes on the aftertaste. Refreshing.Easy drinkability.

GONZALOYANNA, Mar 18, 2012
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2.42/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

The colour is gold-red (13 EBC), the liquid is clear. The finger thick head is yellowish and airy. It sinks quickly leaving lots of lacing on the glass.

The smell is dry and citric. Sour fruit candy and fresh hop cones. Distinct new world flavours.

The body is light. OK, at 4 % I had expected a quite light beer, but not this thin. Green fruits; kiwi, mangoes, green bananas, grapefruit and lemon peels. Odd chemical hints of detergents and rubber. Some quick passing bitter flavours. The aftertaste got fruity hoppy flavours, some dry malt and a hint of caramel.

The carbonation is medium strong, the short lasting bubbles small. The liquid is watery and semi-dry.

Thin and unbalanced. I didn’t like.

bark, Dec 23, 2011
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Yakima Red from Meantime Brewing Company Limited
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