Yakima Red - Meantime Brewing Company Limited

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Reviews: 16
Hads: 54
Avg: 3.46
pDev: 12.72%
Wants: 1
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
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Meantime Brewing Company Limited visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

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

Availability: Spring

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Beer added by: CanuckRover on 04-02-2011

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Reviews: 16 | Hads: 54
Reviews by flyingpig:
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3.56/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of olradetbalder
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of stephenlee
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Griffith
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of CanuckRover
3.7/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at the Old Brewery in Greenwich. Meantime tribute to the Yakima Valley in the US.

Pours a nice red with a decent tan head. Lightly carbonated. Clean lacings.

Definitely an Americna hop aroma, but pretty light on the usual citrus flavours, with the focus on resinous pine.

Malting seems thoroughly English, quite biscuity with a touch of dark fruit. Mild bitterness throughout, but picks up in the finish with moderate pine notes.

This is an approachable American Red. Doesn't really hold a torch to the examples from the other side of the Atlantic, but still a nice beer.

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Photo of aztraz
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Highbury09
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of robotiks
3.45/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.31/5  rDev -4.3%
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.

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Photo of JohnQVD
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of Dracook
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

3.2/5  rDev -7.5%
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.

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Photo of Hoptron_3000
3.27/5  rDev -5.5%
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.

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Photo of samthebeerman
2.87/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

I was disappointed with this one, simply not as tasty as I'd have expected.

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Photo of vinicole
3.64/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap at the Tavern in Colchester.
Amber colour.
Hoppy aroma. Smell of sweet caramel and citrus fruits.
Malt and hop flavour. Good balance.
Well carbonated if somewhat cold for my liking.

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Photo of jonatanlauritzen
3.22/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of david18
4.75/5  rDev +37.3%

Photo of dmurray50000
4.08/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EmperorBevis
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of gnikola
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of safaricook
3.52/5  rDev +1.7%
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...

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Photo of Yalcin
3.63/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rarbring
3.52/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The beer is clear amber, a tan head that settles rather quickly but leaves good lacing, some curtains.

The smell is floral and citric, a bouquet of flowers in a can of grape-fruit juice.

Starting sweet, loaf of bread with some toffee, then citric nuances and a grape-fruit peel finishing bitterness.

Medium high carbonation, medium sized lively bubbles, slightly sticky and with a dry finish.

More hoppy in an American IPA resemblance than expected. For a red I prefer less hops and more malt.

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Photo of Euxeus
4.75/5  rDev +37.3%

Photo of Oakenator
3/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Yakima Red from Meantime Brewing Company Limited
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