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London Lager (Liquid London) - Meantime Brewing Company Limited

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London Lager (Liquid London)London Lager (Liquid London)

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BA SCORE
80
good

26 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 26
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 11.21%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Meantime Brewing Company Limited visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: CHickman on 07-01-2011)
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Reviews by bjohn84:
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

bjohn84, Jul 08, 2012
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2.83/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Appearance - Poured cold from the fridge straight into a glass. Very little head, which quickly disappeared altogether. The beer was cloudy which was rather a surprise. It did have a satisfying straw colour to it though.

Smell - Not a big one on the nose this. Not much of anything to smell. But then, that's not unusual for a more mass-market lager.

Taste - Clean. A little malt on the end.

Mouthfeel - This I think is the greatest strength of this lager. The mouthfeel is sharp, not too carbonated and oh, so clean. On mouthfeel alone, I could drink this on a hot day for hours.

Overall - I'm a bit disappointed by this one. I was expecting something a bit more exciting from Meantime.

GarethRussell, May 31, 2013
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3.08/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A 330ml bottle with a BB of June 2012. The label has a trendy hand-drawn panorama of London on the front.

Poured into a Sam Smith's pint glass. A clear golden colour with good carbonation. Forms a small head of white foam that doesn't hang around. Aroma of light grainy malt with a hint of stewed veg/leaves. No hoppy notes to be found.

Tastes of light malt with a faint stewed bitterness. Notes of grain and subtle background citrus, accompanied by a stewed leaf character. Mouthfeel is smooth and tingly, leaving the palate slightly dry. Mild aftertaste of stewed leaves.

Disappointing. I was hopping for a decent aromatic hop character to add floral notes to a light beer, rather than overcooked hop bitterness. The malt is too light to round out the flavour. This is a shade above a macro lager, but that isn't saying much. Spend your money on something else (like Meantime's pilsner).

jazzyjeff13, Aug 07, 2011
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3.55/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle purchased from Warners at the Bay and poured into a Redoak globe style glass.

Pours a light golden colour with a bit of haze about it. Nice white head of foam that measured a finger and settled at just above film.

Aroma is initially of grain while some light sweet malt comes through later on.

Flavour is clean grain with a little bit of toasted malt sweetness that carries it home.

Mouthfeel is solid, as i've come to expect from most Meantime stuff. Not a lot of bitterness in this, but some mouth coating at the end.

Overall a well brewed, clean, solid lager. Not spectacular, but decent enough.

MrKennedy, Jul 31, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Pelicanrocks, Dec 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

JohnQVD, Aug 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

BrazilianAussie, Jan 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Rwalford74, Nov 06, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Half pint in the Greenwich Union, Meantime Breweries tap house: Thin white head on a body of bright, clean golden beer, lacing all down the glass as I consumed the refreshing brew after a healthy walk.

Weak nose, like most lager/pilsner/helles beers, some grainy hints maybe, hop floral notes possibly but a great deal of anything.

Clean tasting, with some mini hop bitterness, subdued malt feel towards the end of the taste: nothing that sets it apart from cheaper mass produced UK or other lagers I’ve tasted, OK but that’s all.

BlackHaddock, Oct 31, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Dylonious, Jul 14, 2014
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3.58/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Taproom 307 in NYC; pours clear yellow color with tons of bubbles racing up the brew and a foamy 2 finger snow white head that faded slowly and leaves great lacing with rings.

Smells of light sweet malt, floral hops, caramel, corn, and grains; a very, very weak nose that has some basic sweetness but that's about it.

Tastes of sweet malt, brown sugar, floral hops, caramel, herbs or tea, corn, and toasted grains; a nice sweet basic lager that has a hint of hop spices like pepper, cinnamon and brown sugar.

Mouthfeel is light and crisp, with medium carbonation, a light feel and malty sweet finish that's slightly acidic. Highly drinkable, this is a great session beer.

CHickman, Jul 01, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

EmperorBevis, Nov 01, 2013
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3.68/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A clear golden straw colored brew, a white head with small bubbles, little lacing and small curtains.

A weak smell, bread and cereal, lemon peel, a whiff of buttered pop corns.

Tasting of sweetish white bread, lemon juice, peel and some pure bitterness.

Medium low carbonation, small intense bubbles, a fresh feeling, a medium body and a light dry finish.

Clean, tasty and refreshing.

rarbring, May 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

basili1250, Mar 24, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a bright yellow with a full creamy head. Some chunks of lacing on the glass.

S: Subtle citrus aroma.

T: Nicely balanced lager. Light and refreshing flavor - hint of lemon.

M: Light on the tongue and nice creamy head.

O: Good London brewed lager.

Oakenator, Jun 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

SilentAstronaut, Nov 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Sam-VW, Jun 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

JSOBB, May 14, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

BeerInspector, Apr 25, 2014
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5/5  rDev +43.7%

LIGHT! and Lager hop delicicus after work day drink beer love Liquid Lager so drink much hop and yeast. maybe quit soon to more drink???! :D

ArbyLagers, Aug 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Viceroy, Sep 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pale golden color with a short head with low retention. Tasted it at the brewery and unpasteurized. It lagered for 6 weeks.
Aroma of grassy hops. Mild sweet taste balanced with spicy and grassy hops giving a bitter taste.
Light Body with a medium carbonation with small bubbles.
Very refreshing beer, one notch above good mass beers.

FLima, Dec 06, 2012
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3.45/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Golden straw colour with good clarity & a two finger sized, bubbly white head that has okay retention.

Light grain, some adjuncts & a little bit of grassy hops along with perhaps a little lemon too.

Well balanced & less harsh with regards to the grain than the nose. There is some good floral hops upfront and a little bit of spice mixed in too

Light, crisp & refreshing offering here that is highly drinkable & overall is very well balanced. The finish isn't all that bitter & there is a nice lingering sweetness to it.

An excellent pale/premium lager that you could drink all night. It has an excellent balance to it & although not bursting with flavour it still has enough to keep you interested.

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flyingpig, Sep 18, 2011
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2.98/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours straw colored and with a very nice tight white finger head that lasted. Smelled and tasted like most Lagers more going on than a BMC but not enough to make a big deal. Bit of field adn grass and hop bitterness in each. Palate is light and carbonated well but slightly aggressive. Overall it is a decent lager but there are pleanty of better ones (by the same brewer) out there. Overall just a better than Macro lager that I will probably not get again.

thepeter, Jan 15, 2012
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London Lager (Liquid London) from Meantime Brewing Company Limited
80 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.