London Pale Ale | Meantime Brewing Company Limited

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London Pale AleLondon Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Meantime Brewing Company Limited
England, United Kingdom
meantimebrewing.com

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by mdagnew on 08-04-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
137
Reviews:
40
Avg:
3.59
pDev:
11.42%
 
 
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5
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27
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Photo of sephyrott
3.68/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BigGold
3.31/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

First had poured from 330 ml bottle into Pilsner glass, and again a year later on draft at Meantime, The Old Brewery, Greenwich, London, into pint tulip. A mild English(-style) pale ale.

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Photo of jkhara12
3.65/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Madd
3.56/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hellpop65
2.99/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of interzen
4.09/5  rDev +13.9%
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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Photo of frontalot
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of olradetbalder
2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

Photo of BeerTruck
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of beanoboy7
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of majinzin
3.52/5  rDev -1.9%

Photo of Scottiezee
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Light and hoppy. Served a bit too cold on draught though which kills some of the flavour

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of hoplover66
3.6/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Howlader
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
4.1/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of Bworfus
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

On tap, Terminal 5 - LHR; english bitter.. Mmmmmh. Love that style. Very underhandedly earthy with teasing tea leafy hops and cute bisquit. Love much as it warms.

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of IMZep
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of kaneel
3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

London Pale Ale from Meantime Brewing Company Limited
3.59 out of 5 based on 137 ratings.
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